Today we continue beyond the end of the world and we set course from Finisterre to one of the most beautiful villages of the Costa da Morte, Muxía. If the previous day we enjoyed the lighthouse of Finisterre, today we will be even more impressed, if possible, with the beauty of the Sanctuary of Virxe da Barca. A place where contemplating the force of the waves breaking against the cliff is a spectacle.
As for the route, we face a stage that runs through rural areas, dirt roads and the occasional slope.
We will find pilgrims doing the route in the opposite direction, towards Finisterre.
And for those who find 30 kilometres too much effort, we recommend splitting the stage and spending the night in the beautiful town of Lires.
We say goodbye from the magical Finisterre returning again towards the beach of Langosteira in the direction of Muxía. At the cross of Baixar, we take the road and follow the indications of the landmark next to the Arenal hotel. Soon we arrived at the village of San Martiño de Duio. We take a small detour and pass the villages of Escaselas and Hermedesuxo de Baixo.
Here the road forks.
The official route continues through San Salvador while the alternative route goes straight along the road, without much charm. We continue to the right towards San Salvador, cross the forest to Rial and go down to Buxán. Afterwards we head towards Suarriba, Castrexe and Padrís, where the two paths meet.
At the exit of Padrís, we enter a beautiful path that ends in Canosa, where we find a picnic area. We go down to Lires close to the river and at the entrance of the village we find the temple of San Estevo. Lires is the only town with services during the stage, so if we need to stop, this is the time.
We said goodbye to Lires saving a bridge.
After a short detour we take an asphalted track that leads us to Frixe, where we find vending machines, tables and a toilet. On the left we take a track through a pine forest, cross the road and return to the track towards Guisamonde.
We return again to the asphalt and go up to the parish of Morquintián. Passing this last village we find a double signpost.
The official path is marked on the left towards a variant that is not signposted. We advise you to continue to the right following the yellow arrows painted on the road. A few meters away, the path deviates to the left and climbs to the Facho de Lourido, the highest point of this stage.
We descend until we reach Xurantes and take a local track that leads us to a new fork.
The yellow arrows lead us to Lourido beach after a stretch of dunes, from where we must continue by road.
The official itinerary skirts the beach following the road. From the beach we continue without loss until we enter Muxía and we end our Way to Finisterre and Muxía.
In this route from Finisterre, we cannot forget to ask for our Muxianawhen you arrive in the town of Muxía.
It is the document that proves that you have finished this route and you can get it for free at the tourist office and the municipal hostel.