Camino Inglés (The English Way)

Pontedeume - Betanzos

21 km Difficulty
After you leave Pontedeume, there is a detour towards the Romanesque church of San Miguel de Breamo, with a nice view over the rias. The section moves into a rural road after Pontedeume towards Buíña and into the mountains to avoid the  AP-9 highway. After some ups and downs, you will get to the mouth of the river Baxoi, with its wonderful marshland. The last leg takes you to Miño.

The Camino follows the coastline until it crosses the medieval bridge of O Porco over the river Lambre, to go into Paderne and its mountains.

5 kilometres away, it crosses the village of O Porto, just after Chantada. The path starts descending towards Betanzos with beautiful views over the ria and the course of the river Mandeo. You will enter Betanzos through one of the gates of the medieval wall. The old town is one of the most highly regarded in the province, as Betanzos is considered the Galician capital of Gothic architecture, with its medieval gates still intact.

You can visit the Sanctuary of Os Remedios, the Praza da Constitución and the Praza de Sta María, the Fonte da Diana and generally the whole old town of Betanzos. People love to have something to drink and some pinchos in the Calexas and of course, you cannot miss the famous “tortilla de Betanzos” with the local light, fruity wine.

There are several festivals of interest such as O Globo, on the night of August 16th, when the largest hand-made paper balloon in the world is launched. Os Caneiros, the “romaría” on the river, takes place on 18th and 25th August, and the medieval fair, on the second weekend in July.

If you leave the old town, you will find the Roman bridge of As Cascas, the public washing place, a unique construction, and the park of O Pasatempo.
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Tips from our postmen and women

 Herminia Otero, Correos of Miño.
 
“You must visit the marshlands, they are a great natural spot, and the Praia da Ribeira, a beach very close to Miño too. The Calle Real in Miño offers all sorts of tapas and food, I recommend empanada with cebola chata de Miño (a type of onion), with its own festival on August 15th. If you go from Miño to Betanzos, you must stop at Ponte do Porco”. Herminia Otero, Correos of Miño.

 

We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago

 

We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

 

Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point

 

Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

 

Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 

 

With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

 

Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 

 

Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.

 

 

Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.

 

 

Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 
 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!

 

You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 
 

 

 

Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

 

Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 

 

We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.