Camino Inglés from Ferrol to Santiago
Camino Inglés from Ferrol to Santiago is the itinerary that pilgrims from the Northern European countries traveled in the Middle Ages to reach Santiago. They arrived by boat to reduce the pilgrimage time. This variant has its origin in Ferrol, but it can also start in A Coruña or you can do this same variant, from Ferrol, in shorter stages, stopping in Pontedeume.
A less crowded Way
It is a good alternative for people who want a less crowded path, more solitary but well signposted.
Ferrol, much more than a starting point
Our starting point is the city of Ferrol, a place that has it all, much more than we can imagine. It is a coastal town, so it is surrounded by magnificent beaches, a paradise for the most seasoned surfers.
In the center of the city, we can take a tour arround the “Ferrol de la Ilustración”, the “Modernism Route” and also the “Las Meninas Route”, with a much more modern and urban accent where the protagonist is “Street art”.
Its Easter Week is also well known, declared of International Tourist Interest.
Difficulty of the Camino Inglés from Ferrol to Santiago
The route of this Camino Inglés is of a medium-low difficulty. They are less than 120 kilometers that begin in practically urban areas to enter the wonderful Fragas do Eume on the third day. Only on our fifth day, on the stage between Betanzos and Hospital de Bruma, will we find a somewhat more rugged and demanding area.
We always walk south and inland, so from the fifth day on, we will leave the coast. Before that, however, we have an end of the stage in the town of Betanzos. Although, throughout the tour we will enjoy the fantastic galician gastronomy, we cannot miss our visit to Betanzos without trying its worldwide famous Spanish omelette.
The entrance to Santiago, although it begins in a small industrial area, immediately reaches the beautiful area of the San Francisco Convent to take us to the historic center and, directly, to the Plaza del Obradoiro.