length

6 Days

difficulty

Moderate

trip cost

from $900 pp

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length

6 Days

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difficulty

Moderate

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trip cost

from $900 pp

Self-Guided Trip

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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

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 you get

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 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
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.

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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