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Highlights

  • Walking to the Atlantic Coast, along the Finisterre Way
  • A real sense of completion when you can physically walk no further
  • Authentic Galicia, with its charming people and medieval villages
  • Forming unforgettable bonds with fellow pilgrims

Finisterre translates as the “end of the world” and for many pilgrims they feel that their journey is only complete when they can walk no more— hence the walk from Santiago to Finisterre on the Atlantic Coast.

Starting from the magnificent cathedral in Santiago, walk through the Galician countryside and medieval villages to finish up at the ocean. It is here that pilgrims would traditionally burn their boots after completing their pilgrimage. Only the hardiest of pilgrims complete this quieter route and for this reason the sense of camaraderie is incredible.

DAY 1

Arrive Santiago de Compostela

You can fly directly into Santiago de Compostela from several points in Europe or you could take one of the many Camino trips and walk into the city.


The main draw of the city is the stunning Cathedral where you can attend the midday mass, which welcomes pilgrims into the city. However the city has so much more to it. The winding streets of the old city throw so much history at you that it is almost overwhelming.


There is a Pilgrim’s museum, a very good modern art gallery not to mention the fantastic seafood and white wine that Galicia is so famous for.


DAY 2

Santiago de Compostela to Negreira

The first stage of this trip is one of the least strenuous of the Camino Finisterre. Though much of the route was on tarmac, work has been done recently to reduce this so that the first section is now around 50% off road, walking through eucalyptus and pine forest. There is a long climb up to Trasmonte, but from there on you are downhill into Negreira.


Walk: 22km Ascent/Descent: min. 100m, max. 200m

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DAY 3

Negreira to Olveiroa

The second day is the longest stage of this trip and takes you uphill right from the start of the day. You slowly rise up to A Pena and get a little respite before making the ascent up to the shoulder of Monte Aro. From there it is downhill for your overnight in Olveiroa.


There is an optional transfer for this day that will eliminate the first 10km of the walk making for a much easier day's walking.


Walk: 31 (21)km 300m ascent, 200m descent.


DAY 4

Olveiroa to Cee

Today you start up in the hills and stay there, getting some amazing views of the sea as you get closer to the end. Walking across the high moors is one of the longest and most remote stretches of the whole Camino, but it is entirely beautiful.


Once you reach the peak of San Pedro you are downhill once again for your nights accommodation in the little industrial fishing town of Cee.


Walk: 18km, 70m ascent, 300m descent


DAY 5

Cee to Finisterre

This is a lovely days walking and a very fitting one to finish off your Camino. You walk skirting the cliffs, taking in the wild Atlantic coast. You walk through some little forests and as you near the end of your journey you get to peel off your boots as you make your way across the beautiful Playa Langosteira.


After the beach comes to and end, you have a short 4km climb to the lighthouse at the end of the world, where your fantastic trip will come to and end.


Walk: 16km, 240m ascent.


DAY 6

Onward travel

There are several buses that run every day back to Santiago where you can pick up your onward travel.

Accommodation

The accommodation is a mixture of rural hotels and hostels all with private rooms and en-suite. They all offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and delicious local food. We do recommend that you book this trip early as the area is always popular and the hotels and inns do fill up early, especially in high season.


Solo Walkers & Single Rooms

The Camino is available to solo walkers at a single supplement.


Meals

A local continental breakfast is included each morning, which can sometimes just be coffee, bread and orange juice. Lunch and dinner are not included as standard so you are free to choose from the available options.  Every place you stop will have evening meals available, you can get a pilgrims menu for about 10 euros which includes 3 courses, wine and water!

Availability

You can start your Camino on any day of your choosing between February and Mid November subject to availability.


Solo Walkers & Single Rooms

The Camino is available to solo walkers at a single supplement.


Grade & Terrain

This walk is graded moderate to strenuous and includes daily walks on average of 16 - 31 km per day.


You can expect to walk for between five and eight hours each day.


The walk is extremely well way-marked and you will also be supplied with turn by turn route notes and detailed maps so you will have no problem following the route each day.


On the Camino you will follow a mixture of farm/dirt tracks, minor roads and footpaths.


Navigation, Route Notes & Maps

The route is marked with yellow painted arrows but please take care at intersections. There will always be other walkers around in case you are looking for help. A detailed information pack including route notes, local information and maps will be waiting for you at your first accommodation.


Additional Nights

There is so much to see and do along the route that many of our clients choose to add extra nights along the walk either as a rest day or simply to do some extra sightseeing. If you are walking the route solo try not to add too many extra nights along the way as you will lose touch with those you have met.


Fewer Nights

It is possible to walk the Camino Finisterre in less time but we would not recommend this.


Baggage Transfers

Baggage transfers are included (max 20kg per person). Your main bag
will be transferred each day between your overnight accommodation so
that you only need to walk with a day pack.


Clothing & Equipment

Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, lightweight clothes, waterproofs and a day pack.


Compostela/Pilgrims Passport

The pilgrim’s passport is issued by the church of St James, you can obtain one at the start of your walk in the pilgrim’s office or the local church in town.  You need to get the passport stamped in churches, restaurants and hotels along the way. At the end of the walk in Santiago you can obtain your Compostela Certificate (only if you have walked the last 100km). For the other sections of the trail, the passport is used as a souvenir with all the colourful stamps you will receive.


Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable Travel Insurance which covers you for the activity, emergency evacuation and hospital care.


General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat and sun screen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking/cycling gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Getting there and away



By Air:

You can fly in and out of Santiago easily from London, Paris, Barcelona and Madrid with Ryanair, Vueling and Iberia.



From Finisterre you can return to Santiago with Monbus.


Included

  • Accommodation in small rural hotels and hostels, twin/double rooms with en-suite W/C.
  • Baggage Transfers
  • A detailed information pack including route notes, maps and local information.
  • Transfer from Negreira (for 10km).
  • Camino guide book.
  • Emergency support from our local and UK offices in the event of a problem.

Excluded

  • Travel to/from Spain.
  • Lunches, snacks or drinks.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal Equipment.
  • Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage.

Extras

  • Additional nights accommodation along the way.
  • Single supplements.

Committing to the Camino is a big commitment and you will undoubtedly have a huge number of questions and queries.

I hope the answers below will go some way to answering your queries, alternatively I would strongly suggest you visit the Camino Forum or Camino de Santiago website which have a wealth of information on the Camino.

How fit do I need to be?

The average daily distance of our Camino tours are between 20 and 25 kilometres and you can expect to walk for between five and eight hours each day and much of it is rather arduous walking. You should do as much walking as possible prior to your walk as this will simply add to your enjoyment. That said if you are not at peak fitness you will find you will soon walk yourself fit.

What type of trails does the Camino follow?

A mixture of farm/dirt tracks, minor roads and footpaths. The route is marked with yellow painted arrows but please take care at intersections. There are sections on the route where you will divert to follow the red and white stripes of the GR routes. There will always be other walkers around in-case you are looking for help.

How far in advance do I need to book?

We suggest you book as far in advance as possible as the Camino is extremely popular. Numbers can rise by up to 100, 000 people. We will always try and accommodate late bookings but realistically you need to book at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Can I walk with my bags?

Yes, some people prefer to walk carrying their own bags as a true pilgrim would have. You can select the option for removing the baggage transfers in Step 2 of the Booking Engine.

When is the best time of year?

I would recommend April/May when the spring flowers are at their best and September/October when the colours are just lovely. June, July and August can be very hot if you are not used to walking in the heat while the temperatures can fall sharply in the winter with some accommodation closing down for the end of season.

What happens if I can’t walk a stage?

Public transport and taxis are available, if you are need of support our local partner in Spain will be more than happy to help.

Can I change my itinerary once I start walking?

Unfortunately we are unable to change your accommodation bookings and itinerary once you start walking as alternative accommodation is generally not available at such short notice.

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5.0

A great experience and excellent support from Macs Adventure

By Ali the Frog

from Newcastle

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Pros

  • Fun
  • Great Accommodations
  • Once in a Lifetime Experience
  • Well Organised

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    • Holiday
    • Relaxation
    • Trying Something New

    Comments about macs adventure Camino Finisterre:

    Mac Adventures organised the holiday around our needs, taking into account the distances we wanted to walk each day, length of trip and accommodation requirements. Our bags we transported every day to the next hostal and everything worked seamlessly. Highly professional and very good value. I would definitely use them again and highly recommend them to others.

     
    5.0

    A brilliant experience

    By Hellie

    from Warwick

    About Me Occasional Traveller, World Traveller

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    Pros

    • Fun
    • Great Accommodations
    • Well Organised

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      Comments about macs adventure Camino Finisterre:

      Everything works like clockwork eg luggage transfer and taxis.

       
      4.0

      Great extension from Santiago

      By NYC trekker

      from New York, NY

      About Me World Traveller

      Pros

      • Fun
      • Great Accommodations
      • Well Organised

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        • Holiday
        • Trying Something New

        Comments about macs adventure Camino Finisterre:

        The 4-day Camino Finisterre exceeded my expectations. Consistently beautiful scenery, with rolling hills, and ocean views on the last two days. Finisterre itself is a more beautiful destination town than I expected, a fine reward after several weeks of hiking. This was an extension of my Camino Portugues trek.
        Yes, as far as Macs is concerned, the accommodations were fine and the baggage always arrived on time.

         
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        Camino Finisterre

        By Richard and Nicky Walkers

        from Brighton

        Pros

        • Well Organised

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        • Poor Accommodations

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        Comments about macs adventure Camino Finisterre:

        MACS adventure were professional and good at communication

        Tee Travel also good in local information and logistics

        Rustico hotel in Finisterre needs to be removed on your options as a place to stay.

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        5.0

        The best walk ever

        By Dave and Angela

        from Yorkshire

        About Me Avid walkers, Mid 60s

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        Pros

        • Fun
        • Great Accommodations
        • Once in a Lifetime Experience
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        Comments about macs adventure Camino Finisterre:

        After walking from Lisbon we added this 4 days on and it was the best thing we ever did. The scenery was stunning and the walk along the beach was beautiful. You need time to look around the town and lighthouse. We would recommend this walk to everyone.

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