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The Way of Fisterra and Muxía (ending in Fisterra)

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114 km
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7 days
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Cape Fisterra, end of the Way of Saint James
Welcome to the Way of Fisterra and Muxía. 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 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.
Walk to where the sun dips into the sea
The perfect epilogue to the Way of St. James
Landscapes, seafood gastronomy and the end of the World
Cape Fisterra, end of the Way of Saint James
Road to Fisterra
FM00

The Way of Fisterra and Muxía (ending in Fisterra)

Distance
Difficulty
Stages
Duration
114 km
●●●○○
5 steps
7 days
Walk to where the sun dips into the sea
The perfect epilogue to the Way of St. James
Landscapes, seafood gastronomy and the end of the World
from 235 €
Welcome to the Way of Fisterra and Muxía. 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 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...

Luggage transport
Private transfers
Breakfast
Half board (dinners)
Cancellation insurance

Free if you book through our website

Luggage transport
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 Way of Fisterra and Muxía 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.

In addition, if you stamp your credential in Santiago and you do it along your way, when you get to Fisterra you can get the Fisterrana, a document certifying that you have completed the journey to the End of the World. And if you pass through Muxía, you can also get the Muxiana, which accredits pilgrims to the sanctuary of A Barca.

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 old bridge over the river Tambre. After leaving the area, you will reach 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 - Santa Mariña

Distance: 20.7 km
Difficulty: ●●●○○
Accommodation: Santa Mariña

On the third day you will do one of the most beautiful stages of this Camino, far from the urban asphalt and under leafy forests of native species: oak, beech, chestnut, 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.

The day will end in one of those tiny villages that dot the Galician geography: Santa Mariña, a perfect place to rest and regain strength after this second stage of the Camino de Fisterra.

Hostel: Casa Pepa Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Casa Pepa Guesthouse or similar
Charming accommodation: As Pías Rural Guesthouse (with transfer) or similar

Day 4. Stage Santa Mariña - Dumbría

Distance: 23.6 km
Difficulty: ●●●○○
AccommodationDumbría : Dumbría

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).

From there, the route continues gently uphill to Hospital and then begins a long descent towards Dumbría, capital of the municipality of the same name.

Hostel: Casa Crego Hostel (with transfer) or similar
Standard accommodation: A Pichona House or similar
Charming accommodation: A Pichona House or similar

Day 5. Dumbría - Muxía

Distance: 21.5 km
Difficulty: ●●●○○
Accommodation: Muxía

Fourth stage of this Camino from Fisterra and Muxía. One of the most interesting from the point of view of the material heritage and that, in addition, has the great attraction of culminating in the first pilgrim destination: Muxía, alternative end of the Camino de Santiago. The route passes through villages such as Trasulfe and San Martiño de Ozón, with its huge granary (one of the largest in Galicia).

The last few kilometres before Muxía you will face a short but tough climb, passing by the old monastery of San Xiao de Moraime, dating from the 12th century, which holds in its interior very interesting and rare Renaissance paintings about sins and death.

From there, you will finally descend to Muxía. Just one kilometre separates you from the Sanctuary of Nosa Señora da Barca. There, according to tradition, the apostle St. James saw the Virgin appear in a boat in gratitude for his work of evangelisation. From Punta da Barca you can see the Camariñas estuary, with the Cabo Vilán lighthouse in the background, and enjoy its rocky coastline full of history. Take your time. Then you can return to the centre of Muxía, get the Muxiana and rest.

Hostel: Muxía Mare Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Casa A de Loló or similar
Charming accommodation: Hotel Solpor do Coído or similar

Day 6. Stage Muxía - Fisterra

Distance: 27.5 km
Difficulty: ●●●○○
AccommodationFisterra

In this last stage of the Way of Fisterra and Muxía, you will leave the Muxía peninsula by the beach of Lourido, towards Lires, where one of the smallest estuaries of Galicia is formed.

From Lires you will head towards Duio, either by the conventional route or by the O Rostro variant, which passes by the beach of the same name. Both converge in San Martiño de Duio - a town linked to the legendary Roman city of Dugium. Legend has it that it was swallowed up by the waters due to the sins committed by its inhabitants in persecuting the disciples of Santiago who were carrying his body.

Further on, you will reach Langosteira, which has one of the most incredible beaches in Galicia and, finally, Fisterra. You'll only have three kilometres left to climb along the road that leads to the famous lighthouse. A piece of advice: don't miss the sunset from the cliffs of the mountain. In ancient times, people from different peoples from all over the continent who worshipped the sun made pilgrimages to this moment.

NOTE: If you have time, our recommendation is to divide this long stage into two, spending the night in Lires. This would leave two days of 15.2 km and 12.3 km respectively. These shorter stages reduce the walking time and allow you to enjoy the charms of the place with more tranquility, such as the beach of Lires or the beaches and the seafaring heritage of Fisterra.

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

Day 7. Welcome to 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 area around the spectacular lighthouse.

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Frequently asked questions

What to expect from this tour?
This route is for you if you are looking to reach the European finisterre on a route of nature and peace. Rated with a difficulty of 3/5, this route requires some effort and presents frequent slopes that, in some sections, such as the ascent to Mar de Ovellas, can represent a challenge. However, in general it is accessible to people with a normal level of fitness, a minimum of previous hiking training or a good walking habit. Remember that, at Viando, we include 24/7 support throughout your trip.
The Fisterra and Muxía 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, because temperatures are usually mild, but in this case you should expect more people on the Camino.
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 if you want to hire a transfer from Santiago to the airport for your return home, 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.