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English Way - Ferrol to Santiago

Galiwonders - 7 days

  • English Way - Ferrol to Santiago
  • 7 days / 6 nights
  • Difficulty: Easy
What's included
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> Last 100 km of the English Way to Santiago
> Enjoy a less crowded trek
> Start your trek from Ferrol

The English Way is called like this because it used to be the preferred path for those pilgrims coming from Northern Europe, from places like England, Ireland or the Scandinavian countries.

After a long journey, usually by boat, they used to disembark in the port of Ferrol or Coruña, and from there they continued the way to Santiago de Compostela.

Nowadays, those pilgrims that want to qualify for the Compostela (pilgrim certificate) they would need to start in Ferrol, to walk at least 100 km.

It is an alternative route, that we strongly recommend to those pilgrims that want to get away from the crowds and enjoy the peace and quiet.

During your trek your hotels, luggage and transfer will be sorted for you. The only thing that you have to worry about is enjoying this legendary path.

*The price of the trek is per person, in double rooms. The price of the trek in single rooms is USD 728/€ 645 per person.

* These prices do not apply on dates such as Holy Week, during the festival O Son do Camiño in Santiago, or the Apostle’s Day in Santiago.


What’s the plan?

Day 1

You will have to make your way to Ferrol, the starting point of the English Way. If you need our help with the planning, we will be there for you, so everything works out. Once you arrive, you will find all the information on our guided book to make your way to the starting point of the Camino. If you want us to arrange a private transport for you to the starting point, we can do it for you.

Hotel: El Suizo

Day 2: Ferrol – Pontedeume (30 km)

The first walking day is the longest one; it is possible to split it in two walking days.

We recommend to visit the port of Ferrol before leaving the city, and stop at the Monastery of San Martiño de Xuvia in Neda, right on the way.

Hotel: Eumesa

Day 3: Pontedeume – Betanzos (20 km)

This is a coastal stretch, with pleasant views.

Before reaching Betanzos we will be able to visit the church of San Pantaleón de las Viñas, an iconic point of the English Way.

Hotel: Hotel Garelos

Day 4: Betanzos – Mesón do Vento (29 km)

This is a quiet walking day, through small rural areas; some of it will be in parallel to the river.

There is a mix of paved roads and unpaved rural paths.

Hotel: Hotel Canaima

Day 5: Mesón do Vento – Sigüeiro (29 km)

The route will take us through small rural villages, leaving behind chapels andcruceiros (transepts).

Hotel: San Vicente

Day 6: Sigüeiro – Santiago (12 km)

The last walking days is only 12 km long. This will allow you to arrive to Santiago early enough to enjoy the city. From Sigüeiro, you will feel the presence of the cathedral in the distance.

When you get to Santiago do not forget to go to the Pilgrim’s Office with your Pilgrim Passport if you want to get your “Compostela” (Pilgrim Certificate).

Hotel: Hospedería San Martín Pinario

Day 7

Check out Santiago.

What's included


√ Accommodation
The accommodation during the trek is in hotels with a category similar to 2-star hotels. They are usually small family hotels with few rooms. They are focused on the needs of pilgrims.The hotels are basic, but comfortable and clean. A private room with private bathroom is always guaranteed.

√ Luggage transfer
Every morning you can drop you luggage off at the hotel reception. If you arrive in the following hotel your lugagge will be already waiting for you. The daypack is your only thing that you need to carry.

√ 24/7 Phone asistance
You will have access to a 24 hour help line. In case of any emergencies we will be ready to help you and assist you where needed.

√ Meals
Half board is included. Breakfast x6 and dinner x4. On the Camino the Santiago you will find plenty of little bistro’s and cosy restaurants on your way where you will meet a lot of other pelgrims as well. We will share the best place with you in our travelguide.

√ Pilgrim Passport
Your pilgrim’s passport is a document that identifies you as a pilgrim and provides proof that you have walked at least the last 100kms into Santiago necessary to obtain your Compostela certificate, the official testament to your journey. It also provides a wonderful record of the places that you stayed and makes for a beautiful, soulful reminder of this special journey.

√ Walking Notes
We will provide you with a detailed travel guide with all the information you will need during your trek.


× Airfare
The plane tickets are not included.

× Guide
This trek excludes a guide, but our guidebook will definitely help you through.

× Accommodation before the trek
Before the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel.

× Meals
Only half board is included.

× Personal Expenses
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.

× Entrance fees
Museum entrances & other paid visits are not included.


Frequently Asked Questions

Best season
The best season to do the trek to Santiago de Compostela is in Spring, form May to June. During these months the weather starts to get better and there are not that many trekkers in the hotels along the way. September is also a good month to do it, but the weather can be quite unpredictable, unlike during Summer. Only 4% of the trekkers choose to do the trail in winter (October to April) because of the cold, rain, and even snow.

This trek is an easy one, children and old people complete the trail, and you probably won’t have problems. However, you will be trekking many days, so it is better if you get ready for it. Try walking a few hours a day the weeks before your trekking and try wearing the same shoes you will be wearing during the trek, that way you prevent getting blisters or hurting your feet. Another good idea is to walk with a backpack on your shoulders so that your back gets used to the weight.

Where does the Camino begin and end?
All trails lead to the same destination: Santiago de Compostela. Where they begin? Well, that is a harder question. When the remains of Santiago the apostle were found, people from all over the continent travelled to see them. Truth be told, there were many trails that the people at that time used, based on where they came from. So the answer to where the trail begins has no single answer. The most common one and world famous, is the one coming from France, but there are some also from Portugal and Spain itself. Which one to choose? Well, that is up to you.



The accommodation during the trek is in hotels with a category similar to 2-star hotels. They are usually small family hotels with few rooms. They are focused on the needs of pilgrims.The hotels are basic, but comfortable and clean. A private room with private bathroom is always guaranteed.

These are examples of the hotels we like to work with. Should any of them not be available, we will provide you with one of the same standard & price.

Day 1: El Suizo

Day 2: Eumesa

Day 3: Hotel Garelos

Day 4: Hotel Canaima

Day 5: San Vicente

Day 6: Hospedería San Martín Pinario

*The price of the trek is per person, in double rooms. The price of the trek in single rooms is USD 728/€ 645 per person.

Packing List

Packing List

Do you know what things to pack for the Camino de Santiago? Here is our Camino de Santiago packing list. Want a complete detailed list? Then you should definitely have a look at our blog post with all the details.


– Backpack
– Shoes
– Flip flops
– 2x Socks
– 2x Clothing
– Reusable water bottle
– First aid kit
– Toiletries
– Travel towel
– Paper tissues
– Utility knife
– Plug adapter
– Lightweight sleeping bag
– Cash
– Sewing kit


– Camera
– Guidebooks and maps
– Gaiters
– Hiking poles
– Ear plugs and eye mask
– Flashlight/headlamp
– Power bank
– Plastic ziplock bags
– A spork
– Snacks
– Expandable tote bag
– Novel
– Journal


Is it safe to do the Camino without a guide?

The Camino de Santiago is completely safe. It is well signposted, with yellow arrows and shell symbols to guide the pilgrims during their stages. Bear in mind that many people travel on the Camino, so it is necessary to be aware of your belongings.

Galiwonders will have access to a 24 hour help line. In case of any emergencies we will be ready to help you and assist you where needed.



At Galiwonders we want to help you to discover all the different sides of the Camino de Santiago walk, and Galicia region. We have full confidence in everything our region can offer you, and we are at your disposal to organize an unforgettable trip.

We have a lot of experience in the tourist sector; we love traveling and we have lived and worked abroad. One day, we decided to pack our bags and come back home, to get all the travelers to know Galicia, its culture, its landscapes, its cuisine… and of course the Camino de Santiago.

How To Book

How does it work?

On you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company. uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking.

After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on

The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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