Camino de Santiago from Ferrol in 8 days

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Ferrol / Santiago de Compostela
  • Distance 121 km / 75 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Price From $750

Overview

This Jacobean pilgrimage route owes its name to the fact that it was the favourite route for English pilgrims on their way from the British Isles to Santiago de Compostela, who arrived by boat in Ferrol or La Coruna and then continued their journey on foot.

This alternative is ideal for those who prefer a quieter, calmer route and amidst the enchanting coastal landscapes, next to the estuaries of Ferrol and Betanzos, to the heart of rural Galicia dotted with several villages and towns with a wealth of history and culture. 

  • Get to know the natural park of As Fragas do Eume, declared a Site of Community Importance. 
  • Explore Betanzos, a town of traditions, culture and heritage. 
  • Walk around the squares of San Martino Pinario and Obradoiro in charming Santiago de Compostela.
  • Enjoy beautiful views of the Atlantic in the coastal towns of Ferrol, Neda and Pontedeume.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation in hotels and country cottages
    • Rooms with private bathroom
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transport between accommodations
    • Camino de Santiago pilgrim credential
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Assistance vehicle in case of emergency
    • Taxes

    Excluded

    • Unspecified lunches and dinners
    • Unspecified transfers
    • Personal equipment
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel assistance insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    If you want to arrive by plane, the best option is A Coruna Airport, which has mainly domestic flights. From there, you'll need to take a bus to Ferrol.

    Another option is to fly directly to Santiago from where you will also have to take a bus to Ferrol.

    For the return from Santiago you can go to Rosalia de Castro Airport which has several domestic and international flights. You can also take a train to different cities in Spain and Europe.

    FAQs

    The route is classified as of medium-low difficulty, which includes walks on rural trails with slight ascents and descents, of approximately 25 km daily. 

    For this reason, although you should not be an expert in walking, we recommend physically preparing with walks, endurance training and cardiovascular exercises a few weeks before embarking on your trip.

    Any time between March and October will give you an amazing experience. May is undoubtedly one of the best months to complete the route, as the temperatures are moderate, as is the influx of pilgrims.

    In spring, mornings and evenings are usually cool and during the day, temperatures are pleasant, with a sun that is not as scorching as in summer. However, at this time and in autumn, especially in the north where the ocean climate predominates, there are frequent rains, so we suggest you check the weather forecast.

    You will love this route if you are passionate about pilgrimage walks surrounded by coastal paths, forest trails, extensive plains and with towns and cities that preserve the spiritual roots of the Old Continent.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    The pilgrim's credential can be found upon arrival at your first accommodation.

    This credential must be stamped in churches, restaurants and hotels during your journey on the Camino de Santiago. At the end of the trip in the city of Santiago, you can obtain the Compostela that certifies you as a pilgrim.