Camino Ingles Camino Ingles from Ferrol to Santiago Last 100km

Activity:
Walking or Easy Walking or Cycling or Easy Cycling
Duration:
6 Nights
Distance:
119 km
Difficulty:
Medium
Time To Go:
March to November
Price:
From €585

Camino Ingles from Ferrol to Santiago Last 100km

The Camino Ingles from Ferrol to Santiago Last 100km (or the Camino English Way) was traditionally the preferred route for pilgrims coming from the British Isles and Ireland on their way to Santiago de Compostela, hence its name.

Historically, thousands of pilgrims would arrive by boat at the ports of Ferrol or A Coruña, and they would then continue their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela on foot.

They would follow an ancient trail along the rugged coastline, passing historic towns such as Pontedeume and Betanzos, before continuing inland across the green countryside and woodlands of rural Galicia on their way to Santiago de Compostela and its famous cathedral to visit the relics of St. James.

The coastal city of Ferrol is also host to one of the most important Easter festivals in Galicia: Semana Santa de Ferrol (pictured). If you are traveling in Spring, make sure you catch some of the impressive processions taking place during ‘Holy Week’. Easter is a very important festival in Spain and is a spectacular sight and well worth a visit to enjoy this tradition.

As you will be completing the last Camino Ingles 100km from Ferrol by foot, you will be eligible to get the Compostela Pilgrim Certificate in the pilgrim’s office in Santiago.

The Camino Ingles from Ferrol is one of the most popular Camino routes taken by pilgrims and regularly features in the top 5 Camino routes every year. It is not as busy as the Camino Frances but you can still expect a decent amount of pilgrims on the route. This route is not very challenging and is highly recommended for those looking for an alternative to the Camino Frances.

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Map of the Camino Ingles from Ferrol to Santiago Last 100km

Itinerary of the Camino Ingles from Ferrol to Santiago Last 100km

This is the most popular itinerary, you may be able to combine or split the distance for each day. Click on get a quote to customize your trip.

Ferrol
Ferrol
You arrive in Ferrol.
29 km
Pontedeume
Pontedeume

From here the track continues to meet the Way of O Salto and at the banks of the Eume estuary you will join the Camino Real or Royal Way. There is a lovely beach at A Magdalena, which is a great spot to rest and relax.

21 km
Betanzos
Betanzos

From Pontedeume the trail climbs up to give spectacular views over Betanzos, Ares and Ferrol. The trail continues on to Miño by way of a medieval stone bridge over the Baxoi river and the Camino Real once again. You will then travel along the coast to the wide estuary of the Lambre river on a path that holds beautiful views of the Rias de Betanzos and the surrounding marshlands. The town of Betanzos has some of the most interesting and artisitic, historical buildings in Galicia.

28 km
Meson do Vento - Bruma
Meson do Vento - Bruma

During that day you will cross the Mendo River by way of the ancient bridge of As Cascas. From here the trail passes the villages of Matino and Boucello. You will pass the hermitage of San Paio, which is abandoned and travel through agricultural lands to the village of Bruma which is the site of a medieval hospital.

24 km
Sigueiro
Sigueiro

The Camino leaves Bruma from the chapel and heads into the lovely green area of Ordes. You will then pass the church of San Xiao and the village of Casanova on your way to Sigüeiro.

17 km
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela

Take time to explore this gem of a city, small and vibrant. Santiago de Compostela UNESCO listed old town will enchant you. Here you will find not only pilgrims but also locals and students, enjoying a few bites and glasses of wine in the many bars, restaurants and cosy cafes.

Accommodation

Standard Hotel & Guesthouse

We have hand-picked hotels and guesthouses along the Camino for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to your Camino trail. All rooms are en-suite with bathroom.

For our family packages, we have hand-picked establishments with outdoor space and swimming pools where possible. Where accommodation with private outdoor space is not available, we have selected comfortable hotels with spacious common areas as well as a convenient location close to recreational areas and sights. As your comfort is our priority, we try to book hotels located within walking distance of the Camino. Despite our effort, on rare occasions your accommodation can be located a few kilometers away from the trail, so we organise transportation to/from your accommodation.

Access

How to Get There

Live information on Rome2Rio. We can also arrange private transfers if you prefer, just ask us.

From March 26th to October 29th 2022, Vueling is operating direct flights from London to A Coruña.

Ferrol

A Coruña Airport 45km: In A Coruña, there is a bus connecting the airport and the train station (Line 443 stop: “Avenida A. Molina”) (departing every 30 min). See www.autoscalpita.com.
There is a direct train connection between A Coruña (main train station) and Ferrol (5 times/ day, 1h20). See www.renfe.com.

Santiago de Compostela Airport 85km: There is a shuttle bus from/to Santiago-Lavacolla airport to Santiago city, departing every 30min. Bus stops are. e.g., the bus station (Estación de Autobuses), the train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) or the city centre (Plaza de Galicia). See www.empresafreire.com. There is a direct bus from Santiago (Bus Station) to Ferrol (Estación de Autobuses de Ferrol) (7 times/ day, taking 1h30). See: horarios.monbus.es.

Vigo Airport 180km: From Vigo airport you can take a local bus to Travesia de Vigo (every 30 min) and then take a bus to Ferrol (5 times a day) or a train from nearby Vigo Guixar train station to A Coruña (where you can take a train or bus from A Coruña to Ferrol) Approximate travel time is 4 hours. For train timetables see www.renfe.com and for bus information see: horarios.monbus.es.

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela Airport 11km: There is shuttle bus from Santiago city centre to the airport, departing every 30min. Bus stops are: city centre (Plaza de Galicia),  train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) and bus station (Estación de Autobuses). See: www.empresafreire.com.

Vigo Airport 90km: From Santiago you can take a train to Vigo Guixar (see www.renfe.com) or a bus to Travesia de Vigo (every hour). You should then take a city bus from Travesia de Vigo to Vigo Airport (every 30 min).

A Coruna Airport 70km: From Santiago you can take a train to A Coruña (30 min approximately) and then take a bus from Alfonso Molina (line 4051) to the airport (every 30 min, takes 20 min approximately). Monbus has services from Santiago to A Coruña Airport (every 3 hours), see monbus.es/en for details.

Porto Airport 210km: There is a direct bus connection between Santiago (Estación de Autobuses) and Porto airport once or twice a day (taking 4h or 6h resp.). See www.alsa.es.

Whats Included

  • Included: Selected accommodation with private bathrooms, Holiday Pack on your mobile phone (Route ebook and Google Maps) and a 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising a support vehicle if needed. In 2021 we also offer a Free Postponement with every booking made
  • Not included: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Optional: Luggage transfers (On by default. One bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (On by default, where available), bike rental (On by default) and airport transfers, etc…

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Note on Accommodation: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you 2 nights in the same town with provided transfers. If you are booking Superior collection or Country cottages, please note it is subject to availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Superior/Country cottage accommodation may be away from the route with included transfers. More details.

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