Watch: Walking the Camino dos Faros (Lighthouse Way)

A lighthouse on the Lighthouse Way in Spain
A lighthouse on the Lighthouse Way in Spain

Watch: Walking the Camino dos Faros (Lighthouse Way)

The Camino dos Faros is a trail along the Costa da Morte, or Death Coast, so named because of the many shipwrecks to be had at the 'edge of the world'. 
 
The walking trail was established to bring tourism to the small fishing communities and travellers are rewarded by constant views of the northwestern Spanish coast, deserted beaches and welcoming villages. It's known as the Camino dos Faros, or the Lighthouse Way, because of the many lighthouses one encounters on the route.
 
Walking the Camino dos Faros, or Lighthouse Way, in Spain
 
The Camino dos Faros is a popular trail for travellers seeking an alternative Camino experience in a region of Spain that's considered off the beaten path. You can walk it on an 8-day self-guided tour.
 
See what it's like to walk the Camino dos Faros (Lighthouse Way) in this short explainer video from the Camino dos Faros Association.
 
 
 
Here is what the Camino dos Faros Association says about the trail.
 
O Camiño dos Faros (The Lighthouse Way) is a 200-km hiking route in Galicia (Spain) that links Malpica with Finisterre along the coastline. A route that runs by all the Lighthouses and the most important landmarks in A Costa da Morte, where definitely, it is the sea the one that plays the main role.

O Camiño dos Faros that runs through loads of different landscapes always looking at the sea towards the West. Lighthouses, beaches, dunes, rivers, cliffs, forests, estuaries with a great variety of birds, hill-forts, dolmens, fishing villages, viewpoints from where to enjoy how the sea breaks in all ways possible, sunsets and so on. A hiking route different from the others that will take the hiker to a world full of unique sensations only enjoyable in this Costa da Morte.

Hit play, enjoy it and don't forget to share it.
 
Enjoying the coastal walk of the Lighthouse Way in Spain
 

Camino dos Faros 5-Star Review

"We absolutely loved doing the Camino dos Faros! It was superbly well-organised and all the arrangements worked like a dream. The scenery was stunning, everything you could possibly wish for and more.

What we especially loved was the mixed terrain: paths, rocks, sand dunes, pine forests, eucalyptus trees and beaches. The directions and maps were excellent and we loved following the green dots, tiny feet and arrows along the way. So sad to be back, wish it could have gone on longer. Thanks for a wonderful holiday." R. Cayless.
 
 
You can also watch this longer version of the Camino dos Faros, which highlights the scenery along the trail without narration.
 
 
>> View the Camino dos Faros self-guided walking tour
 

 
Are you interested in the Camino dos Faros? Have you already completed a traditional Camino route? Let us know in the comment section below.
 
  
 
 
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Comments (2)

William from UTracks

Hi Jean - thanks for your enquiry! I've passed your message on to our team and they'll get back to you over email. It sounds like it's going to be a wonderful trip!

Buen Camino.

9 months ago
Jean Garcia

We want to do a trip from Pontevedra to Armenteira to Villanova de Arousa. then take a boat to Pardon. And walk from Padron to Santiago.

Are you able to help us plan this trip? We are happy to do the self guided walk, but need help booking the boat. We plan to start around Oct. 10th.

Thank you!
Jean

9 months ago
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