2022 Route Outline
Number of days
5-6 days walking, usually booked as a 7-night package.
This is a Camino with a difference because all roads lead from, instead of to, Santiago! It is a walk with a different feel – you are now heading to the sea and to the “end of the world”. Having reached the lighthouse in Finisterre, you are experiencing a different ending, a different sense of achievement. Continue on to Muxía to see the Costa da Morte (the Coast of Death) at its most beautiful.
The level of difficulty is moderate – the rolling hills in this part of Galicia are similar in many respects to the Irish countryside.
Options – Combine the last 2 stages (Finisterre – Lires – Muxía) into 1 longer day, thus freeing up a free day. Take a rest day in Finisterre, have a free day in Santiago or even explore the possibility of some time in beautiful A Coruña.
La Coruña – Create the perfect week by adding in a day and night in the beautiful city that’s home to the Torre de Hercules and Riazor beach. Ask us for details!
Remember that every trip is unique and we can tailor yours to suit you.
- €525 per person sharing (based on 4 people sharing double/twin rooms).
- Flights aren’t included, but we can book those separately for you if required.
- Supplements: Single room accommodations and transfer supplements (if <4 people) apply.
- 7 nights’ accommodation in ensuite rooms on a B&B basis (typically 3* standard). We choose our accommodations to give you the best value while still maintaining high standards.
- Private airport transfer from Finisterre or Muxía to Santiago airport.
- Bag transfer each day.
- Pilgrim Passport – we use those issued by Camino Society Ireland – the only officially-recognised Irish pilgrim passport.
- Detailed walking notes for each stage, as well as ongoing advice and 24/7 emergency phone service.
- The security provided from booking with a licensed and bonded travel agency.
- Flights not included. As a licensed travel agency, we can book those as a separate booking if required (€10pp fee applies).
- Travel insurance not included – we recommend that all customers take out adequate travel insurance (and can arrange that separately if required).
Day 1 – Fly from Dublin to Santiago
Stay in Santiago for your first night and enjoy exploring the historic centre of the city, all centred around the cathedral in the Plaza Obradoiro.
Day 2 – Walk 21km to Negreira
While the first part of the day sees you quickly escape the clutches of urban Santiago, you soon feel the freedom of a quieter countryside than that experienced from Sarria to Santiago. The Roman bridge and horseshoe waterfall at Ponte Maceira is a highlight of this, and indeed any, Camino stage.
Day 3 – Walk 21km to Santa Mariña
From Negreira, you will ascend gradually for a full 11km or so until just before Vilaserio, while the second half of the day levels out.
Day 4 – Walk 32km to Cée
A long day, but the peace of leaving the roadside while crossing from Hospital to Cée is worth it all. The pretty hamlets of Ponte Olveira, Olveiroa and Logoso mark the earlier part of a day that eventually brings you downhill to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 5 – Walk 13km to Finisterre
Your entire day is spent getting views of journey’s end, the headland of Finisterre. The beaches at Estorde and Sardiñeiro whet your appetite for the beautiful beach of Langosteira which brings you all the way to the fishing town of Finisterre. A 6km round trip to the lighthouse allows you to watch the sun go down over the end of the world.
Day 6 – Walk 13km to Lires
Lires is a picturesque Galician village where you can admire the pretty stone cottages and walls in the knowledge that you are nearly at your walk’s end.
Day 7 – Walk 15km to Muxía
Muxía is a quiet Camino jewel – many finish walking in Finisterre and don’t know what they are missing! Explore the wild Atlantic crashing against the shore and admire the Señora de la Barca church standing proud against the Atlantic. Remember that the beautiful Costa da Morte gets its name for good reason – don’t stray too close to the water!
Day 8 – Fly back
Private transfer from Muxía to Santiago airport for your return flight to Dublin.
Option: If Day 4 is too long, simply start your next day from Olveiroa, leaving 19km to Cée.
Option: Combine days 6 and 7 into one longer day, allowing a free day in Santiago at the end.