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Finisterre Way Guided

Santiago to Muxia

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The Camino to Fisterra is a very unique route, as it is the only one starting in Santiago de Compostela. Join one of our guided group to the Atlantic Ocean and the ‘Edge of the World’, the name given to Finisterre by the Romans.

Watch the sun set at Cape Fisterra, the very end of the Camino de Santiago. From Fisterra you will continue walking 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. Walking the Finisterre Way to Muxia, you will discover a land of fascinating traditions, magnificent coastal scenery and delicious cuisine.

Our friendly, knowledgeable English speaking guide, will give you an in depth insight into the unique history of the Camino, information on the sights you see along your route as well as on the unique flora and fauna of this region of Galicia. Relax in the knowledge that your dinner each night, luggage transfers, accommodation and airport transfers to and from Santiago airport are all looked after by us and included in this package.

The guided tour departs on specific dates only and the next tour is September 23rd 2017. You will have to select this start date when booking.

If you require more information on any of our guided trips, please dont hesitate to contact us here.

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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Your Camino trip starts once you arrive in Santiago airport.  You will be transferred to your accommodation in the centre of Santiago where this evening you will have dinner and the opportunity to meet with your guide and fellow group members.  Your guide will give you a quick summary of the coming days walks and you will be able to ask any questions you may have.  While you are in the city you should take some time to explore Santiago’s UNESCO-listed old town and its wonders before you embark on your journey to the ‘Edge of the World’!

2 Santiago de Compostela to Negreira - 22km

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5h30 | +561m / -644m
After breakfast this morning, you will start your walk to Fisterra from the Praza do Obradoiro, home to Santiago’s Cathedral. Along today’s section of the Camino you will walk past small villages and cross ancient Roman bridges. Your destination for today is the medieval town of Negreira. Pass by Pazo do Cotón, the country house of the Cotón family, and the chapel next door, dedicated to St Mauro.  You will have dinner tonight in Negreira where you will stay tonight.

3 Negreira to Abeleiroas - 28km

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5h | +306m / -352m
From A Barcala, the Fisterra Camino continues along 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.

4 Abeleiroas to Cee - 25km

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5h | +393m / -658m
From Abeleiroas, you will continue along the Finisterre Way to Olveiroa. From there, the Camino follows the river to Logoso and takes pilgrims past the Nosa Señora Chapel (Our Lady). After the chapel, the trail continues downhill through the pine groves of Alto do Cruceiro da Armada, where you will get a first glimpse of the sea!

5 Cee to Cape Fisterra - 18km

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4h | +410m / -317m
A beautiful path awaits for your last walking day to Fisterra (if you are finishing at the Cape), hugging the cliffs and coves of the bay. Your final destination is Cape Fisterra (or Finisterre in Spanish) and its striking lighthouse. Watch the sun set right at the ‘End of the World’.
Walk & Swim Short Break: This is where our Walk & Swim tour starts. Enjoy the beauty of the Atlantic Coast and its wild sandy beaches.

Today’s walk is 13km to Cape Fisterra. From here you can choose to walk the 5km back to the town of Finisterre or get a taxi.

6 Cape Fisterra to Lires - 13km

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4h | +276m / -377m
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), the ocean views along this section of the Camino are splendid. The village of Lires, your stop for the night, is home to pristine sandy beaches, perfect for a refreshing swim in hot summer days.

7 Lires to Muxía - 15km

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4h | +404m / -470m
Last walking day. Starting from the village Lires today’s Camino trail takes you to the hamlets of Frixe, Guisamonde, Morquintián, before you reach Monte do Facho. Enjoy the view and go for a swim at Praia de Lourido. The quaint fishing village of Muxía is your final destination. Make sure to visit the sanctuary of Nosa Señora da Barca right by the Atlantic Ocean and its holy stones, said to have curative powers: the rocking stone and the ‘Kidney stone’.  According to tradition, you have to walk 9 times under the ‘Pedra dos Cadrís’ to cure all your back ailments. And don’t forget to taste some of Galicia’s famous seafood.

8 Muxía

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After your breakfast this morning your guided tour will end.  You will be transferred back to Santiago airport where you will continue your journey home.  We hope you have had a fantastic trip full of unforgettable moments and hopefully lifelong friends.

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

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.

Negreira - 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.

Albeiroas - 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.

Cee - 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.

Finisterre - 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.

Lires - 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

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.