Walking the Camino to Finisterre

  • 5 Nights
  • From 575 Per Person
  • Flights available (optional)
  • Spain
The Camino to Finisterre is the only Camino route that begins in the city of Santiago de Compostela and travels west to Cape Finisterre and the mystical shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

This wonderful Camino route is nearly 90kms long and takes four walking days to complete. This is also a trail with a magical touch, as it is believed it pre-dates Christianity.

Galicia’s Finis-Terrae, the ‘edge of the world’, was believed by pre Christian communities to be not only the last frontier of the known world but also the place were the world of the living got closest to the other world.

Many fascinating traditions and myths are alive and well in this beautiful region, shaped by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

From Santiago de Compostela to Negreira and the town of Cee the route takes pilgrims mainly out of the city and into rural Galicia, walking down country lanes, forest tracks and lush farmland.

As you approach Cee, the first coastal town on the route, you will catch your first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. From here to the mystical Cape Finisterre (Fisterra in Galician), the Camino will reward you with great coastal scenery and views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Once in Finisterre you can request the ‘Finisterrana’ pilgrim certificate at the local town council, a precious memento of your journey to the ‘End of the World’. Don’t forget to try some of the region’s delicious fish and seafood to celebrate your achievement!

Our Camino to Finisterre self guided tour can be adapted to your needs so you can stay for additional nights in Santiago de Compostela, for instance, to explore the city further.

Enjoy this magical Camino de Santiago journey to the ‘end of the world’.

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Walking the Camino to Finisterre

The Camino to Finisterre is the only Camino route that begins in the city of Santiago de Compostela and travels west to Cape Finisterre and the mystical shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

This wonderful Camino route is nearly 90kms long and takes four walking days to complete. This is also a trail with a magical touch, as it is believed it pre-dates Christianity.

Galicia’s Finis-Terrae, the ‘edge of the world’, was believed by pre Christian communities to be not only the last frontier of the known world but also the place were the world of the living got closest to the other world.

Many fascinating traditions and myths are alive and well in this beautiful region, shaped by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

From Santiago de Compostela to Negreira and the town of Cee the route takes pilgrims mainly out of the city and into rural Galicia, walking down country lanes, forest tracks and lush farmland.

As you approach Cee, the first coastal town on the route, you will catch your first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. From here to the mystical Cape Finisterre (Fisterra in Galician), the Camino will reward you with great coastal scenery and views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Once in Finisterre you can request the ‘Finisterrana’ pilgrim certificate at the local town council, a precious memento of your journey to the ‘End of the World’. Don’t forget to try some of the region’s delicious fish and seafood to celebrate your achievement!

Our Camino to Finisterre self guided tour can be adapted to your needs so you can stay for additional nights in Santiago de Compostela, for instance, to explore the city further.

Enjoy this magical Camino de Santiago journey to the ‘end of the world’.

Itinerary

The Camino to Finisterre self guided tour includes:

  • 5 nights in selected 3-star hotels and guesthouses
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Luggage transfers on walking days, so your luggage will be delivered to your next stop (One 20kg luggage piece per person)
  • Pilgrim travel pack with holiday information, pilgrim passport and route notes
  • Transfers to accommodation when required

OPTIONAL

  • Flights
  • Dinners
  • Airport pick up
  • Hotel upgrades to boutique and luxury hotels or Paradores where available
  • Travel insurance
  • Talk to our team if you require additional services

CAMINO TO FINISTERRE ITINERARY

DAY 1 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Today you will arrive in Santiago de Compostela to start your Camino to Finisterre. You will check in to your hotel in the city centre and explore the beautiful Old Town.

Read our blog post Things to do and see in Santiago de Compostela for inspiration.

DAY 2 – WALKING FROM SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA TO NEGREIRA – 21KMS

The first day walking the Camino to Finisterre from Santiago de Compostela takes you out of the city, starting from Praza do Obradoiro, to the tiny village of Negreira.

You will be passing the medieval bridge of Ponte Maceira, which has seen pilgrims passing over the River Tambre since it was built in the 14th century.

DAY 3 – WALKING FROM NEGREIRA TO ABELEIROAS – 29KMS

Today is the longest walking day of the whole route, therefore the most challenging, but it is a gloriously rural stage, with lovely oak and sweet chestnut forests to walk through, in the valley of the Xallas River.

You will spot many of Galicia’s iconic ‘cruceiros’ (way crosses) and ‘horreos’ (granaries) along the way. Your stop for today is the tiny hamlet of Abeleiroas.

DAY 4 – WALKING FROM ABELEIROAS TO CEE – 25KMS

The Camino to Finisterre continues today across the Galician farmland and countryside from Abeleiroas to the tiny village of Olveiroa.

As you start your descent into the village of Cee you will catch the first glimpse of the sea! Cee is a coastal town where you will find all the services you need.

DAY 5 – WALKING FROM CEE TO FISTERRA – 16KMS

From Cee the Camino trail continues through the historic village of Corcubion and then along the scenic coastline of Fisterra Bay to the town of the same name.

Praia Langosteira just before you reach the town centre is a popular spot for swimming. It is approximately 12kms from Cee to Finisterre town, and further 3.5kms to the famous Cape Fisterra.

DAY 6 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA AIRPORT

Today, you will get picked up in Fisterra and travel back to Santiago de Compostela airport to catch your flight back home.

If you’d like to have more time to explore Santiago de Compostela, our travel experts can organise an additional night in this fantastic city.

Our Camino to Finisterre self guided tour is flexible and can be adapted to your preferences. Talk to our travel experts for advice.

  • Price per person sharing, on a twin or double room with private bathroom
  • Single rooms available on request
  • A deposit is required to secure your booking
  • Please note this is a Camino to Finisterre self guided tour, if you are interested in joining a Camino guide group, you can find all the details on upcoming departures on our page CAMINO GUIDED TOURS.

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