Camino de Santiago - The English Way


The route is 118 kilometres, which is covered in 5 days / 5 stages with the Bono Iacobus. At the end of each stage, walkers are collected from the last stretch of their route and taken by car to nearby rural accommodation, where they spend the night, followed by a well-deserved homemade supper cooked with local products.

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INCLUDED:
4 nights in rural accommodation.
Half board (breakfast and dinner)
Transfer from the end of the stage to the accommodation (if it is necesary):
Travel insurance

ITINERARY:
Day 1: Ferrol / Cabanas – Stage 1 (27,6 km)
Day 2: Cabanas / Betanzos – Stage 2 (21,9 km)
Day 3: Betanzos / Vilacova – Stage 3 (17,6 km)
Day 4: Vilacova / A Calle – Stage 4 (21,7 km)
Day 5: A Calle / Santiago de Compostela – Stage 5 (29,7 km)

PRICES:
From 280.00 € per person in double room
From 370.00 € per person in single room

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PROGRAM:

Day 1: Ferrol / Cabanas – Stage 1 (27,6 km)
The route begins at Curuxeiras dock at the Port of Ferrol. Leaving the Paseo da Mariña promenade behind, the route leads to the church of San Francisco, the Arsenal and the Concathedral of San Xiao, crossing Rúa Real, Praza de Amboaxe, Praza de Armas and the City Hall. You leave Ferrol through the Recemil and Caranza neighbourhoods and carry on parallel to the river estuary until reaching the monastery of San Martiño de Xubia. From here, passing by the tidal mill of Aceas de Lembeie, you cross the bridge over the River Xubia to reach Neda, where you cross Rúa Real with its arcaded houses. Carry on through O Regueiro, O Puntal de Arriba and Conces to come to Fene. Skirting the Vilar do Colo industrial park, you enter Cabanas to reach A Magdalena beach. Accommodation Casa Pousadoira.

Day 2: Cabanas / Betanzos – Stage 2 (21,9 km)
Going along the seaside promenade, you cross the 14th-century bridge that gives its name to Pontedeume, where the homage tower of the Andrade family castle is worthy of interest. You go through the villages of O Barro, A Xesta and Bañobre. After crossing the medieval bridge over the River Baxoi, you get to Miño. The next point is Ponte do Porco on the River Lambre estuary, and from here you reach the church of San Pantaleón das Viñas. Then the route heads into Paderne, passing through Souto, Gas and A Rúa to carry on until reaching the Romanesque church of San Martiño de Tiobre and the Sanctuary of Nosa Señora do Camiño, better known as Os Remedios, crosses Mandeo river and enters Betanzos through the Arco da Ponte Vella to arrive at Praza dos Irmáns García Naveira. Accommotion in Casa Sixto.

Day 3: Betanzos / Vilacova – Stage 3 (17,6 km)
The walker leaves Betanzos along Rúa do Rolo and crosses the old As Cascas bridge. The route continues through the little villages of O Coto, Campodeira and Xanrozo and heads into the municipality of Abegondo, leaving behind Limiñón bridge and passing in front of the church of Santo Estevo de Cos. It goes on through the tiny village of Meangos and, after crossing Presedo bridge, you carry on towards Francos, Boucello and Vilardel, passing by the abandoned hermitage of San Paio until you reach the church of San Tomé in Vilacova. Accommodation in Rectoral de Cines.

Day 4: Vilacova / A Calle – Stage 4 (21,7 km)
Passing through the centre of Monte, the route runs through a woodland area leading to Fontela, Vizoño and A Malata. From this point the path enters a low mountain region until reaching kilometre point 42.702, where it joins the part of the route which starts from A Coruña, until reaching Bruma. From here the route takes up to the municipality of Ordes, passing through O Seixo, Cabeza de Lobo and crossing the parish of Ardemil, to then carry on to the little towns of A Carreira, Mámoas and A Carballeira. When passing through the village of A Rúa up leave Trabe mill and O Cubo bridge behind and carry on towards Outeiro de Abaixo taking the wooded path which leads to the church of San Xiao de Poulo in Outeiro de Arriba. The path continues until it reaches the small town of A Calle. Accommodation in Antón Veiras.

Day 5: A Calle / Santiago de Compostela – Stage 5 (29,7 km).The route passes through Carballo, crossing Casanova de Pereiro until it gets to A Ponte Pereira bridge. After crossing it, the path goes into a wood to cross through Carrás. We carry on to Baxoia and reach Sigüeiro. Once in the population centre, we continue along the Rúa Real, ending up at the medieval bridge over the River Tambre.
After crossing the bridge, the route enters the city of Santiago running parallel to the river, all the way to the Church of Barciela and carries on to the so-called “Fonte do Inglés”. It goes past the area of Tambre, heading towards Meixonfrío, entering the urban centre of Santiago along the Cruceiro de A Coruña, passing in front of the administrative buildings of the Regional Government of Galicia and the pilgrim monument by Jose María Acuña, to carry on along the streets of A Pastoriza, Basquiños and Santa Clara. The route continues along Rúa Loureiros to the Porta da Pena gate, all the way up to the Plaza de San Martiño Pinario. It carries on along Rúa da Troia and joins up with Rúa da Acibechería at the northern facade of Santiago Cathedral.


MORE INFORMATION:

Santiago – Ferrol route by bus running every day with different timetables.
Bus operator: MONBUS – Tel.: +34 902 292 900 -Website: www.monbus.es
Ferrol Bus Station: Paseo da Estación, s/n – Tel: +34 981 324 751
Santiago – Ferrol route by train with transfer in A Coruña, running every day with different timetables.
Railway operator: RENFE - Tel: +34 902 240 202 – Website: www.renfe.es
Ferrol Railway Station: Paseo de Estación, s/n. Tel: +34 902 432 343 - Website: www.adif.es
* The information concerning operating days, timetables and journey times are GUIDELINES only, and should be confirmed with the company operating the service.

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