Way of the lighthouses

8 Stages | 195 km

You know that feeling of wanting to scream with all your might? When was the last time you experienced a real sense of freedom? If you are passionate about hiking, if it makes you feel free and moves your senses like butterflies do to lovers, you have to get to know the Way of the Lighthouses, a complete experience for the senses: the explosion of colours of an unspoilt nature, the aroma and taste of the beating sea, the delicate softness of the sand and the gentle melody of the sea breeze. This, and much more, is the Camino de los Faros.

Our Trips to the Way of the Lighthouses

Lighthouse Way Information

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

Where to start the Way of Lighthouses?

From Malpica

The Camino de los Faros starts in the fishing village of Malpica, and whether you do the whole route, about 200 km during eight stages, or just the first four stages, about 92 km, your adventure will start from here.

This route is unparalleled, and will offer you the constant sound and freshness of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the wildest landscapes in the most mythical area of Galicia, the Costa da Morte.

From Arou

Starting in this small fishing village you will enter the heart of the Costa da Morte, and enjoy walking along its rugged coastline, where you will find ancient sacred places such as Punta da Barca in Muxía and, of course, the great culmination which is the end at the Finisterre Lighthouse.

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Stages of the Way of the Lighthouses