Spain - Camino Ingles from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela - self-guided walking

Spain - Camino Ingles from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela - self-guided walking

Walking El Camino Ingles from Ferrol to Santiago

El Camino Ingles is another route to reach Santiago de Compostela, less frequented than the Camino Frances. Mostly used by pilgrims coming from Northern Europe, Britain and Ireland, the English Way was also an important trading route. On  your way you will enjoy nice coastal views for the first two walking days, and visit pretty towns such as Pontedeume and Betanzos. The second part of this Camino route heads inland towards Santiago de Compostela across Galicia’s green countryside.

Green cultivated lands, corn and rye fields, vineyards, forests, torrent-like rivers, Galicia is a Celtic region that is from another time and is the end of the road, arriving in Santiago and bathing in the unforgettable fraternal atmosphere that reigns here

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 Neda – 15 km 4h00 | +506 m / -429 m 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.

Day 3

Neda to Pontedeume - 14km 3h30 | +253 m / -214 m This stage is peaceful and easy with the wonderful beach of Magdalena.

Day 4

Pontedeume to Betanzos - 21km 5h | +482m / -552m From Pontedeume the trail climbs up to give spectacular views over Betanzos, Ares and Ferrol. The trail continues on to Miño and its medieval stone bridge over the Baxoi river and the Camino Real once again. You will walk 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 5

Betanzos -Meson do Vento - 29km 7h | +881m / -495m The trail crosses the villages of Matino and Boucello and the abandoned hermitage of San Paio, Reach the village of Bruma which was a former medieval hospital

Day 6

Meson do Vento to Anton Veiras – 12km 3h00 You will then pass the church of San Xiao and the village of Casanova on your way to Sigüeiro.

Day 7

Anton Veiras to Sigüeiro - 18km 4h30 | +283m / -254m

Day 8

Sigüeiro to Santiago de Compostela – 12 km- 3h00 Leave the town of Sigüeiro and follow the river Tambre up to the ‘Fonte do Inglés’. From here you will pass Meixonfrío which was at one time a popular place of rest for pilgrims. Arrive to pre-Roman fort where legend says that pilgrims should lay a stone on the pile. The Camino soon enters Santiago and finishes at the magnificent cathedral.

Day 9

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.

titre 1

Self guided WALKING
Duration :
9 Days
From :
790 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2 and 3 star hotels and guest houses- Half Board

Luggage transfer

An English road book 

English speaking email or phone assistance




Starts in : Ferrol

Ends in : Santiago de Compostela


Access :  train station.



Information : click on "ask for more information"

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65


Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more,combine with another tour


See also :








Nice coastal views

Authentic inland

Friendly Camino

Follow us