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






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.

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Make your own way to the first hotel in Santiago. You are free to explore the town, lose yourself in the narrow streets of the Old Town and 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. Distance 22km/13.7mi

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. Distance 31km/19.2mi

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. Distance 18km/11.2mi

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. Distance 16km/9.9mi

Meals:  B,D

Trip concludes after breakfast. There is an optional Muxia extension - supplement applies. In this case today the walk today from Fisterra heads towards San Martino de Duio. You pass several hamlets with religious architecture of Romanesque origin and rural landscapes. You arrive at Punta do Rostro and continue to Lires, where you stay overnight. Then from Lires the trail heads up to As Aférroas with views to the coast. Continue through Lourido Beach to Muxía, the final destination of the Camino. From Muxia we can arrange a private transfer for you (at an extra cost), it is also possible to arrange an extra night of accommodation in Muxia.

Meals:  B



The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


  • 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
  • Digital information pack with route notes, maps & GPX
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 20kg, supplement applies for excess
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • Visitor tax
  • Emergency Hotline

  • Travel to Santiago and from Finisterre
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide – this is a self guided walking trip
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Entrance fees
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Taxi transfer on day 3 for first 10km to shorten the days walk to 20km.
  • Muxia extension (supplement applies) - see day 6 of the itinerary. With the extension, an extra night 's accommodation in Lires is included, with breakfast & luggage transfer, and the trip concludes in Muxia.
  • Luggage transfer from Finisterre or Muxia back to Santiago
  • Excess luggage
  • Items of a personal nature



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 from 1 Mar to 15 Nov


Option to add one day and continue to Muxía - supplement applies.
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.
Departures in 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.

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Options & Supplements*
  • optional transfer day 3 from Negeira (10km) - per transfer (1-4ppl)USD$26
  • excess luggage (per piece, max 20kg in weight) - 6days to FisterraUSD$60
  • Excess luggage (per piece, max 20kg in weight) - 7days to MuxiaUSD$100
  • Muxía extension - twin shareUSD$140
  • Muxia extension - singleUSD$180
  • Muxía extension - single travellerUSD$190
  • Single Supplement - 6 dayUSD$210
  • Solo Traveller Supplement - 6 dayUSD$230
*Prices listed are per person

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