CAMINO INGLES 5 to 13 September 2023
9 days from Ferrol to Santiago
Cost from €695 sharing Single supplement €195
Due to a scarcity of places that can accommodate groups we will only take 8 people in the Group.
Getting to the start
Fly: Madrid to Santiago de Compostela or A Coruna
The closest airport is A Coruna
Trains & Busses: trains and buses run from Santiago ± 2h40 and from A Coruna ± 50 min
If you have time, visit the 18th century shipbuilding yards and museum, explore the cathedral and main square in the city center or the impressive 16th century Castillo de San Felipe overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Starting in Ferrol the trail passes through Naron, Neda, Pontedueme, Abagondo to Mesia, Hopsital de Bruma, Ordes, Meson do Vento and Orso to Santiago. Although this is described as one of the easier routes, it is surprisingly arduous between Betanzos and Sigueiro.
Private rooms in hotels, pensions and Casa Rural. Only a few single rooms will be available. Once these have been reserved, sharing will be in twin rooms.
Some places may offer Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Lunches are for your own cost
Santiago de Compostela
This route qualifies for a Compostela.
The walking schedule
In order to reduce three fairly long stages of up to 31km, we have added an extra 3 days to this walk making it a 9 day walk
1. Ferrol - Neda 15.4km
This first stage starts in the city of Ferrol. You will enjoy the architecture and the parks of this city as we have an easy first day to Neda.
2. Neda - Pontedeume 13km
We start our day next to the Ferrol estuary, passing churchs and catching glimpses of the see. Pontedeume was founded the Alfonso X the Wise in 1270. The village has some interesting monuments (old palaces, churches and forts) which are well worth discovering.
3. Pontedeume - Miño 9.5km
Today we will pass the Andrade castle, the Baxoi bridge and the mouth of the river Lambre. Miño is a lively town with bars, restaurants and all kinds of services either in Porto de Abaixo or in Playa de la Alameda.
4. Miño - Betanzos 10.5km
Betanzos is the capital of one of the seven provinces that make up the old Kingdom of Galicia, which is worth visiting and enjoying its streets and historical monuments
5. Betanzos - Presedo 14km
The next stage is quite demanding as it is a winding route with many slopes and undulations,
6. Presedo - Bruma 15km
This is a challenging stage with a 700m elevation gain. Once you reach the highest point you continue through Mesia to arrive at Hospital de Bruma where the albergue was built on the site of an old pilgrims’ hospital.
7. Bruma - Poulo 12km
This section gradually descends for 12 km until reaching Poulo in the municipality of Ordes.
8. Poulo - Sigüeiro 12km
The penultimate stage of your walk consists of a 12 km walk from Poulo to Sigüeiro, a lovely town in the municipality of Oroso.
9. Sigüeiro - Santiago de Compostela 16.5km
The 16,5 km of the last stage of the Camino passes through natural landscapes with the river Tambre and a long, flat section through a forest.