The Finisterre Camino is the only Camino de Santiago route that starts in the city of Santiago de Compostela. The goal of this journey is the legendary spot known as Cape Finisterre, once believed to be the world’s westernmost point and the place where our souls ascended to Heaven. What makes this route particularly impressive is the prominent role played by the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Galician coastline. This Finisterre Camino itinerary continues along the rugged coast to the fishing village of Muxía and the sanctuary of the Virgen de la Barca, a traditional pilgrimage destination in a spectacular location.
Cape Finisterre has somehow managed to maintain this sense of myth and for many pilgrims it marks the true end of the Camino adventure. What makes this route particularly impressive is the role played by the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Galician coastline. This Camino package, the only one that begins in Santiago de Compostela, continues to grow in popularity.
|Santiago de Compostela – Negreira (21 km).
Negreira – Olveiroa (33.4 km).
Olveiroa – Corcubión (21.6 km).
Corcubión-Finisterre (13.4 km).
Finisterre -Muxía(29.3 km).
|En suite hotel accommodation
Daily luggage transfer
Pilgrim’s kit (passport and shell)
Detailed information prior to start
24/7 support telephone number
Evening dinners (guided)
Two experienced guides (guided)
All transfers to and from airport (guided)
Flights not included
Day 1. Arrival at Santiago de Compostela
Your journey starts in beautiful Santiago de Compostela, home to the tomb of the Apostle Saint James and the destination of all other Camino routes. Visit the stunning Gothic Cathedral and the crypt containing the relics of Saint James, before strolling through the busy streets and plazas of the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight: Santiago de Compostela.
Day 2. Santiago de Compostela - Negreira (21 km)
Once you cross the beautiful medieval bridge of Ponte Maceira, you will encounter wooded paths, rustic villages and rolling farmlands. The day’s greatest challenge is the short but steep climb to Alto do Mar.
Day 3. Negreira - Olveiroa (33.4 km)
During today’s long stage you will come across bucolic landscapes and small villages. The town of Olveiroa in the Xallas River Valley offers some fine examples of Galician pastoral architecture.
Day 4. Olveiroa - Corcubión (21.6 km)
Today you walk along a stunning path that culminates at the southern end of the legendary Costa da Morte (Coast of Death), which gets its name from the many shipwrecks along its rugged shore. After spending so much time contemplating the colours of the land, your first view of the deep blue Atlantic Ocean will be unforgettable.
Day 5. Corcubión-Finisterre (13.4 km)
A pleasant coastal trail that takes you along pretty beaches until your arrival at the seaside village of Finisterre, an authentic Galician fishing community where it is possible to sample some of the best seafood dishes in all of Spain. You will check into your lodgings, kick back before collecting your pilgrim’s certificate for Finisterre (the Finisterrana), then walk the final two kilometers to Cape Finisterre.
Day 6. Finisterre -Muxía(29.3 km)
A long but beautiful stage that follows an unspoilt coastline and ends in the fishing village of Muxia. There you can visit the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de la Barca where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared in a stone boat to offer solace and encouragement to the Apostle James.
Day 7. Transfer to Santiago de Compostela. Free Afternoon
Make the most of your free afternoon in this beautiful historic city, one of the greatest holy cities in the world. Reflect on your journey in the cathedral, wander through the streets of the old quarter or enjoy some local cuisine (seafood dishes, almond tarts, etc).
Overnight: Santiago de Compostela.
Day 8. Santiago de Compostela
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the end of your Camino adventure. See you next time!