CAMINO INGLES FROM FERROL ITINERARY
DAY 1 – FERROL
Today you will make your way to the city of Ferrol which is home to one of Galicia’s most important and impressive Easter events.
The closest airport is A Coruna (52kms), followed by Santiago de Compostela (120kms), which can be easily accessed by public transport. Talk to our travel experts if you’d like to be collected at the airport.
DAY 2 – WALKING FROM FERROL TO NEDA – 15KMS
The Camino Ingles from Ferrol takes you from the town centre across its Alameda Park and all the way to the village of Neda mainly following a walking and cycling path that borders the Bay and is very easy to follow. This is a very easy walking day and you will stop for the night in Neda.
Since you only need to walk from Neda in order to get your Compostela certificate in Santiago, let our team know if you’d prefer to skip this section, we can organise a transfer so you can start your walk in Neda instead.
DAY 3 – WALKING FROM NEDA TO PONTEDEUME – 15KMS
From Neda to Pontedeume, you have 15kms to walk today, mainly on easy terrain and passing villages with plenty of services, as you are still quite close to the city and the main road is always nearby.
As you head into Pontedeume, you will get great views of the Bay. Take your swimming gear and turn right instead of heading straight for the town to enjoy a swim or a stroll on the beach of A Magdalena.
The medieval bridge into Pontedeume was once one of the longest in Europe. Explore the old quarter and visit the Church of St James and the Andrade Castle in this wonderful coastal town that takes its name from its famous bridge over the Eume River, Ponte de Eume meaning ‘Bridge of the Eume’.
DAY 4 – WALKING FROM PONTEDEUME TO BETANZOS – 21KMS
Today, you will kick start the day with a steep climb out of Pontedeume town, down by the estuary. As you reach the top, take a little break to admire the great views of the town, river and sea below.
The trails are quite different from the previous days, with more atlantic forest trails and less built up areas. Along the trail today, you will also pass the coastal village of Miño, where we recommend taking a small detour for a rest by the beach Praia Grande (Big Beach).
Don’t forget your swimming gear! After Miño there is another hill to climb but again the great views of the bay below will be your reward. The destination for today is the beautiful walled town of Betanzos, located in the mouth of the estuary and full to the brim with medieval charm, as well as some great taverns and offering delicious local specialties such as its famous tortilla.
DAY 5 – WALKING FROM BETANZOS TO HOSPITAL DE BRUMA-MESON DO VENTO – 28KMS
After leaving Betanzos, pilgrims on the Camino Ingles leave the towns and villages behind and head inland for a more rural stage of the trail, taking you through forest trails with oak, birch and pine trees.
Make sure you pack enough water and supplies in Betanzos as there aren’t many services along the way. It is quite a long walking day and a bit more challenging in terms of elevation.
DAY 6 – WALKING FROM HOSPITAL DE BRUMA-MESON DO VENTO TO SIGUEIRO – 24KMS
From Hospital de Bruma – Meson do Vento, the Camino Ingles continues across farmland and rural settings following small country roads and forest trails.
As you get closer to Sigueiro and the outskirts of Santiago, you will begin to notice a change again, meeting more pilgrims and people going about their daily activities.
DAY 7 – WALKING FROM SIGUEIRO TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – 16KMS
Today is your last day walking the Camino Ingles and your destination is Santiago de Compostela and its cathedral! From Sigueiro it is only 16 more kilometres… taking small country roads into the suburbs of the city, which you will be entering from a different angle than pilgrims arriving from other routes.
As you enter the Praza do Obradoiro, the excitement and joyful atmosphere is fantastic, as pilgrims from all over the world get together to celebrate their achievement, you have arrived!
Head to the Pilgrims Office to get your Compostela certificate.
DAY 8 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Santiago de Compostela is a stunning little city, particularly its UNESCO listed Old Town, so make sure you explore and discover its nooks and crannies, as well as enjoying its gastronomy in the many great restaurants, bars and cafes.
Let us know if you’d require a transfer to Santiago de Compostela Airport for your flight home. We hope you enjoyed your Camino trip!
The Camino Ingles from Ferrol self guided tour is flexible and can be tailored to your needs and preferences, talk to our travel experts for advice.