Have you ever promised to take that special someone to the end of the world? Now you have the opportunity to do it as a pilgrim. The Way to Finisterre is the only route of the Camino de Santiago in which Compostela is the beginning and not the goal.

A millenary journey whose goal is the end of the earth, where Celts and Romans saw the sun die over the sea, the Finis Terrae. Let yourself be trapped by all the charm of A Costa da Morte and contemplate the most beautiful sunset in the world over the immensity of an ocean full of great mysteries and legends.

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Santiago de Compostela, kilometer zero of the Jacobean routes, becomes the starting point of your Way to Finisterre.

No pilgrim leaves Santiago without passing through the Plaza del Obradoiro, attending the pilgrim’s mass and visiting its imposing Cathedral. It is customary to embrace the Apostle, see the Botafumeiro and contemplate the spectacular Pórtico de la Gloria. But without a doubt, Santiago is much more than its Cathedral; a stroll through its squares is enough to realize that it is a really lively city. Live music concerts, performances for children, parks, monuments, charming viewpoints, markets and a thousand other things that will make you fall in love with this fairytale city.

You will start your first stage of the Way to Finisterre from the Obradoiro Square. After leaving the city, the route runs through meadows and pine and eucalyptus forests, until it reaches one of the most beautiful villages of the stage, Ponte Maceira. This small town of just over 60 inhabitants, can boast of belonging to the network of the Most Beautiful Villages of Spain. It enjoys an idyllic setting as it is located on the course of the river Tambre, where its great stone bridge of Roman origin stands out. There are many legends that circulate about this ancient bridge, such as the one that says that in the Roman persecution of the disciples of the Apostle Santiago, the bridge collapsed by divine intervention, ending with the persecutors.

After passing Ponte Maceira, there are only a few kilometres left to reach the end of the stage, Negreira, where you will find all the necessary services. You can visit its most emblematic monument, the Pazo de Cotón. Associated to this medieval fortress you will find the chapel of San Mauro, nowadays known as chapel do Cotón.

This is the longest stage of the Way to Finisterre, as there are more than 30 kilometres between Negreira and Olveiroa. Although long, this stage is not very difficult, as it runs over gently sloping terrain. Throughout the route you will enjoy a totally rural landscape, crossing large meadows, huge forests of native trees and small villages where the kindness of its people will give you momentum to reach the goal. A few kilometres before reaching the end, you can admire the incredible views of the A Fervenza reservoir, on the descent of Monte Aro. Olveiroa has all the services to rest and recover after this long stage.

Olveiroa is a rural environment that has suffered for years the evils of depopulation. Today, however, it has become a renewed environment with the restoration of its heritage. The most outstanding heritage elements are its centenary granaries.

Note: Olveiroa is a small village with little accommodation. If there is no availability at the time of booking, you will finish your stage earlier, specifically in A Picota, shortening the walk by 4 kilometres.

From Olveiroa you will direct your steps towards Cee to finally meet the Atlantic Ocean, a sign that the goal is getting closer and closer. The route starts at the Castrelo reservoir and continues uphill until it reaches spectacular views of the Xallas river. At 5 kilometres from the start, you will find the village of Hospital, where we recommend stopping before continuing, as the rest of the route runs along lonely rural paths until you reach the fork Fisterra and Muxía. Once you reach this fork, you will have to take the option on the left to continue descending towards Cee, your end of the stage.

Cee, located between Cape Touriñán and Cape Fisterra, is part of A Costa da Morte. Relax and enjoy its privileged natural environment and beautiful beaches.

Today’s stage is a beautiful and quiet walk near the sea, passing through pine forests, beaches and cliffs. In Corcubión you will have to make a stop on the way to stroll through the old part of the town, declared a Historic-Artistic Site. Here, you can also bathe in the beach of Quenxe, sheltered from the winds and storms so typical of the Costa da Morte. Afterwards, the walk continues enjoying the wonderful green landscape and the rocky Atlantic coast until you reach the desired goal, Finisterre.

It will be worth a stroll through the village before setting course for the real goal, Cape Finisterre. Just 3 kilometres of ascent will take you to its famous lighthouse to contemplate one of the most spectacular sunsets in the world, with the sun setting over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

No doubt, you will appreciate taking a well-deserved rest after these days of walking, strolling around Fisterra, its port and its market; and enjoying the rich local gastronomy. After a bit of leisure tourism we recommend as a cultural plan to visit the Museum of the Sea, located in the Castle of San Carlos which was built in the eighteenth century.

We hope you enjoyed your Camino to Finisterre. We are sure that after this experience you will feel completely renewed. This last day you can take the opportunity to visit Finisterre at your leisure before returning home. But if you want more, we encourage you to add a day to Muxía and visit the beautiful Sanctuary of A Virxe da Barca.

After leaving the lodge, end of our services.

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Type of accommodation

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Services included

6 days / 5 nights accommodation6 days / 5 nights accommodation
Luggage transfer during the stagesLuggage transfer during the stages
Complete documentationComplete documentation
Pilgrim’s CredentialPilgrim’s Credential
24 hour emergency telephone assistance24 hour emergency telephone assistance
Travel insuranceTravel insurance

Optional Services

ServiceIn private hostels from Santiago to FinisterreIn hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Santiago to Finisterre
BreakfastBreakfastConsult35€ per person
MP (Breakfast and dinner)MP (Breakfast and dinner)Consult120€ per person
Supplement for single roomSupplement for single roomConsult80€ per single room
Extra night in Santiago de CompostelaExtra night in Santiago de Compostela25€ per person55€ (sing. room) / 70€ (doub. room)
Transfer from Santiago to FinisterreTransfer from Santiago to Finisterre110€ (4-seater vehicle)110€ (4-seater vehicle)
Breakfast Breakfast
In private hostels from Santiago to Finisterre Consult
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Santiago to Finisterre 35€ per person
MP (Breakfast and dinner) MP (Breakfast and dinner)
In private hostels from Santiago to Finisterre Consult
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Santiago to Finisterre 120€ per person
Supplement for single room Supplement for single room
In private hostels from Santiago to Finisterre Consult
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Santiago to Finisterre 80€ per single room
Extra night in Santiago de Compostela Extra night in Santiago de Compostela
In private hostels from Santiago to Finisterre 25€ per person
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Santiago to Finisterre 55€ (sing. room) / 70€ (doub. room)
Transfer from Santiago to Finisterre Transfer from Santiago to Finisterre
In private hostels from Santiago to Finisterre 110€ (4-seater vehicle)
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Santiago to Finisterre 110€ (4-seater vehicle)

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Frequently Asked Questions

In this modality you will do the Camino de Santiago at your own pace and you will only have to worry about choosing the route you like the most, the type of accommodation and your departure date. If you choose this option you will travel alone or with the people that appear in your reservation, and you will have all the services included so that you only have to worry about walking and enjoying the experience.
The Way of Saint James on your own includes the following services
  • Accommodation
  • Luggage transport
  • Dossier with information about the stages
  • Pilgrim's credential
  • 24-hour helpline
  • Travel insurance
In addition, you can customize your trip by adding the following optional services
  • Breakfast or half board
  • Private transfers to the start of the stage from Santiago de Compostela or from the airport.
  • Extra night at the beginning or end of the stage
Unlike the group trips, no bus service, guide or support vehicle is included between stages. But you will have a 24-hour hotline where you can contact us in case of any problem or unforeseen event, which we will solve quickly.
Yes, you will have total freedom to choose your departure date. However, if you want to do your Camino de Santiago in the months of December, January and February, we recommend that you check availability before making your reservation. At this time of year most accommodation is closed and many services may not be available.
In your travel documents, you will find the names of the accommodations assigned to you, as well as their contact telephone number and location.   As a general rule, all accommodation is located in the centre of the different towns along the Pilgrims' Route to Santiago de Compostela, without the need to deviate too far from the route. But sometimes, due to lack of availability, it is possible that some accommodation may be a little far from the village or even in neighbouring towns.   For all the accommodations that are at a considerable distance from the route of the Camino, we will provide you with a free taxi service that you can use to get to your accommodation and return to the Camino the next morning.   In any case, these are exceptions that we will inform you at the time of booking.
Luggage transport service by default is included in all our trips and it is not necessary to request it. You will be able to do the Camino de Santiago without your luggage on your back with the peace of mind that your suitcase will be at your next accommodation on your arrival.   Along with your credential you will also receive stickers, which you must cover with the requested information and stick it in a visible place on your suitcase.   Once you have arrived at your accommodation, we recommend that you ask at reception where you can leave your luggage. You will have to leave your luggage at the indicated place first thing in the morning for our carrier to pick it up. This way, when you arrive at your next accommodation your luggage will already be there.
We have a taxi service that you can hire whenever you need it. You can hire it, for example, to go from the airport to the start of your Camino, or to go from Santiago to your starting point to pick up your car once you finish the stage.   The price of the transfers will depend on the distance from your point of origin to the destination. If you have any questions about this service do not hesitate to contact us.
We include a compulsory insurance with each trip that will cover you for any inconveniences that may arise during the Camino de Santiago. We will send you the insurance policy together with your travel documents.
The basic travel insurance included in our packages has a wide coverage against unforeseen events, with which you will also have guaranteed medical assistance and numerous benefits that you can consult in the General Conditions of Travel Insurance.
In your travel documents you will find an emergency telephone number where we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This way you will travel with peace of mind knowing that one of our companions will help you to quickly solve any problem, incident or doubt that you may have along your Camino de Santiago.
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