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Horse Ride Camino Finisterre

Summary

  • Horse Ride Camino Finisterre

Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre.

Finisterre was known by the Romans as the End of the World and for many pilgrims even today is the ultimate ending to their Camino journey.  This package will allow you to travel on horseback to the End of the World experiencing the unique and wondrous landscape of this coastal region of Galicia.

Camino on Horseback is all inclusive! 
25 Aug 18 – 28 Aug 18
08 Sep 18 – 11 Sep 18
13 Oct 18 – 16 Oct 18

Who will come with us?
The manager and organizer of the specific route are going to lead the way on the lead horses. With an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) carrying your luggage and everything you need, you can rest assured you will have a comfortable trip.

The Horses
The Horses are well suited to the terrain, mostly native breeds. You need not be an expert rider, but some experience in horse riding is advised.

Itinerary


Horse Ride Camino Finisterre map
Horse Ride the Camino Finisterre Day 1 Santiago to Negreira
The first ride on this trip is a relatively short ride.  Leaving behind Santiago we will head initially north up to the small mountain village of Trasmonte.  From here we will then descend to Ponte Maceira to cross the Tambre River on the beautiful Roman Bridge to arrive at our destination for the day Negreira.  This is the largest town between Santiago and Finisterre.

Horse Ride the Camino Finisterre Day 2Negreira to Olveiroa
Today you will pass through the oldest medieval town of Portugal, Ponte de Lima and cross the Lima River.  Moving closer to the Finisterree border with Spain you will witness the landscape getting hillier and greener.  You are now in the heart of the Mino region.  Tonight you will stop over in Calherios staying in the palace of a Count.

Horse Ride the Camino Finisterre Day 3Olveiroa to Muxia
The ups and downs of today will take you through villages where the ever increasing small of the sea will entice you on.  The arrival to Muxia is truly beautiful along beaches and over dunes to reach the promenade.  In Muxia you can visit the church, A Virxen da Barca which is on the foot of a cliff.  We will relax over dinner and spend the night in this fishing village.

Horse Ride the Camino Finisterre Day 4Muxia to Finisterre
This final day you will make your way along the irregular Costa de Morte with its many caves and estuaries that have been formed by the power of the Atlantic Ocean.  Firstly reaching the town of Fisterre we will continue out to the Cape of Finisterre.  A mixture of sandy beaches and large rock formations will take us to the lighthouse and where pilgrims in the past would have taken leave of their fears and sorrows, burning their old clothes to purify themselves.  After visiting here we will return to Brion-Los Angeles where we started.

We can assist with arranging transfers from here to Santiago Airport or even a night in Santiago so don?t hesitate to ask you Camino consultant about this.

Included

Included

  • Great mix of comfortable accommodation in 2-3* hotels or equivalent
  • Breakfasts, lunches & dinners with local foods
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Experience guide
  • Our Holiday/ Pilgrim Pack
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Horses
  • Car support
  • Horse equipment

Optional

  • Extra nights
  • Upgrade to authentic & luxury accommodation in Santiago (Parador)
  • Airport transfers

Not Included

  • Flights/train
  • Insurance
  • Drinks/Lunch

Transport

Fly In

Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela airport with Aerlingus, Ryanair and Iberia/BA (can book return flights).

Starting Point

There is a regular shuttle bus from the airport to the city centre which takes 20mins.

Getting Home

Santiago de Compostela
There is a direct bus from Finisterre town to Santiago de Compostela (3h).
– Mon to Fri: 8:20, 11:45, 14:45, 16:45, 19:00
– Sat: 8:20, 11:45, 13:30, 16:45, 19:00
– Sun: 11:45, 16:45, 19:00

Then you can catch the regular shuttle bus from the city centre to the airport (20mins).

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  • Grade: Camino Difficulty Rating image 
  • Distance: 98 km
  • Duration: 5 Days Camino Trip Legend 1
  • Trip style: GuidedCamino Trip Legend 2
  • Price from: 1590 EURCamino Trip Legend 3
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