Camino Finisterre Cycling the Camino Finisterre to Muxia 3 days

Activity:
Walking or Cycling
Duration:
4 Nights (opt 7 Nights)
Distance:
122 km
Difficulty:
Medium
Tour Type:
Time To Go:
All Year Round
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Cycling the Camino Finisterre to Muxia 3 days

Cycle to the Atlantic Coast and ‘Edge of the World’ by cycling the Camino Finisterre, a magical route in a land full of fascinating traditions, delicious seafood, and spectacular scenery.

The quiet Camino Finisterre is a unique Camino cycling route, as it is the only Camino trail starting in Santiago de Compostela and heading West to the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Fisterra. This is an ancient trail linked to the pre-Christian origins of the Camino de Santiago.

This cycling route is one of the only routes that starts in Santiago de Compostela and continues on to the Atlantic Coast. Over 3 days and 4 nights you will cycle from Santiago to Abeleiroas, climbing Mount Aro and enjoying wonderful views of the valleys below. You will then arrive at your next destination, Finisterre, by hugging the coastline. Get there in time to watch the sunset at the end of the world.

Then it is on to Muxia, one of the most scenic and splendid Camino trails with pristine sandy beaches and plenty of chance to cool off in the ocean with a swim. The fishing village of Muxía is famed for its sanctuary by the ocean and ‘magic’ stones. This stunning region of Galicia is known as the ‘Costa da Morte’ famous for its wild beauty, seafood, and interesting legends.

Quiet villages and hamlets, remote farmland, and unspoiled countryside await on this Camino route to the sea cliffs of the westernmost point in Spain, at Cape Fisterra.

On this Camino, you can claim your ‘Finisterrana’ pilgrim certificate in Fisterra and a ‘Muxiana’ pilgrim certificate if you continue along the coast to Muxía.

This is a medium challenge cycling route so a good level of fitness is advised to fully enjoy the route.

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Map of Cycling Camino Finisterre to Muxia

Itinerary of Cycling Camino Finisterre to Muxia

This is the most popular itinerary, you may be able to combine or split the distance for each day. Click on get a quote to customize your trip.

Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela
You arrive in Santiago de Compostela.
50 km
Abeleiroas
Abeleiroas

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.

41 km
Finisterre
Finisterre

A beautiful path awaits for your walking day to Fisterra, 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’.

31 km
Muxía
Muxía

The ocean views along this section of the Camino are splendid. The village of Lires is home to pristine sandy beaches, perfect for a refreshing swim in hot summer days. 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’. 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. 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.

Accommodation

Standard Hotel & Guesthouse

We have hand-picked hotels and guesthouses along the Camino for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to your Camino trail. All rooms are en-suite with bathroom.

For our family packages, we have hand-picked establishments with outdoor space and swimming pools where possible. Where accommodation with private outdoor space is not available, we have selected comfortable hotels with spacious common areas as well as a convenient location close to recreational areas and sights. As your comfort is our priority, we try to book hotels located within walking distance of the Camino. Despite our effort, on rare occasions your accommodation can be located a few kilometers away from the trail, so we organise transportation to/from your accommodation.

Access

How to Get There

Live information on Rome2Rio. We can also arrange private transfers if you prefer, just ask us.

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela Airport 11km: There is shuttle bus from Santiago city centre to the airport, departing every 30min. Bus stops are: city centre (Plaza de Galicia),  train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) and bus station (Estación de Autobuses). See: www.empresafreire.com.

Vigo Airport 90km: From Santiago you can take a train to Vigo Guixar (see www.renfe.com) or a bus to Travesia de Vigo (every hour). You should then take a city bus from Travesia de Vigo to Vigo Airport (every 30 min).

A Coruna Airport 70km: From Santiago you can take a train to A Coruña (30 min approximately) and then take a bus from Alfonso Molina (line 4051) to the airport (every 30 min, takes 20 min approximately). Monbus has services from Santiago to A Coruña Airport (every 3 hours), see monbus.es/en for details.

Porto Airport 210km: There is a direct bus connection between Santiago (Estación de Autobuses) and Porto airport once or twice a day (taking 4h or 6h resp.). See www.alsa.es.

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. 
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.
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).
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.

Whats Included

  • Included: Selected accommodation with private bathrooms, Holiday Pack on your mobile phone (Route ebook and Google Maps) and a 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising a support vehicle if needed. In 2021 we also offer a Free Postponement with every booking made
  • Not included: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Optional: Luggage transfers (On by default. One bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (On by default, where available), bike rental (On by default) and airport transfers, etc…

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Note on Accommodation: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you 2 nights in the same town with provided transfers. If you are booking Superior collection or Country cottages, please note it is subject to availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Superior/Country cottage accommodation may be away from the route with included transfers. More details.

Have questions? Read our FAQ pages.

Elmarie, South Africa - March
"I made use of Camino Ways for organizing at least four hikes or parts of the Camino de Santiago that I have completed during the past few years. All of the arrangements were done excellently and nothing unexpected happened. It really contributed to me having the best time of my life."
Susan, USA - March
"What a terrific walk from Santiago to Muxia. Super pace, super accommodations and transport, supper support."
Jessie, Canada - July
Thank you Caminoways for providing us with the opportunity to experience the Camino and all the treasures it offers. We met the most wonderful people-pilgrims and citizens alike. The memories of walking through the towns and countryside visit me daily still and I hope to return one day. Everything Caminoways organized was so well done; the accommodations were varied and yet always comfortable and clean, the luggage transfer worked out perfectly and the staff were helpful and friendly. It was certainly a Buen Camino!
Luna, United States - September
Luna, USA - Show up and walk/bike - Everything else was done! My tour was custom designed by the lovely folks at Camino Ways. I went solo and together we crafted the number of kilometres I wanted to walk, what villages to stay in, and to top it off - a bike rental for 3 days to chill out at Finisterra & Muxia (by the sea). The plan worked out very smoothly and effectively. One of the best features was that the overnights were always centrally located and the best in the area. Very impressed!
Catherine, UK - July 2016
"To celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary we walked from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre in early July. When we arrived in Santiago de Compostela, I remarked to my husband that a lot of people were limping. By the weekend it was me who was limping into the cathedral but after a wonderful five days walking with Caminoways, I had no regrets. Only on the first day we took food with us and subsequently we realised that there were bars and cafes all along the route and it was nicer to eat freshly prepared local food. We did carry water but it's not really necessary as fountains and cafes were readily available. It was a big plus not carrying our bags as the baggage transfer worked perfectly. The hotels booked for us by Caminoways were all great with friendly staff who despite our lack of Spanish went out of their way to help us with anything. Meals and pick ups all worked perfectly. It was nice to have the walking notes so we could read ahead and know what to expect but they weren't really necessary as the route was so well marked and locals always helped out if the way wasn't clear. This was a very special experience and I look forward to walking again Caminoways."
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