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Location

Departs Santiago

Difficulty

4-5

Moderate to Challenging

Length

6

Trip Cost

from $995 pp
twin share

Overview

  • Complete the whole Camino by adding this section to your walk.
  • A quieter and less visited section of the trail that literally finishes at the water’s edge.
  • Spectacularly beautiful with quiet woodland paths past Galician horreos and remote moors.
  • Finisterre was considered to be the “End of the World” during the middle ages and was a place of sun worship by the Romans.
  • Enjoy great seafood and local wine while resting in Finisterre.

The final part of the Camino de Santiago journey. Since ancient times pilgrims have been making their way beyond Santiago to Finisterre (Fisterra in Galician) literally the ‘end of the world’. It is the most westerly point in Europe and a fitting end to the epic Camino walk. Four days of walking brings you to the sea and the rugged coastal landscapes of Galicia.

The origins of worship here date back to pre-Christian pagan times, it was also a place of worship for the Romans and thereafter Christians undertaking the Camino as far back as 1000 years ago.

Extend Your Holiday – City Breaks

Double your holiday experience by including a stopover on your journey! A city break is a great way to explore another place, indulge in some extra shopping, dining or sightseeing and is a great way to break up a long flight. Our fabulous array of RAW Travel city breaks can be tailor made to your requirements and usually include an arrival transfer, 2 nights accommodation and a city sightseeing tour.

Read more about our city breaks.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Walk Santiago to Negreira (22km)

The path leaves Santiago from the Praza do Obradoira taking you out past the stately homes of San Lourenz. You soon enter the country lanes and oak woodland areas. After 6 km in the small hamlet of Sarela de Abaxio you have an amazing view back over Santiago with the cathedral silhouetted against the skyline. The route continues through small villages, on quiet roads and on country paths. From Mar de Ovellas you will be rewarded with magnificent views over the valleys below. Cross the magnificent 14th century bridge Ponte Maceira over the River Tambre and enjoy this beautiful hamlet in Galicia. From here the Camino takes you to Negreira, home to the medieval fortress of Pazo de Coton.

Day 2: Walk Negreira to Abeleiroas (25km)

From Negreira the path leads through small picturesque villages, dairy and corn farms while gently rising to the highest point of the Camino de Finisterre at Monte Aro where you can enjoy a panoramic view over the region. The local architecture of the region’s numerous granaries are on display as the route winds its way through this rich agricultural area.

Meals: B

Day 3: Walk Abeleiroas to Cee (25km)

Today the trail continues along the high plateau of Terre de Xallas passing through Hospital before finally descending to the Ponte Olveiroa where you cross the Xallas River. A 10 km gravel path through open fields and plantations is both scenic and quiet where solitude can truly be enjoyed before tackling the steep descent down to Cee while enjoying the first view of Finisterre and the bay in the distance.

Meals: B

Day 4: Walk Cee to Finisterre (17km)

A short journey today takes you from Cee to Corcubion and on to Finisterre. Take time to enjoy the old heritage listed area in Corcubion. Along the way enjoy views over the bay and Cape Finisterre with the town nestled below. As you come to the shore, leave the road and take to the sand with your approach to the “End of the World” along the beach of A Langosteira. Another 4 km along the path beside the road leads to the lighthouse and the end of your journey before you return to Finisterre and your overnight accommodation.

Meals: B

Day 5: Bus to Santiago

You can catch a local bus which departs throughout the day for the one hour drive back to Santiago or book a private transfer

Meals: B

Day 6: Depart Santiago

You are free to check out of your hotel any time before 10am. If you would like to explore Santiago further you are able to leave your bags with reception.

Meals: B

Dates

Self-guided trips offer flexibility, independence and choice. Set your own agenda while someone else worries about the logistics. Our self-guided walking holidays are fully flexible which means you can normally start your walk on any day during the season and customise by adding extra days for resting or sightseeing. As you’re walking independently, you’re free to follow the trail at your own pace. You set your own speed as you are not limited by the constraints of group travel.

Note that if booking for a start date of less than 30 days from the time of booking we cannot guarantee that your trip is possible unless you have contacted us first and your trip details have been confirmed.

Inclusions

  • 5 nights excellent accommodation including historic hotels and character country houses.
  • Private en suite rooms on a twin share basis
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transfer each day from hotel to hotel (1 x 15kg bag per person)
  • Finisterre guidebook with maps (one book per two people in twin/double share)
  • Pilgrim’s passport per person
  • Spanish phrase book (one book per two people in twin/double share)
  • Document case
  • Daily luggage tags
  • Maps of your hotel locations
  • Local and Australian emergency contact numbers
  • Pre-trip Camino guidance and planning
  • Dedicated local support person in Spain for reassurance

Not Included

  • Local bus from Finisterre to Santiago
  • Single supplement $300 extra
  • Travel insurance
  • Flight to/from Spain

Options/Add Ons

For an extra indulgence, upgrade your hotel in Santiago to a Parador for only $120 per person/per night twin share, when booked 6 months in advance (subject to availability).

For an unforgettable birds-eye view of the city and the cathedral interior, add the Rooftop Cathedral Tour for $25 per person.

Single supplement $300 extra

For any part of your trip that falls between 31 October and 15 March there is an out of season luggage transfer surcharge cost of $30 per day.

RAW Travel also offer tailor-made arrangements and can adapt this itinerary to suit your needs – just ask us about this and we can advise on how to best vary the itinerary to suit your needs. Please note that tailor-made arrangements incur higher costs due to the extra work involved.

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Reviews

Fiona Maclean, Ocean View (QLD) – September 2018
I loved the Camino Finisterre. I enjoyed the scenery, the overall quietness and the fewer people. The baggage transfer service operated without a hitch and the accommodation was lovely.

Maria Cardamone, Mt Waverley (VIC) – August 2017
Excellent organisation, information and choice of accommodation.

Anne Marie Manion, Belgrave (VIC) – July 2017
The accessibility of RAW Travel staff with all communication/queries before our trip was exceptional. Everything was organised/tailored to our wants and needs. I am so happy we chose RAW Travel to help us fulfil our dream.

Diane Baillie, Brisbane – September 2016
This trip was a short escape from the everyday. It was perfectly put together by Mel to meet our requirements.

Renee Harrington, Massachusetts (USA) – August 2016
I had a fantastic trip. The experience was great and I feel so happy that I completed the journey. See our feet hanging over the edge of the Earth enjoying the BEAUTIFUL sunset! Thank you for organising our holiday. The accommodations were comfortable and the hosts friendly and welcoming. The sites, food and wine were incredible. I am thinking Mont Blanc next!

Sally Bradford – May 2016
My walk out to the North Atlantic was magical. At 6:00 a.m. the morning I left my room, the pitch dark and “starkers” I plunged myself into the frigid waters below my hotel. The word that came to mind was ‘jubilant’.

Kelly Hawkins – September 2015
Overall the trip was fabulous. The planning and knowledge from RAW was faultless and we were really happy with the trip. We have already recommended RAW to others. For the most part, the accommodation was fantastic and the overall itinerary was great. We did need to contact Daniel in Spain a few times and he was great.

Rachel Symons – August 2015
This was a fantastic experience overall made easy with having everything being pre-booked and the luggage transferred. Everything was well organised and hassle free for me and the bag transfers was a seamless process. It was easy to find our hotels each day and I appreciated that most of them were on or very near to the Camino. I also want to mention how fantastic your Spanish employee Daniel is. He was approachable and helped us out with our one problem. Nothing was too much trouble and he is an asset to your team. I would travel with RAW travel again, everything was hassle free and well organised.

What our Clients Say

I had a fantastic trip. The experience was great and I feel so happy that I completed the journey. See our feet hanging over the edge of the Earth enjoying the BEAUTIFUL sunset!! The sites, food and wine were incredible!!

Renee Harrington, Massachusetts USA - August 2016

My walk out to the North Atlantic was magical. At 6:00 a.m. the morning I left my room, the pitch dark and "starkers" I plunged myself into the frigid waters below my hotel. The word that came to mind was "jubilant."

Sally Bradford - May 2016

Overall the trip was fabulous. The planning and knowledge from RAW was faultless and overall we were really happy with the trip. We have already recommended RAW to others.

Kelly Hawkins - September 2015

This was a fantastic experience overall made easy with having everything being prebooked and the luggage transferred. Everything was well organised and hassle free for me and the bag transfers was a seamless process.

Rachel Symons - August 2015

Everything was organised/tailored to our wants and needs. I am so happy we chose RAW Travel to help us fulfil our dream.

Anne Marie Manion, Belgrave (VIC) - July 2017

Excellent organisation, information and choice of accommodation.

Maria Cardamone, Mt Waverley (VIC) - August 2017

I loved the Camino Finisterre. I enjoyed the scenery, the overall quietness and the fewer people. The baggage transfer service operated without a hitch and the accommodation was lovely.

Fiona Maclean, Ocean View (QLD) – September 2018

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Trip Grading

This trip has a difficulty rating of 4-5 out of 10.