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CAMINO DE FINISTERRE: Santiago - Finisterre (Self-guided)

Finisterre Camino

A mythical and symbolic Camino to the end of the world

The Fisterra Camino is most faithful depiction of the historical cry of the pilgrim, who exclaimed “Ultreia!” (Still further!). And it really is further than the goal in Compostela — after having venerated the remains of the apostle St. James — when many pilgrims decide to discover the end of the world, and do not hesitate to overcome the sacrifices of the harsh days behind them to walk some more days.
Until the end of the Middle Ages, the "Costa da Morte" (“Death Coast”) was the furthest stronghold of land known, the place where pre-Roman peoples believed that souls ascended to heaven. A mythical and symbolic space that left the Roman conquerors open-mouthed when they saw the sun disappearing into the immense ocean. Since then, Cape Fisterra has magnetised every visitor in the same way.

Arrival

Free day in Santiago.
Accommodation: Hotel 3*

Stage 1: Santiago - Ponte Maceira (17 km / 10,5 miles)

You leave the Praza do Obradoiro and head along the route through the lost Pilgrims’ gateway, downhill through bucolic areas to the river Sar. Continue through the parish of Figueiras, then Villestro, Roxos and Alto do Vento. You reach Augapesada and climb up to the top of Mar de Ovellas, with magnificent views over the valley of Amaía. Go through Carballo, Trasmonte, Reino and Burgueiros, and arrive to the River Tambre over the most significant bridge on this Way, A Ponte Maceira.
Accommodation: Country Hotel (3*)

Stage 2: Ponte Maceira - Santa Marina (24 km / 15 miles)

After A Ponte Maceira take a wooded footpath next to the river and go up to A Chancela, and come to Negreira. Leave Negreira by crossing the River Barcala. Cornado is the last town in the municipality of Negreira, which gives way to Mazaricos. The native vegetation and the beauty of the landscape preside over these first kilometres: gorse and cornfields, pine trees and eucalyptus … together with a genuine popular architecture evident in granaries like As Maroñas, and Romanesque churches such as Santa Mariña where the stage ends.
Accommodation: Country Hotel (3*)

Stage 3: Santa Marina - Olveiroa (14 km / 8,7 miles)

Leave Santa Mariña to the Mount Aro (556 m). From here part of the region of Terra de Xallas can be seen. This territory is well-known for its basketry craft and also for its original women’s hats made of straw. After Aro come Campo Valado, Porteliñas, Abeleiroas and the viewpoint of Corzón. After passing Mallón you will reach A Ponte Olveira and then the centre of Olveiroa.
Accommodation: Country Hotel (3*)

Stage 4: Olveiroa - Cee (19 km / 11,8 miles)

Leave Olveiroa contemplating the impressive River Xallas that flows among leafy vegetation. Cross the River Hospital, come to Logoso and then the village of Hospital, where there used to be a modest hospital for pilgrims, today lost. Soon after, you come to the roundabout where the ways to Fisterra and Muxía separate. A pronounced descent, with a view over the estuary of Corcubión, guides you to Cee where you will finish one more day.
Accommodation: Hotel (3*)

Stage 5: Cee - Finisterre (16km / 10 miles)

Leave Cee and very quickly you will arrive to Corcubión with its old quarter declared a historical-artistic site. From Corcubión, tackle a steep hill that leads to Campo de San Roque and the village of Vilar. You will cross a region with After the long and beautiful beach of A Langosteira you arrive to Finisterre (or Fisterra). You then come to the mythical lighthouse, km 0 on the Way to Santiago. The ocean opens up before us like a wide angle lens, while all possible sensations come together on this cape at the end of the world.
Accommodation: Country Hotel (3*)

Departure

After breakfast - end of our services

General Information

Duration: 7 days – 6 nights
Total distance: 90 km in 5 stages
Availability: March to November
Minimum of people: 1
Price per person (in double): 455 Euros
Single supplement: 155 Euros
July and August supplement: 65 Euros/person

Included
  • 6 Nights of accommodation with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (1 bag per person – Max. 15 kg/bag)
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Pilgrim Kit: passport (Credencial) and shell (Vieira)
  • Road book of the way with tips and information (in English)

Not included

International flights, Arrival & departure transfers, Meals (where not listed as included in the itinerary),Optional additional tours or activities during free time, Tips and items of a personal nature

Notes

- We are a local company, so there are no intermediaries when booking with us. Our goal is get you the best price/quality and we give you all the necessary local support
- The hotels in our programs are regularly inspected by our team and have been carefully selected for their location and comfort. All our hand picked hotels have en suite accommodation

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