Although the English Way from Ferrol is one of the great Jacobean routes, it has little to do with others such as the French or Portuguese. It is a very intimate and personal journey, especially recommended for those who like to travel without haste, looking for escape and solitude, immersing themselves in the history and culture of the places they pass through.

A route that will make you fall in love with the most beautiful and wild Galicia. You will start your pilgrimage in Ferrol, one of the most important historical, military and naval cities in the region. As you advance, the urban landscape will disappear to give way to spectacular panoramic views of the coast, marshes with an important ecological value, villages of great fishing tradition, immense forests of ancient trees and small villages almost uninhabited that will make you dream of nostalgic past times.


Travel Itinerary

Today begins your adventure on the English Way! If you are reading this, you have chosen this itinerary to live this wonderful adventure. Well, the story begins in Ferrol. As soon as you arrive in this historic city, we want you to do one thing: leave your things in your accommodation, make yourself comfortable and get to know the city. Stroll to the magical Ferrol Vello and dive through its cobbled streets to the Curuxeiras quay. Contemplate the sea and let yourself be invaded by the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean. Congratulations, because just starting from this pier, you relive the steps of the first pilgrims from the north who inaugurated this route, which disembarked right there. Now that you’ve recharged your intrepid batteries, enjoy getting to know the rest of the city and treat yourself to a gastronomic feast.

Well, dear pilgrim, today the good stuff really begins. This morning your feet set course for the beautiful fishing village of Pontedeume. Today it is a good idea to get up early to reach the destination, as Pontedeume is a place with a lot to offer. Today’s route passes through places where the ocean will not cease to accompany us. After leaving Ferrol and its surroundings, you will leave behind the landscape of the shipbuilding industry, to immerse yourself in wooded areas and promenades. Once in Pontedeume, you will be amazed by its beautiful seaside architecture. In addition to visiting the village, our advice is to venture to the Fragas do Eume Natural Park. This beautiful natural enclave preserves one of the best examples of Atlantic riverside vegetation in Europe. We assure you that you have never seen a green like it!

Now you are probably asking yourself: what is waiting for me in Betanzos, what is the most representative of this place? Well, if you are a good eater, today you have reason to be happy, since Betanzos stands out above all for its famous omelette. Today the route, as well as allowing you to enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean, will take you through beautiful rural surroundings. Once you arrive in Betanzos, you must pass through the medieval gates, which are still preserved. Afterwards, we want you to enjoy its old town, which features some of the most beautiful examples of Gothic monuments in the region. Of course, make sure you try pinchos de tortilla in different places, so you can tell us later which place you thought was the best.

This stage, located right at the “equator” of your journey, is our favorite. You may wonder why. Well, the answer is simple: this is one of the most authentic stages of the entire route, because it runs through rural landscapes and villages that maintain their purest traditional essence. For most of the places you will pass through today, it is as if time has stood still. If you are curious about cultural traditions, you will love this stage, so get your camera ready! However, as far as the functionality of the stage is concerned, this morning you should leave well stocked with everything you need, as you won’t find any services until the end of the stage. ç

Note: The small village of Hospital de Bruma has hardly any services for pilgrims. For this reason we will extend the stage 3 km to the nearby village of Mesón do Vento, which has restaurants, pharmacies, shops and a wider range of accommodation.

Today you are heading for Sigüeiro and Santiago is getting closer and closer. This stage is dotted with small villages dependent on the largest in the area: your end of the stage, Sigüeiro. Sigüeiro is a small village in the orbit of Santiago de Compostela, its origin probably dates back to the period of the castreña culture, so you can visit some of its forts. Today, the best thing to do is to get to know the town, have dinner and go to bed early, to get ready for your last stage.

Last day of your English Way from Ferrol! As we always say the ideal is to get up early to make the most of the day in Santiago de Compostela. Today’s stage will pass super fast between nerves and excitement of the imminent arrival.

You are in Santiago! Feel happy and proud to have completed your English Way from Ferrol. Now you just need to rest and get ready to get to know the city. We recommend that upon arrival, you pick up your Compostela certificate and then enjoy our guided tour of the majestic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Congratulations! You have completed your English Way from Ferrol. This last day you are in charge, you can go back home or enjoy one more day in Santiago. And how beautiful is Compostela.

Did you know that all roads end in Finisterre? If you have been left with the desire to walk and you have 5 days more, we encourage you to complete the 5 stages from Santiago to Finisterre. The most magical and spiritual route that hides real treasures such as Ponte Maceira, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain or the sunset of the Finisterre lighthouse, one of the most beautiful in the world.

Map of the Way

Type of accommodation


Services included

7 days / 6 nights accommodation7 days / 6 nights accommodation
Luggage transfer during the stagesLuggage transfer during the stages
Complete documentationComplete documentation
Pilgrim’s CredentialPilgrim’s Credential
24 hour emergency telephone assistance24 hour emergency telephone assistance
Travel insuranceTravel insurance

Optional Services

ServiceIn hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Ferrol
BreakfastBreakfast45€ per person
MP (Breakfast and dinner)MP (Breakfast and dinner)125€ per person
Supplement for single roomSupplement for single room95€ per single room
Extra night in Santiago de CompostelaExtra night in Santiago de Compostela55€ (sing. room) / 70€ (doub. room)
Breakfast Breakfast
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Ferrol 45€ per person
MP (Breakfast and dinner) MP (Breakfast and dinner)
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Ferrol 125€ per person
Supplement for single room Supplement for single room
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Ferrol 95€ per single room
Extra night in Santiago de Compostela Extra night in Santiago de Compostela
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Ferrol 55€ (sing. room) / 70€ (doub. room)


Frequently Asked Questions

In this modality you will do the Camino de Santiago at your own pace and you will only have to worry about choosing the route you like the most, the type of accommodation and your departure date. If you choose this option you will travel alone or with the people that appear in your reservation, and you will have all the services included so that you only have to worry about walking and enjoying the experience.
The Way of Saint James on your own includes the following services
  • Accommodation
  • Luggage transport
  • Dossier with information about the stages
  • Pilgrim's credential
  • 24-hour helpline
  • Travel insurance
In addition, you can customize your trip by adding the following optional services
  • Breakfast or half board
  • Private transfers to the start of the stage from Santiago de Compostela or from the airport.
  • Extra night at the beginning or end of the stage
Unlike the group trips, no bus service, guide or support vehicle is included between stages. But you will have a 24-hour hotline where you can contact us in case of any problem or unforeseen event, which we will solve quickly.
Yes, you will have total freedom to choose your departure date. However, if you want to do your Camino de Santiago in the months of December, January and February, we recommend that you check availability before making your reservation. At this time of year most accommodation is closed and many services may not be available.
In your travel documents, you will find the names of the accommodations assigned to you, as well as their contact telephone number and location.   As a general rule, all accommodation is located in the centre of the different towns along the Pilgrims' Route to Santiago de Compostela, without the need to deviate too far from the route. But sometimes, due to lack of availability, it is possible that some accommodation may be a little far from the village or even in neighbouring towns.   For all the accommodations that are at a considerable distance from the route of the Camino, we will provide you with a free taxi service that you can use to get to your accommodation and return to the Camino the next morning.   In any case, these are exceptions that we will inform you at the time of booking.
Luggage transport service by default is included in all our trips and it is not necessary to request it. You will be able to do the Camino de Santiago without your luggage on your back with the peace of mind that your suitcase will be at your next accommodation on your arrival.   Along with your credential you will also receive stickers, which you must cover with the requested information and stick it in a visible place on your suitcase.   Once you have arrived at your accommodation, we recommend that you ask at reception where you can leave your luggage. You will have to leave your luggage at the indicated place first thing in the morning for our carrier to pick it up. This way, when you arrive at your next accommodation your luggage will already be there.
We have a taxi service that you can hire whenever you need it. You can hire it, for example, to go from the airport to the start of your Camino, or to go from Santiago to your starting point to pick up your car once you finish the stage.   The price of the transfers will depend on the distance from your point of origin to the destination. If you have any questions about this service do not hesitate to contact us.
We include a compulsory insurance with each trip that will cover you for any inconveniences that may arise during the Camino de Santiago. We will send you the insurance policy together with your travel documents.
The basic travel insurance included in our packages has a wide coverage against unforeseen events, with which you will also have guaranteed medical assistance and numerous benefits that you can consult in the General Conditions of Travel Insurance.
In your travel documents you will find an emergency telephone number where we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This way you will travel with peace of mind knowing that one of our companions will help you to quickly solve any problem, incident or doubt that you may have along your Camino de Santiago.
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