Twin Share: 635 AUD
Single Room: 952 AUD

Introduction

This Camino section is known historically as the Costa da Morte (Coast of Death) where it was believed by the Pagans that the sun died and those that made pilgrimage to it would leave thier old life behind and walk away renewed. Finisterre is believed to be the place of Ara Solis (altar of the sun), a magical place and altar dedicated to the dying sun. This section is peaceful with only a small number of Pilgrims who make the journey to “The end of the world” compared to the rest of the Camino, it is well marked and becoming more popular each year so the facilities available to Pilgrims are improving each year. Note: The Finisterre Way can be continued along the coast to the sanctuary of A Virxe da Barca, Muxia is also a traditional pilgrimage destination in a stunning location by the Atlantic Ocean a short bus trip well worth the time while you are there.

2018 Program

Transfer pilgrims to accomodations in afternoon to the next point
Therapy group session
Day Date 1 Date 2 Departure Arrival Km Difficulty Hours
1 SANTIAGO NEGREIRA 21 easy 6
2 NEGREIRA OLVEIROA 33 medium 9
3 OLVEIROA CORCUBION 21 medium 6
4 CORCUBION FISTERRA/FINISTERRE 14 easy 4
5 GOING BACK HOME?
TOTAL 89 25

Itinerary

Camino to Finisterre (Fisterra in original Galician language) is the French Camino extension from Santiago de Compostela to Fisterra Cape.

This pagan extension walked for centuries with the purpose of making it to “the end of the world” (Finisterre means End of the Earth). For centuries Finisterre was wrongly known as the end of the world in the Iberian Peninsula;  the truth is that the most western point in the Peninsula and Europe is Cape Roca near Lisbon, in Portugal.

It has a powerful spiritual energy. After so many days, weeks, months walking the Camino, the pilgrim reaches the Ocean.

 

 

You go out from Santiago in a smooth exit and come back again to rural landscapes.

You walk through beautiful eucalyptus, oaks and pine bushes in an up and downhill path. You’ll overcome the Alto do Vento (Wind pass) in some Km, the only difficulty in today’s walk, the Alto do Mar de Novellas (Sheeps Sea mountain pass), where you have to climb 210m in 2 Km (10% steep).

Last few Kms to the medieval town of Negreira are quite flat. Take time to visit Pazo do Cotón, the country house of Cotón family, and Saint Mauro’s chapel.

 

Today you face the most challenging stage in Fisterra Camino. You’ll see a large number of old Galician granaries, hórreos.

The first section up to Vilaserío is steep up and downhill. The second part, up to Santa Mariña, is softer, then in the final chapter, you climb up to Monte Aro, the highest point in Fisterra Camino. Enjoy the fantastic panoramic view.

You’ll admire beautiful points like Fervenza reservoir and the suggestive villages Ponte Olveira and Olveiroa, your destination today.

 

This stage with its many soft up and downhill sections.

Magnificent landscapes. In Alto do Cruceiro da Armada, you will get a first glimpse of the Ocean.

Finally, you’ll have a steep descent to Cee. Then continue to the quaint village of Corcubión where you’ll stay tonight.

 

Today you finish your whole Camino. It’s a unique moment.

You start today’s walk with a deep ascend to San Roque, descend to Estorde and then hug the coast along Sardiñeiro, Langosteira Beach (an extraordinary sensation to walk on the sand, instead of land) and finally arrive at the vibrant village of Fisterra/Finisterre.

Your last must is to reach the lighthouse. Admire the incredible landscape, watch the sunset and let all of your emotions and feelings rise to the surface as you contemplate the completion of your challenge, making it to the end of the world, where it is said you leave the old you behind and walk into your new life.

Congratulations!

 

Don’t forget to taste some of the famous Galician seafood (possibly the best in the world).

An option to be considered is to visit the iconic fishing village of Muxía and its sanctuary of Nosa Señora de la Barca right by the Atlantic Ocean just a short bus ride and well worth the effort.

After Breakfast, End of Our Services.

Coming Back Home?  Extending our trip in Spain, Europe?

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Inclusions

  • 4 night’s excellent accommodation in every location (not luxury), preferably rural and boutique hotels.
  • Private Bathroom in all rooms
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transfer daily from accommodation to accommodation (1 x 20kg bag per person)
  • Luggage tags
  • Maps of your accommodation locations
  • Pre-trip Camino guidance and planning
  • Australian and Spanish emergency phone numbers

 

Not Included

  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Additional bags transfer (will incur additional costs)
  • Any meal not specified in Inclusions list
  • Any other item not specified in Inclusions list
  • Flights/Transfers/Extra Accommodations.