Camino Finisterre Camino Finisterre from Santiago to Muxia

Activity:
Walking or Cycling
Duration:
5 Nights (opt 7 Nights)
Distance:
122 km
Difficulty:
Medium
Tour Type:
Self-Guided
Time To Go:
All Year Round
Price:
From €660
Rating:

Camino Finisterre from Santiago to Muxia

Walk to the Atlantic Coast and ‘Edge of the World’ along the magical Camino Finisterre from Santiago to Muxia or Camino de Fisterra, in a land full of fascinating traditions, delicious seafood, and spectacular scenery. This stunning region of Galicia is known as the ‘Costa da Morte’ famous for its wild beauty, seafood and interesting legends.

The quiet Camino Finisterre to Muxia is a unique 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.

From Santiago to Cee the Camino is inland, but from Cee to Finisterre (Fisterra) and to Muxia, it follows the coast.

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.

After Fisterra (Finisterre), we recommend you continue your journey along the craggy coastline of Atlantic Galicia to the fishing village of Muxía, famed for its sanctuary by the ocean and ‘magic’ stones.

It is also available as a guided tour, see details here: Camino Finisterre Guided.

Finisterre Pilgrim Certificates

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

Of course, as you are going away from Santiago de Compostela, you will not be able to get your Pilgrim Certificate in Santiago de Compostela. Unless you combine this Camino with one that finishes in Santiago.

To Get your Certificate in Santiago, you need to combine with a Camino to Santiago, such as; the Camino Frances from Sarria or the Camino Portugues Coastal from Baiona, etc…

Camino Finisterre Reverse Route

This route can also be done in reverse, walking from Muxia and Finisterre to Santiago de Compostela.

Click below to create or customise your Camino Finisterre to Muxia. You can walk or cycle.

Map of the Camino Finisterre from Santiago to Muxia

Itinerary of the Camino Finisterre from Santiago 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.
21 km
Negreira
Negreira

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

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. Take time to visit Pazo do Cotón (picture courtesy of: Xosema), the country house of the Cotón family, and the chapel next door, dedicated to St Mauro.

29 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.

25 km
Cee
Cee

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! The coastal town of Cee is your stop for the night.

16 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’.

16 km
Lires
Lires

The village of Lires is home to pristine sandy beaches, perfect for a refreshing swim in hot summer days. 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.

15 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

All our trips include selected accommodation with private bathroom, holiday pack with electronic route information guidebook, links for your google maps; and 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising support vehicle if needed.

OPTIONAL: You will also have the option to add or remove the Luggage transfers (one bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (where available), bike rental and airport transfers.

Bike Rental: If you have booked bike rental please note that €100 refundable deposit per bike will be charged on departure date.

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. See http://caminoways.com/country-cottages for more details.

NOT INCLUDED: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)

*This year, important restoration works continue at Santiago Cathedral in order to get the cathedral fully restored ahead of Holy Year 2021. Read more here.

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."
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!
Mary, United States - September 2016
"This September I did my second trip with Camino Ways. My husband and I walked for 16 days. We started in Porto, Portugal and walked to Santiago (12 days) and then on to Finisterre (4 days.) I highly recommend Camino Ways! They handled the accommodations, which included breakfast every day and dinner 12 nights. This Camino is not nearly as popular as the French Way, but it is very lovely. I took hundreds of pictures. Each day was an exciting adventure. The luggage transfers worked perfectly. What a pleasure to only carry your day back and have your luggage shuttled to the next destination."
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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