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Duration
1 days
Activities
  • Guided Tour
Accommodation
Meals

Price

$55USD

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Overview

Trip Code: FDT

Trip highlights


  • The pilgrim's first glimpse of the sea
  • Enjoying the views from the lighthouse at Cape Finisterre
  • Celebrating the end of the camino with fellow hikers and pilgrims

Complete your Camino experience with a day trip to Fisterra. .Having reached the Cathedral of Santiago and experienced the Pilgrims Mass, there is often a desire by pilgrims to journey to the sea. Cape Fisterre is a symbolic destination as it was historically considered the edge of the known world. It welcomes pilgrims with impressive panoramic views of the coastline. Led by an expert guide, discover spectacular sites along the dramatic and rugged coast of Galicia. Picturesque fishing towns like Muros, scenic landscapes such as the waterfall in Ezaro and Mount Pindo, and magical places like the Sanctuary of Muxía, dedicated to the Virgin of the Boat, are included in the day.

Trip Grading

introductory

More info about grading system

09:10 Depart Santiago The journey from Santiago takes us firstly past the Ponte Maceira, an important bridge 17km from Santiago which pilgrims cross on the Camino Marítimo before reaching the city. We continue north west to Muxía, a fishing village on the Costa da Morte, or Coast of Death, so named for the number of shipwrecks that occurred on its rocky coastline. Continuing to Cape Fisterra, there will be time to take a look at the lighthouse which was strategically placed to protect the ships from this dangerous coast. The cape has considerable spiritual meaning as it was viewed in early times as the end of the world, where the sun set and the darkness began. Pilgrims walking the Camino traditionally burned their clothes here before returning home. The nearby Fisterra fishing village is an ideal place to have a wander and enjoy lunch at leisure. Next stop is Ézaro where we can visit the waterfall before driving on to Carnota with its impressive hórreo, a Barrocan style granary built in 1768, the largest one in the world. Ría de Muros and the town of Muros is our final stop. Here we can view the estuary of the Tambre River and surrounding beaches where so much history can be found. Our day ends with a return to Santiago completing our Galician coastal loop. 18:30 Arrive Santiago

Meals:  Nil


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • Comfortable transport with pick up and drop off in Santiago
  • Bilingual tour guide

  • Travel to and from Santiago
  • Drinks and lunch
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance

Grading

introductory  

This day tour is suitable for anyone with good mobility. Some sections of the coastline can be uneven and require care.


Departure dates

Daily from 15 April to 31 October

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Total Priceper person from

$55USD

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We offer different levels of accommodation and comfort so that even the most budget conscious can treat themselves to active holidays on Europe's most celebrated tracks and trails. Our trips are great value for money because you only pay for what you want.  

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Our wide range of self-guided itineraries embody the UTracks philosophy of exploring Europe your way. We handle the logistics so all that's left for you to do is enjoy exploring Europe at your own pace. Most depart daily with a minimum of two people, meaning maximum flexibility.

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With close to 400 trips in almost 50 countries, including the largest range of bike & boat holidays in Europe, we're confident that we can organise an Alps walk, Camino de Santiago or Via Francigena experience, Food Lovers' trip or a tour in a lesser-known pocket of Europe that you will love. 

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