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Camino Ingles

Camino Ingles or The English Way

The Camino Ingles, or the English Way, is the striking route from the northern coast of Spain down to Santiago de Compostela. It was originally the route taken by seafaring pilgrims of Northern Europe. Pilgrims from countries as far away as Sweden, Norway, England, Scotland and Ireland would have travelled from their homes to ports, and then sailed to the coast of Galicia. From there, their pilgrimage to reach the tomb of St James would begin.

They would walk from the ports of Viverio, Ribadeo, Ferrol, and A Coruna to Santiago de Compostela. Today’s pilgrims walking on the Camino Ingles begin their route in Ferrol or further back along the coast in A Coruna. A shorter route, this walk links up perfectly with Celtic Caminos in the UK and Ireland to give pilgrims the 100km minimum they need to walk to be awarded Compostela certification.

Walk in the footsteps of a different kind of pilgrim. Explore the lesser-known corners of Spain. Make the English Camino your next adventure.

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Starting from

€641

Traditionally, English and Irish pilgrims arrived by sea at the port town of Ferrol. The English Way starts by following the rugged hilly coastline, then moves inland to the lush, wooded countryside. Passing through the mediaeval village of Betanzos is like travelling back in time with its hill-perched marketplace. It is quieter than other routes so for those trying to get away from the more popular French Way, the Camino Ingles presents a great alternative to reach Santiago and get your pilgrim certificate within a week.

Stage 1 of 1

activity

114.1km

7 days

Comfort

Moderate

Moderate

Challenge

Popular time

june

Starting from

€580

With exceptionally strategic locations to travel on to Santiago de Compostela, the ports of A Coruna and Ferrol were the main two entry points for pilgrims coming by sea from the north. This Camino starts in A Coruna (the ‘glass city’) before passing through O Burgo, Sergude, and Bruma before joining the Camino Ingles (English Way) from Ferrol. This route from A Coruna offers even more quietness than the way from Ferrol - perfect to escape from the crowds of pilgrims in high season and reconnect with yourself and your spiritual side.

Stage 1 of 1

activity

72.7km

6 days

Comfort

Moderate

Moderate

Challenge

Popular time

june

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