This was the preferred route by the pilgrims of northern Europe faster, more comfortable and less dangerous. Got its climax on the XIV and XV centuries and most of its users were from England hence the name. They arrived by sea to one of the Galician ports and then on foot to Santiago.
Arrival at the hotel (on your own) to be accommodated . Time to stroll through the well-known neighborhood of La Magdalena, see the San Julian con-cathedral or observe the military Arsenal from the Herrera Gardens, as well as the Ferrol estuary.
Our path begins in the city of Ferrol, which in the 18th century came to own the most important shipyard in the world, one of the most important neoclassical works in Galicia, bordering the Ferrol estuary that will offer us amazing views we arrive at Neda. Distance 15km.
We left Neda famous for its bread from the 16th century, the bakers in the area had the protection of Felipe II himself who made dry bread for the invincible Navy, proof of this are the countless mills that still remain in the area. Crossing places as impressive as the marshes of the Belelle river. Leaving behind the picturesque town of Pontedeume, we arrive at Miño. Distance: 22’5km.
Dejamos Miño para afrontar una etapa corta y sencilla ( a no ser por la subida de Monte do Porco) y acompañados por las impresionantes vistas de la ría de Betanzos llegamos a la población que le dio nombre : Betanzos. Distancia: 10’5 km.
We left Betanzos old capital of one of the 7 old Galician provinces and its impressive historic center to enter a mountain stage with beautiful inland landscapes and marked by Romanesque churches such as San Estevo de Cos we arrived at Hospital da Bruma. Distance: 28km.
We start from Hospital that owes its name to an old hospital to welcome pilgrims and we enter a stage that will take us through forests, villages until we reach Sigüeiro, a small town founded on the banks of the Tambre River, one of the biggest rivers in the area. Distance: 24km.
Crossing the Tambre River, we set off through a series of leafy forests to reach the Tambre polygon, from where we first saw the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago and, with its image in front, reach the very Obradoiro square. DISTANCE: 17km
Free day to visit one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the world.One of the most beautiful medieval villages of Spain, Unesco heritage since 1985, Santiago is a city that will impress you very deeply as a thousands of pilgrims and tourists who visit it every year. City tour included
7 nights of hotel
The trip includes an insurance of basic coverages
Transport of backpacks for each of the stages (max. 20Kg per backpack - 1 bag per person)
1 Tasting of Galician cheeses in Santiago (only available from Monday to Saturday).
1 Guided tour of Santiago (old town): 2h in Spanish
Stages map, pilgrim's credential and scallop
Starting in France, hence the name, it is the most popular route (more than 60% of all pilgrims choose it). And yet, it maintains all its charms as corroborated by the many pilgrims who repeat the journey.
“We are made of the same stuff as dreams” … William Shakespeare
Today, the most traveled road after the French, follows the route that in the 15th century led the queen Isabel from Portugal to Santiago