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Camino

Finisterre Camino: Santiago to Muxia

From €732pp sharing/ €912pp single
Depart From
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Departure Date
Multiple departure dates throughout the year
Duration
7 Nights
Destination
Finisterre or Muxía, Spain
Price
From €732pp sharing/ €912pp single
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Walk to the Atlantic Coast, along the Finisterre Way or Camino de Fisterra, and to the ‘End of the World’!

The quiet Finisterre Way route of the Camino de Santiago is the only route starting in Santiago. This Camino route passes quiet villages, remote farmland and unspoiled landscapes; finally reaching the sea cliffs of the westernmost point in Spain, at Cape Fisterra (Finisterre in Spanish).

After Fisterra, the trail follows the stunning craggy coastline of Atlantic Galicia to the fishing village of Muxía. This beautiful region of Galicia is known as the ‘Coast of Death’ and Fisterra (Finis Terrae) was once considered to be the end of the world!

This tour will allow you to claim your ‘Finisterrana’ pilgrim certificate and a ‘Muxiana’ pilgrim certificate if you decide to continue along the coast to the gorgeous fishing village of Muxía.

Day1: Santiago de Compostela

Your trip starts in Santiago de Compostela, a vibrant city with a stunning UNESCO-listed old town. Explore Santiago and its wonders before you embark on your journey to the ‘End of the World’!

Day 2: Santiago de Compostela to Negreira (22km)

You will start your walk out of Santiago de Compostela from the Praza do Obradoiro. Along today’s section of the Camino you will pass through small villages and cross ancient Roman bridges.

Your destination for today is the medieval town of Negreira. Take time to visit Pazo do Cotón (picture by Xosema), the country house of the Cotón family, and the chapel next door, dedicated to St. Mauro.

Day 3: Negreira to Abeleiroas (28km) 

From A Barcala, the Camino continues along the side of a mountain and across the river Barcala.

As you climb Monte Aro, you will enjoy great views of Fervenza’s dam before you enter the wild Serra de Castelo and the Xallas valley. Small hills and green pastures welcome you on your way.

Walkers will be picked up and transferred to the accommodation for the night, 2km from Abeleiroas.

Day 4: Abeleiroas to Cee (25km) 

From Abeleiroas, you will continue along the Finisterre Way to Olveiroa. From there, the track follows the river to Logoso and passes the hermitage of Nosa Señora (Our Lady).

After this, the trail continues downhill through the pine groves of Alto do Cruzeiro da Armada. From here, you will get your first glimpse of the sea!

Day 5: Cee to Cape Fisterra (15km)

On your last walking day to Fisterra you will travel along a beautiful path, hugging the cliffs and coves of the coast. Your final destination is Cape Fisterra (or Finisterre) where you will stay in the magnificent lighthouse.

Watch the sun set right at the ‘End of the World’.

Day 6: Arrival in Cape Fisterra

This is your last day, unless you decide to continue along the coast to Muxia.

Optional: Extension to Muxía 

Day 7: Cape Fisterra to Lires (14km)

If you decide to continue to Muxía, along the coast, this is the beginning of our tour (extension). It will take you two walking days to reach Muxía. From Cape Fisterra (or Finisterre), you travel along a beautiful path, hugging the cliffs and coves of the coast.

The views along this section of the Camino are splendid. The village of Lires has pristine sandy beaches, perfect for a swim in hot summer days.

Day 8: Lires to Muxía (15km)

Last walking day. The departing point is the village Lires and you will pass the hamlets of Frixe, Guisamonde, Morquintián, before you reach Monte do Facho. Enjoy the views of Praia de Lourido, where you could go for a swim.

The quaint seaside village of Muxía is your final destination. Make sure to visit the sanctuary of Nosa Señora da Barca and its holy stones: the rocking stone and the ‘Kidney stone’, right by the Atlantic Ocean.

The fishing village of Muxía will charm you with its mix of pagan and religious traditions. Visit the Virxe da Barca sanctuary and its famous ‘rocking stones’ overlooking the Atlantic. And don’t forget to taste some of Galicia’s famous seafood.

  • Price per adult sharing a room: from €732pp
  • Price per adult in a single room: from €912pp

Price is per adult sharing and includes:

  • Holiday pack & maps
  • 24/7 support during your trip
  • GPS data files
  • 7 nights accommodation 
  • Continental breakfast each morning 
  • Dinner (where available)
  • Luggage Transfers

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Flights from Ireland
  • Travel insurance
  • Bike hire
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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