NEW 2016: the spectacular Camino dos Faros

cabo-vilano-lighthouse-way-camino-dos-faros-caminowaysAt CaminoWays.com, the walking and cycling holiday specialists, we are launching a brand new Camino trail for Summer 2016: the spectacular Camino dos Faros, the Lighthouse Way.

A superb coastal route, the Lighthouse Way takes in the wild and rugged beauty of Atlantic Galicia in all its glory. The route is named after the many lighthouses scattered along the cliffs and capes of this stunning region.

Walkers on the Camino dos Faros will be rewarded with spectacular ocean views, pristine sandy beaches where to go for a swim, dramatic cliffs and a rich cultural and archaeological heritage. Along the route, walkers will reach one of Galicia’s most important megalithic tombs (Dolmen de Dombate) and pre-historic villages (6th century village Castro A Cibda), a wealth of Romanesque chapels and sanctuaries and of course, many lighthouses, most of them still in operation today.

Staying in charming fishing villages along the way, walkers will get a chance to sample some of the best fish and seafood Galicia is renowned for. This area of ‘Green Spain’ is famous for its gooseneck barnacles (percebes), harvested from exposed sea cliffs by intrepid ‘percebeiros’.

The best way to discover this hidden gem is on foot: its breath taking scenery, delicious cuisine and ancient history.  The final point of the trail is the iconic Cape Fisterra, the ‘End of the World’, where you will meet pilgrims coming from Santiago de Compostela.

For more details on this breath taking route, check out: The Lighthouse Way

When and Price: From only €742pps for 7 nights from Ponteceso to Cape Fisterra. * BOOK NOW for Summer 2016 and get 10% off.

Price includes: Half-board accommodation, luggage transfers and holiday pack with practical information.

Does not include: Flights, airport transfers (optional) and travel insurance.

*Please note the Camino dos Faros or Lighthouse Way is not part of the Camino de Santiago route network but a fantastic coastal walking trail developed by a local association. However, the last stretch of the route takes walkers to Muxia, Lires and Fisterra (on the Finisterre Camino route). The trail markings will differ from the traditional yellow arrow and Camino scallop shell. You will be able to request a Muxiana and Finisterrana certificates in the local tourist offices.

For more information about the Camino dos Faros, all our Camino de Santiago routes or to book your trip, contact our travel specialists

Comments

  1. By Maria

    Hi Patricia, it is not possible to cycle this route as it takes narrow tracks by the cliffs and the beach. I hope this helps!

  2. By Lisa

    Hi Patricia, thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately the terrain on the Camino dos Faros isn’t suitable for cycling. It is a beautiful walking route. If you are looking for a Camino by bike than I can highly recommend the route from Porto. This takes you along coastal tracks and wonderful scenery. Here is the link with more details if you would like to learn about the trail – https://caminoways.com/ways/portuguese-coastal-way-caminho-da-costa/portuguese-coastal-way-full-walk Kindest wishes, Lisa from CaminoWays.

  3. By Patrícia

    Hello, can you tell me if the Camino dos faros can be made by bike? Thank you

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