Camino Finisterre6 Days & 5 Nights 4.8 Read 16 reviews
- 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
What To Expect
Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.
Pilgrim Trail | You will follow a historic pilgrimage trail, in the footsteps of generations of travelers
This trip is suitable for:
Ideal if you have an interest in:
- Spiritual Journeys
- Personal Growth
Activity Level & 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.
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.
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.
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!
- 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
- Travel to/from Spain
- Lunches, snacks or drinks
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Equipment
- Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage
- 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
Getting from the End
From Finisterre, you can return to Santiago with Monbus.
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.
The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes.
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
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.
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.
ItineraryDay 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.
Only 25m from the traditional market, this house retains its natural charm of stone, wood and light, combined with modern materials. There is an elevator, WIFI throughout the hotel, LCD TV, room service, hair dryer, reading room and lounge.
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.
475m Ascent, 545m Descent
This is a relaxed and peaceful little guesthouse surrounded by nature. It has comfortable and spacious rooms with private bathrooms. There is also a café.
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.
535m ascent, 410m descent
Optional: transfer for first 10km (23.5km walk)
This property is a farmhouse which opened in 2006, situated in an excellent location. The hotel has 4 rooms all of them with TV, private bathroom, WIFI and heating. There is also a library and private parking. There is also a café.
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.
200m ascent, 480m descent
Right in the heart of ´A Costa da Morte´, this hotel was refurbished in 2010, and offers rooms with private bathrooms, air conditioning and heating. There is free WIFI, an escalator and direct access to the café and the restaurant.
This is a lovely day 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 an end, you have a short 4km climb to the lighthouse at the end of the world, where your fantastic trip will come to an end.
310m ascent, 245m descent
This lovely accommodation offers a communal TV lounge with fireplace and library, an outdoor swimming pool, spacious gardens and free WIFI. All rooms have heating, TV and a private bathroom with bath or hydromassage shower. Most rooms have views over the Atlantic Ocean and a flat-screen TV, while some of them have a sauna.
There are several buses that run every day back to Santiago where you can pick up your onward travel.
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