Experience two ‘ends of the Earth’ by walking through lush green countryside to Finisterre and then the fishing village of Muxía. Watching the sun sink into the ocean from both of these places is a profound experience and a wonderful way to end your journey.

The Jacobean Way of Fisterra-Muxía is most faithful depiction of the historical cry of the pilgrim, who exclaimed “Ultreia!” (Still further!). And it really is further than the goal in Compostela — after having venerated the remains of the apostle St. James — when many pilgrims decide to discover the end of the world, and do not hesitate to overcome the sacrifices of the harsh days behind them to walk some more days.

It is 90 kilometres to Fisterra and more 31 km to Muxía. The history of this route is a mixture of paganism and a later process of Christianisation. In the twelfth century, Codex Calixtinus already links this Way with Jacobean tradition. Furthermore, two of the most popular religious devotions in Galicia are based in Fisterra and Muxía: the Santo Cristo of Fisterra — of whom Molina (16th century) states that “more pilgrims come to him than to the Apostle” — and the sanctuary of the Virxe da Barca in Muxía.

 

DURATION 9 days – 8 nights
TOTAL DISTANCE 120 km in 7 stages
AVAILABILITY March to November
MINIMUM OF PEOPLE 1
INCLUDED
8 Nights of accommodation with breakfast
Luggage transfers between hotels (1 bag per person – Max. 15 kg/bag)
24/7 emergency support
Pilgrim kit: passport (credencial) and shell (vieira)
Roadbook of the Way with tips and information (in English)
NOT INCLUDED
International flights, arrival and departure transfers, meals (where not listed as included in the itinerary),optional additional tours or activities during free time, tips and items of a personal nature
PRICES Per person in double bedroom: from 525euros
EXTRAS Supplement for single accommodation: 190 euros
Supplement for July and August:
 90 euros/person
Extra night in Santiago: 45 euros/person in double bedroom

Notes

– We are a local company, so there are no intermediaries when booking with us. Our goal is get you the best price/quality and we give you all the necessary local support
– The hotels in our programs are regularly inspected by our team and have been carefully selected for their location and comfort. All our hand picked hotels have en suite accommodation

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Arrival

Free day in Santiago
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
2

Stage 1: Santiago - Ponte Maciera (17 km / 10,5 miles)

As you leave Santiago behind, look back for picture postcard views of the city. Spend the rest of the day amid the greenery of forests and fields interspersed with small villages untill a Roman bridge in the charming town of Ponte Maceira.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
3

Stage 2: Ponte Maceira - Santa Mariña (24 km / 15 miles)

Start early as this is a full day’s walk with a gradual but long uphill climb out of Negreira. Enjoy the enchanting walled forest paths, quiet country lanes and beautiful scenery from the ridge untill the small village of Santa Mariña.
Accommodation: 2* Hotel
4

Stage 3: Santa Marinã - Oliveiroa (14 km / 8,7 miles)

This will be a short stage, so you can delay the departure. Continue for country paths and country lanes enjoying the beautiful Galician countryside. You have one more hill to climb to Monte Aro before descending into the village of Oliveiroa.
Accommodation: 2* Hotel
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Stage 4: Oliveiroa - Cee (19 km / 11,8 miles)

Today’s terrain is much flatter and especially picturesque as you walk amid mountains, windmills and forest then get your first glimpse of the ocean and Cape Finisterre in the distance. From here it’s down a steep hill to the pretty village of Cee in a small sandy cove full of bobbing fishing boats.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
6

Stage 5: Cee - Finisterra (16 km / 10 miles)

After an initial climb through Concorbión, the Way drops back down to the beach and mostly follows the coastline and the long, sandy Langosteira beach to Finisterre, with tantalising views of the cape. The lighthouse that marks the ‘end of the world’ is another 3 km from the fishing village.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
7

Stage 6: Finisterra - Lires (17km / 10,6 Miles)

The extension to Muxia begins at the Baixar Cross in Finisterre and takes you through unspoiled, peaceful countryside with views of the Costa da Morte and plenty of instances of rural lifestyles. End the stage in the lovely little town of Lires which covers the hillside that rises away from the ocean.
Accommodation: 2* Hotel
8

Stage 7: Lires - Muxia (14km / 8,7 Miles)

After a long, steady climb from Lires to Facho de Lourido, the final descent comes as a huge relief. Relax a while on the gorgeous white sands of Lourido beach then follow the road along the rugged coastline to Muxía and the church of the Virgin of A Barca on the rocky promontory at the other ‘end of the Earth’.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
9

Departure

After breakfast – end of our services

 

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