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ENGLISH WAY

Since the discovery of the tomb of St. James at Compostela, in the ninth century, the Camino de Santiago became the most important pilgrimage route of medieval Europe. Countless pilgrims who, moved by their faith, made their way to Compostela from all European countries, served as the starting point of an entire artistic, social and economic development that left its mark throughout the whole Camino de Santiago.

Trazado de The path

With BECICLON you can do the CAMINO…

With your bike

NO DIRECT ASSISTANCE

  • Guide service/Vehicle Assistance
  • Description of El Ferrol
    • Hotel in Betanzos
    • Hotel in Órdenes
    • Hotel in Santiago
  • (From A Coruña is one night less in a hotel)
  • Assistence 24 h. from our base

From 780 €
per person

With regular bike

MAXIMUM SUPPORT

  • Rent de regular bike
  • Hotels in Betanzos, Órdenes and Santiago
  • Rental car and trailer
  • Bike reserve
  • Guide service
  • Mechanical service driver
  • Tolls and fuel included

From 835 €
per person

With electric bike

MAXIMUM SUPPORT

  • Rent de Premium electrical bike
  • Hotels in Betanzos, Órdenes and Santiago
  • Rental car and trailer
  • Bike backup and backup battery
  • Guide service
  • Mechanical service driver
  • Tolls and fuel included

From 890 €
per person

(For all options: Minimum group of 4 people)

These rates are for the stages of English Way from El Ferrol. We also offer the same services for the path from A Coruña, or other variants of the Way of your choice. If you have designed your own version of Camino, and you want to know other options (and you have a minimum of four people to form the group), do not hesitate, Contact us to know the possibilities and alternatives (speak english). All accommodations offered (hotels, cottages or Hostels) are first class.

And if you want to know more about how to prepare your Camino, check out our section LOGISTIC SUPPORT.

From El Ferrol

From A Coruña

1

FERROL - BETANZOS

Starting Stage

EL FERROL

Town Hall de FerrolTraditionally oriented towards maritime activities, thanks to its civil and military shipyards and facilities of the Navy, El Ferrol has played an important role in the history of Spain and those who were its overseas possessions.

You can not miss…

Castle de San Felipe

Castle de San Felipe

Magnificent example of military strength, nestled in a setting of extraordinary beauty near the mouth of the estuary of Ferrol. Before it, on the other bank of the river in Mugardos and just over a hundred meters, the Catillo of La Palma rises. These Castles, along with the late San Martin, were a sure fire triangle against enemy ships.

Tour

  • El Ferrol
  • Esteira
  • Neda
  • Fene
  • Pontedeume
  • Buiña
  • Miño
  • Betanzos

Our Recommendations

  • Take a walk through the wine area of Betanzos and try some of its famous tortillas.
  • Order Raxo do de Verdad at Bar Pote.
  • Order tapas in the Zas where you can enjoy the live music from your seat.
  • Restaurant Casa Rivera (Ferrol): Everything is seasoned with care from high quality ingredients having an excellent outcome, and unbeatable value for the money.

Accommodation

  • Parador de El Ferrol
    Peculiar hotel, very similar to a typical Galician mansion. Therefore all the decoration recreates common rooms and spaces with nautical decorations, world maps and navigational instrument, and an old lantern boat.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: Normal
  • DURATION: 5-6 hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 52 km
  • NOTES:
    • Pontedeume entering through the Magdalena Beach and the gateway of 15 arches.
    • If you have time, check out the Fragas do Eume.
  • MÁXIMA ELEVACIÓN: --- m

Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Arsenal militar. One of the most important and emblematic sites of Ferrol, intimately linked to the history of the city, naval and military center of the first order. It is currently proposed to be one of the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Pontedeume: Founded in Novo by the title deed of Alfonso X the Wise in 1270. The emblem of the village is the Eume River, which passes through it and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. At this point the river is formed, where the strong tide rises and falls.

Topographic Profile of the Ferrol-Betanzos Stage

2

BETANZOS - ÓRDENES

Starting Stage

BETANZOS

Iglesia de San Francisco, BetanzosBaptized by the Romans as "Brigantium". It sits on a hill that was formerly a fort at the bottom of the Ria de Betanzos, where the salt water of the sea meets the sweet Mandeo and Mendo. It was one of the seven capital of the ancient Kingdom of Galicia.

You can not miss…

Vino de Betanzos

Casco antiguo de Betnazos In Betanzos, you can taste the local wine ,fruity, light and served with local rustic foods, whose only emblem is a branch of laurel on the door. It has a long tradition of wine growers and Family and friends in their cellars.

Tour

  • Betanzos
  • San Estevo de Cos
  • Puente Presedo
  • A Malata
  • Hospital de Bruma
  • Órdenes

Our Recommendations

  • Recommended bar La Curva.
  • Try to regain strength because there is not much hospitality at this stage.

Accommodation

  • LThe best hotels and farmhouses in the area, or the default pilgrim hostels.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: Normal
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 68 km
  • NOTES:
    • Very hard climb before reaching the Malata
    • The toughest stretch across the English Way from Ferro, usually in the mist
  • MÁXIMA ELEVACIÓN: --- m

Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Gothic churches: Three Gothic churches give character to Betanzos: Santiago, Santa María do Azogue and San Francisco. The latter has the most fascinating medieval tombs, like Perez de Andrade, supported by two animals that symbolize his lineage,the boar and bear.
  • Also remarkable are the manors of Bendaña, Taboada and Lanxós tower, and an amazing park, "O pasatempo" whose architects, emigrants from America, anticipated the concept of the modern theme park..

Topographic Profile of the Betanzos-Órdenes Stage

3

ÓRDENES - SANTIAGO

Starting Stage

ÓRDENES

Escudo de OrdesThe situation of Ordes, halfway between Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña, marked the history of the town, which is the ground step on the Jacobean road. There are several Romanesque churches that dot the city geography, the most important being the Romanesque church of San Paio.

You can not miss…

Vino de Betanzos

Casco antiguo de Betnazos In Betanzos you can taste the local wine, fruity, light and served with local rustic food, whose only emblem is a branch of laurel on the door. It has a long tradition of wine growers and Family and friends in their cellars.

Tour

  • Órdenes
  • Cabeza de lobo
  • A Rua
  • A Calle
  • Ponte Pereira
  • Baixoa
  • Sigüeiro
  • Marantes
  • Vilasuso
  • Rua do Río
  • Santiago

Our Recommendations

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Accommodation

  • The best hotels and farmhouses in the area, or the default pilgrim hostels.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: Normal
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 68 km
  • NOTES:
    • Transition stage without excessive harshness.
    • The only bad things are the continuing crosses with the main road, with heavy traffic at the entrance to the city of Santiago.
    • The best are the wide slopes among pine highly recommended for rolling.
  • MÁXIMA ELEVACIÓN: --- m

Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Gothic churches: Three Gothic churches give character to Betanzos: Santiago, Santa María do Azogue and San Francisco. The latter has the most fascinating medieval tombs, like Perez de Andrade, supported by two animals that symbolize his lineage, the boar and bear.
  • Also remarkable are the manors of Bendaña, Taboada and Lanxós tower, and an amazing park, "O pasatempo" whose architects, emigrants from America, anticipated the concept of the modern theme park..

Topographic Profile of the Órdenes-Santiago

1

A CORUÑA - HOSPITAL DE BRUMA

Starting Stage

A CORUÑA

Town Hall de La CoruñaDowntown, the city extends on a peninsula connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus, which has two different coastlines: the port, towards the estuary of La Coruña, and other open sea, toward Orzán Cove, on which major urban beaches stretch, Riazor and Orzán.

You can not miss…

Tower of Hercules

Torre de HérculesIts the world's oldest Roman lighthouse and the only one remaining in service.

Likely built in the second half of the first century by an architect from Coimbra Gaio Sevio named Lupo, its light has always been a landmark for sailors

Tour

  • A Coruña
  • Eiris
  • O Portazgo
  • O Burgo
  • Sigrás
  • Ancéis
  • Lameira
  • Río Barcés
  • As Travesas
  • Hospital de Bruma

Our Recommendations

  • Restaurant: ---
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Accommodation

  • The best hotels and farmhouses in the area or the default pilgrim hostels..

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: Normal
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 33 km
  • NOTES:
    • The stretch from A Coruña-Santiago is not sufficient to obtain the credential, since they are only 75 km apart. It is a little known stretch down to Hospital de Bruma, where it joins with Ferrol
  • MÁXIMA ELEVACIÓN: --- m

Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Castro de Elviña: The castro is bounded by walls and living space exceeds 4 acres, one of the largest in the northern Galicia.
  • Monte de San Pedro: What once was a defensive position, it has now become the best viewpoint of A Coruña. From the top can be seen the comings and goings of ships led by the ancient lighthouse. You will be impressed by the presence of the immense canyons. War Machines, used in the past defending the city, now point to the horizon for anyone the best sunset is lost.

Topographic Profile of the A Coruña-Hospital de Bruma

2

HOSPITAL DE BRUMA - SANTIAGO

Starting Stage

HOSPITAL OF MIST

Albergue de BrumaThe place is called Hospital de Bruma because there was an old hospital serving the pilgrims coming from La Coruña and Ferrol, it is here that the two branches converge and unite the English Way.

You can not miss…

Catedral de Santiago

Catedral de SantiagoAlthough the medieval structure has remained fundamentally intact, over the centuries the cathedral has changed its appearance due to building in the Renaissance cloister and its annexed areas and especially in the Baroque, where works like the chancel are made, organs, closing the header or the facade of Obradoiro among other important activities.

Tour

  • Hospital de Bruma
  • Cabeza de lobo
  • A Rua
  • A Calle
  • Ponte Pereira
  • Baixoa
  • Sigüeiro
  • Marantes
  • Vilasuso
  • Rua do Río
  • Santiago

Our Recommendations

  • Restaurant: ---
    Address: ---
    Location: ---
  • Restaurant: ---
    Address: ---
    Location: ---

Accommodation

  • The best hotels and farmhouses in the area or the default pilgrim hostels.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: Normal
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 40 km
  • NOTES:
    • We rate flat stage, and include the endpoint as the most difficult to complete because it takes about 1 hour. We find stretches of road with high traffic, asphalt and shoulders that are rarely overshadowed by flights of very beautiful stretches of woodlands.
  • MÁXIMA ELEVACIÓN: --- m

Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Santiago de Compostela: From the large complex that has finally become the Monte do Gozo currency, you may experience Santiago de Compostela, and the baroque towers of the cathedral. The Holy Door of the cathedral, with relics of Maesto Mateo, only open during the Holy Years.
  • A visit to the Hostel de los Reyes Catholics, today Hostel de Turismo; the Benedictine monastery of San Martín Pinario; the manor of Raxoi,and the Town Hall…

Topographic Profile of the Hospital de Bruma-Santiago