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Camino Inglés

7 Days & 6 Nights 4.4 Read 31 reviews
  • 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
In the middle ages, the news of the Camino de Santiago spread all over Europe and Pilgrims from the UK and Ireland would sail down to A Coruña and Ferrol to start their pilgrimage to Santiago. Today we use the route from Ferrol as it is the more scenic route of the two. The Camino Inglés is one of several walks to Santiago, but this is the only one to start off at the coast, which means the first couple of days walking are rewarded with wild coastal scenery before delving into the heart of the Galician countryside. The path then turns inland, through the rural farmlands of Galicia and gives you the chance to really enjoy this region of Spain, it’s people and cuisine. After passing the peak at Bruma-Meson do Vento it is downhill most of the way into the vibrant city of Santiago. Its stunning Romanesque Cathedral signals the end of your walk.

What To Expect

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.

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Pilgrim Trail | You will follow a historic pilgrimage trail, in the footsteps of generations of travellers

This trip is suitable for:

Multi-Generational, Mixed Abilities

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Spiritual Journeys
  • Personal Growth
  • Historical Journeys

Grade & Terrain

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.

Navigation

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 Information

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.

Meals

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!

Additional Nights

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.

Fewer Nights

It is possible to walk the Camino in less time but we would not recommend this.

Included
  • 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
Excluded
  • Travel to/from Spain
  • Lunches, snacks or drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Equipment
  • Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage
Extras
  • Additional nights accommodation along the way

When To Go

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.

Getting to the Start

By Air:

You can fly in and out of Santiago easily from London, Paris, Barcelona and Madrid with Ryanair, Vueling and Iberia.

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.

From both of these locations you can take several buses every day to get to Ferrol. You can travel from La Coruña with Arriva buses and Santiago with Monbus or by train with RENFE.

Baggage Transfer

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.

General Information

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.

Compostela Certificate

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.

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Restoration

Please Note - Due to restoration works on the interior of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, the Pilgrim Mass has been moved to an alternate location in 2019. For more information please read our blog post - Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Restoration 2019

Equipment

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.

Travel Insurance

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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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Ferrol Day 2 Ferrol to Cabanas or Pontedeume - 21 km 19 miles / 31 km Day 3 Cabanas to Betanzos - 21 km 13 miles / 21 km Day 4 Betanzos to San Paio de Buscás - 18 km 22.5 miles / 36 km Day 5 San Paio de Buscás to Marantes - 22.5 km 16 miles / 26 km Day 6 Marantes to Santiago de Compostela - 11 km 7.65 miles / 12 km Day 7 Onward Travel

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