Camino Finisterre


On this trip, we walk to the breathtaking Costa da Morte on the ONLY Camino that begins in Santiago de Compostela. This 118-kilometer (70 miles) walk makes a perfect extension as a pilgrim arriving in Santiago or as a stand-alone trip to enjoy the wonders of Galicia’s magnificent coastline. Leaving the hustle & bustle of the city, the route passes through rural landscapes of high plateaus, forested tracks, country villages & the reward of stunning coastal trails & headlands where the pace slows to that of centuries of seafaring life.

Dating back as far as the 9th Century, pilgrims have been walking to both Muxía & Finisterre as the final stretch of the itinerary traced by the Milky Way to the westernmost explored part of continental Europe; to Finisterre – the ‘end of the world’, where the cliffs plunge steeply to the sea & the sun disappears each evening.

During the Middle Ages, the Virgin Mary is said to have arrived in Muxía, the remote rocky peninsula, to the north of Finisterre, by stone boat to encourage St. James (Santiago) in his preachings. Sections of the boat still remain & hold mythical properties still believed to this day. Today a small chapel, the Sanctuary of A Barca, stands on the site of the miracle. Our journey walks the lesser trodden route from Santiago to Muxía, then onwards, via the coast, to Finisterre, where you can collect your Fisterrana, a certificate of completion of the pilgrimage to ‘Finis Terrae’.

What’s Included

  • Transportation throughout the trip from Santiago and return
  • 7-nights of hotels with private bathrooms
  • Bi-lingual guide
  • Daily maps and historical info
  • Full van support
  • Pilgrims credential (passport)
  • Healthy snacks
  • All breakfasts
  • 6 dinners with local wine
  • Regular checkpoints on the trail