Duration:

9 Days / 8 Nights

Distance:

121,6km / 75.5mi

Difficulty:

Medium

Itinerary:

Ferrol - Santiago

English Way - The Celtic Camino

The English Way (or Camino Inglés) has two starting points: the cities of A Coruña and Ferrol. It follows the sea route once favored by pilgrims traveling to Galicia from Scandinavia, the Baltics, Northern France, and above all from England and Ireland. Our Camino begins in Ferrol, a traditionally seafaring city and also a major waypoint for pilgrims in medieval times coming from Northern Europe and the British Isles. Pilgrims would come from across the sea and arrive into the port of Ferrol, from where they would make their way to Santiago de Compostela, covering a total distance of 120kms. At the end of your Camino, you will obtain the Compostelapilgrim certificate!

Cancellation Insurance

With our cancellation insurance, you will be covered in case of cancellation of your travel due to health reasons, legal, labor or extraordinary reasons.

Our cancellation insurance is detailed as follows:

Double room occupancy: 55€
Single room occupancy: 60€


If you need more information regarding our cancellation insurance and procedures, you can contact us here

Meals
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All breakfasts and all dinners are included in this tour. We have carefully chosen every meal so you can have a taste of the most typical and delicious, local cuisine. Lunches are not included to provide more flexibility during your walk, we encourage you to try the local foods in the towns you will walk by or have lunch at the end of the daily stage.

Vegetarians, vegans, or those with a special diet (e.g. gluten-free) can always find suitable options. Just let us know beforehand and we will be happy to provide great alternatives.

Accommodation
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We are sure you will absolutely love all the wonderful accommodations on our Camino Inglés. We have personally selected all our accommodations to give you the best possible experience. During the Camino, we will spend the night at the most charming Manor Houses. They are located in beautiful rural areas surrounded by lush, peaceful scenery to give you a complete cultural experience. All of our accommodations have en suite bathrooms. You can be sure to receive personalized attention and excellent service from the owners, who will make you feel right at home.

Walking
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On our Camino we want you to walk at your own pace. There is no one you have to follow or walk with, but our guides are available for you at any time. We have meeting points along the way where our support vehicle will be waiting with snacks, fruit, and water and to make sure everything is OK. We also offer assistance for any unexpected circumstances or simply to relieve muscular pain or cure blisters.
Don’t worry about getting lost! The yellow arrows will always guide the way. Moreover, on the Camino, you are never alone. If you do not want to keep walking for any reason, you can hop on the support vehicle or be taken back to the hotel. After the daily walk, and after we’ve all had lunch we will head back to the hotel where we can shower, freshen up and have a much-deserved rest.

Before and After
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Before Our meeting point will be the lobby of Ferrol’s spectacular Parador hotel at 5pm. Here, we will celebrate the start of our tour with a delicious welcome cocktail.

After: Our tour ends in Santiago de Compostela on the last day at around 1:00 pm. Transportation back to Madrid is NOT included. We offer optional add-on activities once the tour is finished like our recommended one-day trip to Finisterre or culinary activities in Santiago. You can join one of our activities, stay in Santiago on your own, or leave on the last day of the tour. An extra night in Santiago is 75€ per night for this tour.

You can fly or take the train back to Madrid or elsewhere. The Santiago-Madrid flight is 1 hour long, and the train trip is 6-10 hours long. There are plenty of short flights throughout the day to Madrid and other cities. You can book online or through your travel agency. We would be happy to make recommendations.

Means and Assistance

Private support vehicle

You will have a support vehicle throughout your Camino. You can use it if you are tired or if you don’t want to keep walking for any reason, if you want to leave or take things during your walk or if you want to change your shoes. Our van is equipped with a first aid kit, medicines, snacks, water and fruits. This vehicle will cover any unexpected circumstances.

Guides

Our guides have an enormous human quality. They have lived the Camino experience themselves, being able to anticipate your needs and help you physically and emotionally during the Camino. Our guides share anecdotes that will help you better understand the meaning of the Camino. They cure blisters and accompany you to the doctor if needed.

Insurances

All of our tours include travel insurance, which will be very useful in case you have an emergency during your Camino. Also, we offer cancellation insurance at a special price, which will vary depending on your Camino.

Pilgrim's Kit

We prepare you for your walk by sending you a packing list with recommendations on what to bring along on your trip, and provide a backpack with our Pilgrim’s Kit (Click here to view) that includes: Your Pilgrim's Passport, the shell, a Marly Camino program with reflections and waterproof Route Map, a waterproof pouch, notebook, snacks and more!

Dates & Price 2019:

2390 €

Single Supplement + 575 €

  • Sep 15 - Sep 23, 2019

Dates & Price 2020:

Single Supplement + €

El Camino Walking Tour includes:

  • Private Van Support & Luggage transfer
  • All breakfasts, drinks and snacks
  • Mobile phones with a Spanish line
  • Pilgrims' Kit
  • Travel insurance for the entire tour
  • Visit to the Extraordinary Portico of Glory (Santiago only)
  • Carefully selected en suite accommodation
  • English-speaking guide assistance
  • Informational program and route map
  • Photos of your Camino
  • Farewell dinner and surprise
  • Value added Tax (VAT)
  • Welcome cocktail in Ferrol
  • All Dinners
  • Guided visit in Santiago

Day 1

Meeting in Ferrol

Our meeting point will be the lobby of Ferrol’s spectacular Parador hotel at 5pm. Here, we will celebrate the start of our tour with a delicious welcome cocktail, and in the evening we will enjoy a spectacular dinner showcasing the very best of local Galician gastronomy. If you need any assistance in getting to Ferrol, we would be more than happy to help!

Day 2

Ferrol – Neda
9,94 mi

Our first walking stage begins right on our hotel’s doorstep! Our hotel in Ferrol is located next to Curuxeira dock, and the first milestone of the English Way. This stage is fairly flat, passing through the old quarter of Ferrol and the historic Bazán shipyards. Once we arrive in Narón, we’ll pass by the monastery of San Martiño de Xubia. Following Ferrol River, we’ll cross Xubia bridge and walk along the waterfront and Calle Real before finishing the stage in Neda. In the evening, we will return to Ferrol and spend some free time exploring this fascinating little city.

Day 3

Neda - Pontedeume
9,32 mi

Today’s stage is classed as medium difficulty, because we will encounter a couple of hills along the way. We’ll enjoy beautiful views over Ferrol and its bay before passing through several villages, including Fene, which is well-known for its shipyards. At this point, we’ll take a short uphill path into the mountains to get to Cabanas. From here, we’ll be able to catch sight of Magdalena beach. We’ll continue down towards the beach until we reach our finish point for the day: Pontedeume, a little village with a very interesting historical heritage.

Day 4

Pontedeume - Betanzos
13,04 mi

Leaving Pontedeume, we’ll continue our Camino through the countryside, encountering minor ups and downs throughout the day. We’ll pass through the village of Miño before arriving at the medieval stone bridge over River Baxoi. We’ll continue along the path until we get to Betanzos, which boasts an impressive walled medieval quarter and beautiful artistic buildings.

Day 5

Betanzos - Beche
11,18 mi

We’ll take the English Way out of Betanzos and begin a series of climbs and descents through a rural landscape dotted with small hamlets and fields. During this pretty walking stage, we’ll pass by the Church of San Esteban de Cos, and we’ll head towards the small village of Presedo. Next, we’ll begin an ascent, going past traditional villages and charming rural chapels such as Santaia de Leiro before finishing the stage at Beche reservoir.

Day 6

Beche – Uzal
7,76 mi

Today’s stage will take us through fields and eucalyptus woods, and along mountain trails and local roads. We’ll pass through the town of Hospital de Bruma, where our route joins with that of the English Way from A Coruña. This walking stage is straightforward and without too many ups and downs, and so we’ll arrive in good time to A Coruña, Galicia’s second city. Once there, we’ll enjoy an interesting guided tour of the city’s historical centre and discover its Roman heritage, including the Torre de Hercules. With some 2,000 years of history, the Torre is the oldest lighthouse in the world.

Day 7

Uzal – Sigueiro
13,04 mi

The penultimate stage of our Camino is a nice easy walk through small villages and hamlets including A Rúa, A Calle and Baxoia, the penultimate town before Santiago. Our walk will also take us through rippling cornfields, and beautiful millennial forests. We’ll begin to notice more and more pilgrims joining us along the way as we arrive ever closer to Santiago.

Day 8

Sigueiro - Santiago
10,25 mi

Santiago is almost within sight! Today, the Camino will take us through mountains and industrial zones and along country roads until we reach the city’s northern entrance. We will head into Santiago towards the goal of our Camino, the Cathedral in Plaza del Obradoiro. The Plaza is always full of pilgrims, fresh from the many Caminos to Santiago.

Day 9

Santiago de Compostela

To culminate our Camino, a guided visit in Santiago awaits us in the morning, through the old city and its main monuments, squares.

Ask us about our spectacular add-on Trip to Finisterre!

Pre/Post tours activities

with Marly Olé
Optional – Not Included in Price.

Immerse yourself in the diverse traditions & culture of both Spain, Portugal, and France with our new expertly curated Marly Olé experiences. Everything is tailor-made and designed so that you can discover each region’s best-kept secrets, and with the “Marly touch” an unforgettable time is guaranteed.
Tapas tours, flamenco nights, wine-tastings, gastronomic tours, charming visits to Finisterre, Madrid, Porto, Lisbon, Bordeaux, the Douro river valley, we can arrange anything!
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