This was the route preferred by the pilgrims of the Northern Europe .Faster, more comfortable and less dangerous. Very popular around XIV and XV centuries, the most of the pilgrims were from England so that the name.
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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
Even today is the most traveled road after the French one, follows the route that in the 15th century took the queen “Saint Isabel of Portugal” to Santiago
In seas far north, day after day
We leaned upon the rail, engrossed
In frolic fin and jewel spray
And crystal headlands of the coast.
Katherine Lee Bates
It is the road that connects Santiago with the south of the peninsula, it follows the route of various “Roman roads” that linked the north with the south of the peninsula. A road less traveled but no less beautiful for that.