THE LIGHTHOUSE WAY (195 Kms)
In the Way of the Lighthouses you will travel 200 km of the Galician Costa da Morte, from Malpica to Fisterra. This wild and virgin coast will take you on a journey through the emblematic lighthouses and fishing villages that dot it, allowing you to get to know the way of life of its people and the history of the place.
Arrival in Malpica
From this small and beautiful village: Malpica; you will begin your adventure of the Way of the Lighthouses by the trimmed Galician coast.
The most representative panoramic view of this village is undoubtedly, the view of the Sisargas Islands from its coasts, natural refuge of a lot of sea birds. In addition, Malpica has the Torres de Mens, the church of Santiago de Mens, the hermitage of San Adrián and the stone Dolmen of La Arca, among others, as main heritage points to visit. As for the tradition and customs of this town, we encourage you to get to know them by taking a stroll through its port and visiting the Fisherman’s House (Lugrís Urban Museum inside) and the Fish Market, a place where the tradition of auctioning fish by voice is still preserved.
Malpica – Niñóns
In this first stage you will begin to walk from the port of Malpica to the beach of Niñóns. During the trip, you will visit the Mirador de San Adrián, the beaches of Beo and Seiruga, the castro de Entretorres and the Faro de Punta Nariga, among others.
The stage ends at Niñóns beach, a small and quiet beach quite hidden, belonging to the municipality of Ponteceso. In this small sandy beach you will find an area of pine forest perfect for eating something and resting.
Niñóns – Ponteceso
You will begin the stage advancing until the port of Santa Mariña to go down until the beach of A Barda and to cross several salients and points until arriving at the village of Roncudo. In Roncudo you will find the lighthouse of the stage, from where you will walk to Corme and then Ponteceso, the end of the stage.
Before reaching the end, you will be able to contemplate the beautiful views from the Mirador do Monte Branco and the dunes that receive the same name. Once you are in the small village of Ponteceso, you can visit the banks of the river Anllóns and the birthplace of Eduardo Pondal.
Ponteceso – Laxe
You will start this third stage from the estuary of the river Anllóns, to go to the castro de Borneiro and Monte Castelo de Lourido, the highest point of the entire route of the Camino de los Faros. From that point you will begin the descent again until the sea level and you will cross an endless number of precious sandbanks and furnas, until arriving at Punta do Cabalo and later at the end of stage, Laxe.
Laxe is a charming town to walk through its small historic quarter and its promenade, and with a lot of atmosphere to taste some good rations of fresh fish. You should visit its lighthouse, the church of Santa María de la Atalaya and the hermitage of Santa Rosa.
Laxe – Arou
This is the shortest stage of the entire route. You will start from Laxe, passing by its lighthouse and its famous Los Cristales beach, and then by the rock of Soesto, from where you will be able to contemplate its imposing beach. You will continue along the long sandy beach of Traba, a marine ecosystem of incredible value on the Galician coast. Finally, you will walk along a stretch of rocky coastline to Camelle, where you will find the Man Museum before reaching Arou.
Legend has it that the small town of Arou, which belongs to the municipality of Camariñas, was descended from the Vikings by the numerous looting attacks suffered in this area at the hands of the Nordic people. It is a perfect place to relax in its wide and beautiful sand and do a little gastronomic tourism.
Arou – Camariñas
This stage will take you through the central stretch of Costa da Morte. You will start the stage walking along a very virgin and abrupt stretch of coast, until you reach the beach of Trece and the Cemetery of the English. From here, you will make your way to Cape Vilán and its lighthouse, from where you will cross the arm of the Cape to Camariñas.
As outstanding places to visit, we recommend a stop at the “Centro de interpretación de los naufragios da Costa da Morte”, located next to the Vilán lighthouse. Of course you should not miss a stop at the hermitage of the Virgen del Monte, know the tradition and crafts of the palilleiras, and the way of life so associated with the sea of the people of Camariñas.
Camariñas – Muxía
High 8h 30′32 Km
Although long, this will be a smooth stage on the way, in which you will walk along the Camariñas estuary observing the small fishing villages. A route through long and peaceful sandy beaches will lead you to the Lago beach, which will mean that you are arriving at Muxía. You will arrive at the Barca Sanctuary after climbing Mount Corpiño and finally the stage will come to an end at the Coido beach.
Muxía is the finishing point of one of the routes of the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago and has numerous heritage elements of tourist interest. Don’t miss the Santuario da Barca, the monument A ferida, a pedra de Abalar e a dos Cadrís and, of course, the lighthouse.
Muxía – Nemiña
Medium 5h24,3 Km
This may be the most difficult stretch of the entire route, but we assure you it will be worth it. You will have to take the road with great care and tranquillity until you reach Moreira beach. From this point, you will arrive by a much simpler path to Cape Touriñán and its lighthouse, and then to Nemiña beach, the end of the stage.
Nemiña beach, in a privileged natural environment halfway between Fisterra and Muxía, will be the perfect place to enjoy a bit of calm and recharge your batteries.
Nemiña – Finisterre
Medium 6h26,2 Km
Finally, you will embark on the last stretch of this wonderful path to Fisterra, passing through a stretch of coast that will show you a succession of beaches and cliffs. You will cross Lires and then you will reach Rostro beach, a tremendously wild beach with strong waves. At the end of the stage, you will climb Monte Facho before reaching the Fisterra lighthouse. After visiting the lighthouse, you can also visit the remains of the Hermitage of San Guillerme, destroyed in the 18th century.
Without a doubt, you will be grateful for a well-deserved rest after these days of walking, wandering through 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 that was built in the 18th century.
We hope that you have enjoyed this wonderful route through emblematic lighthouses of the Galician land and that you continue walking from “the end of the world”.
*After leaving the accommodation, end of our services.
**We recommend great caution when it comes to enjoying a swim in the beaches of this stretch of the Galician coast, as they are highly energetic and dangerous beaches.
THIS TRIP INCLUDES
- 11 days / 10 nights of accommodation
- Backpack transfer service (1 package – máx. 20 kg.)
- Credencial (Pilgrim’s passport)
- Telephone assistance service 24/7
- Travel assistance insurance
- Single room supplement: 225€
- Extra night: 55€ single / 35€ pax double room
- Breakfast: 60€
- Half Board: 155€
- 520€ pax double room
The accommodation will be in hostels and/or guesthouses always in private room with its own bathroom.
Hostels and rural accommodation 520€
* All accommodations are of the best quality, carefully selected after years of experience and approved by our customers.
Alojamiento en Hostales, hoteles y alojamientos rurales
El alojamiento en Hostales o Pensiones cuenta con habitaciones dobles, triples o cuádruples, siempre con baño privado. Son habitaciones sencillas,confortables y sin grandes lujos, pero muy acogedoras, ideales para dormir y descansar.
*En el caso de una reserva individual tendría un suplemento.