Walking the Camino Finisterre - Muxia Way from Santiago to Cape Fisterra or Muxia
The Jacobean Way comes to an end in the city of Santiago. However, many of the pilgrims decide to extend their journey to the ”Costa da Morte”. The Camino passes remote, hilly villages and finishes at the steep cliffs of Spain’s western-most point. Beautiful scenery and amazing legends and history will compliment your walk.
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In Santiago, there is so much to see and do. You can visit the Cathedral. Explore the city. Go to see the fish market. Eat lots of tapas. Or why not take a stroll around the beautiful park of Alameda and take a picture with the statue of the two Maria’s or get a great shot of the Cathedral from the viewing point.
While walking through Cee pilgrims will see lots of beaches. The Estorde beach is a seashell-shaped beach with calm waters, perfect for a quick dip! Relax in this quiet village before your last day walking to the ‘End of the World’.
Just beyond the town of Fisterra is Cape Finisterre known since Roman times as the ‘End of the World’. This is the final stop for many pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago. The finality of the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic ocean provide a great backdrop to the end of a Camino journey. Here you will also find the famous Lighthouse that plays a vital role in safely guided ships along the coastline which is known as the Coast of Death!
Santiago De Compostela to Finisterre
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SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (Arrival)
You will be booked into a hotel in the heart of the historical town of Santiago de Compostela. The rooms are en-suite.
Day 2 20.74km
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Taking the Plaza del Obradoiro as your starting point, you leave Santiago de Compostela. Today, the Camino passes many small villages and Roman bridges. Finally you will arrive at Neigreira, a town of medieval origin whose most outstanding monuments are the country house of Coton (Pazo do Coton) and an adjoining chapel dedicated to St Maurus. An option to split into two day days, with a stop over in As Maronas.
Day 3 34.03km
Passing the river Barcala, you continue along the mountainside, climbing the hillside of Monte Aro. From here you can view the Ferenza dam. Then the Camino enters the wild Serra de Castelo & the Xallas valley.
Day 4 19.09km
At first we follow the river Logosa and pass the Hermitage of Nosa Senora. Then, as we descend through the pine groves of Alto do Cruxeiro da Armada, the sea appears before us.
Day 5 12.26km
Today you will enjoy a fabulous coastal walk along cliffs and by coves to the town of Finisterre (12kms) before the final stretch of 3.5kms to Cape Fisterra and its lighthouse.
After breakfast we bid you farewell. You will need to walk back to the town of Fisterra (2.5km) and from there, take a bus back to Santiago (45mins). An option to add an extra day to Muxia.
How to Get There
Getting to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Fly into Santiago de Compostela
Ryanair and Iberia/BA fly direct to Santiago de Compostela from the UK. Ryanair flies from Stansted, Nottingham East Midlands and Liverpool and Aer Lingus operates from Dublin. Many of the flights that arrive at the airport are from internal Spanish destinations. Iberia offers the best selection of flights and you can fly to and from Santiago De Compostela from Frankfurt, Paris and Rome and Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma, Seville, Tenerife and Valencia.
Getting home from Fisterra
You will need to walk back to the town of Fisterra (2.5km) and from there, take a bus back to Santiago (45mins).
Getting home from Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Fly from Santiago de Compostela
Shuttle buses from Santiago city centre to the airport (20mins), or a private airport transfer from your hotel.