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The Camino Finisterre-Muxía – an in depth information & strolling levels

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Camino Finisterre (or Fisterra in Galician) is an extension of the Camino de Santiago that takes pilgrims from Santiago de Compostela to what in previous instances was believed to be “the top of the world” or Finisterre. The Finisterre-Muxia route is the one means that begins not ends in Santiago de Compostela. There are two ending factors on this route Finisterre and Muxía, you may select one in every of them or stroll to each, there’s a route (a part of the Camino) that connects them. The primary 60km from Santiago it’s the identical route, at Hospital it splits into two other ways (day 3). Most individuals stroll this route after finishing one of many longer Camino routes, we walked it after ending the Northern Camino.

Camino Finisterre-Muxía route overview

  • Distance – Santiago to Finisterre – 89km/55 miles, Santiago to Muxía – 86km/53 miles, Santiago to Muxía to Finisterre – 115km/71 miles, Santiago to Finisterre to Muxía – 118km/73 miles
  • Variety of days required – 4-5
  • Start line – Santiago de Compostela
  • Ending level – Finisterre or Muxía
  • Common value – 24 Euro per particular person per day
  • Route marking – yellow shells and arrows
  • Lodging – private and non-private albergues, hostels, inns

If you happen to’d like to go to each capes Finisterre and Muxia however don’t really feel like strolling once more you are able to do a day bus tour from Santiago.

Cape Finisterre vs Cape Muxía – which one to decide on?

It’s at all times tough to check locations and sights and say which one is healthier. If in case you have sufficient time we’d counsel visiting each. If you need to select, go to Cape Finisterre, not as a result of it’s higher or extra stunning simply because traditionally it was the top of the route. We appreciated Muxía extra principally due to the climate; we had a horrible day at Finisterre with stormy wind and pouring rain and a pleasant sunny day in Muxía.

Each factors; Finisterre and Muxía have 0km marking whichever you go to first you’ll finish on the 0km level.

Extra folks go to Finisterre together with day guests and teams that arrive by bus; Muxía is much less touristy even in peak season there are considerably fewer folks.

The Cape in Muxía is simply 10min. stroll from the middle of the city in comparison with a 3km stroll from the city to the purpose at Finisterre.

There are extra locations of curiosity in Muxía; sanctuary da Nossa Señora da Barca, A Ferida monument, Pidera de Abalar, Piedra dos Cadrís, Monte Corpiño view-point.

The precise cape in Muxía is extra spacious in comparison with Finisterre folks unfold everywhere in the space  – it doesn’t look overcrowded. 

Muxía city is kind of picturesque; situated on a small peninsula between the ocean and the rocky hill, you will get an excellent view of it from the highest of Monte (Mountain) Corpiño view-point. There are a few good seashores across the city.

If you happen to determine to stroll to each factors we’d counsel going first to Muxía and from there to Finisterre; first, as a result of there are extra bus choices to Santiago from Finisterre than from Muxía. Second, as a result of when you’ve got a while left you may go (stroll or catch a bus) from Finisterre to Corcubión (14km) and from there take a taxi and go to the gorgeous Ézaro waterfalls, 20km from Corcubión.

There’s a each day bus that goes between Finisterre and Muxía when you don’t really feel like strolling anymore you may at all times catch it. 

There are two most important guidebooks for the Camino Finisterre-Muxía; A Pilgrim’s Information to the Camino Inglés: & Camino Finisterre Together with Múxia Circuit (Camino Guides) by John Brierly, 2019 version. This information consists of the Camino Ingles and the Camino Finisterre-Muxía routes. Camino Finisterre; Santiago de Compostela – Finisterre – Muxía by David Landis, 2018 version.

Camino de Santiago Finisterre-Muxia map
Route map of the Camino Finisterre-Muxia.

Sensible data for planning the Camino Finisterre

Most individuals stroll the Camino Finisterre after finishing one of many longer routes however you may stroll it as a separate stroll beginning or ending in Santiago. The route is marked each methods.

The route is marked very nicely, there are many lodging choices on the best way you positively don’t want an organization to plan the stroll.

Being part of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route community the Finisterre route has municipal albergues which can be completely for pilgrims. With a purpose to keep there, you need to present your Credential. The credential is a certificates that confirms that you simply’re a pilgrim. Each pilgrim wants one, at each albergue you keep (each municipal and personal) your Credential will get stamped, some church buildings, eating places, and bars on the best way have stamps as nicely.

Solely people who stroll, cycle or experience a horse (which we’ve by no means seen on any of the Caminos) are thought-about to be pilgrims. If you happen to get to Finisterre by bus even when you simply completed strolling another Camino you may’t keep in a municipal albergue.

Personal albergues/hostels are for everyone regardless when you walked there or received by bus.

For finishing the Camino Finisterre-Muxía (on foot, horseback, or bicycle) you will get two certificates much like the Compostela; the Finisterrana on the data workplace in Finisterre and the Muxiana within the municipal albergue in Muxía.

A milestone marking the end of the Camino Finisterre, 0 kilometre
A milestone at Cape Finisterre marking kilometre zero of the Camino de Santiago

Journey insurance coverage for the Camino

Strolling like another out of doors exercise includes a danger of getting an harm or shedding among the gear. It’s at all times advisable to have journey insurance coverage while you go away. The Camino Finisterre is just not an exclusion although it’s not a excessive altitude hike by distant areas and its distance is kind of brief in comparison with the opposite Camino routes it’s nonetheless a bodily difficult experience. It’s good to know that your insurance coverage will cowl you in case of any unpredictable emergency be it an harm, gear loss or machine break down. Let your insurance coverage firm fear about you and your stuff whilst you get pleasure from strolling the Camino. 

Finest months for strolling to Finisterre

We walked the Camino Finisterre in November and more often than not it rained generally very laborious and the day we arrived at Finisterre was horrible; robust wind, heavy rain, dangerous visibility. From our Camino experience and locals’ recommendation shoulder season (April-June and September) is the perfect time; not too many individuals, the climate remains to be good (not too scorching, not too wet). In October you is likely to be fortunate and never get a lot rain or unfortunate and stroll all the best way within the pouring rain. Warmest months in Galicia are July and Augustthe busiest time when there are millions of folks in every single place. If you happen to’re planning to stroll in these months we’d counsel reserving lodging prematurely. Off-season November – March weather-wise is just not the perfect time for strolling to Finisterre; it’s fairly chilly, it rains quite a bit, only a few pilgrims, many locations are closed for the low season. 

A temperature graph showing low and high temperatures (in Celsius) in Galicia for every months
Common excessive and low temperatures in Galicia all year long
A temperature table with average high and low temperature in Galicia in Fahrenheit
Common excessive and low temperatures in Galicia all year long in Fahrenheit
A graph with average rainfalls in Galicia for every month and a number of rainy days
Common rainfalls and variety of wet days in Galicia all year long

Camino Finisterre-Muxia value

Lodging – all municipal albergues on the route value 6 Euro pp., non-public albergues are between 10 and 12 Euro (generally 14 Euro), inns ‘ from 35 Euro for a double room.

Meals – Menu del Dia (first dish, most important, wine/beer/cool drink, espresso or dessert, bread) – 10 Euro; breakfast (espresso with croissant or toast with butter and jam) – Three Euro; English breakfast with espresso – 5 Euro; dinner – 10-15 Euro, espresso between 1 and 1,5 Euro. A grocery store meal (ready-made salads, microwave meals, sandwiches) – between 2,5 and Four Euro.

Transport – bus Finisterre – Santiago – 11 Euro; bus Muxía – Santiago – Eight Euro.

Laundry – Three Euro washing, Three Euro drying.

Our price range breakdown (2 folks, 6 days)

  • Lodging – 120 Euro, we stayed at each municipal and personal albergues and one night time in a pension. If you happen to keep solely in municipal albergues your lodging will value you as little as 24 Euro (Four days) and 30 Euro (5 days) per particular person.
  • Consuming out – 45 Euro, we didn’t eat Menu del Dia, had breakfast a few instances and stopped for espresso as soon as a day.
  • Procuring – 100 Euro, a lot of the meals we purchased at supermarkets.
  • Laundry – 6 Euro, did washing+drying as soon as.
  • Transport – 16 Euro, we took a bus from Muxía to Santiago de Compostela.

Whole: 287 Euro/6 days/2 folks or 24 Euro per particular person per day.

Our video on the price of strolling the Camino de Santiago

The highlights of the Camino Finisterre 

Ponte Maceira

A small picturesque village with an previous medieval bridge (14th century) over the river Tambre, a waterfall, not very massive however stunning, the chapel of San Brais and a few previous homes – an excellent place to cease for espresso or lunch to benefit from the surroundings. 

Corcubión

A stunning city by the ocean with a pleasant seashore with cobblestone streets, the Gothic church of San Marcos, and a few road cafes. If you happen to’re planning to cease earlier than Finisterre we’d advocate staying in Corcubión for an evening.

Finisterre

The city of Finisterre is stuffed with inns, albergues, eating places, bars, and memento retailers, it’s effective to remain right here for one possibly two nights but it surely’s not the type of place we’d like to remain longer. The Cape Finisterre is 3km away from the city, the stroll is gorgeous; alongside the coast with some gorgeous views particularly when you’re fortunate with the climate.

To not miss

  • Church Santa Maria de Areas on the best way from the city to the lighthouse
  • Lighthouse of Finisterre
  • zero km mark
  • The bronze sculpture of the boot
  • There’s a custom of burning an previous piece of clothes or sneakers on the boot sculpture. We didn’t do it (it was tremendous windy and wet) however when you determine to go for it be sure to don’t depart any traces and garbage behind.
  • One other custom is to go for a swim or a fast dip within the ocean, you are able to do it at one of many seashores on the best way.
The Cape Finisterre lighthouse on the cliff surrounded by the sea
The lighthouse at Cape Finisterre, the top of the Camino Finisterre-Muxía

Muxía

We appreciated Muxía greater than Finisterre, in our opinion, there are extra things to do and to go to right here. The city itself is extra picturesque and close by hills supply some nice views over Muxía and the encompassing seashores.

To not miss

  • Sanctuary of A Nosa Señora da Barca – it says that the ‘Our Girl’ appeared right here to Saint Jacques, the shrine was inbuilt 1719.
  • Sundown on the sanctuary
  • Piedra de Abalar – based on the custom pilgrims go below the huge rock 9 instances (dealing with the ocean).
  • A Ferida (The Wound) – a rock sculpture that symbolizes a wound (injury) that was made to the ecosystem when 66 00zero tons of oil have been spilled after an enormous tanker had damaged near the coast of Muxia in 2002.
  • o km signal
  • Mirador O Corpiño, on the high of the hill
The sunset colored the sky and the sea into bright yellow and orange
Lovely sundown at Cape Muxia, the top of the Camino

Lodging on the Camino Finisterre 

There are a lot of albergues on the Camino virtually each city or village has one. Like on another Camino route there are two forms of albergues: municipal (public) and personal albergues.

Municipal (public) albergues on the Camino Finisterre 

Municipal albergues are run by the municipality, they value 6 Euro per particular person per mattress. These albergues are completely for pilgrims with the Credential. The municipal albergues open for check-in between 1 pm and 1.30 pm. The doorways are normally closed after 10 pm when you exit for dinner or a drink ensure to return again in time. It’s important to depart municipal albergues earlier than Eight am the subsequent morning. You may keep in a municipal albergue for just one night time. All municipal albergues on the Camino Finisterre are opened all 12 months spherical.

On the Camino Finisterre municipal albergues are in superb situation and infrequently even higher than non-public albergues (have absolutely geared up kitchen, heating, clear, massive and spacious). We stayed at each municipal and personal (or simply went to take a look at a few of them) and located the municipal albergues being actually good.

Public (municipal) albergues on the Camino Finisterre could be present in

  • Negreira – 21 km from Santiago
  • Olveiroa – 54 km from Santiago
  • Dumbria – 65 km from Santiago
  • Muxía – 86 km from Santiago
  • Finisterre – 89 km from Santiago

Personal albergues on the route

Personal albergues are extra like hostels the place anyone can keep. The associated fee is between 10 and 14 Euro pp. Personal albergues are extra versatile they could allow you to check-in earlier and check-out later. They’re normally smaller and have higher services although on this Camino route public albergues are actually good.

Public vs non-public albergues on the Camino Finisterre

Options Public albergues Personal albergues
Value 6 Euro 10-14 Euro
Just for pilgrims Sure No
Want the Credential Sure No
Might be booked No Sure
Settle for baggage supply No Sure
Enable staying greater than 1 night time No Sure
Evaluating private and non-private albergues on the Camino Finisterre

Supermarkets on the route

Not many villages/cities on the best way have a grocery store or not less than a store which makes it a bit tough when you comply with a particular eating regimen or on a decent price range and don’t need to eat out. Supermarkets and retailers on the route are normally closed on Sundays.

You’ll find supermarkets in

  • Negreira – a few massive supermarkets, we’d advocate stocking up right here, the subsequent grocery store (store) you’ll get solely on the third day of strolling.
  • Olveiroa – a small store with only a few things.
  • Dumbría – a small grocery store on the restaurant.
  • Cee – the largest city within the space, many supermarkets, retailers, bakeries, and so forth.
  • Corcubión – one or two retailers, it’s mainly one city with Cee you at all times can stroll there for buying.
  • Finisterre – a few supermarkets and retailers.
  • Muxia – a few supermarkets and retailers.

Packing checklist for the Camino de Santiago

This route may be very brief you don’t must deliver loads of stuff. Many pilgrims depart their massive backpacks of their lodge in Santiago and stroll the Camino Finisterre with a day pack. As an possibility you should utilize backpack shuttle service and produce as a lot stuff as you need.

There are some gadgets I’d counsel packing for the route:

  • A swimwear (girls)/board shorts (males) when you stroll to Finisterre in summer time you may want it there are some good seashores to each capes.
  • A cap or a hat for summer time is a must have on the Camino.
  • Flip flops, taking off your climbing sneakers, and placing on flip flops is among the highlights on the Camino. Flip flops will likely be nice as nicely for carrying on the seashore.
  • A fast-dry towel, a must-pack merchandise when you’re planning to remain at albergues.
  • A water bottle, we drank faucet water on the Camino Finisterre but when for some reason you don’t need to do it, you should utilize a water filter.
  • A rain poncho, it’ll be very helpful when you stroll the Camino within the spring/fall season although from our experience in Galicia it may possibly rain any time.
  • A Kindle, we at all times take ours on the Camino. It’s very good to chill out and skim a pleasant e book after a protracted strolling day. In fact, you may deliver a paper e book as nicely it’s simply good to have a number of e book decisions.

You’ll find the whole packing checklist for various seasons for women and men in our Camino de Santiago packing checklist submit.

Books to learn on the Camino

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Campbell and Alya at the cape Muxia at the sunset
Stingy Nomads at Cape Muxia after finishing the Camino Finisterre-Muxia in November

Baggage supply service on the Camino Finisterre

Like on another Camino route it’s potential to rearrange baggage supply service on the Camino Finisterre-Muxia. The supply service may be very easy within the morning you allow your backpack or suitcase on the reception on a non-public albergue of a lodge, a automobile picks it up and drives it to your subsequent lodging place. By the point you arrive your baggage is already there. The common value is 4-5 Euro per backpack per stage. It’s essential to do not forget that public albergues normally don’t enable baggage supply. If you happen to determine to make use of this service you’ll in all probability have to remain at non-public albergues and inns.

There are a number of corporations providing baggage supply service on the Camino to Finisterre and to Muxía. Three most important corporations are Correos, Pilbeo, and Camino Facil.

Santiago de Compostela, the start of the route

The Camino Finisterre-Muxía is the one Camino route that begins and never finishes in Santiago. Most pilgrims stroll it as an extension after finishing one of many different routes. As I already talked about we walked to Finisterre after ending the Camino del Norte. I can positively advocate persevering with to Finisterre when you’ve got time particularly after finishing one of many lengthy inland Camino routes e.g. the Camino Frances or the Through de la Plata. After strolling for 30-40 days by the arid panorama and infinite fields it’s very nice to get to the ocean.

It’s as much as you to remain for a few days in Santiago earlier than beginning strolling once more or proceed strolling the subsequent day after arriving within the metropolis. We didn’t have a lot time and began strolling the subsequent day however when you’ve got the time it is likely to be good to spend a day or two exploring Santiago and having fun with scrumptious native meals. There are a lot of fascinating sights and locations to go to within the metropolis.

Excursions and actions in Santiago de Compostela

Locations to remain in Santiago

The Gothic Cathedral of St.James lightened by the sun
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the start line of the Camino Finisterre on the sundown

The Camino Finisterre-Muxía – our 4-day itinerary 

This itinerary is probably the most price range means of strolling the Camino since you get to remain each night time at a municipal albergue for six Euro.

Day 1. Santiago de Compostela to Negreira, 21 km/13 mi

The Camino begins on the Cathedral; from Obradoiro sq. comply with Rua das Hortas, the road on the proper that goes down previous Resort Reyes Catolicos. You’ll begin seeing yellow arrows painted on the asphalt (although the arrows are a bit light), comply with the arrows. Cross Rua do Pombal (busy highway) and comply with alongside Rua da Poza de Bar. After about 1km from the cathedral, at Caballeria de San Lorenzo Park, you’ll see the primary distance pole. From there on the route is nicely marked with distance poles.

Camino Finisterre - stage 1 Santiago de Compostela - Negreira, altitude profile
Camino Finisterre altitude profile – stage 1 Santiago de Compostela – Negreira

Factors of curiosity

  • Park Caballeria de San Lorenzo (right here you discover the primary distance mark)
  • The medieval bridge over the River Roxos
  • The Baroque church of Trasmonte
  • An attractive city of Ponte Maceira; a small waterfall, an previous medieval bridge, the chapel of Carmen surrounded by picturesque inexperienced hills – a pleasant place to cease for espresso or lunch.
  • Pazo de Cotón – a medieval fort in Negreira (on the exit of the city, on the best way to the municipal albergue).

Challenges

  • First 1km of the Camino by the town is just not marked very nicely
  • Slight up and down hills all the best way
  • A protracted and steep ascend after 12km, 220m altitude achieve

Negreira

It’s fairly a giant city if you could draw cash, purchase some medication or inventory meals that is the place to do it. There will likely be no supermarkets or retailers until Cee (when you go to Finisterre) or until Dumbría (when you go to Muxía).

  • ATM – sure
  • Municipal albergue – sure, it’s about 1km previous the city, we’d counsel bringing meals, there’s a massive Gadis grocery store on the best way.
  • Personal albergue – sure
  • Resort – sure
  • Grocery store – sure
  • Store – sure
  • Pharmacy – sure
  • Restaurant/bar – sure

Municipal albergue in Negreira

A pleasant place, about 1 km outdoors the city. Capability – 22 beds, value 6 Euro.

Amenities

  • Sizzling water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, with microwave, cooking plates, fridge, pots, pans, plates, cutlery, and so forth.
  • Wi-fi – sure, to attach you want an area (European) telephone quantity
  • Washer – no, basins for handwashing
  • Drier – no
  • Blankets – sure, only some
  • Heating – sure, we stayed in November and it was scorching inside
  • Further – espresso and snack merchandising machine
  • Location – Four out of 5, solely 30 m away from the route however fairly removed from the city, retailers, eating places, and so forth.
  • Consolation – 5 out of 5

Extra locations to remain in Negreira

A stone bridge at Ponte Maceira on the first day of the Camino walk
A picturesque village of Ponte Maceira, Camino Finisterre-Muxía

Day 2. Negreira to Olveiroa, 33 km/20,5 mi

A pleasant stroll by the forest at first after a few hours it adjustments into the countryside surroundings with many small villages, pasture fields, well-known Galician rock granaries and a whole bunch of cows. The route continues going up and down all the best way. From Negreira on there are a number of bars-albergues discovering a spot to cease for espresso, breakfast or lunch received’t be an issue. We stopped for espresso at A Pena, about 8km from the municipal albergue. Notice! There will likely be no retailers/supermarkets on the best way.

Camino Finisterre - stage 2 Negreira - Olveiroa, altitude profile
Camino Finisterre – stage 2 Negreira – Olveiroa, altitude profile

Factors of curiosity

  • The granaries of As Maroñas
  • The previous church in Santa Mariña
  • Church of San Cristovo de Corzón
  • Mount Aro (556m) from the highest you may see a giant a part of the area and the ocean
  • Ponte Olveiroa – a bridge constructed within the 16th century

Challenges

  • A protracted however gradual ascend, 150m altitude achieve that begins from the municipal albergue  
  • Some elements of the highway is likely to be a bit muddy if it rains quite a bit

Olveiroa

A small village with a few bars and albergues.

  • ATM – no
  • Municipal albergue – sure
  • Personal albergue – sure
  • Resort – sure
  • Grocery store – no
  • Store – sure, a really small grocery store with few things
  • Pharmacy – no
  • Restaurant/bar – sure

Municipal albergue in Olveiroa

Capability – 46 beds, value 6 Euro.

Amenities

  • Sizzling water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, with microwave, cooking plates, fridge, only a few plates, cups, no cutlery.
  • Wi-fi – sure, to attach you want an area (European) telephone quantity
  • Washer – no, basins for handwashing
  • Drier – no
  • Blankets – sure
  • Heating – sure
  • Location – 5 out of 5, 50m away from the route, near the bars
  • Consolation – Four out of 5, the kitchen is just not too nice

Extra locations to remain in Olveiroa

Day 3 (possibility 1). Olveiroa to Muxía, 32,5 km/20 mi

At present you need to determine to go first to Muxía after which to Finisterre or one other means round (when you’re planning to go to each after all). As I already talked about above I’d advocate going first to Muxía and ending in Finisterre. The stroll from Olveiroa to Muxía is just a little bit shorter – 32 km vs 35 km to Finisterre.

A protracted strolling day by the fields, forest, small villages with many hills on the best way. After 5km from Olveiroa, at Hospital, the route splits into two; the proper one goes to Muxia the left continues to Finisterre. We walked each methods (we did the entire loop Hospital-Finisterre-Muxia-Dumbira) and I can say the surroundings each methods is kind of comparable besides on the best way to Finisterre you stroll previous Corcubión – a pleasant seashore city, from Corcubión to Finisterre you stroll previous a number of seashores. On the best way to Muxía, you may see the longest granary in Galicia, granary of San Mariño de Ozon.

Camino Finisterre - stage 3 Olveiroa - Muxia, altitude profile
Camino Finisterre – stage Three Olveiroa – Muxia, altitude profile

Factors of curiosity

  • Church of Santa Baia de Dumbría
  • Chapel de Santiño de Espiño
  • The granary of San Martiño de Ozón, the longest granary in Spain – 27m lengthy.
  • Church of San Xulián de Moraime
  • Muxía

Challenges

  • A straightforward strolling day, with slight up and down hills

Muxía

A pleasant little city the place you’ll find all providers, a superb place for seafood lovers there are two eating places that serve native seafood together with well-known pulpo (octopus). 

  • ATM – sure
  • Municipal albergue – sure
  • Personal albergue – sure
  • Resort – sure
  • Grocery store – sure, closed on Sundays
  • Store – sure
  • Pharmacy – sure
  • Restaurant/bar – sure

Municipal albergue in Muxía

Capability – 32 beds, value 6 Euro. Right here you will get your Muxiana, a certificates much like the Compostela that confirms that you simply’ve accomplished the Camino Muxía.

Amenities

  • Sizzling water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, microwave, cooking plates, cups, pots, cutlery, and so forth.
  • Wi-fi – sure, to attach you want an area (European) telephone quantity
  • Washer – no, place for handwashing
  • Drier – no, washing strains
  • Blankets – sure
  • Heating – sure but it surely was off in November after we have been there, it was very chilly inside
  • Location – 5 out of 5, on the path to Finisterre, 5 min. stroll to supermarkets and eating places.
  • Extras – every mattress has a locker (works with 1 Euro coin)
  • Consolation – Four out of 5 if heating was on I’d give it 5

Extra locations to remain in Muxía

The granary of Ozon in Galicia on the walking route to Muxia
The granary of Ozon, the longest granary in Galicia. On the best way from Olveiro to Muxía

Day 3 (possibility 2). Olveiroa to Finisterre, 32 km/20 mi

After 5km at Hospital, you’ll see a break up, flip left to Finisterre. Notice! The subsequent place after the bar at Hospital (fairly costly) the place you will get meals or espresso is in Cee, 15km away. If you happen to don’t really feel like strolling 32 km all the best way to Finisterre you may cease after 21 km in Cee or Corcubión. The subsequent morning you may proceed strolling to Finisterre, 11 km extra.

The Cape Finisterre is about Three km away from the city, it’s 6 km further to stroll to and again. You may check-in, have lunch, depart your backpack at your house, and stroll to Finisterre.

If you happen to’re not planning strolling to Muxía you may catch a bus from Finisterre to Santiago de Compostela, there are Four to six each day buses (relying on the day of the week).

Camino Finisterre - stage 3 Olveiroa - Finisterre, altitude profile
Camino Finisterre – stage Three Olveiroa – Finisterre, altitude profile

Factors of curiosity

  • Sanctuary of A Nosa Señora das Neves and its “holy fountain” about 2km after Hospital
  • Chapel of San Pedro Mártir
  • O Cruceiro da Armada
  • Cee – the largest city within the space with many eating places, bars, bakeries and so forth. An attractive church of A Xunqueira, a number of good buildings.
  • Corcubión – a smallish city subsequent to Cee with a pleasant seashore, cobblestone streets, church of San Marcos.
  • The cove of Talón – a small stunning seashore
  • The lengthy seashore and sand dunes of Playa Langosteira
  • Finisterre

Challenges

  • Lengthy distance – 35km
  • A comparatively straightforward stroll, principally flat with one lengthy descent from Cruceiro da Armada to Cee.

Finisterra

A touristy city with many eating places, bars, inns, albergues, and retailers. 

  • ATM – sure
  • Municipal albergue – sure
  • Personal albergue – sure
  • Resort – sure
  • Grocery store – sure
  • Store – sure
  • Pharmacy – sure
  • Restaurant/bar – sure

Municipal albergue in Finisterre

Capability – 36 beds, value 6 Euro. The albergue is ok however when you end the Camino in Finisterre it is likely to be price staying at one of many non-public albergues and even deal with your self with a extra snug staying at a lodge or visitor home. There are a lot of choices within the city from 10 Euro.

Amenities

  • Sizzling water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, microwave, cooking plates, pots, plates, cutlery, and so forth.
  • Wi-fi – sure, to attach you want an area (European) telephone quantity
  • Washer – sure
  • Drier – sure
  • Blankets – sure
  • Heating – sure
  • Location – 5 out of 5, on the middle, on the route, near the grocery store, tourism workplace, and eating places.
  • Consolation – Four out of 5, few bathrooms and showers

Extra locations to remain in Finisterre

It’s potential to remain on the very cape Finisterre, subsequent to the Lighthouse at Resort O Semaforo. It’s fairly dear however the location and the surroundings round are actually spectacular. It’s a small and comfortable lodge with superbly designed rooms, breathtaking views, and a pleasant restaurant.

Day 4. Muxía to Finisterre/Finisterre to Muxía, 29km/18 miles

The route is marked in each instructions. The path takes you thru the gorgeous forest, previous some wonderful seashores, inexperienced hills, and so forth. The stroll to Finisterre begins on the municipal albergue de Muxía and follows the coast for 2-Three km after which turns inland. The one place on the best way the place you’ll find meals (eating places) is a small city of Lires, 15 km from Muxía and 14 km from Finisterre.

There are a few inns and visitor homes in Lires when you’ve got time and don’t really feel like strolling 29 km in in the future you may keep right here. The precise Cape Finisterre is Three km away from the city, as an possibility, you may examine into albergue/guesthouse, depart there your backpack and stroll the final Three km (6km return) with out further weight.

If in case you have a while left you may stroll or catch a bus from Finisterre to Corcubión, 14 km away and from there take a taxi to the gorgeous Ézaro waterfalls, about 10 km away.

To get to the route from Finisterre first stroll out of the city (the identical means you got here in) in the direction of Playa Langosteira, on the highway break up flip left (don’t go right down to the seashore) and comply with the road until you see Restaurante Asador on the left, in entrance of the restaurant there’s a signal “Muxía”. After that, the route is marked all the best way to Muxía. The cape in Muxía with the sanctuary O Barca is simply outdoors the city, 10 min. stroll.

Camino Finisterre - stage 4 Muxia - Finisterre, altitude profile
Camino Finisterre – stage Four Muxia – Finisterre, altitude profile

Factors of curiosity

  • The seashore of Lourido
  • Church buildings Santa Locaia de Frixe and Santa Maria de Morquintian in Lires
  • The seashore of O Rostro

Challenges

  • One lengthy ascend (when you stroll from Muxía it’s steeper, coming from Finisterre aspect it’s very gradual), 200m altitude achieve
  • Many smallish up and down hills
  • Just one place within the center to cease for meals
A view of the wild beach surrounded by the hills from the Camino route
An attractive wild seashore at O Rostro, on the best way from Muxía to Finisterre

The Camino-Finisterre Muxía – a 5-day itinerary

If in case you have sufficient time and strolling 30+km a day sounds an excessive amount of you may stroll the route from Santiago to Finisterre/Muxía in Four days + 1 day to stroll from Muxía to Finisterre or vice-versa, in whole it can take 5 days to finish the route.

Day 1. Santiago to Negreira, 21 km/13 miles

The primary day of this itinerary is similar because the day one of many 4-day itinerary.

Day 2. Negreira to As Maroñas, 22 km/13,6 mi or to Lago, 27 km/17 mi

If you happen to’re strolling to Finisterre first than it’s higher to stroll 27 km to Lago to make the subsequent strolling day to Corcubión shorter. If you happen to’re going first to Muxía it’s higher to cease at As Maroñas or Santa Mariña.

As Maroñas and Santa Mariña are two small villages 1km aside. The non-public albergues in each villages are fairly good although one in Santa Mariña doesn’t have a kitchen. As an possibility today you may stroll 6km additional and cease at Lago, the non-public albergue there may be nicer and the restaurant is healthier.

Factors of curiosity

  • The granaries of As Maroñas
  • The previous church in Santa Mariña

Challenges

  • A protracted gradual ascend, 150m altitude achieve that begins from the municipal albergue de Negreira
  • Some elements of the highway is likely to be a bit muddy if it rains quite a bit

As Maroñas/Santa Mariña

Two villages 1km aside, every has an albergue and a bar, Santa Mariña has a bakery (closed on Sundays).

  • ATM – no
  • Municipal albergue – no
  • Personal albergue – sure, 2 non-public albergues within the village
  • Resort – no
  • Grocery store – no
  • Store – no, solely a bakery
  • Pharmacy – no
  • Restaurant/bar – sure

Lago (Mazaricos)

A tiny place not even a village with a pleasant non-public albergue, two eating places and never a lot else.

  • ATM – no
  • Municipal albergue – no
  • Personal albergue – sure
  • Resort – no
  • Grocery store – no
  • Store – no
  • Pharmacy – no
  • Restaurant/bar – sure

Locations to remain in Lago

It’s a beautiful and comfy place in a small village with a restaurant subsequent door. Capability 30 beds.

Amenities

  • Sizzling water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, microwave, fridge, plates, cup, cutlery
  • Wi-fi – sure
  • Washer – sure
  • Drier – sure
  • Blankets – sure
  • Heating – sure
  • Further – lockers, particular person lights, and sockets
  • Location – 5 out of 5
  • Consolation – 5 out of 5

Day 3 (possibility 1, Muxía). As Maroñas/Santa Mariña to Dumbría, 22,5 km/14 mi 

The bar at As Maroñas opens solely at 9 am when you’re planning to begin strolling earlier you may cease at Lago for breakfast, 6km, Monte Aro restaurant has totally different choices together with eggs and bacon.

Factors of curiosity

  • Church of San Cristovo de Corzón
  • Mount Aro (556m) from the highest you may see a giant a part of the area and the ocean
  • Ponte Olveiroa – a bridge constructed within the 16th century
  • Church of Santa Baia de Dumbría

Challenges

A reasonable straightforward strolling day with a number of up and down hills, nothing too hectic.

Dumbría

An even bigger village than the earlier two with some infrastructure.

  • ATM – sure
  • Municipal albergue – sure
  • Personal albergue – no
  • Resort – sure
  • Grocery store – no
  • Store – sure, a grocery retailer on the bar
  • Pharmacy – sure
  • Restaurant/bar – sure

Public albergue in Dumbria (Albergue O Conco)

Capability – 26 beds, value 6 Euro. The albergue massive, new, and spacious. I’d say it’s the perfect albergue on the Camino Finisterre.

Amenities

  • Sizzling water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, with all you want for cooking; microwave, cooking plates, plates, pots, cups, cutlery.
  • Wi-fi – sure, to attach you want an area (European) telephone quantity
  • Washer – no, basins for handwashing
  • Drier – no, there are washing strains
  • Blankets – sure
  • Heating – sure
  • Location – Four out of 5, on the route about 10min. stroll from the bar/store
  • Consolation – 5 out of 5

Extra locations to remain in Dumbría

A small Galician church on the way to Muxia
A small stunning church on the path to Muxia

Day 3 (possibility 2, Finisterre). Lago to Cee/Corcubión, 27,5 km/17 mi

The route splits 11km from Lago, at Hospital. Notice! The bar at Hospital is the final meals place, the subsequent one is simply in Cee, 15km away.

Factors of curiosity

  • Ponte Olveiroa – a bridge constructed within the 16th century
  • Sanctuary of A Nosa Señora das Neves and its “holy fountain” about 2km after Hospital
  • Chapel of San Pedro Mártir
  • O Cruzeiro da Armada
  • Cee – the largest city within the space with many eating places, bars, bakeries, and so forth. An attractive church of A Xunqueira, a number of good buildings.
  • Corcubión – a smallish city subsequent to Cee with a pleasant seashore, cobblestone streets, church of San Marcos.

Chalenges

  • A comparatively straightforward stroll, principally flat with one lengthy descent from Cruceiro da Armada to Cee.

Cee/Corcubión

  • ATM – sure
  • Municipal albergue – no
  • Personal albergue – sure
  • Resort – sure
  • Grocery store – sure
  • Store – sure
  • Pharmacy – sure
  • Restaurant/bar – sure

Locations to remain in Cee/Corcubión

Day 4 (possibility 1). Dumbría to Muxía, 20,5 km/12,7 mi

There will likely be a few locations on the best way to cease for breakfast, espresso or lunch, the primary one in 5km.

Factors of curiosity

  • Chapel de Santiño de Espiño
  • The granary of San Martiño de Ozón, the longest granary in Spain – 27m lengthy.
  • Church of San Xulián de Moraime
  • Muxía

Challenges

  • A straightforward strolling day, with slight up and down hills

Locations to remain in Muxía

There’s a good public albergue within the city for six Euro for extra data go to the 4-day itinerary.

Day 4 (possibility 2). Cee/Corcubión to Finisterre, 14,5 km/9 mi

As an possibility after visiting the Cape of Finisterre, you may preserve strolling in the direction of Muxía and cease at Lires which is 13km away. There are a few hostels and visitor homes in addition to eating places and bars however no retailers.

Factors of curiosity

The cove of Talón – a small stunning beachThe lengthy seashore and sand dunes of Playa LangosteiraFinisterre cape

Challenges

  • An straightforward and brief strolling day 

Locations to remain in Finisterre

There’s a public albergue within the city for six Euro. For extra particulars go to the 4-day itinerary.

Day 5. Muxía to Finisterre/Finisterre to Muxía, 29 km/18 mi

Today is similar because the day 4 of the 4-day itinerary.

The town of Muxia and its harbor from the view-point at Monte Carpiño
The view of the city of Muxía from the lookout level Monte Carpiño

Find out how to get again to Santiago from Finisterre & Muxía?

Getting from Finisterre to Santiago

There are direct buses to Santiago from each cities. 6 or Four each day buses from Finisterre, the journey takes between 2.15min. and three hours (relying on the route and stops). Bus leaves from the bus cease across the nook from the municipal albergue. Value 11 Euro pp. paid on the bus. Bus firm Monbus examine on the positioning for the present departure instances and costs. Notice! In search field “Departure level” sort “Fisterra”, the Galician title of the city.

Bus Finisterre-Santiago timetable

Time/days Mon-Fri Sat Solar
Bus Finisterre – Santiago 8.20
9.45 9.45 9.45
11.45 11.45 11.45
15.00 15.00
16.45 16.45 16.45
19.00 19.00 19.00
Each day buses from Finisterre to Santiago de Compostela

Getting from Muxía to Santiago

From Muxía it takes between 1h35min. and a couple of hours to get to Santiago, value Eight Euro, paid on the bus. Bus firm Grupo Ferrin. The bus leaves from Cafeteria Don Quijote, second cease on the bar O’Xardin. Notice! There’s a direct bus from Muxía to A Coruña within the morning as nicely.

Time/days Mon-Fri Sat Solar
Bus Muxía – Santiago 6.45
7.30 7.30
14.30 14.30
18.45
Each day buses from Muxía to Santiago de Compostela

Camino Finisterre-Muxía route planning sources

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