Welcome to the Way of Fisterra and Muxía. For many people, a new route. For others, the epilogue of their previous pilgrimage to Santiago. In ancient times, people from all parts of Europe came to this end of the world, following the Milky Way, to see the sun die, swallowed by the waters of the Dark Sea, where sailors did not dare to enter for centuries. Walk through lush forests, mountains facing the sea and open ocean beaches, through one of the most historically isolated areas of Galicia and which best preserves its seafaring essence.
▌Day 1. Arrival in Santiago de Compostela
After arriving in Santiago on your own, perhaps coming from another route, a new journey opens up before you. The one that will take you along the Way of Fisterra and Muxía to the end of the ancient world.
Our recommendation is that you take advantage of the time to visit the city. To get to know its main landmarks, which include the Cathedral and its immediate surroundings, but do not necessarily stop there.
In addition, if you stamp your credential in Santiago and you do it along your way, when you get to Fisterra you can get the Fisterrana, a document certifying that you have completed the journey to the End of the World. And if you pass through Muxía, you can also get the Muxiana, which accredits pilgrims to the sanctuary of A Barca.
▌Day 2. Santiago - Negreira
Distance: 20.9 km. Duration: 5 hours. Accommodation: Negreira
You will leave Santiago from Obradoiro square, heading towards one of the most beautiful spots on this route: Ponte Maceira. To get there, you will have to climb the Alto do Mar de Ovellas from Augapesada. It is a steep climb under an oak grove, but the result is well worth it. When you reach Ponte Maceira, you will be greeted by the spectacular old bridge over the river Tambre. After leaving the area, you will reach Negreira, a town with all services and a traditional place to spend the night.
▌Day 3. Negreira - Santa Mariña
Distance: 20.1 km. Duration: 5 hours. Accommodation: Santa Mariña
On the third day you will do one of the most beautiful stages of this route, far from the urban asphalt and under leafy forests of native species: oak, beech, chestnut, etc. It is an uphill stage, especially in the first stretch. On leaving Negreira you will pass under the interesting Pazo de Cotón, built in the 15th century on the Camino Real, which preserves its defensive aspect.
The day will end in one of those tiny villages that dot the Galician geography: Santa Mariña, a perfect place to rest and regain strength after this second stage of the Fisterra Way.
▌Day 4. Santa Mariña - Dumbría stage.
Distance: 23.6 km. Duration: 5:30 hours AccommodationDumbría : Dumbría
Leaving the village of Santa Mariña behind, the first hurdle is to climb Monte Aro, which offers beautiful views over the banks of the A Fervenza reservoir. From there you will start to go down the Xallas valley until you cross Ponte Olveira and arrive at the village of Olveiroa - which preserves some renovated century-old hórreos (raised granaries).
From there, the route continues gently uphill to Hospital and then begins a long descent towards Dumbría, capital of the municipality of the same name.
▌Day 5. Dumbría - Muxía
Distance: 21.5 km. Duration: 5:15 hours. Accommodation: Muxía
Fourth stage of this Camino from Fisterra and Muxía. One of the most interesting from the point of view of the material heritage and that, in addition, has the great attraction of culminating in the first pilgrim destination: Muxía, alternative end of the Camino de Santiago. The route passes through villages such as Trasulfe and San Martiño de Ozón, with its huge granary (one of the largest in Galicia).
The last few kilometres before Muxía you will face a short but tough climb, passing by the old monastery of San Xiao de Moraime, dating from the 12th century, which holds in its interior very interesting and rare Renaissance paintings about sins and death.
From there, you will finally descend to Muxía. Just one kilometre separates you from the Sanctuary of Nosa Señora da Barca. There, according to tradition, the apostle St. James saw the Virgin appear in a boat in gratitude for his work of evangelisation. From Punta da Barca you can see the Camariñas estuary, with the Cabo Vilán lighthouse in the background, and enjoy its rocky coastline full of history. Take your time. Afterwards you can return to the centre of Muxía, get the Muxiana and rest.
▌Day 6. Stage Muxía - Fisterra
Distance: 27.5 km. Duration: 6:30 hours AccommodationFisterra
In this last stage of the Way of Fisterra and Muxía, you will leave the Muxía peninsula by the beach of Lourido, towards Lires, where one of the smallest estuaries of Galicia is formed.
From Lires you will head towards Duio, either by the conventional route or by the O Rostro variant, which passes by the beach of the same name. Both converge in San Martiño de Duio - a town linked to the legendary Roman city of Dugium. Legend has it that it was swallowed up by the waters due to the sins committed by its inhabitants in persecuting the disciples of Santiago who were carrying his body.
Further on, you will reach Langosteira, which has one of the most incredible beaches in Galicia and, finally, Fisterra. You'll only have three kilometres left to climb along the road that leads to the famous lighthouse. A piece of advice: don't miss the sunset from the cliffs of the mountain. In ancient times, people from different peoples from all over the continent who worshipped the sun made pilgrimages to this moment.
NOTE: If you have time, our recommendation is to divide this long stage into two, spending the night in Lires. This would leave two days of 15.2 km and 12.3 km respectively. These shorter stages reduce the walking time and allow you to enjoy the charms of the place with more tranquility, such as the beach of Lires or the beaches and the seafaring heritage of Fisterra.
▌Day 7. We welcome you to Fisterra
Fisterra has been considered, since time immemorial, as the westernmost point of Europe. Beyond its indented coastline, the great Ocean, or, as the ancient Romans called it, the Marem Tenebrosumthe sea of darkness.
We recommend spending time at the fish market, strolling around the port and sampling its exceptional seafood cuisine, and visiting the Museum of the Sea, the church of Virxe das Areas and, of course, the area around the spectacular lighthouse.
During the Camino, sleeping well and resting is essential. Here are some images of some of the accommodation we work with on this route.
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Frequent Asked Questions
Can I choose the dates I want?
Yes, in our programmes you choose the starting date. The Camino de Santiago can be done all year round, although in January and February many accommodations are closed for rest, so if you want to do it in those dates, we recommend you that you consult us first.
Where are the accommodations?
Most of the accommodation is located next to the Camino, at the place where you will finish each stage. When you make your booking we will generate for you the documentation with the exact address and other location data.
If the available accommodation is more than 1.5 km from the Camino, we will provide a transfer at no extra cost to you.
How does the transport of luggage between accommodations work?
In our programmes we include the option of hiring a luggage transfer service, with a limit of 1 piece of luggage of up to 20 kg per person. There is the option to increase the number of items, but this is not usually necessary. In addition, we will give you luggage identifiers (similar to those at airports) so that you can leave your backpack with the accommodation staff, properly identified, and the shuttle will pick it up there. It is important to do this before 8:00 am, so that our team can take it to the next accommodation before your arrival. In addition, if you plan to travel with more luggage than the Camino, we can also transport the luggage you are not going to use to your last accommodation, so that you can then continue your journey.
What do private transfers consist of?
Although the Camino is done on foot or by bicycle, you may need a vehicle from the airport to the starting point of your pilgrimage or to make a trip to a place of interest near the end of your stage. In these cases, we provide you with private transport vehicles whose price varies depending on the distance. You can see it among the options by clicking on "I want to book my Camino".
What is travel insurance?
By default and compulsory, all our programmes include travel insurance with specific coverage for the Camino de Santiago. You can see the details in the section Insurance of our website.
What does 24-hour assistance mean?
All our programmes include a 24-hour telephone support service, should you need help at any time during your experience. This means that you can also contact us outside office hours (when you are on pilgrimage).
How do I make a reservation?
If you want to book this programme, you have the following options available a form where you can indicate the starting date, the type of accommodation and a series of optional services. The price will be updated according to the options you choose, so you have full control. Once you have configured your trip, click on "Book" to make the payment.
Once we receive your request, you will automatically receive a proof of purchase and within 48 working hours we will contact you to confirm the details of your booking and provide you with the documentation.
What if I can't find the programme I need?
In Proguías we also work with tailor-made programmes (short stages, intermediate rest days, itineraries different from those proposed, etc.). If you are looking for a Camino that meets your needs/preferences, you can ask us for a quote here.
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