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Camino dos Faros

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198.0km
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10 days
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Camino dos Faros Map
The Camino dos Faros follows the coastline from Malpica to Finsiterre. Passing by many lights houses, the terrain is rugged but the views are breathtaking out of the Atlantic Ocean.

Highlights

Faro de Muxia

Located on the Muxia rocks, facing the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the famous lighthouse Faro de Muxia. This famous lighthouse has also given the Camino its name – Camino dos Faros. Surrounded by flat rocks, the legend tells that these are magical rocks that would never slip into the sea.

Coastal Landscapes

Hiking in Galicia, and especially along the coast is the best way to see the wilderness of this region. Green hills and wild seascapes will make your soul reconnecting and singing all the way to Finisterre. It is certainly a nice, quiet place for a good mind rest.

Gastronomy

Since you are on a coastal route, the main thing here is seafood. Try some fried octopus, marinated “a la Gallego”. You can also get some grilled prawns and accompany those dishes with a glass of wine, a Finca de Malpica, a red wine made with Cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo grapes.

Malpica to Finisterre
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Included in this package
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Specially chosen 2-3* hotels or equivalent
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Our Holiday or Pilgrim Pack
  • 24/7 Customer Service
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  • Premium Accommodation
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Additional Night
  • Dinners
  • Day Tours Available
Not included
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks/Lunch

Itinerary

Day 1

Malpica
(Arrival

You will be booked into a hotel to relax before your journey along the coast begins.

Day 2
23km

Malpica to Ninóns

Leaving the lighthouse in the port of Malpica you will come to the first cliffs of the Camino dos Faros as you make your way to Beo. Crossing a river (boots off!) then continuing along the beach you will then follow a stream to the lighthouse Punta Nariga. Descending from here you arrive in your stop for the night Ninóns.

Day 3
26km

Ninóns to Ponteceso

Following the coast to the Port of Santa Marina you will then start a demanding ascent to reach Virxe do Faro and some breathtaking views. Descending you will pass close to a windfarm, before reaching the village of O Roncudo and then descending to the lighthouse of Roncudo.  A pleasant mixture of beach and forests take you to a boardwalk to enter Ponteceso.

Day 4
26km

Ponteceso to Laxe

Although today starts on a road, you are soon in pine groves, then on the beach before walking along the estuary of the River Anllóns.  From As Grelas you then move inland passing some amazing archaeological pieces before returning to the coast. Ascending to the highpoint of today, Castle of Lourido, you will descend to pass by more pine forest and eucalyptus trees to Rebordelo beach.  Your final stretch for today take you along the beach and promenade to the village of Laxe.

Day 5
18km

Laxe to Arou

The start of today takes you out to the lighthouse where you have an amazing view of the estuary. Then passing the ‘A Furna de la Espuma’ and ‘La Playa de los Cristales’ you will come to the Rock of Soesto.  Continuing then on beaches you will come to another unique landscape on the Camino dos Faros of rocks and stones of all shapes and sizes. Passing ports and beaches and finally taking a small coastal path you will arrive in Arou

Day 6
23km

Arou to Camarinas

Today’s walk takes you along the most treacherous stretch of this coastline where many ships have been wrecked.  The walk however will not wreck you too much! Heading out to the Loberias viewpoint is a great start to the walk.  Continuing then across gorse bushes where small coves are full of ball shaped stones will take you to the port of Santa Marina. Ascending the dune more breathtaking views await at the top.  This is also the halfway point of the Camino dos Faros. Descending down to cross small coves and beaches you will then ascend again to Mount Pedroso and the lighthouse of Vilán.  From here one final stretch of the coast take you to the fishing port of Camarinas.

Day 7
32km

Camarinas to Muxía

This is the longest day on this route and today you get a change of scenery as you move inland. A mixture of walking on roads, beaches and through forests will distract you from the distance you are travelling as well as passing by the lighthouse of Lago, as well as rehabilitated mills on the river Negro. Crossing Os Muínos beach you will take a steep hill to Chorente, then passing through the forest you will get your first sight of Muxia, and where you will arrive after crossing two more beaches. In Muxia be sure to visit the Church Santa Maria, go up to the summit of Mount Corpino where you can appreciate magnificent views from its bell tower and if the weather is good head out to la Punta da Barca to enjoy one of the most amazing sunsets on the Costa da Morte.

Day 8
24km

Muxía to Nemina

Leaving Muxía you will cross Lourido beach before ascending Mount Cachelmo where you will be welcomed by panoramic views. A number of descents to beaches and ascents to mounts, each with equally amazing views takes you to the lighthouse of Tourinán, the western most point of the Camino dos Faros. Leaving this peninsula and pasing through the village of Talón you will arrive in the beach of Nemina.

Day 9
26km

Nemina to Finisterre

Setting out on your final day you will start crossing the beach of Nemina, arriving at the estuary of the Lires follow the river upstream to cross this by a bridge to walk through the village of Lires to arrive at the beach.  From here you will ascend to a cliff top walk, then down to the beach of Rostro before back up again to the cliff tops.  Moving inland briefly through villages you will come back to coast and beach of Arnela.  From here you will ascend to the antennas of Cape Nave then the final part descending to the beach of Faro then a final ascent to the end goal,the lighthouse of Finisterre. A short walk after this will take you to the town of Fisterre where you will spend your last night.

Day 10

Finisterre

After breakfast we bid you farewell.

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