Fisterra, in the original Galician language. Finisterre, in Spanish

What an incredible way to finish your Camino on our Fisterra Camino, an 87 km four-day walk from Santiago de Compostela to Fisterra,

Pilgrims from all over the world follow the path of history, legend, and Myth to finish at what was believed to be the westernmost point in the ancient world. Known more as the spiritual end of Camino.

It is written that thousands of years before the Christian legend Celts walked to Fisterra, to Cabo Fisterra (lighthouse) to their Altar Soli (alter to the sun) where they watched the sun die, to be reborn the next morning.  Pagans walked following the Milky Way to what was known as “The end of the world” the place where the sun died. Stopping at the edge of the sea, partaking in a ritual of cleansing to leave their old life behind and walking away to a new life.

Aside from legends and myths what will stay with you is the beauty of this coast, so much beauty to be captivated by in Fisterra and the Costa da Morte (Coast of Death)

Cabo Fisterra (lighthouse)

This is the 0.00 km point of your Camino. On a clear day, the view is absolutely one of the most spectacular on the Camino. If you are fortunate enough to be there for the sunset it is something that you will never forget!

Pilgrims finish their Camino here with a real sense of completion

A place to sit and contemplate your Camino. Reflect on what you will take away with you and what you will leave/have left behind.

A place where the journey ends yet also where your journey begins.
Buen Camino!!

Note: If time permits, continue walking along what is referred to as Costa da More (Coast of Death) to Muxia, (pronounced moo – SHEE – ah) 31 km of traditional pilgrimage to a stunning location by the Atlantic Ocean, only a short bus trip for those that do not have the time to walk, a beautiful small coastal village well worth the visit. Tell us if this appeals to you and we can add it to your package.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 21 km.
  • Hours: 6h.

On Day 1: Santiago to Negreira as you leave the city fringes you very quickly find yourself back in a rural landscape. When you arrive at Sarela de Abaxio look back to the incredible view of Santiago to see an imposing and magnificent sight of the Cathedral against the skyline.

This stage is very beautiful with eucalyptus, oak and pine bushes on gently rolling paths. You’ll climb towards Alto do Vento (Wind pass) the only difficulty on today’s path. Then continue through small villages eventually arriving at the Tambre River. Cross Ponte Maceira a 14th-century bridge before coming to the medieval town of Negreira.

Take time to visit Pazo do Cotón, the country house of the Cotón family, and Saint Mauro’s chapel.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 33.5 km.
  • Hours: 9h.

Day 2: Negreira – Olveiroa

Today you face the most challenging stage in Fisterra Camino it is long 33km. There are quite a few steep stages to the day and you will have to spend some time walking on asphalt roads.

However, there are also beautiful forests and meadows. Passing through small villages with many old Galician granaries hórreos (constructions made from stone or wood, raised above the ground by pillars and meant for storing crops). They are unique to rural Galician architecture and a distinguishing trait of the landscape.

Once in Vilaserío then through to Santa Mariña, you have a constant hilly walk.  Reaching a steep climb to Monte Aro. This is the highest point in Fisterra Camino. Enjoy the fantastic panoramic view. The path then continues through Fervenza reservoir and Hospital then finally descending into Olveiroa where you will cross the Xallas River via Ponte Olveiroa to your destination today.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 21.5 km.
  • Hours: 6h.

Today Day 3: Olveiroa – Corcubión you will experience mostly gentle gravel paths through peaceful open spaces reaching Alto do Cruceiro da Armada. Here is where you enjoy your first glimpse of the ocean, the bay of Fisterra.

Finally, you’ll have a steep descent to Cee then continue to the quaint Heritage-listed village of Corcubión where you’ll stay tonight.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 11 km.
  • Hours: 3h.

Day 4: Corcubión – Fisterra

Today you will enjoy views over Cape Fisterra. Passing through San Roque then descending to Estorde. Hug the coast along Sardiñeiro and Langosteira Beach (an extraordinary sensation to walk on the sand, instead of land) and finally arrive at the vibrant village of Fisterra.

Another 4 km uphill to reach the lighthouse. Finally, you will reach the 00.00 marker. If you plan your time right, it is spectacular to sit and enjoy the sun setting at the end of the world.

Reflect on your Camino. Contemplate the completion of your challenge, where it is said you leave the old behind you and walk into your new life.

Congratulations!

It is said that Galicia has the best seafood in the world. While in Fisterra if you are a seafood lover it is a must-try.

Note; on the way to the lighthouse you can visit the municipal cemetery. Located on the edge of the coast, as you continue the climb up Mount Facho you will find a shrine dedicated to Saint William. Also “Cama de San Guillermo” (Saint William’s Bed). A pit excavated in the rock about the size of a human body. According to local legend women of the era laid to pray to the Saint for fertility. There are many myths and legends that all lend to this as a sacred site for fertility rituals that some still adhere to today.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: km.
  • Hours: h.

Day 5: Fisterra

Today is your last morning on Camino de Santiago, enjoy your last breakfast as a Crossroads Travel Client.

The last day of your Camino.

Whatever it is you do from here please go safely, thank you for choosing Crossroads Travel
We hope to see you again sometime soon.

Buen Camino!!

Dates: Flexible, set your own agenda

Direct deposit payments in $ AUD and € EU.

Inclusions Fisterra Camino 
  • 4 nights’ accommodation preferably charming/Iconic/boutique hotels and rural Casas
  • Private Bathroom in all rooms
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transfer daily (1 x 20 kg bag per person)
  • Maps of your accommodation locations
  • Pre-trip Camino guidance and planning
  • Australian and Spanish emergency phone numbers
  • local support person in Spain
Welcome Pack:
  • Pilgrim’s passport
  • Camino shell
  • Luggage tags
  • Full Camino walking guidebook with maps
  • Camino Journal with Pen
  • Other goodies for your Camino
Not Included 
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Additional bag transfer (will incur additional costs)
  • Single Supplement
  • Any meal not specified in the Inclusions list
  • Any other item not specified in the Inclusions list
  • Flights/Transfers/Extra Accommodations.
Optional Services: 
  • Airport transfers from the start point and end destination
  • Extra night accommodation at the start point and end destination
  • Extra luggage transfer or storage
  • If you wish to upgrade to the Iconic Parador Hotel in Santiago de Compostela the cost is from $180 per person/per night twin share and $250 per person/per night single occupancy when booked 6 months in advance.
  • Ask us about adding an extra night in Santiago, or extra rest days en route.
  • For any part of your trip that falls between 31 October and 01 April, there is an out-of-season luggage transfer surcharge of $25 per day. and $35 per day to Fisterra and Muxia.

On Day 1: Santiago to Negreira as you leave the city fringes you very quickly find yourself back in a rural landscape. When you arrive at Sarela de Abaxio look back to the incredible view of Santiago to see an imposing and magnificent sight of the Cathedral against the skyline.

This stage is very beautiful with eucalyptus, oak and pine bushes on gently rolling paths. You’ll climb towards Alto do Vento (Wind pass) the only difficulty on today’s path. Then continue through small villages eventually arriving at the Tambre River. Cross Ponte Maceira a 14th-century bridge before coming to the medieval town of Negreira.

Take time to visit Pazo do Cotón, the country house of the Cotón family, and Saint Mauro’s chapel.

Day 2: Negreira – Olveiroa

Today you face the most challenging stage in Fisterra Camino it is long 33km. There are quite a few steep stages to the day and you will have to spend some time walking on asphalt roads.

However, there are also beautiful forests and meadows. Passing through small villages with many old Galician granaries hórreos (constructions made from stone or wood, raised above the ground by pillars and meant for storing crops). They are unique to rural Galician architecture and a distinguishing trait of the landscape.

Once in Vilaserío then through to Santa Mariña, you have a constant hilly walk.  Reaching a steep climb to Monte Aro. This is the highest point in Fisterra Camino. Enjoy the fantastic panoramic view. The path then continues through Fervenza reservoir and Hospital then finally descending into Olveiroa where you will cross the Xallas River via Ponte Olveiroa to your destination today.

Today Day 3: Olveiroa – Corcubión you will experience mostly gentle gravel paths through peaceful open spaces reaching Alto do Cruceiro da Armada. Here is where you enjoy your first glimpse of the ocean, the bay of Fisterra.

Finally, you’ll have a steep descent to Cee then continue to the quaint Heritage-listed village of Corcubión where you’ll stay tonight.

Day 4: Corcubión – Fisterra

Today you will enjoy views over Cape Fisterra. Passing through San Roque then descending to Estorde. Hug the coast along Sardiñeiro and Langosteira Beach (an extraordinary sensation to walk on the sand, instead of land) and finally arrive at the vibrant village of Fisterra.

Another 4 km uphill to reach the lighthouse. Finally, you will reach the 00.00 marker. If you plan your time right, it is spectacular to sit and enjoy the sun setting at the end of the world.

Reflect on your Camino. Contemplate the completion of your challenge, where it is said you leave the old behind you and walk into your new life.

Congratulations!

It is said that Galicia has the best seafood in the world. While in Fisterra if you are a seafood lover it is a must-try.

Note; on the way to the lighthouse you can visit the municipal cemetery. Located on the edge of the coast, as you continue the climb up Mount Facho you will find a shrine dedicated to Saint William. Also “Cama de San Guillermo” (Saint William’s Bed). A pit excavated in the rock about the size of a human body. According to local legend women of the era laid to pray to the Saint for fertility. There are many myths and legends that all lend to this as a sacred site for fertility rituals that some still adhere to today.

At Crossroads Travel your comfort after a long day of walking is our focus. Hence extensively researched accommodation options on Camino de Santiago are a part of our packages.

Our choice is based on location.

We personally book your rooms, and for this reason, we know exactly where they are located. Our primary aim is for you to be in the vibe of Camino amongst the other pilgrims, restaurants, bars, and cafes.

We want you to be welcomed and taken care of.

Meeting regularly with the owners/management to discuss our client needs ensures your hosts have direct personal contact with us. If any needs arise we can manage them immediately.

Finally, we choose accommodation in charming, iconic hotels and rural Casas.

The number of stars is not our criterion. A comfortable room and a private bathroom come first. In some of the more humble areas of Camino de Santiago, we offer you the best of what is possible. So the longer your Camino the more varied your accommodation will be. This is part of the charm of being on Camino de Santiago, remember you are not on a holiday with multiple options in one spot. Fortunately, with options in the bigger cities, we can throw in a few nights with lots of stars for indulgence. After all, you deserve to have a soak in a spa. Likewise, an indoor pool doesn’t hurt.  Note: There are a few extraordinary options off the Camino if “humble” is not your thing. Also If we locate you outside of the Camino you will have contact with the owners who will pick you up from the Camino and deliver you back to the same spot the next morning. We will discuss this with you when booking.

Book 60 days in advance

Camino de Santiago is a unique destination with limited quality accommodation ON Camino hence we advise booking at least 60 days in advance.

Examples of our chosen accommodation.

Images below are examples of what you can expect from your booking. Tailor-made Packages are available if you wish to stay 5-star all the way.  Please note: we adhere to the same standard when you book accommodation with us pre and post-Camino in Spain and Portugal.  

 

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 Info
  • From - To: Santiago to Fisterra
  • Length: 87 km
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Cost: $735
  • Dates:

    Dates: Flexible, set your own agenda

    Direct deposit payments in $ AUD and € EU.

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