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CAMINO DE MUXIA: Santiago - Finisterre - Muxia (Self-guided)


A mythical and symbolic Camino to the end of the world

The history of this route has involved a mixture of paganism and the subsequent process of Christianisation. From the XII century, the Codex Calixtinus already linked this Way with the Jacobean tradition. Moreover, two of the most popular religious devotions of Galicia have their centres in Fisterra and Muxía: the Santo Cristo de Fisterra — which the Licenciado Molina (XVI century) affirmed “was visited by the most fervent pilgrims who come to the Apostle”— and the Sanctuary of the Virxe da Barca in Muxía.
The double place name of the Way — Fisterra and Muxía — indicate that they constitute the ultimate destination, the end after the goal. Walking between the two towns is a must as the route is impressive, the maximum expression of light and nature.


Free day in Santiago.
Accommodation: Hotel 3*

Stage 1: Santiago - Ponte Maceira (17 km / 10,5 miles)

You leave the Praza do Obradoiro and head along the route through the lost Pilgrims’ gateway, downhill through bucolic areas to the river Sar. Continue through the parish of Figueiras, then Villestro, Roxos and Alto do Vento. You reach Augapesada and climb up to the top of Mar de Ovellas, with magnificent views over the valley of Amaía. Go through Carballo, Trasmonte, Reino and Burgueiros, and arrive to the River Tambre over the most significant bridge on this Way, A Ponte Maceira.
Accommodation: Country Hotel (3*)

Stage 2: Ponte Maceira - Santa Marina (24 km / 15 miles)

After A Ponte Maceira take a wooded footpath next to the river and go up to A Chancela, and come to Negreira. Leave Negreira by crossing the River Barcala. Cornado is the last town in the municipality of Negreira, which gives way to Mazaricos. The native vegetation and the beauty of the landscape preside over these first kilometres: gorse and cornfields, pine trees and eucalyptus … together with a genuine popular architecture evident in granaries like As Maroñas, and Romanesque churches such as Santa Mariña where the stage ends.
Accommodation: Country Hotel (3*)

Stage 3: Santa Marina - Olveiroa (14 km / 8,7 miles)

Leave Santa Mariña to the Mount Aro (556 m). From here part of the region of Terra de Xallas can be seen. This territory is well-known for its basketry craft and also for its original women’s hats made of straw. After Aro come Campo Valado, Porteliñas, Abeleiroas and the viewpoint of Corzón. After passing Mallón you will reach A Ponte Olveira and then the centre of Olveiroa.
Accommodation: Country Hotel (3*)

Stage 4: Olveiroa - Cee (19 km / 11,8 miles)

Leave Olveiroa contemplating the impressive River Xallas that flows among leafy vegetation. Cross the River Hospital, come to Logoso and then the village of Hospital, where there used to be a modest hospital for pilgrims, today lost. Soon after, you come to the roundabout where the ways to Fisterra and Muxía separate. A pronounced descent, with a view over the estuary of Corcubión, guides you to Cee where you will finish one more day.
Accommodation: Hotel (3*)

Stage 5: Cee - Finisterre (16km / 10 miles)

Leave Cee and very quickly you will arrive to Corcubión with its old quarter declared a historical-artistic site. From Corcubión, tackle a steep hill that leads to Campo de San Roque and the village of Vilar. You will cross a region with After the long and beautiful beach of A Langosteira you arrive to Finisterre (or Fisterra). You then come to the mythical lighthouse, km 0 on the Way to Santiago. The ocean opens up before us like a wide angle lens, while all possible sensations come together on this cape at the end of the world.
Accommodation: Country Hotel (3*)

Stage 6: Finisterre - Lires (16km / 10,6 miles)

The extension to Muxia begins at the Baixar Cross in Finisterre and takes you through unspoiled, peaceful countryside with views of the Costa da Morte and plenty of instances of rural lifestyles. End the stage in the lovely little town of Lires which covers the hillside that rises away from the ocean.
Accommodation: Country Hotel (2*)

Stage 7: Lires - Muxia (14km / 8,7 miles)

After a long, steady climb from Lires to Facho de Lourido, the final descent comes as a huge relief. Relax a while on the gorgeous white sands of Lourido beach then follow the road along the rugged coastline to Muxía and the church of the Virgin of A Barca on the rocky promontory at the other ‘end of the Earth’.
Accommodation: Hotel 3*


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General Information

Duration: 9 days – 8 nights
Total distance: 120 km in 7 stages
Availability: March to November
Minimum of people: 1
Price per person (in double): from 535 Euros
Single supplement: 190 Euros
July and August supplement: 75 Euros/person

  • 8 Nights of accommodation with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (1 bag per person – Max. 15 kg/bag)
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Pilgrim Kit: passport (Credencial) and shell (Vieira)
  • Road book of the way with tips and information (in English)

Not included

International flights, Arrival & departure transfers, Meals (where not listed as included in the itinerary),Optional additional tours or activities during free time, Tips and items of a personal nature


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