length

6 Days

difficulty

Moderate

trip cost

from $950 pp

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length

6 Days

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difficulty

Moderate

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trip cost

from $950 pp

Self-Guided Trip

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  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Client experiences
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Camino resources
  • Exclusive Guide
  • Similar walks

Overview

Camino de 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.

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Highlights

Get Ready For

  • A quieter and less visited section of the trail that literally finishes at the water’s edge
  • Enjoy great seafood and local wine while resting in Finisterre
  • 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
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Client experiences

What do people Say?

Hear from people about their experiences who have walked the Camino de Santiago with us in recent years. Also a blog article link here with photos. 

Itinerary

Camino de Finisterre

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

Inclusions

What's included?

Included
  • 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 20kg bag per person)
  • RAW Travel navigation APP with maps of your hotel locations and emergency contact numbers
  • Local and Australian emergency contact numbers
  • Pre-trip Camino guidance and planning
  • Dedicated local support person in Spain for reassurance
Excluded
  • Local bus from Finisterre to Santiago
  • Single supplement $350
  • Travel insurance
  • Flight to/from Spain
Added Extras

For an extra indulgence, upgrade your hotel in Santiago to a Parador from $150 per person/per night twin share and $220 per person/per night single occupancy, when booked 6 months in advance (subject to availability).

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.

 

App

Camino resources

FINDING YOUR WAY

Our unique RAW Travel walking app has been designed to help you navigate easily on the French Way. Simply download your map with the unique link we send you and you’ll be able to follow your route with ease, showing your location in real-time without any internet connection needed or cumbersome pages of notes. The app has many great features; it shows the location of each night’s accommodation, and weather forecasts localised for each of your overnight stops. There is information on how and where to catch the trains you need ( if any) and there are important reminders, safety information, videos and emergency contact information for your route. It also has a unique audio feature that can tell you about places and points of interest as you approach them on the trail.

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Exclusive Guide

Camino de Santiago

Discover inspiration, travel essentials, practical information and more in our free Destination Guide. All you need to know about walking the Camino de Santiago routes through Spain, Portugal and France!

Walking the Camino is an incredible journey that will immerse you not only in Europe’s grand history, food and culture but most importantly the extraordinary camaraderie that exists along these routes. The spirit of the Camino de Santiago is alive and well among people from all over the world. It is a ‘bucket list’ experience you will never forget!

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Customer Star Rating of 5   

Customer Testimonials

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

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Customer Testimonials

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

Customer Star Rating of 5   

Customer Testimonials

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.

Kelly Hawkins – September 2015

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Customer Testimonials

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.

Rachel Symons – August 2015

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Customer Testimonials

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 drea

Anne Marie Manion, Belgrave (VIC) – July 2017

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