Camino Finisterre – Santiago to Finisterre, Muxía and A Coruna – June 2019

 Guided Walk

 

Description

This is a Camino with a difference because all roads lead from, instead of to, Santiago! It is a walk with a different feel – you are now heading to the sea and to the “end of the world”. Having reached the lighthouse in Finisterre, you are experiencing a different ending, a different sense of achievement.

Continue on to Muxía to see the Costa da Morte (the Coast of Death), at its most beautiful.

Return to Santiago via a day trip to A Coruña where you get to see the Tower of Hercules, the famous lighthouse from where it’s said that Ireland was first spotted before being invaded by the sons of Breogan.

The level of difficulty is moderate – the rolling hills in this part of Galicia are similar in many respects to the Irish countryside.

 

Departure Date and Cost (Saturday to Saturday):

  • June 22nd – 29th (Saturday – Saturday)
  • €595 pps (not including flight – flight booked at cost).
  • Single Supplement €150 for first 6 places, €200 thereafter.
  • If a single traveller is willing to share and a partner can’t be found, SS of €75 applies.
  • €30 discount for previous Camino Groups walkers!

All our escorted walks are with an Irish guide – the emphasis is on having fun while experiencing the Camino at your own pace!

 

What’s included:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in ensuite rooms on a B&B basis.
  • Transfers to/from Santiago to/from Santiago airport.
  • Day trip from Finisterre to A Coruña and on to Santiago.
  • Bag transfer each day.
  • Pilgrim Passport (Issued by Camino Society Ireland – the only official Irish pilgrim passport).
  • Premier Plus travel insurance – the highest level of cover available from Blue Insurance, Ireland’s largest travel insurance provider.
  • An Irish tour guide to accompany you every step of the way.
  • A Camino Groups walking top – the must-have fashion accessory of 2019!
  • Detailed walking notes and accommodation maps.

Note:

  • Flights are not included in the prices, but as a licensed and bonded travel agency, we will book your flights at cost for you. The earlier you book, the cheaper it will be!

 

Itinerary

Saturday, June 22nd, Day 1

  • Fly from Dublin to Santiago. Upon arrival, you are provided with a private transfer to Santiago city centre.
  • Stay in Santiago for your first night and enjoy exploring the historic centre of the city, all centred around the cathedral in the Plaza Obradoiro.

Sunday 23rd, Day 2

  • Walk 22km to Negreira. While the first part of the day sees you quickly escape the clutches of urban Santiago, you soon feel the freedom of a quieter countryside than that experienced from Sarria to Santiago.
  • The Roman bridge and horseshoe waterfall at Ponte Maceira is a highlight of this, and indeed any, Camino stage.

Monday 24th, Day 3

  • Walk 22km to Lamelas. From Negreira, you will ascend gradually for a full 11km or so until just before Vilaserio, while the second half of the day levels out.
  • Transfer to Olveiroa to spend the night in this tranquil hamlet.

Tuesday 25th, Day 4

  • Return transfer to Lamelas, walk 29km to Cée. A long day, but the peace of leaving the roadside while crossing from Hospital to Cée is worth it all.
  • The pretty hamlets of Ponte Olveira, Olveiroa and Logoso mark the earlier part of a day that eventually brings you downhill to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

Wednesday 26th, Day 5

  • Walk 13km to Finisterre. Your entire day is spent getting views of journey’s end, the headland of Finisterre. The beaches at Estorde and Sardiñeiro whet your appetite for the beautiful beach of Langosteira which brings you all the way to the fishing town of Finisterre.
  • A 6km round trip to the lighthouse allows you to watch the sun go down over the end of the world.

Thursday 27th, Day 6 – Optional walk

  • Walk 29km to Muxía. Muxía is a quiet Camino jewel – many finish walking in Finisterre and don’t know what they are missing! Explore the wild Atlantic crashing against the shore and admire the Señora de la Barca church standing proud against the Atlantic.  Remember that the beautiful Costa da Morte gets its name for good reason – don’t stray too close to the water!
  • Return to Finisterre for overnight.

Friday 28th, Day 7

  • Day trip to A Coruña, for a brief guided tour before visiting the Tower of Hercules.
  • Return to Santiago for overnight.

Saturday 29th, Day 8

  • Free morning in Santiago before returning to Santiago airport for the return flight to Dublin.