- Feeling the history at Ferrol docks where thousands of pilgrims have gone before you
- Forming bonds that will last forever with your fellow pilgrims
- Discovering the real Galicia as you wander through its beautiful countryside
- Walking into the old town of Santiago and finishing your pilgrimage at the sublime Cathedral
ItineraryDay 1 Arrive Ferrol
You can fly into Santiago de Compostela or La Coruna from several points in Europe. From either of these points, there are several buses a day to get you up to Ferrol. Ferrol is full of history, with an abundance of prehistoric findings, right up to its use as a naval stronghold in various wars. The architecture reflects this depth of history and the city centre is a delight to wander around. Add to this the excellent seafood and friendly locals and you have one of Spain’s hidden gems.
This hotel has been refurbished with care and attention, respecting its modernist aesthetic: classic but modern. It has 32 single and double rooms. All rooms are exterior and many hav a balcony. Room service is available from 07:00-0:00. Rooms have private bathroom, TV, minibar, free wireless ADSL line and telephone.
With the estuary as your constant companion, take in some clifftop walking and beautiful beaches before reaching Pontedeume. As this is a very long day we usually include a transfer to take you about 10km into the trail. If you would rather not have the transfer (as if you take it you will not qualify for your Compostela) you can just let us know!
Optional: Walk 31km (without 10km transfer)
The Sarga apartments are located 250 m from the Cabanas beach. The accommodation consists of 80 rooms with bathroom, telephone and TV, and 34 apartments with two rooms, living room with sofa bed, kitchen, bathroom, telephone and TV. In addition, the complex features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, laundry service, free Wi-Fi, a café and restaurant.
The route rises up out of Cabanas, giving you spectacular view back over Ferrol. You are then walking along the wild Galician coast, which the route shares with the Camino Real path. You will eventually come to the wide estuary of the Rio Lambre which gives you great views over the Rias de Betanzos and surrounding wetlands. Your overnight stop in Betanzos has some of the most interesting architecture in Galicia.
The accommodation has 20 double rooms which have been decorated using a blend of stone and metal. Rooms have air conditioning, minibar, safe, internet, wifi and TV. The hotel also has a lounge and a café.
Today you leave the coastal walking behind and head inland, across agricultural land and walking uphill for most of the day. Your overnight stop is beside the abandoned Hermitage of San Paio.
As this is another long stage, we usually include a 10km transfer to Vilacoba, to shorten what would otherwise be a tough days walk.
Optional: Walk 36km (without 10km transfer)
This guesthouse offers two quiet apartments. It has several communal areas for guests´use, under floor heating and free WIFI.
After you reach Bruma-Meson do Vento, the rest of your trip to Santiago is mainly downhill. Today’s walk is through some of the greenest landscapes in Spain, though be warned, the green does not appear by magic, so if you are walking outside of the summer months, rainwear is recommended.
Your walk down into the delightful town of Marantes brings the penultimate stage of the Camino Inglés to an end.
This friendly accommodation offers rooms with bathroom, hairdryer , TV, safe - deposit box, telephone, and air conditioning. It also has with a big garden with swimming pool, restaurant and open parking.
Head into the Municipality of Santiago today. You will soon reach Meixonfrio which is an old pilgrim resting point, before reaching the pre-Roman hill fort, where it is tradition to leave a pebble. This makes for a fitting gesture before you undertake the walk into the glorious city of Santiago where your walk comes to an end in the shadow of the grand Cathedral.
As the days walk is quite short, you can leave early in order to walk into Santiago to meet the midday mass in the Cathedral, which welcomes new pilgrims into the city. Should you feel that you will miss this, we always recommend an extra night in order to attend.
Only 25m from the traditional market, this house retains its natural charm of stone, wood and light, combined with modern materials. There is an elevator, WIFI throughout the hotel, LCD TV, room service, hair dryer, reading room and lounge.
We strongly recommend adding an additional night in Santiago to allow you to attend the Pilgrims Mass at the Cathedral which takes place at noon each day. Otherwise, enjoy breakfast before checking out and making your way back to the airport.
Other InformationIs it for me?
The Camino Inglés is a fantastic alternative walk into Santiago. If you want to gain your Compostela certificate away from the crowds on the Camino Frances, then this beautiful trip through rural Galicia is the one for you.
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Inn to Inn Walking | Walk from place-to-place changing accommodations each night. Generally staying in B&B’s, inns, and guesthouses.
This walk is graded moderate and includes daily walks of 12-21km.
The walk is well way-marked and you will also be supplied with turn by turn route notes and detailed maps so you will have no problem following the route each day.
On the Camino you will follow a mixture of farm/dirt tracks, minor roads and footpaths.
The accommodation will be a mixture of rural hotels and hostals, all with private rooms and en-suite. They all offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and delicious local food. We do recommend that you book this trip early as the area is always popular and the hotels and inns do fill up early, especially in high season.
Solo Walkers & Single Rooms
The Camino is available to solo walkers at a single supplement.
A local continental breakfast is included each morning, which can sometimes just be coffee, bread and orange juice. Lunch and dinner are not included as standard so you are free to choose from the available options. Every place you stop will have evening meals available, you can get a pilgrims menu for about 10 euros which includes 3 courses, wine and water!
There is so much to see and do along the route that many of our clients choose to add extra nights along the walk either as a rest day or simply to do some extra sightseeing. If you are walking the route solo try not to add too many extra nights along the way as you will lose touch with those you have met.
It is possible to walk the Camino in less time but we would not recommend this.
The route is marked with yellow painted arrows but please take care at intersections. There will always be other walkers around in case you are looking for help. A detailed information pack including route notes, local information and maps will be waiting for you at your first accommodation.
- Accommodation in small rural hotels and hostels, twin/double rooms with en-suite W/C
- Baggage Transfers
- Transfers on day 2 & 4 of your walk
- A detailed information pack for the group leader including route notes, maps and local information
- Camino guide book
- Emergency support from our local and UK offices in the event of a problem
- Travel to/from Spain
- Lunches, snacks or drinks
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Equipment
- Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage
- Additional nights accommodation along the way
This trip is available to start on any day from the beginning of March to the end of October. Option & extension prices will be displayed as part of the booking process.
Time of Year
The Camino Inglés is best enjoyed from May to June and late August to October. It is available throughout the summer, but the weather can make it too warm for many people to walk so we recommend walking outside the peak summer months. You can start on any date that suits your travel plans and you will find up to date availability on our website.
From Santiago you take the airport bus to Santiago Bus Station (approx. 20 mins) From there you take a Monbus to Ferrol. There are five buses per day and the journey takes around 1hr 20mins.
Or alternatively you can fly into La Coruña with Vueling from London and Cardiff.
Baggage transfers are included (max 20kg per person). Your main bag will be transferred each day between your overnight accommodation so that you only need to walk with a daypack.
The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat and sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking/cycling gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.
The Compostela certificate is a certificate that pilgrims can get in Santiago after having completed the last 100km of the pilgrimage route to Santiago. This can be for any of the various routes leading to Santiago (Frances, Norte or Ingles, for example). As we provide two transfers on this particular Camino Ingles itinerary this brings the total distance walked to just under 100km, meaning one wouldn't qualify for the certificate. If you would like to walk the entire route then just let us know and we can take out the transfers for you, however, this would mean two very long days - the distances detailed in the daily itinerary are without the transfers included. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our Destination Specialists who will be able to advise you on this.
Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, lightweight clothes, waterproofs and a day pack.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable Travel Insurance which covers you for the activity, emergency evacuation and hospital care.
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