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Finisterre Way Cycling – Santiago to Muxia

To the End of the World

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The Camino to Fisterra is a very unique route, as it is the only one starting in Santiago de Compostela. Cycling the Camino to Fisterra, you will be heading West to the Atlantic Ocean and the ‘End of the World’, the name given to Finisterre by the Romans.

Watch the sun set at Cape Fisterra, at the very end of the Camino de Santiago. From Fisterra you will continue cycling following the Atlantic ocean across the so-called Costa da Morte (‘Coast of Death’), where ancient inhabitants worshipped the sun and felt they could connect with loved ones in the other world.

This stunning region will reward you with spectacular ocean views, pristine sandy beaches and some of the best seafood in the country. In the fishing village of Muxía, make sure you walk nine times under the ‘Pedra dos Cadrís’ stone outside the Virxe da Barca sanctuary, said to have curative powers. Cycling the Finisterre Way to Muxia, you will discover a land of fascinating traditions, magnificent coastal scenery and delicious cuisine.

*We recommend cycling the Camino only if you have some essential bike maintenance knowledge and if you have some cycling experience. Cycling the Camino de Santiago – How it Works.

Trip highlights

  • See the sun set at the 'End of the World'
  • Be enchanted by the Costa da Morte wild beauty
  • Treat your tastebuds to the most delicious seafood
  • Feel the magic powers of Muxía rocking stones

1 Santiago de Compostela

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The vibrant city of Santiago de Compostela is the starting point for your Camino cycling adventure. Explore its charming old town and enjoy the city’s lively atmosphere before you set off.

2 Santiago de Compostela to Albeiroas - 50km

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5h30 | +1207m / -1173m
Your starting point will be the conic Praza do Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela. On your first day cycling the Finisterre Way you will pass many small villages and cross ancient Roman bridges across green Galicia. In Negreira take a break and check out the Pazo do Cotón, the country house of the Cotón family, and its chapel dedicated to St Mauro. After crossing the river Barcala you will begin a climb to Monte Aro where you will enjoy great views of the Fervenza dam before you enter the wild Serra de Castelo and the Xallas Valley.

3 Albeiroas to Cape Finisterre - 43km

3h | +656m / -864m
From Albeiroas the Camino follows the river to Logoso and takes pilgrims to the chapel of Nosa Señora (Our Lady). After the chapel the trail moves downhill through the pine groves of Alto do Cruceiro da Armada, where you will catch the first glimpse of the sea. The final stretch to Finisterre will see you cycling a lovely track hugging the coast. Your final destination is Cape Finisterre, KM0 of the Camino, and believed to be the ‘End of the World’ by the Romans. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the lighthouse.

4 Cape Finisterre to Muxía - 28km

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3h | +739m / -847m
After spending a night in Finisterre, your last cycling day on the Camino de Fisterra awaits. It is a relatively short cycling day but probably the most beautiful of the route. You will be following the Atlantic Ocean towards the fishing village of Muxía, passing tiny hamlets, villages and pristine sandy beaches on your way. On a hot day, you should take the opportunity to go for a swim in the ocean or stop for a beach picnic. After Lires, you will continue along the coast down to Vaosilveiro, Frixe, Guisamonde, Morquintián, Monte do Facho, Lourido beach and finally the village of Muxía.

5 Muxía

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The quaint fishing village of Muxía is the perfect spot to savour some of the Costa da Morte’s best seafood. Don’t forget to visit the Nosa Señora da Barca sanctuary by the ocean and test the ‘magic powers’ of Muxía’s famous ‘rocking stones’.

Hotels and country cottages have been carefully selected for their location, comfort, character, food and hospitality. They are subject to availability and if the hotel described is not available, we will provide you with one of the same standard, comfort and price. Please note: Accommodation is subject to availability.

Santiago de Compostela - Standard / Superior / Parador

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.
Superior Collection: Stay in the best hotels on the Camino de Santiago: we have selected luxurious 4 and 5-star hotels, boutique guesthouses, relaxing country homes and stunning heritage ‘Parador’ hotels so you can feel pampered.
Parador: Full of history, classic ‘Paradors’ or heritage buildings will make your Camino experience extra special.

Albeiroas - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Cape Fisterra - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Muxía - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Santiago Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Finisterre Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Flying IN and OUT

How to get to Santiago:
Best Option: Santiago de Compostela airport (12km)
Aer Lingus offers flights from Dublin; Ryanair from London (Stansted), Milan (Bergamo) and Frankfurt (Hahn), Vueling from London Gatwick, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Munich, Dusseldorf, Rome and Zurich; Easyjet from Geneva, London (Gatwick), Rome and Basel; Swiss from Zurich; Turkish Airlines from Istambul. Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla airport also has many flights from Spanish cities; with many daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona. See www.skyscanner.com.
Alternative Option: Vigo Airport (90km)
Direct flights to Dublin, Edinburgh (Ryanair), London-Luton (Air Nostrum), Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Lisbon, Rome and Paris. See: www.skyscanner.com.
Alternative Option: Porto airport (210km)
Porto airport is connected with many European cities, with flights from London (Gatwick) with easyJet; Dublin, Liverpool and Rome (Ciampino) with Ryanair. There are also a few direct flights from New York (Newark) with TAP and from Toronto (Pearson International) with Air Transat. See www.skyscanner.com.

How to get back from Cape Fisterra:
Best Option: Santiago de Compostela airport (80km)
Aer Lingus fly to Dublin; Ryanair to London (Stansted), Milan (Bergamo) and Frankfurt (Hahn), Vueling to Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Munich, Dusseldorf, Rome and Zurich; Easyjet to Geneva, London (Gatwick), Rome and Basel; Swiss to Zurich; Turkish Airlines to Istambul. Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla airport also has many flights to Spanish cities; with many daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona. See www.skyscanner.com.
Alternative Option: Vigo Airport (150km)
Direct flights to Dublin, Edinburgh (Ryanair), London-Luton (Air Nostrum), Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Lisbon, Rome and Paris. See: www.skyscanner.com.
Alternative Option: Porto airport (260km)
Porto airport is connected with many European cities, with flights to London (Gatwick) with easyJet; Dublin, Liverpool and Rome (Ciampino) with Ryanair. There are also a few direct flights to New York (Newark) with TAP and Toronto (Pearson International) with Air Transat. See www.skyscanner.com.

Transfers TO and FROM Airport

How to get to Santiago:
From: Santiago de Compostela airport (12km)
From Santiago airport you can take a shuttle bus (departing every 30min) to the centre. Bus stops include the bus station (Estación de Autobuses), train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) and city centre (Plaza de Galicia). See www.empresafreire.com.
From: Vigo airport (90km)
From Vigo airport you can take city bus to Travesia de Vigo (every 30 min). From there you can take a bus to Santiago (every hour) or a train from nearby Vigo Guixar station (see www.renfe.com for schedule).
From: Porto airport (210km)
There is a direct bus connection between Porto airport and Santiago (Estación de Autobuses) once or twice a day (taking 4h or 6h resp.). See www.alsa.es.
How to get back from Cape Finisterre and Muxía:
There are various bus companies operating from Fisterra and Muxía with a few departures per day (only 2 per day from Muxía). The journey from Fisterra takes approximately 2h30, and 2h from Muxía. For details see: www.monbus.es and www.autocaresvazquez.net for Fisterra; and Buses Ferrin for Muxía. Please note bus timetables vary at the weekends.
To: Santiago de Compostela airport (80km)
Once in Santiago, you can take a shuttle bus from Santiago bus station to the airport, departing every 30min. Bus stops are bus station (Estación de Autobuses), train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) and city centre (Plaza de Galicia). See www.empresafreire.com.
To: Vigo airport (150km)
Follow instructions to Santiago and from Santiago you can take either a bus to Travesia de Vigo or train to Vigo Guixar station, then take a bus to the airport from Travesia de Vigo (near Vigo Guixar station).
To: Porto airport (260km)
From Santiago bus station you can take a bus to Porto airport once or twice a day (taking 4h or 6h resp.). See www.alsa.es.
Contact the team if you would like us to organise a private transfer.

Please select from our available tours below and proceed to booking. Contact the team if you have any special requests.


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1. Tour options - Select your trip type

  • Stay in our hand-picked accommodation. Price pp, half board.

    Single Room
    €579
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    €468

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3. No. of rooms

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What's Included

  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Rooms en-suite
  • Half board accommodation (dinners included in smaller towns)
  • Holiday pack: inc. notes & map(s) & pilgrim passport, what to bring, useful information

We also offer

  • Airport Transfers, Hotel Upgrades (where available), Bike Rental