English Way (Camino Ingles)

Spain
Pilgrimage
Self-Guided
Panoramic view from English Way (Camino Ingles)

English Way (Camino Ingles)

Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Explore the English Way trail in Spain from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela

Hike the complete English Way / Camino Inglés from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.

Discover the Monastery of San Martiño de Xubia, the Church of San Pantaleón de las Viñas, and other ancient chapels.

Experience the natural beauty of the rural Galician countryside and small remote villages.

Receive an official Compostela (pilgrim’s certificate) when you complete the walk and your Pilgrim Passport.

Whether you are looking for a pilgrimage or just a unique walking tour in northern Spain, look no further than the English Way self-guided tour. Also known as the Camino Ingles, this pilgrimage is a wonderful way to see some of the highlights of Northern Spain.

Follow the traditional pilgrim route of the Camino Ingles from the port of Ferrol to the legendary city of Santiago de Compostela for the experience of a lifetime.

The English Way, or Camino Inglés, got its name because pilgrims coming from England and other parts of northern Europe arrived in Galicia by boat, typically at the port of Ferrol, and began their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela from there.

Today the route passes through gorgeous rural countryside and a variety of small towns and villages. The religious heritage of the region is clear as you pass many ancient monasteries, churches, chapels, and stone crosses called cruceiros. Complete your journey and your Pilgrim Passport and you will receive an official Compostela (pilgrim certificate) when you arrive in Santiago de Compostela.

This incredible self-guided tour allows you to move at your own pace without worrying about planning accommodations, luggage transfers, and most meals. Your focus is on the journey, not the details. Register for your English Way adventure today!

English Way (Camino Ingles) Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Ferrol

Arrive today in the city of Ferrol, and the Atlantic coast of Galicia in Spain. This is the starting point for your hike on the English Way. If you have time, a visit to the Port of Ferrol is highly recommended.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ferrol
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Walk to Pontedeume

Begin your pilgrimage on the Camino Ingles with the longest segment of the trail. The walk from Ferrol to Pontedeume is 30 km long, though you can choose to extend your tour and divide this stage across two days. As you pass through the town of Neda, be sure to stop at the ancient Monastery of San Martiño de Xubia. Also called the Monastery of Xuvia, the beautiful Romanesque architecture from the 12th Century does not require a tour from the trail and is well worth exploring.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pontedeume
Distance
30 km
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 Walk to Betanzos

Today’s route hugs the coast, giving you wonderful views all along the way. Along the way from Pontedeume to Betanzos, stop at the iconic San Pantaleón de las Viñas church to rest and explore. Finish your day in the coastal town of Betanzos.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Betanzos
Distance
20 km
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Walk to Mesón do Vento

The walk from Betanzos to Mesón do Vento is quiet and peaceful as you traverse the rural Galician countryside. The terrain will be a blend of unpaved paths and paved roads and at times you will follow the lovely river. Spend the night in Mesón do Vento.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Mesón do Vento
Distance
29 km
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Walk to Sigüeiro

Continue along the English Way as it leads you through more rural areas and small, remote villages. You’ll pass a number of lovely chapels and stone crosses called cruceiros. Stop for the night in Sigüeiro.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sigüeiro
Distance
29 km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Walk to Santiago de Compostela

Complete the English Way today with a short, 12 km walk from Sigüeiro to Santiago de Compostela. As you approach the city, you can see the impressive cathedral from a long distance. You will arrive in Santiago de Compostela with time to explore this amazing city. Don’t forget to take your Pilgrim Passport to the Pilgrim’s Office in order to receive your official pilgrim certificate, called a Compostela.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Santiago
Distance
12 km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 End of your Camino Ingles

Sadly, your English Way walking tour has come to an end. After breakfast, check out of your hotel and begin your travels from Santiago de Compostela. Have a pleasant journey!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

English Way (Camino Ingles) Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour to Santiago de Compostela is always run as a private tour for your group only. The price always depends on the number of people sharing a room.

Prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in single room: €650EUR
  • Price per person staying in double room: €495EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room: €450EUR
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Accommodation on English Way (Camino Ingles) Tour

This tour is based in 2-3-star hotels that offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of €150EUR to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travelers up, where possible.

Hotel Alda El Suizo in Ferrol

Family-friendly hotel within walking distance to attractions, offers modern amenities including flatscreen TV, minibar, air conditioning, and lounge.

Hotel Eumesa in Pontedeume

Resting conveniently off the English Way, just beyond the bridge leading into Pontedueme, the hotel offers quiet rooms for weary travelers.

Hotel Garelos in Betanzos

Centrally located hotel with convenient amenities, including a terrace to relax on with a beverage in hand.

Hotel Barreiro in Mesón do Vento

Not far from the Camino, this family-run establishment with strong focus on customer care, offers spacious rooms with simple furnishings.

Sigüeiro Hostel in Sigüeiro

Relax on Sigüeiro Hostel’s patio overlooking the river and retire in modern, minimalistic rooms that resemble a cozy B&B.

Hospedería San Martín Pinario in Santiago de Compostela

Perfectly located near Praza do Obradoiro and other notable attractions, as well as a host of restaurants, enjoy your stay in this historic building.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the English Way (Camino Ingles) Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 days along the tour are included.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes luggage transfers only.

Also Included

  • 24/7 phone assistance
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • Maps and Walking notes

Not included

  • Transport
  • Guide services
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra accommodation charge for arriving to Santiago before St. James Day (July 25th)

Optional Extras

  • Extra night in Ferrol before the tour
  • Extra night in Santiago de Compostela after the tour
  • Accommodation upgrade

Frequenty Asked Questions about English Way (Camino Ingles)

How hard is the English Way (Camino Ingles) Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will be walking up to 30 km each day on the Camino Ingles. In summer, the temperatures can be quite hot, which makes this a more challenging walking tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the English Way (Camino Ingles) Tour?

6 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Ferrol to start this tour?

You can get to Ferrol by train, car or bus. The closest airports to Ferrol are A Coruna (LCG) and Santiago de Compostela (SCQ).

Where does the English Way (Camino Ingles) Tour end?

The tour ends in the city of Santiago de Compostela. There is an international airport in Santiago de Compostela that connects to major cities in Spain and throughout Europe.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Spain for this tour?

The best time to travel to Northern Spain for this walking adventure is between May and September, though this tour can be completed year-round.

Galiwonders is a specialist tour operator, focusing on pilgrimages along the Camino de Santiago in Spain and Portugal as well as the Via Francigena in Italy. They offer adaptable tours to suit a variety of client needs and focus on truly taking care of their guests.

The tour guides are local experts, living and working right along the Camino. They have visited each hotel and restaurant they recommend, ensuring each is up to standard.

Galiwonders offers constant contact with their guests, ensuring all concerns or questions are addressed immediately so you can relax and enjoy your trip.

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Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will be walking up to 30 km each day on the Camino Ingles. In summer, the temperatures can be quite hot, which makes this a more challenging walking tour.


Read about our scale for Tour Difficulty Ratings.

Local guide

Margot

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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+1 (587) 327-9828

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