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Camino Finisterre

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  • 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.

What To Expect

The Camino Finisterre is the perfect end to any of the Caminos. The sense of accomplishment of walking until you can’t physically go any further is wonderful and makes for the perfect spiritual end to your journey.

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Pilgrim Trail | You will follow a historic pilgrimage trail, in the footsteps of generations of travellers

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Spiritual Journeys
  • Personal Growth

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

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.

Accommodation Information

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!

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

When To Go

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

Getting to the Start

By Air:

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

Getting from the End

From Finisterre, you can return to Santiago with Monbus.

Baggage Transfer

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.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. 

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 consecutive 100km). For the other sections of the trail, the passport is used as a souvenir with all the colourful stamps you will receive.

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Restoration

Please Note - Due to restoration works on the interior of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, the Pilgrim Mass has been moved to an alternate location in 2019. For more information please read our blog post - Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Restoration 2019

Equipment

Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat and sunscreen. 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.

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.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Santiago de Compostela Day 2 Santiago de Compostela to Negreira - 22 km Day 3 Negreira to Olveiroa - 23 or 33 km Day 4 Olveiroa to Cee - 19.5 km Day 5 Cee to Finisterre - 16 km Day 6 Onward Travel

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