Santiago does not have to be the end of the Camino, it can even be the starting point of a new trail towards the sea, if you follow the Finisterre Way. This route is much more than a simple prolongation of the Camino, it finds its origin on a Celtic and Roman tradition. Finisterre was considered to be the westernmost point in Europe, and the End of the World (its name comes from this expression).
This trail will take you to the heart of the Costa da Morte, one of the most genuine and unspoiled regions of Spain, and you will be able to try its popular gastronomy, based on seafood.
It is a very well marked route, but one of the walking days is a bit longer than usual (32 km), so a certain level of fitness is recommended.
You will be able to ask for your certificate when you arrive in Finisterre, known as the “Finisterrana”, and for the “Muxiana” when you arrive in Muxia!
- Check in Santiago de Compostela
Day 2: Santiago – Negreira (21 km)
- Today you will leave Santiago and, on your way to Negreira, you will walk through pine and eucaliptus forests, small hamlets and roman bridges. It is considered to be one of the less strenuous walking days.
Day 3: Negreira – Olveiroa (32 km)
- Be ready for the longest walking day, but we can offer and optional transfer in case you find it too exhausting. You will walk through the Serra de Castelo and Monte do Aro.
Day 4: Olveiroa – Cee (18 km)
- Today you will be able to admire the views of the sea for the first time this trip. You will walk through remote and beautiful areas, while you approach the fishing village of Cee.
Day 5: Cee – Finisterre (15 km)
- This lovely walking day will take you through the Atlantic coast, you will be able to enjoy the view of breathtaking cliffs and wild beaches. You will always remember the scenery from the lighthouse in Finisterre.
Day 6: Check out Finisterre (20 km)
OTHER TOUR OPTIONS ON THE FINISTERRE WAY
We organize tailor-made itineraries. If you have a different idea in mind, please do not hesitate to let us know (we can add or remove nights, extra services, etc.).