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The Fisterra Way (live)

Distance
Difficulty
Stages
Duration
86 km
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4 stages
6 days
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230 €

We welcome you to one of the most special routes of the Camino de Santiago, in its shorter version: from Santiago directly to Fisterra. For many people, a new route. For others, the epilogue of their previous pilgrimage to Santiago. In ancient times, people from all parts of Europe came to this end of the world, following the Milky Way, to see the sun die, swallowed up by the waters of the Dark Sea, where sailors did not dare to enter for centuries. Walk through lush forests, mountains facing the sea and open ocean beaches, through one of the most historically isolated areas of Galicia and which best preserves its seafaring essence.
He walks to where the sun dips into the sea.
The perfect epilogue to the Way of St. James
Landscapes, seafood gastronomy and the sunset at the end of the World
Road to Fisterra
FD00

The Fisterra Way (live)

Distance
Difficulty
Stages
Duration
86 km
●●●○○
4 stages
6 days
He walks to where the sun dips into the sea.
The perfect epilogue to the Way of St. James
Landscapes, seafood gastronomy and the sunset at the end of the World
from 230 €
We welcome you to one of the most special routes of the Camino de Santiago, in its shorter version: from Santiago directly to Fisterra. For many people, a new route. For others, the epilogue of their previous pilgrimage to Santiago. In ancient times, people from all parts of Europe came to this end of the world, following the Milky Way, to see the sun die, swallowed up by the waters of the Dark Sea, where sailors did not dare to enter for centuries. Walk through lush forests, mountains facing the sea and open ocean beaches, through one of the most historically isolated areas of Galicia and which best preserves its seafaring essence.

The recipe for great journeys

Natural, historical and ethnographic heritage, spectacular gastronomy, good company, slow pace and time for time. These are the ingredients with which we design trips in Viando. Are you staying at home? 

Is this trip for me?

Type of trip: Half distance
Journeys to savour slowly, with the best of each space and that indescribable sensation of overcoming your own limits.
Type of services: Configurable
You choose your category of accommodation, if you want breakfast or not, if you want us to carry your luggage, etc. You decide and we will make sure everything runs smoothly.
Travel style: On your own
Programmes designed so that you can travel the route on your own, at the pace set by your steps. Full autonomy and the peace of mind of knowing that we are with you if you need us.
Physical demands: Hiking
Routes of small or medium physical demand, of medium distance (20-30 km / day) and surfaces that facilitate walking, and that can be covered autonomously.

Services included

Accommodation
monitored

Full documentation

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24h travel assistance

Advanced travel insurance

VAT and taxes

And also...

Private transfers
Breakfast
Half board (dinners)
Cancellation insurance

Free if you book through our website

Private transfers
Reinforced breakfasts
Half board (dinners)
Cancellation insurance

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival in Santiago de Compostela

After arriving in Santiago on your own, perhaps coming from another route, a new journey opens up before you. The one that will take you along the Fisterra Way to the end of the ancient world.

Our recommendation is that you take advantage of the time to visit the city. To get to know its main landmarks, which include the Cathedral and its immediate surroundings, but do not necessarily stop there.

Moreover, if you stamp your credential in Santiago and you do it along your way, when you get to Fisterra you will be able to get the Fisterranaa document certifying that you have completed the journey to the End of the World.

Hostel: The Last Stamp or similar
Standard accommodation: Hospedería San Martín Pinario or similar
Charming accommodation: Hotel Costa Vella or similar

Day 2. Santiago - Negreira

Distance: 20.9 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
Accommodation: Negreira

You will leave Santiago from Obradoiro square, heading towards one of the most beautiful spots on this route: Ponte Maceira. To get there, you will have to climb the Alto do Mar de Ovellas from Augapesada. It is a steep climb under an oak grove, but the result is well worth it. When you reach Ponte Maceira, you will be greeted by the spectacular medieval bridge over the river Tambre. And, after leaving the area, a short distance away you will find Negreira, a town with all services and a traditional place to spend the night.

Hostel: Alecrín Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Hotel Millán or similar
Charming accommodation: Néboa House or similar

Day 3. Negreira - Olveiroa

Distance: 33.6 km
Difficulty: ●●●●○
AccommodationNews : Santa Mariña / Olveiroa

On the third day you will do one of the most beautiful stages of this route (and also the longest), far from urban asphalt and under leafy forests of native species: oaks, beeches, chestnut trees, etc. It is an uphill stage, especially in the first stretch. On leaving Negreira you will pass under the interesting Pazo de Cotón, built in the 15th century on the Camino Real, which preserves its defensive aspect.

Leaving the village of Santa Mariña behind, the first hurdle is to climb Monte Aro, which offers beautiful views over the banks of the A Fervenza reservoir. From there you will start to go down the Xallas valley until you cross Ponte Olveira and arrive at the village of Olveiroa - which preserves some renovated century-old hórreos (raised granaries).

Hostel: O Peregrino Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Casa Loncho or similar
Charming accommodation: As Pías Rural Guesthouse or similar

Day 4. Stage Olveiroa - Cee

Distance: 19.3 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
Accommodation: Cee

The fourth day begins leaving Olveiroa behind and heading gently uphill to Hospital, where the Camino forks. On the one hand, the one that continues towards Muxía. On the other, the one that leads directly to Cee, which is the one you will have to take to continue this route directly to Fisterra. Then begins a long descent in the direction of Cee, already a seafaring town, which opens onto the so-called Ensenada de Corcubión and is currently the largest town in the area.

Hostel: Tequerón Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Hotel Oca Insua or similar
Charming accommodation: Beiramar Guesthouse or similar

Day 5. Cee - Fisterra

Distance: 13 km
Difficulty: ●○○○○
AccommodationFisterra

In this last stage of the Camino de Fisterra you will walk the shortest stretch, to compensate for the effort of the previous day. You will leave Cee behind along the coastline, passing through the historic and neighbouring village of Corcubión. From there, the Camino goes inland to save the slope, but immediately returns to the coastline, which it will not leave from Estorde to Fisterra. What remains is, therefore, a succession of rugged stretches and beaches with the Corcubión estuary, which here is called Mar de Dentro, always to our left. One of the attractions, above all if the heat is really hot, is to dive into these waters at Langosteira beach and arrive very fresh at Fisterra, which is just at the end of it. From there, you will only have three kilometres of ascent along the road that leads to the famous lighthouse, but it is best to rest beforehand.

A tip: the perfect time to go up, if the day is not completely cloudy, is in the late afternoon, in order to witness the spectacle of the last visible ray of sunlight in Europe. It was for this moment that people from different peoples from all over the continent who worshipped the sun made pilgrimages in ancient times. Thousands of people continue to make the pilgrimage to this moment today.

Hostel: Mar de Fóra Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Hotel Mar de Fisterra or similar
Charming accommodation: Hotel do Banco Azul or similar

Day 6. Explore Fisterra

Fisterra has been considered, since time immemorial, as the westernmost point of Europe. Beyond its indented coastline: the great Ocean, or, as the ancient Romans called it, the Marem Tenebrosumthe sea of darkness.

We recommend spending time at the fish market, strolling around the port and sampling its exceptional seafood cuisine, and visiting the Museum of the Sea, the church of Virxe das Areas and, of course, the spectacular lighthouse. The town also offers boat trips with underwater views and interesting diving options in the Atlantic waters.

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Frequently asked questions

What to expect from this tour?
This programme is for you if you are looking to walk from Santiago de Compostela to the end of the ancient world to contemplate one of the most impressive sunsets. And also if you want to finish a previous route to the city of the apostle by the sea. The profile is, in general, very accessible, although it is worth bearing in mind the difficulties of the climb to the top of Mar de Ovellas and the descent that leads to Cee, where the knees can suffer. Even so, it is a route designed for people in different physical conditions.
The Fisterra Way is open all year round. Although it can be done in the middle of winter, taking into account a series of technical conditions (more information here), the most advisable time is usually the first half of autumn, when the weather is milder. It can also be done in summer, as temperatures are usually mild.
All the stages of this route can be completed on foot, so there is no need for additional transfers. If you need transport to get to Santiago from the airport, or to return from Fisterra, we can include them as an optional service.
Accommodation in the following categories is available on this route: hostels, standard accommodation and charming accommodation. You can see more information about the categories of accommodation we use in Viando. in this link.

By default and compulsory, all our programmes include travel insurance with specific coverage for the Camino de Santiago. You can see the details in the section Insurance of our website. 

All our programmes include a 24-hour telephone support service, should you need help at any time during your experience. This means that you can also contact us outside office hours (when you are on pilgrimage). 

If you want to book this programme, you have the following options available a form where you can indicate the starting date, the type of accommodation and a series of optional services. The price will be updated according to the options you choose, so you have full control. Once you have configured your trip, click on "Book" to make the payment.

Once we receive your request, you will automatically receive a proof of purchase and within 48 working hours we will contact you to confirm the details of your booking and provide you with the documentation. 

In Viando we also work with tailor-made programmes (short stages, intermediate rest days, itineraries different from those proposed, etc.). If you are looking for a Camino that meets your needs/preferences, you can ask us for a quote. here.