WALK THE CAMINO

The Celtic Camino

A unique trail filled with ancient monuments, breathtaking sights, exquisite food and wine, Celtic folklore and pilgrimage history. Celebrated cookery writer and chef, Tamasin Day Lewis, has written about her Celtic Camino Experience in The Telegraph Travel Section. Exclusive to WalkTheCamino, "The Celtic Camino" is a pioneering coastal walk from Santiago to Finisterre via the old pilgrimage ports of Noia and Muros.

Our exclusive coastal route to Finisterre has been designed for those looking for a different Camino experience, or simply seeking a quieter and more remote route.

This peacful route is very different from the crowded Camino France route that ends in Santiago. Our exclusive coastal route to Finisterre is a foray into the real Galicia, a rural setting that shys 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, Muros and Noia are traditional working fishing villages, 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.

When you at last reach Finisterre, there are still more paths to follow. 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.

You'll also be eligible to receive the 'Fisterra' certificate when you arrive. These are available at the town pilgrim alberge on presentation of your correctly stmaped and dates credencial.

You can also contiue for 2 more days walking, to the small fishing town of Muxia. Traditionally, after walking to Finisterre, many pilgrims went on to Muxia to visit its C12th 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 can get the Muxiana - modelled on the Compostela and Fisterrana.

The most beautiful and authentic part of Galicia for many, the route is filled with prehistoric and medieval monuments, Celtic lore, Jacobean history, outstanding sights, and Europe's best seafood. 

 

Self Guided Itinerary

We can adapt the following guided itinerary to suit your time frame and physical fitness - walk it all or we will tailor to suit you.  

Day 1 Arrive Santiago

Day 2 Walk Santiago to Brion - 13 miles / 21kms

Day 3 Brion to Noia - 14 miles / 23kms

Day 4 Noia to San Ourente - 10 miles / 16kms

Day 5 San Ourente to Esteiro - 10 miles / 16 kms

Day 6 Esteiro to Muros - 9.5 miles / 15kms

Day 7 Muros to Carnota - 14.5 miles / 23kms

Day 8 Carnota to Santa Uxia - 10 miles / 16kms

Day 9 Sta. Uxia to Corcubion - 11.5 miles / 18kms

Day 10 Corcubion to Finisterre - 7.5 miles / 12kms

Day 11 Short walk to Cape Finisterre and sightseeing day trip. Overnight Santiago

Day 12 Return to Santiago or 

Extension of two days walking to Muxia and transfer back to Santiago.

Unesco World Heritage Sites                                                                                                                                                                                                             Santiago de Compostela, Europe's most famous pilgrimage site.

Unspoilt Landscapes
Walk ancient paths with stunning views over the coastline.

Europe's Seafood Capital
Famed for the finest shellfish accompanied by excellent local wines.

Historical Pilgrim Towns
Charming Noia and Muros, the medieval pilgrim ports to the cathedral city of Santiago.

Celtic and Pagan Lore
Mystical cup and ring markings, holy fountains and shrines, embalmed bodies of Christian saints.

The World's End
Cape Finisterre, Spain's most westerly point; for many pilgrims, the final destination on the Way of St James.

Contact us today for more details about this brand new coastal walk between Santiago and Finisterre

Small Hotels and Guest Houses on the Galician Coast

You will get a real flavour of warm Galician hospitality from our hand picked hostelries. Our Bed & Breakfast accommodation includes a variety of family run inns, village houses and comfortable hotels where you will be welcomed as one of their own. All rooms have en-suite facilities. Some offer excellent evening menus by request.

Luggage transfers are provided. We move your baggage from one accommodation to the next as you walk. This daily service is organised so that all you have to worry about is carrying a day sack with your essential items.

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Monte Loure and the Muros Lagoon

  • Date

    March to October

  • Cost

    10 nights B&B with baggage transfer from £830 pp sharing double or twin rooms

  • Accommodation

    1-3 Star hotels, hostals and guest houses. All rooms with en suite facilities.

  • Grade

    Moderate

  • How To Get There

    Fly into local Airports A Coruna or Santiago de Compostela. We can arrange local transfers.

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We enjoyed our holiday very much - it was a wonderful experience. Something completely different! The organisation of the holiday was spot-on. You really couldn't have done a better job. The whole thing was perfectly tailored to our needs. It's hard to express in an e-mail how good it all was.

Anne Corrigan, UK, walking the Camino Frances

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and found the organisation excellent. We were also impressed by the friendliness and welcome we received everywhere. The information pack was useful and contained all the information we needed. So many, many thanks again for your kindness, efficiency and help in giving us such a good holiday.

Anne and Brian Harris, UK, walking the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago

We had an amazing time on the Camino... I would recommend this 6 day walk to anyone. All in all a memorable trip, and you guys did a great job in planning, arranging and organising it.

Chris and Davina, Australia, walking the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago