WALK THE CAMINO

Camino de Finisterre

This is the traditional add on to the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, many pilgrims used to undertake the final leg of the Way to Cape Finisterre after having rested for a few days in Santiago. Extra days on the Cape are recommended or why not extend by two days to Muxia.

The origin of the pilgrimage to Cape Finisterre, on the Atlantic coast, is believed to date from pre-Christian times and was possibly associated with Finisterre's status as the "End of the World", according to its latin name Finis Terrae.

The final leg to Finisterre makes for a stand alone journey for those that are looking for a new Camino experience, or seeking a quieter and more remote route.

You can choose to walk the main path to Finisterre across the green hills of the Costa da Morte region, or the slightly longer but very scenic coastal walk to Finisterre -a 90 km walk from Santiago de Compostela.

The region is rich in heritage and folklore with many pre-Christian sacred locations. The best known are Monte Pindo, a pink granite mountain known as "the Celtic Olympus of the Galicians"; the small fishing town of Muxia, closely connected with the legend of St James, where one of Galicia's most famous pilgrimages takes place in September; and the very own Cape Finisterre, source of many legends as edge of the world.

Contact us and we will gladly create a personalised Camino de Finisterre itinerary designed around your needs and interests.

A traditional add on to the Camino de Santiago, many pilgrims used to undertake the final leg of the Way to Cape Finisterre after having rested for a few days in Santiago

The origin of the pilgrimage to Finisterre is believed to date from pre-Christian times and was possibly associated with Finisterre's status as the "End of the World".

You can choose to walk the main path to Finisterre across the green hills of the Costa da Morte region, or the slightly longer but very scenic coastal walk to Finisterre -a 90 km walk from Santiago de Compostela.

The coastal Camino to Finisterre follows the sea shore along spectacular long beaches with high mountains behind them. Close to the city of Santiago, the town of Noia is often described as a "Santiago de Compostela in miniature". The town was develop by archbishop Bérenger de Landore, who established his residence there, building small churches and palaces.

The main Camino to Finisterre goes along the lush, green Costa da Morte hills. Something of the real Galicia, rural and away from the big towns, the area is rich in heritage and folklore with many pre-Christian sacred locations.

At the end of the path, Finisterre -or Fisterra as it is called locally- is a traditional working fishing village, not overly geared up for tourism. The area is steeped in history and legend and there are many places to see. From pre-Christian times up to the Middle Ages, Cape Finisterre was believed to be the edge of the known world.

A day's walk away from Finisterre, the small but lively fishing port town of Muxia has also historical connections to the Camino de Santiago. After walking to Finisterre, many pilgrims went on to Muxia to visit its 12th century pilgrim church and Sanctuary of Virxe da Barca (Our Lady of the Boat) with its rocking stone. There is a pilgrims' office in town where you may be able to get the Muxiana - modelled on the Compostela pilgrim certificate you received in Santiago.

The Camino de Finisterre makes for a stand alone journey for those that are looking for a new Camino experience, or seeking a quieter and more remote route

Very peaceful route and very different from the crowded route prior to Santiago, the Camino to Finisterre is a foray into the real Galicia, rural and away from the big towns. The Atlantic coastline is beautiful and unspoilt, and the area is rich in heritage and folklore with many pre-Christian sacred locations.

Finisterre -or Fisterra as it is called locally- is a traditional working fishing village, not overly geared up for tourism. The port side café bars serve wonderful fresh seafood. It's a rare pleasure to sit with a plate of the freshest sardines, scallops or fried squid and gaze out to sea, so why not turn your time here into a gastronomic event.

There are many paths to enjoy from Finisterre. A must do is the round trip of the Cape and its landmarks, ending at the famed lighthouse. With its 2 kms of white sand, a walk on Finisterre's Langosteira beach searching for your own scallop shell makes for a superb ending to the whole experience.

A day's walk away from Finisterre, the small fishing town of Muxia is also part of the Camino de Santiago experience. After walking to Finisterre, many pilgrims went on to Muxia to visit its 12th century pilgrim church and Sanctuary of Virxe da Barca (Our Lady of the Boat) with its rocking stone. There is a pilgrims' office in town where you may be able to get the Muxiana - modelled on the Compostela pilgrim certificate you received in Santiago.

Delightful Galician country houses set in beautiful surroundings

Our Bed & Breakfast accommodation includes a variety of family run traditional farmhouses, historic homes, and two and three star hotels. All rooms have en-suite facilities.

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Green Galicia

  • Date

    March to November.

  • Cost

    6 nights B&B with baggage transfers from £485 pp sharing double / twin rooms

  • Accommodation

    A mix 1 - 3* hostals, hotels and guest houses. All private rooms have en suite facilities. Breakfasts included.

  • Grade

    Easy/Moderate

  • How To Get There

    Fly into Santiago or A Coruna. Local transfers can be arranged.

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