Spain 8 Day English Way (Ferrol – Santiago)
Durartion: 8 Days
Price: From $663 (excluding flights)
FERROL – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
The English Way is regarded as one of the most beautiful walking trails the Camino has to offer in Spain. Leaving from the port city of Ferrol along the coast, it travels through the medieval towns of Pontedeume with its beautiful plazas, and Betanzos which is known for the best tortillas in Spain, through eucalyptus forests to rural villages and countryside until you reach Santiago de Compostela.
This Camino was the preferred route to Santiago for medieval pilgrims coming from Ireland, England, and Scandinavian countries who arrived by boat to Ferrol to start their pilgrimage.
Our wonderful 8 day trip allows travellers to experience one of northern Spain’s lesser-known walking routes where sandy coves and coastal views combine effortlessly with agricultural landscapes to provide a refreshing and rarely glimpsed vision of Spain.
This slightly ‘off the beaten track’ trail, is recommended for people seeking a quieter, more spiritual experience, away from the crowds of the final stages of the French and Portuguese Way.
Characterful and homely 2/3 star hotels and rural houses always make for a good night’s rest whilst luggage transfers, 24hr assistance, detailed walking notes add to the feeling of freedom without having to stress as you lug your gear from pillar to post.
Alongside the sense of achievement and numerous chances to taste the local Galician food, this walking trip also allows you to qualify for the pilgrim’s certificate of completion in Santiago.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1 – Arrival day to Ferrol
Day 2 – Neda – Pontedeume (14km)
Day 3 – Pontedeume – Betanzos (20km)
Day 4 – Betanzos – Bruma (25km)
Day 5 – Bruma – Sigueiro (24km)
Day 6 – Sigueiro – Santiago (17km)
Day 7 – Free Day in Santiago
Day 8 – Departure day from Santiago
Total Distance – 100km
April, May, June, September & October
Price €550 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €210
July & August
Price €575 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €245
CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP
- Add Airport Transfers from and to Santiago Airport
- Upgrade to Luxury accommodation in the 5 star Parador Hotel in Santiago de Compostela
- Add a Guided Day Trip to the Galician coast to visit Finisterre and Muxia
If you choose not to include airport transfers, we will provide detailed advice how to get from /back to the airport.
Self guided, tailor made trips are available from April to mid October. Choose a start date that suits you/your group. You can secure your booking with a 20% deposit.
For further information about this package, contact us on 01 – 442 8921 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
At a glance:
- 7 nights in 2 or 3 star Hotels/Rural houses/Pension
- 7 breakfasts
- Luggage transfer between hotels (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
- Pilgrim’s Passport
- Camino Information Pack and Walking Notes
- 24 hour phone assistance
- Transfer in case of emergencies
- Day 2 – Taxi – Ferrol to Neda (100km marker)
- Day 4&5 – Return taxi to/from your accommodation
Quote of the day:
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”