The Camino de Santiago Ingles from Ferrol in 7 days

  • Duration 7 Days / 6 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 $645

Overview

This iconic pilgrimage route was used by the English, Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian and inhabitants of other northern European countries, from the Middle Ages, to reach Compostela. 

Although some did so from A Coruna, others embarked on this exciting adventure (a tributary of the Camino Frances) 120 kilometres from Ferrol. Along the way, you'll explore incredible places of medieval origin, full of history, art, culture and heritage.

  • Visit the ancient San Felipe Castle and fortress, built in the 16th century.
  • Get to know the Fragas do Eume National Park, declared a Place of Community Importance. 
  • Explore Betanzos, a beautiful medieval, cultural and historical town. 
  • Admire the spectacular Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
  • Discover the beauty of Galicia's landscapes and culture.

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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.