The English Way walking holiday

This English Way walking holiday from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela. Roaming idyllic coastal and rural landscapes, this quieter Camino route is lined with characterful guest houses, often locally run. A well-planned trip handles all the logistics while you enjoy the walking.
Self guided English Way walking holiday Beautiful coastal and rural landscapes Quieter, ‘off the beaten track’ Camino route Accommodation, route notes, luggage transfer and 24-hour support included Pilgrim’s Passport Ferrol Neda Pontedeume Betanzos Bruma Sigueiro Santiago de Compostela
750To795 excluding flights
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Mid Season - April, May, June & October €750p.p based on two people sharing. Single Room Supplement of €280. High Season - Easter, July, August & September €795p.p based on two people sharing. Single Room Supplement of €315.
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Description of The English Way walking holiday

This English Way walking holiday explores one of the lesser-known long distance trails in Spain. It is perfect for those looking for a less-busy, more spiritual Camino route, yet still wanting amazing scenery, fantastic hiking, and the reassurance of having all the logistics taken care of for them.

Beginning in the coastal city of Ferrol, the English Way was historically the preferred route to Santiago de Compostela for those medieval pilgrims originating from England, Ireland and Scandinavia. Today it is considered among the most scenic of the various Camino routes, taking in handsome medieval towns such as Pontedueme and Betanzos (famed for producing some of the finest tortillas in Spain!), eucalyptus forest and rolling rural countryside dotted with charming villages.

This sumptuous English Way tour provides inviting glimpses of a little-seen Spain, as well as many opportunities to enjoy Galician food, and of course the sense of achievement at the end of completing the Camino and receiving your Pilgrim’s Passport.

A tailor made trip, so that you can start according to your own schedule, add in rest days if you please, and have flexibility in terms of where you stay, the holiday has been carefully designed through years of experience in Camino walking to give you a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

All of the logistics, from pre-booking guest houses to luggage transfers, and taxis to and from the trailhead (where necessary), are all taken care of, so you can simply enjoy the walking. The English Way is well-marked of course, but you’ll also be provided with maps and comprehensive route notes as well as 24-hour support.

Price information

750To795 excluding flights
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Mid Season - April, May, June & October €750p.p based on two people sharing. Single Room Supplement of €280. High Season - Easter, July, August & September €795p.p based on two people sharing. Single Room Supplement of €315.
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Departure information

This trip can be tailor madefrom the end of March to mid October

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4 Reviews of The English Way walking holiday

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 07 Oct 2023 by

Lovely scenery, amazing local food at very reasonable prices and good quality clean and comfortable accommodation. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Oct 2023 by

I loved it all but reaching Santiago de Compostela at the end of the walk was great. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 May 2022 by

Much better than we expected and as good as the other 2 routes we have walked Read full review

Reviewed on 08 May 2022 by

An unforgettable experience allowing plenty of opportunity for both physical challenge and unplugging from daily life Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


We focus on selecting local suppliers who are committed to preserve the environment. The transport companies we hire use modern vehicles with low CO2 emissions. We also ration transport so we minimise the number of vehicles in use.

When sending our 'Camino Information Pack' and 'Detailed Itinerary Pack' to our clients, we use electronic format and not paper format. Our paper use is restricted to the Pilgrim's credential as this is necessary for them to collect their stamps in the different towns where they are staying.

Travellers are briefed on local environmental considerations including appropriate waste disposal. They are asked to be considerate not only with the local customs and culture but with the Camino trail they will use.

To reduce international travel:
- We encourage clients to consider taking the train to get to the start of their Camino, when possible.
- We provide details of public transport options to clients for all our trips.
- We use family run accommodation providers and hire local guides.

We ask our clients to:
- Not waste running water
- Not to litter and dispose of rubbish in the appropriate bins
- Pick up litter they encounter on the trails to help keep these beautiful environments clean
- Use ecological re-usable bags in supermarket, not plastic bags, or to put items directly inside their rucksack when possible
- Reuse materials where possible
- Take a reusable bottle and fill it up at the numerous fountains along the Camino,
- Respect all animals that they encounter along the Camino
- Respect all flora and fauna along the trail
- Stay on the sign posted path at all times.


Our business model supports suppliers at a local level so the majority of your money goes directly towards helping local businesses and their families in the Galician region. We believe this is the best way to benefit the local economy. For example, we work primarily with small family run/owned hotels in these regions instead of large hotel chains.

For transport we work with local taxis/drivers who are self employed and receive a fair price as regulated by the regional Government instead of large transport companies which tend to pay low wages to their drivers.

These type of hiking packages offer a greater contribution to the local economy and help create more jobs in the local community compared to traditional holidays packages that concentrate the money spent by tourists in one single location. According to researchers, 65% of your money as a hiker stays in the community on Hiking/Walking holidays compared to 15% for traditional beach-resort holidays.

In each town where they spend the night, we recommend three local restaurants so that clients can enjoy the regional cuisine as well as benefiting the local community, avoiding large franchise restaurants. For example, in this package clients can dine in local restaurants in the town of Pontedeume or the unique specialised Spanish omelette restaurants of Betanzos which is considered one of the best towns to eat Spanish omelettes in the country.

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