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The Camino Finisterre – an in depth information & strolling phases

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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 approach that begins not ends in Santiago de Compostela.

There are two ending factors on this route Finisterre and Muxía, you possibly can select one among 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.

That will help you with route planning we created downloadable PDF information that include strolling phases for the Camino Finisterre and locations to remain alongside the route.

*Should you’re planning to stroll the Camino Finisterre in 2021 remember that as of June 2021 many public albergues are closed on account of restrictions. Most non-public albergues and resorts alongside the route are open.

The Lighthouse at Cape Muxia at the sunset
The gorgeous sundown at Cape Muxia, the top of the Camino Finisterre-Muxia

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
  • Place to begin – Santiago de Compostela
  • Ending level – Finisterre or Muxía
  • Common price – 24 Euro per particular person per day
  • Route marking – yellow shells and arrows
  • Lodging – private and non-private albergues, hostels, resorts

Should you’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.

Camino Finisterre YouTube thumbnail
A video recap of our stroll from Santiago to Cape Finisterre

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

It’s all the time tough to match locations and sights and say which one is healthier. When you have sufficient time we’d counsel visiting each. If it’s important to select, go to Cape Finisterre, not as a result of it’s higher or extra lovely simply because traditionally it was the top of the route. We preferred 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 all around 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 ideal view of it from the highest of Monte (Mountain) Corpiño view-point. There are a few good seashores across the city.

Should you 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 possibly can 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 day by day bus that goes between Finisterre and Muxía if you happen to don’t really feel like strolling anymore you possibly can all the time 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 contains the Camino Ingles and the Camino Finisterre-Muxía routes. Camino Finisterre; Santiago de Compostela – Finisterre – Muxía by David Landis, 2018 version.

Camino Finisterre route map
A map of the Camino Finisterre-Muxia from Santiago

Sensible information for planning the Camino Finisterre

Most individuals stroll the Camino Finisterre after finishing one of many longer routes however you possibly can stroll it as a separate stroll beginning or ending in Santiago. Should you don’t really feel like strolling extra after finishing the Camino you possibly can keep within the metropolis and chill for a few days there are a lot of nice things to do in Santiago de Compostela together with a day journey to Finisterre.

The route is nicely marked each approachs, there are many lodging choices on the way in which you undoubtedly 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 solely for pilgrims. With a purpose to keep there, it’s important to present your Credential. The credential is a certificates that confirms that you just’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 way in which have stamps as nicely.

Solely those who stroll, cycle or trip a horse (which we’ve by no means seen on any of the Caminos) are thought of to be pilgrims. Should you get to Finisterre by bus even if you happen to simply completed strolling every other Camino you possibly can’t keep in a municipal albergue.

Personal albergues/hostels are for everyone regardless if you happen to walked there or obtained 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 info 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 every other out of doors exercise entails a danger of getting an damage or shedding among the gear. It’s all the time advisable to have journey insurance coverage if you go away. The Camino Finisterre just isn’t an exclusion although it’s not a excessive altitude hike by means of distant areas and its distance is kind of quick 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 damage, gear loss or system break down. Let your insurance coverage firm fear about you and your stuff whilst you get pleasure from strolling the Camino. 

The very best months for strolling

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; sturdy wind, heavy rain, unhealthy visibility. From our Camino experience and locals’ recommendation shoulder season (April-June and September) is the most effective time; not too many individuals, the climate remains to be good (not too sizzling, not too wet).

In October you may be fortunate and never get a lot rain or unfortunate and stroll all the way in which within the pouring rain. The warmest months in Galicia are July and Augustthe busiest time when there are millions of folks in every single place. Should you’re planning to stroll in these months we’d counsel reserving lodging upfront. Off-season November – March weather-wise just isn’t the most effective 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. 

Camino Finisterre price

Lodging – all municipal albergues on the route price 6 Euro pp., non-public albergues are between 10 and 12 Euro (generally 14 Euro), resorts ‘ 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 funds breakdown (2 folks, 6 days)

  • Lodging – 120 Euro, we stayed at each municipal and personal albergues and one night time in a pension. Should you keep solely in municipal albergues your lodging will price 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, ate breakfast a few instances, and stopped for espresso as soon as a day.
  • Buying – 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.

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

We’ve an in depth publish on the price of strolling the Camino the place you’ll find extra info on bills, money-saving suggestions, and discover out what you will get on the Camino on 20, 30, and 40 Euro a day.

The highlights of the Camino 

Ponte Maceira

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

Corcubión

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

Finisterre

The city of Finisterre is full of resorts, albergues, eating places, bars, and memento retailers, it’s high-quality to remain right here for one possibly two nights but it surely’s not the sort 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 if you happen to’re fortunate with the climate.

To not miss

  • Church Santa Maria de Areas on the way in which 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 if you happen to 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 way in which.
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 preferred 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 provide some nice views over Muxía and the encompassing seashores.

To not miss

  • Sanctuary of A Nosa Señora da Barca – it says that the ‘Our Woman’ appeared right here to Saint Jacques, the shrine was in-built 1719.
  • Sundown on the sanctuary
  • Piedra de Abalar – in line with the custom pilgrims go below the huge rock 9 instances (going through the ocean).
  • A Ferida (The Wound) – a rock sculpture that symbolizes a wound (harm) 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

Lodging on the route

There are various albergues on the Camino virtually each city or village has one. Like on every other 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 price 6 Euro per particular person per mattress. These albergues are solely 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 if you happen to exit for dinner or a drink ensure to return again in time. It’s a must to depart municipal albergues earlier than Eight am the following morning. You’ll be able to 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, large 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 will 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 price 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
May be booked No Sure
Settle for baggage supply No Sure
Permit 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 way in which have a grocery store or at the very least a store which makes it a bit tough if you happen to comply with a particular food regimen or on a good funds and don’t need to eat out. Supermarkets and retailers on the route are normally closed on Sundays.

Yow will discover supermarkets in

  • Negreira – a few large supermarkets, we’d advocate stocking up right here, the following 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 most important city within the space, many supermarkets, retailers, bakeries, and many others.
  • Corcubión – one or two retailers, it’s mainly one city with Cee you all the time can stroll there for purchasing.
  • Finisterre – a few supermarkets and retailers.
  • Muxia – a few supermarkets and retailers.

What to pack for the stroll?

This route may be very quick you don’t must deliver quite a lot of stuff. Many pilgrims depart their large 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 convey as a lot stuff as you need.

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

  • A swimwear (girls)/board shorts (males) if you happen to 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 without doubt one of the highlights on the Camino. Flip flops shall be nice as nicely for carrying on the seashore.
  • A fast-dry towel, a must-pack merchandise if you happen to’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 if you happen to stroll the Camino within the spring/fall season although from our experience in Galicia it could actually rain any time.
  • A Kindle, we all the time take ours on the Camino. It’s very good to calm down and browse a pleasant guide after an extended strolling day. In fact, you possibly can deliver a paper guide as nicely it’s simply good to have a number of guide decisions.

Yow will discover the whole packing checklist for various seasons for women and men in our Camino de Santiago packing checklist publish.

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 every other 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 permit your backpack or suitcase on the reception on a personal albergue of a lodge, a automotive picks it up and drives it to your subsequent lodging place. By the point you arrive your baggage is already there. The common worth is 4-5 Euro per backpack per stage. It’s necessary to keep in mind that public albergues normally don’t enable baggage supply. Should you determine to make use of this service you’ll in all probability have to remain at non-public albergues and resorts.

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 undoubtedly 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 means of the arid panorama and limitless 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 following day after arriving within the metropolis. We didn’t have a lot time and began strolling the following day however when you’ve got the time it may be good to spend a day or two exploring Santiago and having fun with scrumptious native meals. There are various 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 place to begin of the Camino Finisterre on the sundown

The Camino Finisterre-Muxía – our 4-day itinerary 

This itinerary is essentially the most funds approach 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 fitting that goes down previous Lodge 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 street) 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.

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
  • A ravishing 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 way in which to the municipal albergue).

Challenges

  • First 1km of the Camino by means of town just isn’t marked very nicely
  • Slight up and down hills all the way in which
  • A protracted and steep ascend after 12km, 220m altitude acquire

Negreira

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

  • ATM – sure
  • Municipal albergue – sure, it’s about 1km previous the city, we’d counsel bringing meals, there’s a large Gadis grocery store on the way in which.
  • Personal albergue – sure
  • Lodge – 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, worth 6 Euro.

Services

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, with microwave, cooking plates, fridge, pots, pans, plates, cutlery, and many others.
  • Wi-fi – sure, to attach you want a neighborhood (European) telephone quantity
  • Washer – no, basins for handwashing
  • Drier – no
  • Blankets – sure, only some
  • Heating – sure, we stayed in November and it was sizzling 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 many others.
  • 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 means of 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 tons of of cows. The route continues going up and down all the way in which. From Negreira on there are a number of bars-albergues discovering a spot to cease for espresso, breakfast or lunch gained’t be an issue. We stopped for espresso at A Pena, about 8km from the municipal albergue. Be aware! There shall be no retailers/supermarkets on the way in which.

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 possibly can 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 acquire that begins from the municipal albergue  
  • Some components of the street may 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
  • Lodge – 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, worth 6 Euro.

Services

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, with microwave, cooking plates, fridge, only a few plates, cups, no cutlery.
  • Wi-fi – sure, to attach you want a neighborhood (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 just isn’t too nice

Extra locations to remain in Olveiroa

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

Right this moment it’s important to determine to go first to Muxía after which to Finisterre or one other approach round (if you happen to’re planning to go to each in fact). As I already talked about above I’d advocate going first to Muxía and ending in Finisterre. The stroll from Olveiroa to Muxía is a bit bit shorter – 32 km vs 35 km to Finisterre.

A protracted strolling day by means of the fields, forest, small villages with many hills on the way in which. After 5km from Olveiroa, at Hospital, the route splits into two; the fitting 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 related besides on the way in which to Finisterre you stroll previous Corcubión – a pleasant seashore city, from Corcubión to Finisterre you stroll previous a number of seashores. On the way in which to Muxía, you possibly can see the longest granary in Galicia, granary of San Mariño de Ozon.

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 simple strolling day, with slight up and down hills

Muxía

A pleasant little city the place you’ll find all companies, 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
  • Lodge – sure
  • Grocery store – sure, closed on Sundays
  • Store – sure
  • Pharmacy – sure
  • Restaurant/bar – sure

Municipal albergue in Muxía

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

Services

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, microwave, cooking plates, cups, pots, cutlery, and many others.
  • Wi-fi – sure, to attach you want a neighborhood (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 way in which 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. Be aware! The following place after the bar at Hospital (fairly costly) the place you will get meals or espresso is in Cee, 15km away. Should you don’t really feel like strolling 32 km all the way in which to Finisterre you possibly can cease after 21 km in Cee or Corcubión. The following morning you possibly can 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’ll be able to check-in, have lunch, depart your backpack at your house, and stroll to Finisterre.

Should you’re not planning strolling to Muxía you possibly can catch a bus from Finisterre to Santiago de Compostela, there are Four to six day by day buses (relying on the day of the week).

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 most important city within the space with many eating places, bars, bakeries and many others. A ravishing 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 lovely 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, resorts, albergues, and retailers. 

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

Municipal albergue in Finisterre

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

Services

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, microwave, cooking plates, pots, plates, cutlery, and many others.
  • Wi-fi – sure, to attach you want a neighborhood (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 Lodge O Semaforo. It’s fairly dear however the location and the surroundings round are really spectacular. It’s a small and comfy lodge with fantastically 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 many others. 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 way in which 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 resorts and visitor homes in Lires when you’ve got time and don’t really feel like strolling 29 km in at some point you possibly can keep right here. The precise Cape Finisterre is Three km away from the city, as an possibility, you possibly can verify into albergue/guesthouse, depart there your backpack and stroll the final Three km (6km return) with out further weight.

When you have a while left you possibly can 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 approach you got here in) in the direction of Playa Langosteira, on the street 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 way in which to Muxía. The cape in Muxía with the sanctuary O Barca is simply outdoors the city, 10 min. stroll.

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 (if you happen to stroll from Muxía it’s steeper, coming from Finisterre aspect it’s very gradual), 200m altitude acquire
  • 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
A ravishing wild seashore at O Rostro, on the way in which from Muxía to Finisterre

The Camino-Finisterre Muxía – a 5-day itinerary

When you have sufficient time and strolling 30+km a day sounds an excessive amount of you possibly can 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 would 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

Should you’re strolling to Finisterre first than it’s higher to stroll 27 km to Lago to make the following strolling day to Corcubión shorter. Should you’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 this present day you possibly can stroll 6km additional and cease at Lago, the non-public albergue there’s 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 acquire that begins from the municipal albergue de Negreira
  • Some components of the street may 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
  • Lodge – 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
  • Lodge – no
  • Grocery store – no
  • Store – no
  • Pharmacy – no
  • Restaurant/bar – sure

Locations to remain in Lago

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

Services

  • Scorching 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 if you happen to’re planning to begin strolling earlier you possibly can 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 possibly can 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
  • Lodge – 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, worth 6 Euro. The albergue large, new, and spacious. I’d say it’s the most effective albergue on the Camino Finisterre.

Services

  • Scorching 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 a neighborhood (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 lovely 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. Be aware! The bar at Hospital is the final meals place, the following 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 most important city within the space with many eating places, bars, bakeries, and many others. A ravishing 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
  • Lodge – 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 shall be a few locations on the way in which 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 simple 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 info 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 possibly can 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 lovely beachThe lengthy seashore and sand dunes of Playa LangosteiraFinisterre cape

Challenges

  • An straightforward and quick 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

At the present time 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

Learn 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 day by 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 verify on the location for the present departure instances and costs. Be aware! Within the search field “Departure level” kind “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 pair of hours to get to Santiago, worth Eight Euro, paid on the bus. Bus firm Grupo Ferrin. The bus leaves from Cafeteria Don Quijote, second cease on the bar O’Xardin. Be aware! 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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