Duration:

9 Days / 8 Nights

Distance:

121,6km / 75.5mi

Difficulty:

Medium

Itinerary:

Ferrol - Santiago

English Camino - The Celtic Camino

The English Camino (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.

The cost of the cancellation insurance will be 2.5% of the value of the tour + extras.

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

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 incomparable Camino guides are not just fountains of knowledge; they are pilgrims too! Your guide will be your friend on the Camino; a friend who will make you laugh with Camino stories and anecdotes, offer you encouragement and cure your blisters, and maybe even help you to find what you’re looking for along the way.

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 2020:

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Dates & Price 2021:

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Our English Camino includes:

  • Private Van Support & Luggage transfer
  • All breakfasts, drinks and snacks
  • Pilgrims' Kit
  • Travel insurance for the entire tour
  • Visit to the Extraordinary Portico of Glory (NOT included in the Ignatian Camino)
  • Carefully selected en suite accommodation
  • English-speaking guide assistance
  • Informational program and route map
  • Photos of your Camino
  • Farewell dinner and surprise
  • Pilgrim´s Mass
  • Botafumeiro (Subject to availability). (Not included in the Ignatian Camino)
  • 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
9,9 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
9,3 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 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
11,1 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
7,7 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 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
10,2 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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