EDUCamino - The English Way
The EduCamino, our unique to Follow the Camino, Camino Tour for educational groups, for students, pupils, scouts or any group really!
The English Way or Camino Engles, could also be called the “seafaring pilgrims of the North of Europe” Way as many pilgrims through the ages were sailing to the northern Coast of Galicia from Scandinavia, Flanders, England, Scotland and Ireland. They made their way to destinations such as Ribadeo, Viveiro, Ferrol and A Coruna. The latter two coastal enclaves, Ferrol and A Coruna, are the starting points of the two alternate itineraries that make up the English Way. The A Coruna-Santiago route covers a distance of 74 km, while the stretch linking Ferrol-Santiago is 118 km long.
Therefore, at Follow the Camino, we promote the Ferrol to Santiago route so that you can obtain the Compostela, your pilgrimage certificate.
Ferrol is a charming harbour with its famous Lighthouse, one of many relics from the Roman Empire. The English Way is a very beautiful Way, crossing a natural reserve. This is a great alternative to the best seller on the French Way, the last 100 kms from Sarria to Santiago.
Ferrol – Start of your journey
On arrival in Santiago Airport, you will be transferred directly to your hostel in Ferrol. Following this, a short information evening will be held before your first evening meal.
Ferrol to Pontedeume (30km 7h30)
The English Way begins at the docks of Curuxeiras, in the neighbourhood that has sprung up on the site of the 9th Century medieval port. Leaving the town behind, the Camino follows the coast passing the monastery of San Martino de Xubio (founded in the 8th Century). The Camino continues on until it merges with the Way of O Salto, and later, the “Camino Real” (Royal Way), on the banks of the Eume estuary. The beach of A Magdalena is a prime spot to relax.
Pontedeume to Betanzos (20km 5h)
After leaving Pontedeume, the Camino rises to an elevation offering sweeping views of Betanzos, Ares and Ferrol. After crossing the single-arched medieval bridge over the Baxoi river, the Camino leads to Mino by way of the Camino Real once again. Following the shoreline, which is an ever-present feature along the early stretches of the English Way, we reach the wide estuary of the Lambre River. This stretch offers lovely views of the Rias de Betanzos and its marshlands.
Betanzos to Bruma-Meson do Vento (29km 7h)
After leaving the city behind, the Camino Ingles reaches the old bridge of As Casca, spanning the Mendo River. It then passes the villages of Matino and Boucello. Coming to the abandoned hermitage of San Paio, the Camino traverses farmlands until it comes to Bruma, the site of a medieval hospital.
Bruma-Meson do Vento to Sigueiro (29km 7h30)
From the chapel of Bruma, the Camino leads to the lush municipality of Ordes. A tree-lined path brings the pilgrim to the church of San Xiao and the village of Casanova.
Sigueiro to Santiago de Compostela (11.5km 3h)
After crossing the Sigueiro Bridge over the Tambre river, we continue into the municipality of Santiago. The Way continues along the river and leads to the “Fonte do Ingles” (The English Fountain). The way soon reaches Meixonfrio, site of an old inn where pilgrims and travellers would stop and rest. After passing a pre-Roman hill-fort, where, according to the tradition each passing pilgrim would lay a stone on the already exiting pile, the Camino enters Santiago to reach its imposing cathedral.
Santiago de Compostela, end of the EduCamino
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Dublin, leaving behind a wonderful city but taking some incredible memories away with you.
- 7 days/ 6 nights accommodation albergues and private hostels
- All Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners
- Experienced Bilingual Guide for the duration of the trip
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel each day
- Our unique EduCamino Pack for each students
- 24/7 Customer service
- Airport Transfers from Santiago or A Coruna Airport to Ferrol
- Dorm Privatisation
- Extra nights where you want
- Upgrade to 2-3* accommodation
- Add extra night in Santiago
- Visit of Santiago City, Cathedral and pilgrim museum
Option 1 – Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela airport with Aer Lingus or Ryanair (can book return flights).
Option 2 – Ferrol
Acoruna airport with Vueling.