On this trip we have prepared for you an intense four-day experience of wild trekking. The first 92 kilometres of the Way of the Lighthouses, through the magical Costa da Morte, will give you unforgettable moments that we are sure will leave you speechless. You will travel along old fishermen’s paths with the constant sound of the ocean as your companion.

Beaches, capes and, of course, lighthouses, will serve as your guide on this journey full of nature, history and legends. You will also soak up the Galician culture, its fishing villages and its friendly people. Just enjoy walking, you will have all the necessary services for a perfect experience.

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Travel Itinerary

You will start the first four stages of the Way of the Lighthouses from Malpica de Bergantiños, in the province of A Coruña. A historic town, with a strong seafaring flavour, where you can get to know in situ the hard work of the seafarers and even mingle with them in one of the bars in the port. Take a deep breath and familiarize yourself with the smell of the sea, as it will be your inseparable companion in this exciting adventure that has only just begun. Now it’s time to rest, tomorrow the curtain opens.

The magic begins! Let’s discover the mythical lighthouses of the Costa da Morte! With an affordable mileage, many ups and downs and different types of terrain we started the way from the same port of Malpica with destination to the bucolic beach of Niñóns. There will be beaches, cliffs, small inhabited places, several streams and springs, and of course, lighthouses. This stage will always run parallel to the sea, and you will be able to enjoy the fresh ocean breeze. Take it easy, as the second half of the stage is a bit more demanding. Once you have passed the Punta Nariga lighthouse, the beautiful beach of Niñóns awaits you, and we will be there to welcome you on your first day and to accompany you in your well-deserved rest at the end of the stage. Congratulations on your debut!

The road is starting to get interesting, because today a harder but even more exciting stage awaits you. As we go deeper into the Costa da Morte, the Way of the Lighthouses will seduce you more and more.

We will leave Niñóns Beach to Ponteceso, a historic village where you will discover part of the soul of Galicia. Combining different terrains, although mostly fishermen’s paths, you will arrive at the disturbing Roncudo Lighthouse, whose cape is an orchard of barnacles, that exquisite Galician delicacy honoured in the famous festival that is celebrated every summer in the fishing village of Corme. After a brief stop in this town, you will reach Ponteceso, your final stop and the birthplace of the Galician bard Eduardo Pondal, composer of the lyrics of the Galician Hymn and a very important part of Galician culture.

This stage is very special, as it is one of the few that goes a little into the lands of the Costa da Morte. The reason is worth it, because you will know important and well preserved heritage elements of the Galician Neolithic as the Dolmen of Dombate.

With an affordable mileage, you will leave Ponteceso behind through the estuary of the Anllóns River, with spectacular landscapes and a place of great ornithological importance. Through the path of Rego dos Muíños you will get to know the milling culture of Galicia and, after the ascent to Monte Castelo, we are convinced that you will fall in love with this adventure. Back to the coast, more beaches and small headlands will lead you to the beautiful village of Laxe, where in any of the terraces of its port you can enjoy a well-deserved refreshment and rest.

Don’t let the sadness of the last day invade you: this is the easiest, shortest and most beautiful stage of this journey. Leaving Laxe behind, the sea will give you, if the tide allows it, a beautiful surprise: the curious Playa de los Cristales, created by nature itself. The great beaches of the Costa da Morte will begin to follow one after the other, immense sandy areas such as Soesto or Traba that will not leave you indifferent. You will arrive at Camelle, where we recommend a stop to learn about the history of Man the German, and shortly after you will have reached your destination and the end of this adventure, the small fishing village of Arou.

This last day you decide, you can go back home or enjoy a day on the Costa da Morte. Or, who knows, maybe you’re just hungry for more. By the way, did you know that all roads end in Finisterre? If you feel like walking and you have 4 more days, we encourage you to complete the 4 remaining stages of this route. You already know what this Way of the Lighthouses is all about, and the heart of the Costa da Morte and the great experience of the extraordinary sunset of the Finisterre Lighthouse are still waiting for you.

Map of the Way

Type of accommodation

Detalles

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 hotels, guesthouses and cottages on the route of the lighthouses
BreakfastBreakfast60€ per person
MP (Breakfast and dinner)MP (Breakfast and dinner)140€ per person
Supplement for single roomSupplement for single room175€ per single room
Extra nightExtra night55€ (sing. room) / 70€ (doub. room)
Breakfast Breakfast
In hotels, guesthouses and cottages on the route of the lighthouses 60€ per person
MP (Breakfast and dinner) MP (Breakfast and dinner)
In hotels, guesthouses and cottages on the route of the lighthouses 140€ per person
Supplement for single room Supplement for single room
In hotels, guesthouses and cottages on the route of the lighthouses 175€ per single room
Extra night Extra night
In hotels, guesthouses and cottages on the route of the lighthouses 55€ (sing. room) / 70€ (doub. room)

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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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