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Camino Finisterre & Camino Muxía – complete guide

Camino de Santiago Finisterre-Muxia map

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 occasions was believed to be “the end of the world” or Finisterre. The Finisterre-Muxia route is the one approach that begins not ends in Santiago. There are two ending factors on this route Finisterre and Muxía, you’ll be able to select one among them or stroll to each, there’s a route (a part of the Camino) that connects them. First 60km from Santiago it’s the identical route, at Hospital it splits into two alternative ways (day three).

Distance from Santiago

  • 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

Finisterre vs Muxía – select one vs go to each

It’s all the time troublesome to match locations and sights and say which one is best. If in case you have sufficient time we’d recommend to go to each, if you need to select go to Finisterre, not as a result of it’s higher or extra lovely simply because traditionally it was the top of the route. As for us we favored 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 individuals 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 much less individuals.
  • The Cape in Muxía is just 10min. stroll from the middle of the city in comparison with 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-level.
  • The precise cape in Muxía is extra spacious examine to Finisterre individuals unfold everywhere in the space  – it doesn’t look overcrowded. 
  • Muxía city is sort of picturesque; situated on a small peninsula between the ocean and the rocky hill, you will get a fantastic view of it from the highest of Monte (Mountain) Corpiño view-level. There are a few good seashores across the city.

Should you determine to stroll to each factors we’d recommend to go 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 lovely Ezaro waterfalls, 20km from Corcubión.

There’s a day by day bus that goes between Finisterre and Muxía when you don’t really feel like strolling anymore you’ll be able to all the time catch it. 

Route map of the Camino Finisterre-Muxia.

Have to know concerning the Camino Finisterre-Muxía

Most individuals stroll this Camino after finishing one of many longer Camino routes nevertheless it’s not obligatory you are able to do Finisterre as a separate stroll.

The route is marked very properly, there are a lot lodging choices on the best way you undoubtedly don’t want an organization to plan the stroll.

Supply of a backpack may be organized by way of a number of corporations together with Spanish publish workplace (Correos), the worth is between four and 6 Euro relying on the space. As an choice you possibly can depart a few of your stuff in Santiago (in your albergue or hostel) you gained’t want a lot for a four-5 day stroll.

Being part of the Camino de Santiago community the Finisterre route has municipal albergues which are solely for pilgrims. So as to keep there it’s a must 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 those that stroll, cycle or journey a horse (which we’ve by no means seen on any of the Caminos) are thought-about to be pilgrims. In the event you get to Finisterre by bus even in the event you simply completed strolling another Camino you possibly can’t keep in a municipal albergue.

Personal albergues/hostels are for everyone regardless for those who walked there or obtained by bus.

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

Finisterre, Km-0, Camino Muxia-FinisterreKm-zero mark at Finisterre, Camino de Santiago

Greatest months for strolling

We walked the Camino Finisterre in November and more often than not it rained typically very exhausting and the day we arrived at Finisterre was horrible; robust wind, heavy rain, dangerous visibility. From our Camino expertise and locals’ advises shoulder season (April-June and September) is the most effective time; not too many individuals, climate continues to be good (not too scorching, not too wet). In October you may be fortunate and never get a lot rain or unfortunate and stroll all the best way in pouring rain. Warmest months in Galicia are July and August – the busiest time when there are literally thousands of individuals in all places. In case you’re planning to stroll in these months we’d recommend to guide lodging prematurely. Off-season November – March climate sensible shouldn’t be the perfect time for strolling to Finisterre; it’s fairly chilly, it rains lots, only a few pilgrims, many locations are closed for off-season. 

Highlights of the Finisterre Approach 

Ponte Maceira

A small picturesque village with an previous medieval bridge (14th century) over the river Tambre, a waterfall, not very huge however lovely,  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. For those who’re planning to cease earlier than Finisterre we’d advocate to remain in Corcubión for an evening.

Finisterre

The city of Finisterre is full of resorts, albergues, eating places, bars and memento outlets, it’s effective to remain right here for one perhaps two nights however it’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 beautiful views particularly should you’re luck 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 footwear on the boot sculpture. We didn’t do it (it was tremendous windy and wet) however in case you determine to go for it ensure you 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.

Lodging in Finisterre

Price range | Albergue La Espiral | Pension Mirador Fin da Terra | there are a few albergues in Finisterre however they’re not in reserving. There’s a municipal albergue for six Euro however it will possibly’t be booked beforehand.

Center worth vary | Lodge Arenal | Lodge Bela Fisterra | Apartamentos O Almacen |

Luxurious keep | Lodge O Semaforo (proper on the level) | Spa Lodge Naturaleza Mar da Ardora |

Sunset at Finisterre, Camino Muxía-FinisterreSundown at Finisterre. It’s not our photograph we had horrible climate that day and couldn’t take any photographs in any respect.

Muxía

We appreciated Muxía greater than Finisterre, in our opinion there are extra issues 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 Lady’ appeared right here to Saint Jacques, the shrine was inbuilt 1719.
  • Sundown on the sanctuary
  • Piedra de Abalar – in accordance with the custom pilgrims go underneath the huge rock 9 occasions (dealing with the ocean).
  • A Ferida (The Wound) – a rock sculpture that symbolizes a wound (injury) that was made to the ecosystem when 66 000 tons of oil have been spilled after an enormous tanker had broke near the coast of Muxia in 2002.
  • o km signal
  • Mirador O Corpiño, on the prime of the hill

Lodging in Muxía

Price range choice | Muxía Mare | Albergue @Muxía | Albergue Arribada | Albergue Bela Muxía | there’s a municipal albergue for six Euro pp. it may well’t be booked prematurely.

Center worth vary | Habitat Cm Muxía | A De Loló – 4 Rooms | Casal Pedrajás | Bela Muxía |

Luxurious keep | A Bughina | Pensíon Rustica Alemana |

Muxía from the view-point Monte Carpiño, Camino de SantiagoView on Muxía from Monte Corpiño view-level

Camino Finisterre value

  • Lodging – all municipal albergues on the route – 6 Euro, personal albergues between 10 and 12 Euro (typically 14 Euro); pensions from 35 Euro for a double room.
  • Meals – Menu del Dia (first dish, principal, 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 (prepared-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 (2 individuals, 6 days)

  • Lodging – 120 Euro, we stayed at each municipal and personal albergues and one night time in a pension. When you keep solely in municipal albergues your lodging will value you as little as 24 Euro (four days) and 30 Euro (5 days) per individual.
  • Consuming out – 45 Euro, we didn’t eat Menu del Dia, had breakfast a few occasions and stopped for espresso as soon as a day.
  • Buying – 100 Euro, most of our meals we purchased at supermarkets.
  • Laundry – 6 Euro, did washing+drying as soon as.
  • Transport – 16 Euro, we took a bus from Muxía.

Complete: 287 Euro/6 days/2 individuals or 24 Euro per individual per day.

Church of San Xulian de Moraime, Camino FinisterreChurch of San Xulian de Moraime, Dumbría – Muxía stage of Camino Finisterre

Albergues on the Camino 

There are lots of albergues on the Camino virtually each single city or village has one. Two forms of albergues; municipal and personal albergues. Municipal albergues are run by the municipality (state), value 6 Euro per individual per mattress and are solely for pilgrims. Personal albergues are extra like hostels the place anyone can keep, prices often between 10 and 14 Euro pp.

On the Camino Muxía-Finisterre municipal albergues are in excellent situation and sometimes even higher than personal albergues (have absolutely outfitted kitchen, heating, clear, huge and spacious). We stayed at each municipal and personal (or simply went to take a look at a few of them) and general favored the municipal albergues extra.

Municipal (public) albergues 

The municipal albergues open between 1pm and 1.30pm, the doorways are closed after 10pm for those who exit for dinner or drink make sure that to return again in time. You need to depart municipal albergues earlier than 8am subsequent morning. You’ll be able to keep in a municipal albergue just one night time. All municipal albergues on the Camino Finisterre are opened all yr round.

Albergue de peregrinos de Negreira. Capability – 22 beds, worth 6 Euro.

Amenities

  • Scorching 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 hand washing
  • Drier – no
  • Blankets – sure, solely few
  • Heating – sure, we stayed in November and it was scorching inside
  • Additional – espresso and snack merchandising machine
  • Location – four out of 5, 30m away from the route however fairly removed from the city, outlets, eating places and so forth.
  • Consolation – 5 out of 5

Albergue de peregrinos de Olveiroa. Capability – 46 beds, worth 6 Euro.

Amenities

  • 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 an area (European) telephone quantity
  • Washer – no, basins for hand washing
  • Drier – no
  • Blankets – sure
  • Heating – sure
  • Location – 5 out of 5, 50m away from the route,near the bars
  • Consolation – four out of 5, kitchen is just not too nice

Albergue de peregrinos de Dumbria (Albergue O Conco). Capability – 26 beds, worth 6 Euro. Our favourite municipal albergue on the Camino Muxia-Finisterre

Amenities

  • 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 an area (European) telephone quantity
  • Washer – no, basins for hand washing
  • 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

Albergue de peregrinos de Muxía. Capability – 32 beds, worth 6 Euro. You will get your Muxiana (a certificates just like Compostela that confirms that you simply’ve accomplished the Camino Muxia) on the albergue.

Amenities

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, microwave, cooking plates, cups, pots, cutlery and so on.
  • Wi-fi – sure, to attach you want an area (European) telephone quantity
  • Washer – no, place for hand washing
  • Drier – no, washing strains
  • Blankets – sure
  • Heating – sure nevertheless it was off in November once we have been there, it was very chilly inside
  • Location – 5 out of 5, on the path to Finisterre, 5 min. stroll to the grocery store and eating places.
  • Extras – every mattress has a locker (works with 1 Euro coin)
  • Consolation – four out of 5 if radiators have been on would give it 5

Albergue de peregrinos de Finisterre. Capability – 36 beds, worth 6 Euro. The albergue is ok however when you end the Camino in Finisterre it may be value to remain in one of many personal albergues and even deal with your self with a extra snug staying at a lodge or visitor home. There are various choices within the city from 10 Euro on.

Amenities

  • Scorching 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, only a few bogs and showers

Albergue de peregrinos de Dumbría, Camino MuxíaAlbergue de peregrinos de Dumbría, Camino Muxía

Greatest personal albergues on the route

We couldn’t keep in any respect the personal albergues on this Camino; our selection is predicated on our private expertise mixed with fellow pilgrims suggestions and impressions that we received from simply visiting some albergues on the best way.

Albergue Santiago km-zero, Santiago de Compostela. It’s an incredible albergue to remain, superb location 20m away from the Plaza de Obrodoiro, proper on the Camino de Finisterre route, subsequent to the Pilgrim’s Workplace, many eating places and bars round, in all probability the most effective situated lodging within the metropolis. It’s very cozy, snug, nice employees, open 24 hours, some backside bunk beds (in 10-bed dormitory) are double beds you possibly can sleep like a king. Worth between 16 to 21 Euro pp. relying on the room. E-book right here

Amenities

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, with microwave, cooking plates, cup, cutlery and so on.
  • Wi-fi – sure
  • Washer – sure
  • Drier – sure
  • Blankets – sure
  • Heating – sure
  • Additional – baggage storage (for those who proceed to Finisterre you possibly can retailer right here some additional stuff), lockers, private mild and energy sockets. 
  • Location – 5 out of 5
  • Consolation – 5 out of 5

Albergue Santiago km-0, Santiago de Compostela, SpainAlbergue Santiago km-zero, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Photograph; reserving.com

Albergue Casa Vella, Vilaserío. This cozy albergue is situated in a typical Galician home of 17th century in a small village of Vilaserío. Capability 18 beds, opened all yr. Worth 12 Euro. Word! There are not any outlets in Vilaserío, just one or two bars.

Amenities

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, with all you want for cooking
  • Wi-fi – sure
  • Washer – sure
  • Drier – sure
  • Blankets – sure
  • Heating – sure, a few fireplaces in the home
  • Additional – good backyard, can order breakfast and menu (together with vegan menu)
  • Location – 5 out of 5
  • Consolation – 5 out of 5, very cozy place with nice hosts

Albergue Monte Aro, Mazaricos (Lago). A stunning and cozy place in a small village with a restaurant subsequent door. May be a superb choice to cease on the best way from Negreira, 26km. Capability 30 beds. Worth 12-14 Euro pp. Ebook right here

Amenities

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

Albergue La Espiral, Finisterre. A pleasant place with very homey vibe and pleasant hosts, situated near the grocery store, bus station and the route. Capability 22 beds. Worth 10-14 Euro pp., there are personal rooms as properly. Guide right here

Amenities

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, with all you want for cooking together with oil, spices and so on.
  • Wi-fi – sure
  • Washer – sure
  • Drier – sure
  • Blankets – sure
  • Heating – sure, hearth
  • Additional – breakfast, lunch and dinner for donation
  • Location – 5 out of 5
  • Consolation – 5 out of 5

Albergue Bela Muxia, Muxia. An enormous and trendy albergue within the middle of the city, near the supermarkets and eating places. Capability 40 beds. Worth between 12 and 17 Euro pp. E-book right here

Amenities

  • Scorching water bathe – sure
  • Kitchen – sure, with all you want for cooking
  • Wi-fi – sure
  • Washer – sure
  • Drier – sure
  • Blankets – sure
  • Heating – sure
  • Location – 5 out of 5
  • Consolation – 5 out of 5

Supermarkets on the route

Not many villages/cities on the best way have a grocery store or at the least a store which makes it a bit troublesome for those who comply with a particular weight-reduction plan or a vegetarian for instance. Keep in mind! Supermarkets are closed on Sundays. You’ll find supermarkets in;

  • Negreira – a few massive supermarkets, we’d advocate to replenish right here – subsequent grocery store (store) you’ll get solely on third day of strolling.
  • Olveiroa – a small store with only a few issues.
  • Dumbría – a small grocery store on the restaurant.
  • Cee – the most important city within the space, many supermarkets, outlets, bakeries and so on.
  • Corcubión – one or two outlets, it’s principally one city with Cee you all the time can stroll there for buying.
  • Finisterre – a few supermarkets and outlets.
  • Muxia – a few supermarkets and outlets.

Packing listing for the Camino de Santiago

Yow will discover the complete packing listing for various seasons for women and men on this publish.

Getting again to Santiago from Finisterre & Muxía

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. Worth 11 Euro pp. paid on the bus. Bus firm Monbus examine on the location for present occasions and costs. Notice! In search field “Departure point” sort “Fisterra”, the Galician identify of the city.

From Muxía it takes between 1h35min. and a couple 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. Word! There’s a direct bus from Muxía to A Coruña within the morning as nicely.

This itinerary is probably the most finances 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, 21km/13 miles

The Camino begins on the Cathedral; from Obradoiro sq. comply with Rua das Hortas, the road on the best that goes down previous Lodge Reyes Catolicos. You’ll begin seeing yellow arrows painted on the asphalt (although the arrows are a bit pale), 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.

Camino Finisterre - stage 1 Santiago de Compostela - Negreira, altitude profileCamino 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 exquisite 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 via the town shouldn’t be marked very properly
  • Slight up and down hills all the best way
  • An extended and steep ascend after 12km, 220m altitude achieve

Negreira

It’s fairly an enormous city if you might want to draw cash, purchase some drugs or inventory meals that is the place to do it. There might be no supermarkets or outlets until Cee (in case you go to Finisterre) or until Dumbria (in case you go to Muxía).

  • ATM – sure
  • Municipal albergue – sure, it’s about 1km previous the city, we’d recommend to purchase meals on the best way, there’s a massive Gadis grocery store on the best way. To see amenities of the albergues go to Municipal albergues part.
  • Personal albergue – sure
  • Lodge – sure
  • Grocery store – sure
  • Store – sure
  • Pharmacy – sure
  • Restaurant/bar – sure

Ponte Maceira village, Camino de Santiago FinisterreA picturesque village of Ponte Maceira, Camino Finisterre-Muxía, stage 1; Santiago to Negreira

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

A pleasant stroll by means of the forest at first after a few hours it modifications into the countryside surroundings with many small villages, pasture fields, well-known Galician rock granaries and a whole lot of cows. The route continues going up and down all whe approach. 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. Observe! There will probably be no outlets/supermarkets on the best way.

Camino Finisterre - stage 2 Negreira - Olveiroa, altitude profileCamino 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 possibly can see an enormous a part of the area and the ocean
  • Ponte Olveiroa – a bridge inbuilt 16th century

Challenges

  • An extended however gradual ascend, 150m altitude achieve that begins from the municipal albergue  
  • Some elements of the street could be a bit muddy if it rains rather a lot

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 issues
  • Pharmacy – no
  • Restaurant/bar – sure

Day three (choice 1). Olveiroa to Muxía, 32,5km/20 miles

Immediately you must determine to go first to Muxía after which to Finisterre or different method round (when you’re planning to go to each in fact). As I already talked about earlier than we’d advocate to go first to Muxía and end in Finisterre, the stroll is slightly bit shorter 32km from Olveiroa to Muxia vs 35km to Finisterre.

An extended strolling day via the fields, forest, small villages with many hills on the best way. After 5km from Olveiroa, at Hospital, the route splits into two; the suitable 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 sort 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 possibly can see the longest granary in Galicia, granary of San Mariño de Ozon.

Camino Finisterre - stage 3 Olveiroa - Muxia, altitude profileCamino 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 simple strolling day, with slight up and down hills

Muxía

A pleasant little city the place you will discover all providers, a great 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

The granary of Ozon, Camino Finisterre-MuxíaThe granary of Ozon – longest granary in Galicia. Olveiro to Muxía stage, Camino Finisterre

Day three (choice 2). Olveiroa to Finisterre, 35km/21,7 miles

After 5km at Hospital you’ll see a cut 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. For those who don’t really feel like strolling 35km all the best way to Finisterre you’ll be able to cease after 21km in Cee or Corcubión and the subsequent morning proceed to Finisterre, 14km extra. When you’re not planning to proceed to Muxía you’ll be able to catch a bus again to Santiago de Compostela, there are four to six day by day buses.

Camino Finisterre - stage 3 Olveiroa - Finisterre, altitude profileCamino 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 most important 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 lovely seashore
  • Lengthy seashore and sand dunes of Playa Langosteira
  • Finisterre

Challenges

  • Lengthy distance – 35km
  • Comparatively straightforward stroll principally flat with one lengthy descend from Cruceiro da Armada to Cee.

Finisterra

A touristy city with many eating places, bars, motels, albergues and outlets. 

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

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

The route is marked each instructions. The path takes you thru the gorgeous forest, previous some superb seashores, inexperienced hills and so forth. The stroll to Finisterre begins on the municipal albergue de Muxía and follows the coast for two-3km after which turns inland. The one place on the best way the place you will discover meals (eating places) is a small city of Lires, 15km from Muxía and 14km from Finisterre. There are a few inns and visitor homes in Lires when you have time and don’t really feel like strolling 29km in at some point you possibly can keep right here. The precise Cape Finisterre is 3km away from the city, as an choice you possibly can verify into albergue/guesthouse, depart there your backpack and stroll final 3km (6km return) with out additional weight.

In case you have a while left you’ll be able to stroll or catch a bus from Finisterre to Corcubión, 14km away and from there take a taxi to the gorgeous Ézaro waterfalls, about 10km away.

To get to the route from Finisterre first stroll out of the city (the identical method you got here in) in the direction of Playa Langosteira, on the street cut 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 profileCamino 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

Obtain PDF file Camino Finisterre-Muxia four days.

O Rostro beach, walking from Muxía to FinisterreLovely wild seashore of O Rostro, on the best way from Muxía to Finisterre

In case 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-verse, in complete it’s going to take 5 days to complete the route.

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

Similar as four-day itinerary.

Day 2. Negreira to As Maroñas/Santa Mariña, 22km/13,6 miles

As Maroñas and Santa Mariña are two small villages 1km aside. The personal albergues in each villages are fairly good although one in Santa Mariña doesn’t have a kitchen. As an choice this present day you’ll be able to stroll 6km additional and cease at Lago, the personal albergue there’s nicer and the restaurant is best.

Factors of curiosity

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

Challenges

  • An extended gradual ascend, 150m altitude achieve that begins from the municipal albergue de Negreira
  • Some elements of the street is perhaps 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
  • Lodge – no
  • Grocery store – no
  • Store – no, solely a bakery
  • Pharmacy – no
  • Restaurant/bar – sure

Day three. As Maroñas/Santa Mariña to Dumbría, 22,5km/14 miles 

The bar at As Maroñas opens solely at 9am for those who’re planning to start out strolling earlier you’ll be able to 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 an enormous a part of the area and the ocean
  • Ponte Olveiroa – a bridge inbuilt 16th century
  • Church of Santa Baia de Dumbría

Challenges

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

Dumbría

A much bigger village than the earlier two with some infrastructure.

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

Day four. Dumbría to Muxía, 20,5km/12,7 miles

There might 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 simple strolling day, with slight up and down hills

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

Similar as four-day itinerary

Obtain PDF file Camino Muxia four days.

Stunning view over the area from Monte Corpiño, MuxíaStingy Nomads on the cape in Muxía

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

Similar as four-day itinerary

Day 2. Negreira to Lago, 27km/16,7 miles

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’ll be able to see an enormous a part of the area and the ocean

Challenges

  • An extended however gradual ascend, 150m altitude achieve that begins from the albergue  
  • Some elements of the trail get muddy if it rains quite a bit

Lago

A tiny place not even a village with a pleasant personal 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

Day three. Lago to Cee/Corcubión, 27,5km/17 miles

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

Factors of curiosity

  • Ponte Olveiroa – a bridge inbuilt 16th century
  • 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 so on. A gorgeous 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.

Challenges

  • Comparatively straightforward stroll principally flat with one lengthy descend 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

Day four. Cee/Corcubión to Finisterre, 14,5km/9 miles

As an choice after visiting the cape of Finisterre you possibly can maintain 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 outlets.

Factors of curiosity

  • The cove of Talón – a small lovely seashore
  • Lengthy seashore and sand dunes of Playa Langosteira
  • Finisterre cape

Challenges

  • Straightforward and brief strolling day 

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

Similar as four-day itinerary

Obtain PDF file Camino Finisterre four days.

Beautiful sunset in Muxía.Lovely sundown on the sanctuary of O Barca, Muxía.

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