Why choose the Way of the Lighthouses?
The Way of the Lighthouses, baptized in Galician as “.O Camiño dos Faros” is a wild hiking route that connects the towns of Malpica de Bergantiños and Finisterre, from North to South, in the A Coruña region of the “Costa da Morte” (Costa da Morte in Spanish), having two main premises: that it is a path that runs as close as possible to the sea, in this case, the Atlantic Ocean, and at the same time, that it passes through all of the existinglighthouses along the route; we could mention a third premise, related to its proximity to the sea, and that is that the route can be walked safely, since there are inaccessible or very dangerous stretches of coastline, which are obviously avoided in the layout.
Thus, this Camino, and with these premises, results in a route of 200 kms of wild trails, with the Ocean (almost) always to our right, to the West, which will accompany the walker with a constant but relaxing breaking waves. But the Way of the Lighthouses is much more than that: sea, forests, mountains, capes, creeks, beaches, dunes, lagoons, heritage, stories, legends, shipwrecks, sunsets, gastronomy, and, of course, its villages and its people, so let’s learn more about this unique trail that, inexplicably, is still waiting to be approved as a Long distance footpath (GR).
What to see and do on the French Camino de Santiago?
- Royal Collegiate Church of Roncesvalles
- Romanesque Bridge of Puente La Reina
- Monastery of Santa María la Real in Nájera
- Burgos Cathedral
- Church of San Martín de Frómista
- Cathedral of León
- Episcopal Palace of Astorga
- Templar Castle of Ponferrada
- Ethnographic group of O Cebreiro
- Benedictine Monastery of Samos
- Ruins of the ancient village of Portomarín
- Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela