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Duration
6 days
Activities
  • self guided walk
Accommodation
  • 5 nights in a combination of quality hotels, farmhouse B&Bs
Meals
  • 4 Dinners
  • 5 Breakfasts

Price

$790USD

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Overview

Trip Code: CT8

Trip highlights


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

Having reached the Cathedral of Santiago and experienced the Pilgrims Mass, there is often a desire by pilgrims to continue their Camino journey to the sea. Cape Finisterre 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. The option is available to continue for one more day to Muxía, famous for its sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin of the Boat.

Trip Grading

moderate

More info about grading system

Make your own way to the first hotel in Santiago. You are free to explore the town. Be sure to visit the famed Cathedral.

Meals:  Nil

Leaving Santiago's cathedral behind you, the walk starts downhill to the pretty hamlet of Ponte Maceira straddling the river Tambre. From the stone bridge over the river, the trail continues to the medieval village of Negreira.

Meals:  B,D

You will appreciate the rural Galician landscape on today's long journey through agricultural regions. You will pass a number of small villages and churches on the way to your accommodation in the small township of Olveiroa. Note: A morning (9am) taxi transfer is possible to reduce the walking distance by 10km/6.2mi, to 7hrs. Should be requested at time of booking or alternatively you can arrange it locally yourselves, the cost is approx EUR20.

Meals:  B,D

Today's path leads you through the mountains to your first exhilarating views of the sea. You then follow the trail downhill to the coastal village of Cee, and the old town of Corcubion nearby.

Meals:  B,D

Today you will pass many beaches of fine sand and even walk along the beach itself on the way in to the fishing village of Finisterre. From here you will continue to the cape and the lighthouse, the perfect place to stop and contemplate the beauty that surrounds you at the 'end of the earth'. You will stay the night here in charming accommodation overlooking the Atlantic.

Meals:  B,D

Trip concludes after breakfast. There is an option to continue to Muxia - see the extended itinerary below. Supplement applies.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

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


Inclusions

  • 5 breakfasts (6 breakfasts with extension to Muxia), 4 dinners (no dinner in Santiago, 5 dinners with extension to Muxia): Breakfasts are usually continental inclusive of breads, cheese, ham, tea, coffee & juices. Dinner will consist of 3 courses, usually starting with a salad, followed by chicken, red meat, fish or a pasta dish & finishing with a dessert of fruit or cakes.
  • 5 (or 6 with Muxia extension) nights in a combination of quality hotels, farmhouse B&Bs and guesthouses on a twin share basis generally with ensuite facilities
  • Information pack including route notes & guidebook per room booked
  • Luggage transfer (1 bag of 20kg max pp - additional bags and excess weight will attract a surcharge)
  • Pilgrim's Passport
  • visitor tax

  • Travel to Santiago and from Finisterre
  • Drinks and lunches and dinner in Santiago
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide - this is a self guided tour
  • Transfers (except as shown) and luggage transfers from Finisterre back to Santiago
  • Travel insurance
  • excess baggage charges - please advise us if you will have more than one bag weighing a max of 20kgs as extra charges will apply for additional pieces of luggage. Please do not tie smaller bags onto your main luggage as we only include one bag and they will be charged as an extra bag. Charges will be higher if not paid when final balance for your trip is due.
  • Taxi transfer on day 3 for first 10km to shorten the days walk to 20km.

Grading

moderate  

The walking is graded moderate (3). Daily walks are between 16-31km on well marked trails over diverse terrain – from relatively flat to mountainous. This is a well worn path where route finding will be reasonably straight forward (refer below for further details on self guided adventures). The main areas to concentrate on route finding are arriving and leaving towns and cities. The accent is on keeping a steady pace to take in all of the attractions, with time to stop and take photos. You will need a good level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure.


Departure dates

Daily

Notes

DN1
Option to add one day and continue to Muxía - supplement applies.
DN2
On day 3 an optional transfer is available for the first 10km to shorten the days walk to 20km. To be requested in advance otherwise it will not be included and must be booked and paid for locally.
DN3
Departures from November to February are likely to experience wetter and colder conditions than at other times with snow possible. Winter can be a magical time to experience the Camino with fewer people and more local encounters, but the walking day is shorter. In addition, hotel closures are possible which may require a change in overnight towns.
DN4
Subject to availability over the Xmas and New Year period

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Total Priceper person from

$790USD

Options & Supplements*
  • optional transfer day 3 - 10km (1-4pax)USD$26
  • excess luggage (per piece, max 20kg in weight) - 6days to FisterraUSD$80
  • excess luggage (per piece, max 20kg in weight) - 7days to MuxiaUSD$100
  • 1 day extension to Muxía - twin shareUSD$130
  • Single Supplement - 6 dayUSD$170
  • 1 day extension to Muxía - singleUSD$180
  • Single Traveller Surcharge - 6 dayUSD$190
  • 1 day extension to Muxía - single travellerUSD$200
*Prices listed are per person

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