Route for Pilgrims
DAY 1: Arrival in Ferrol.
You will arrive in Ferrol on your own or if you wish, we can arrange your transfer to this place from any airport or station you arrive at. From here and depending on the time of arrival, you will be able to visit different points of interest such as the Military Arsenal building or the Plaza de Armas, where the City Hall is located. In addition, you will have time to rest before the first stage and walk around Ferrol Vello or visit the Naval Museum and shipyards, which will remind you of the city’s strong link with the naval sector. Proof of this are the Castles of San Felipe, San Martín and La Palma, which protected its busy port in a bygone era and whose visit is essential.
Day 2: Ferrol – Neda(14 km/8 miles)
You will wake up in Ferrol’s lodging, which includes a good energy breakfast to start the day with the batteries charged and you will begin the hike to Neda. During the journey it is important to make stops in places such as the Monastery of San Martín de Xuvia, or “O Couto”, near the end of the stage and built by the famous Earl of Traba in the same place where there was a primitive monastery before the tenth century. With the arrival to Neda and depending on the time of arrival, you will be able to make visits to different points of interest such as the different churches that make up the town or some examples of popular architecture, as seafaring houses coexist with modernist and older houses. You should also visit the Cruz do Pouso windmill, previously used to produce gunpowder and other fireworks ingredients.
Day 3: Neda – Pontedeume(14 km/8 miles)
On today’s route you will change the Ferrol estuary to Ares and the departmental city of Andrade, passing through tourist enclaves such as the Church of San Martiño de Porto. With the exception of some slopes, this stage is quite simple, always very close to the main road and many establishments where you can eat and rest. Once you arrive in Pontedeume, you will be able to visit different points of interest, such as the legendary Andrade tower in the centre of the town, which you will reach through the Piedra Bridge, one of the longest in Europe; you will also be interested in visiting the Monastery of San Juan de Caaveiro or the Andrade Castle, on the outskirts of Pontedeume.
Day 4: Pontedeume – Betanzos(20,2 km/12 miles)
Unlike the previous stages, in this one you will have to walk along very steep paths and being able to be in many cases muddy. However, the beauty of the Atlantic forest and the medieval villages we will pass through will surely make up for the effort we will have to make. In addition, on your way through Miño you can take a break and enjoy its two beaches: the Grande and the Alameda. Once in Betanzos, besides having all the services at your disposal, you will be able to visit the tourist enclaves that make up the great cultural offer of the town, such as the Churches of San Franciso, Santa María del Azogue or the Clock Tower. Just strolling through the city you will notice the importance of Betanzos in the medieval period in Galicia. Besides, you can’t leave here without first visiting Parque do Pasatempo, a work financed by the García Naveira brothers and the first example of an encyclopedic park in all of Europe.
Day 5: Betanzos – Hospital de Bruma(27,8 km/17 miles)
Today’s stage will be a little bit more complicated and also longer than yesterday’s stage. You will leave the urban centres behind to enter the Atlantic and inland scenery, surrounded at all times by forests and the scenery of oak, pine and birch trees. Contrary to the previous days, you will have to stock up well at the exit of Betanzos since you will travel several kilometers with the only company of nature. This is the considered queen stage of the English Way, due to its duration with certain sections that can become quite hard. However, once in the town of Bruma, you can finally rest and if you see yourself with the strength you will have the chance to visit the Hermitage of San Lorenzo, built in the mid-16th century, so its predominant style is late Gothic.
Day 6: Hospital de Bruma – Sigüeiro(24 km/15 miles)
During this stage, you will spend most of the time on dirt and asphalted descending roads, with many services at your disposal and the possibility of visiting the Churches of San Paio and San Xiao de Poulo. You are already very close to the capital of Compostela and this is noticeable in the influx of pilgrims. With the arrival at Sigüeiro and depending on the time of arrival, you will be able to visit the medieval bridge of the town, which saves the waters of the river Tambre and whose origins go back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, being built mainly in ashlar masonry. He will then have to rest to face the last stage with guarantees, full of emotions for the arrival in Santiago.
Day 7: Sigüeiro – Santiago de Compostela(16,7 km/10 miles)
You will wake up in Sigüeiro’s lodging which includes a good energy breakfast to start the day with the batteries charged and you will begin the walk to Santiago de Compostela, finally the destination is nearby and soon you will see for the first time the towers of the Cathedral and you will be able to embrace the Apostle. Today’s stage will be simple, with the only problem of access to the city of Compostela, where you will have to cross an industrial estate until you finally enter the old town and reach the Plaza del Obradoiro.
Day 8: Santiago de Compostela
Bed and Breakfast Free day to visit all the monuments that besides the Cathedral ornament this impressive city.
After breakfast our services will be finished.
Information of interest
General Terms and Conditions
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