Camino Finisterre

2020 rates

Number of days

6 days walking (with the option of 5), usually booked as a 7-night package.

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.

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

Options – Combine the last 2 stages Finisterre – Lires – Muxía) into 1 longer day, thus freeing up a free day in Santiago.

La Coruña – Create the perfect week by adding in a day and night in the beautiful city that’s home to the Torre de Hercules and Riazor beach. Ask us for details!

Remember that every trip is unique and we can tailor yours to suit you.

Guideline Cost

  • €495 per person sharing (based on 2-4 people sharing double/twin rooms).
  • Flights are extra, but we book those at cost for you. Group rates available and a single supplement applies to solo travellers and accommodation bookings for single rooms.

What is included

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in ensuite rooms on a B&B basis (typically 2-3* standard). We choose our accommodations to give you the best value while still maintaining high standards.
  • Private transfer from Finisterre or Muxíá back to Santiago.
  • Internal transfer to/from Lamelas
  • Bag transfer each day.
  • Pilgrim Passport – we use those issued by Camino Society Ireland – the only officially-recognised Irish pilgrim passport.
  • Detailed walking notes for each stage, as well as ongoing advice and 24/7 emergency phone service.
  • The security provided from booking with a licensed and bonded travel agency.

Optional extra: Premier Plus travel insurance – the highest level of cover provided by Blue Insurance, Ireland’s largest travel insurance provider. (€25 pp/week, subject to terms and conditions).

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Fly from Dublin to Santiago. 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.

Day 2 – Walk 21km 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.

Day 3 – Walk 21km to Santa Mariña. 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.

Day 4 – Walk 32km 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.

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.

Day 6 – Walk 13km to Lires. Lires is a picturesque Galician village where you can admire the pretty stone cottages and walls in the knowledge that you are nearly at your walk’s end.

Day 7 – Walk 15km 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!

Day 8 – Private transfer from Muxía to Santiago airport for your return flight to Dublin.

Option: If Day 4 is too long, simply start your next day from Olveiroa, leaving 19km to Cée.

Option: Combine days 6 and 7 into one longer day, allowing a free day in Santiago at the end.