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7-Day Ferrol to Santiago Walking Tour

7-Day Ferrol to Santiago Walking Tour

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,365 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • Itinerary
    Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    119.5 km
  • Tour Code
    FESA70216
  • Operating Days
    All year round
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,365 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • Itinerary
    Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    119.5 km
  • Tour Code
    FESA70216
  • Operating Days
    All year round
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedTransfersTransfers Luggage transfer between hotelsMealsMeals Daily breakfast & dinnerOfferOffer Access to the Spa Circuit for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Includes massage treatments, sauna, showers & moreInclusionInclusion Pilgrim passportTourTour Walking tour through the English Way route from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela for 7 days

Summary

The English Way route of the Camino de Santiago or Camino Inglés was traditionally the preferred route for pilgrims coming from the British Isles and Ireland on their way to Santiago de Compostela, hence its name.

Pilgrims used to arrive by boat at the ports of Ferrol or A Coruña, and they would then continue their journey to Santiago on foot. They would follow a trail along the rugged coastline, passing historic towns such as Pontedeume and Betanzos, before continuing inland across the green countryside and woodlands of rural Galicia on their way to Santiago de Compostela and its famous cathedral.

Today, the English Way has two starting points but only if you start in Ferrol you will be able to apply for your Compostela certificate. The coastal city of Ferrol is also host to one of the most important Easter festivals in Galicia: Semana Santa de Ferrol (pictured). If you are travelling in Spring, make sure you catch some of the impressive processions taking place during ‘Holy Week’.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ferrol
Your trip starts in the seaside town of Ferrol, important port city, given its strategic military position. Take time to visit the nearby sandy beautiful beaches, where surf is a popular sport. If you travel in spring, spend a couple of days before your Camino to witness its impressive Easter celebrations: Semana Santa de Ferrol.

Day 2: Ferrol to Pontedeume (29 km)
The original port of Curuxeiras dates from the 9th century and it is from here that the English Way starts. As you leave the town you will pass the 8th century San Martino de Xubio monastery, along a coastal path. From here, the track continues to meet the Way of O Salto and at the banks of the Eume estuary you will join the Camino Real or Royal Way. There is a lovely beach at A Magdalena, which is a great spot to rest and relax.

Day 3: Pontedeume to Betanzos (19.5 km)
From Pontedeume, the trail climbs up to give spectacular views over Betanzos, Ares and Ferrol. The trail continues on to Miño by way of a medieval stone bridge over the Baxoi river and the Camino Real once again. You will then travel along the coast to the wide estuary of the Lambre river on a path that holds beautiful views of the Rias de Betanzos and the surrounding marshlands. The town of Betanzos has some of the most interesting and artisitic, historical buildings in Galicia.

Day 4: Betanzos to Bruma-Meson do Vento (27.5 km)
Cross the Mendo River by way of the ancient bridge of As Cascas. From here the trail passes the villages of Matino and Boucello. You will pass the hermitage of San Paio, which is abandoned and travel through agricultural lands to the village of Bruma which is the site of a medieval hospital.

Day 5: Bruma-Meson do Vento to Sigüeiro (24 km)
The Camino leaves Bruma from the chapel and heads into the lovely green area of Ordes. You will then pass the church of San Xiao and the village of Casanova on your way to Sigüeiro.

Day 6: Sigüeiro to Santiago de Compostela (16 km)
You will leave the town of Sigüeiro by crossing the bridge over the Tambre river. The path follows the river and you will come to the English Fountain of ‘Fonte do Inglés’. From here you will pass Meixonfrío which was at one time a popular place of rest for pilgrims. You will soon come to pre-Roman fort where legend holds that passing pilgrims should lay a stone on the pile. The Camino soon enters Santiago and finishes at the magnificent cathedral. You have arrived in Santiago de Compostela.

Day 7: Santiago de Compostela
Take time to explore this gem of a city, small and vibrant. Santiago de Compostela, UNESCO listed old town will enchant you. Here you will find not only pilgrims but also locals and students, enjoying a few bites and glasses of wine in the many bars, restaurants and cosy cafes.

Inclusions

  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Ensuite accommodation in the centre of the towns
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Holiday pack (including Pilgrimage Passport)
  • Transfers from/to airport (For guided tours only or on request for self guided tours)
  • Walking notes

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Lunches

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