Our Vigo to Fisterra Coastal Camino starts in Vigo a vibrant and lively Port City near the border of Portugal and Spain. The seafront promenade and old town are well worth taking some time out to visit before you start your Camino.

Gain 2 certificates of achievement in one Camino!

First, you walk the last 100km to Santiago de Compostela and achieve a Compostela Certificate. Then onto Fisterra where you gain a Fisterrana Certificate. Don’t forget to stamp your Credencial Passport twice daily to be eligible.

Start in Vigo

Leaving Vigo as you head towards Fisterra you will have stunning views of the Cíes Islands, wild Atlantic coastline, sandy beaches, fishing villages, and historical towns. Soon heading slightly inland crossing the spectacular Galician countryside, where you will visit small villages, with many churches, squares, and monuments. Find yourself walking on ancient stone paths along river valleys. You will cross the Verdugo River over a medieval bridge and walk through forests and vineyards. Then through rural landscapes across the Ulla River, one of the largest in Galicia.

Gastronomy 

Enjoy meals created for pilgrims or dine in wonderful local cafes and restaurants. Particularly amazing is the shellfish of Galicia. Known by locals as the best seafood in the world. No good meal would be complete without a glass of Vinho Verde or Albarinho white wines, specialities of the regions.

Meeting Pilgrims along the way.

From every corner of the world, Pilgrims will greet one another with Buen Camino. Sharing a meal, or drinks on a terrace at the end of a long day is a part of the charm of Camino.

Arrive in Santiago de Compostela

You will see the spires of the Cathedral as you enter the city. Arriving at Praza Obridoiro feel the joy of having made it to the first milestone of this Camino. You have a rest day allowing time to visit the Unesco World Heritage-listed City before you begin your walk to Fisterra, known as the spiritual end of Camino.

Walking to the “End of the World”

Leaving behind the busy city and entering the rural countryside you will soon be breathing the fresh scent in the air as you weave your way through oak, pine, and eucalyptus woodlands. Crossing several rivers and streams making your way to where the land meets the sea and the sky.

Legend of Fisterra

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.

It is here you will gain a Fisterrana Certificate of Achievement.

Cabo Fisterra (lighthouse)

The final destination to reach is the 0.00 km point of Camino. 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!

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

Buen Camino!

  • Difficulty: Rest day
  • Length: km.
  • Hours: h.

Today Day 1: Vigo a lively seaside city with plenty to see and do, the start point of your Camino.

Vigo is the largest city in Galicia (300.000 inhabitants) a visit to the city centre in A Pedra district is a must.

Gastronomy

Definitely, the highlight of this region is the seafood. Fresh octopus, crabs, sea urchins, and vernacles just to begin with. However, a must-do is to head to Vigo’s harbour where you can buy oysters from a local in the street and enjoy them in one of the bars with an Albarinho wine.

Prepare for your walk

Make certain that you get plenty of rest tonight. Prepare your bag for tomorrow your first day walking Camino de Santiago.

Buen Camino!!

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 16 km.
  • Hours: 4.5h.

Today Day 2: Vigo-Redondela your first day walking the Portuguese Vigo to Fisterra Camino.

Walking along the coastal Camino you will enjoy spectacular views of the Cies Islands.

Buen Camino

 

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 19.5 km.
  • Hours: 6h.

On Day 3: Redondela to Pontevedra, when reaching Arcade you will see oyster beds. Here the oysters are considered the best in Galicia.

Soon crossing the beautiful Pontesampaio medieval bridge. This is where Napoleon’s army suffered a great defeat (19th century).

Further on leads you to the Church of Santa Maria (12th century) with magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Finally arriving in Pontevedra. A monumental city boasting many historical delights. Some of these are Santa Maria la Mayor Basilica, Town Hall, Capella de la Verge Pelegrina, and Teucro Square, they all deserve a visit.

Enjoy some famous oysters of Arcade with an Albarinho wine.

Buen Camino 

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

On Day 4: Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis, you will be walking mostly through chestnut, gum, and pine groves. Quite pleasant surroundings with only short sections of road.

In Lombo da Maceira there is a statue of Santiago Apostol with his stick showing the way.

Between A Portela and Briallos, you will find a slight divert to beautiful Rio Barosa Waterfalls. Only 400m off Camino on your right, worth the extra short walk.

Caldas de Reis known for its thermal healing waters has developed as quite a popular tourist location since Roman times. Here you will see there are many wonderful old spa hotels with a relaxed atmosphere.

Umia River provides trout and lamprea.  Another specialty is zamburiña empanadas (pies) all appreciated when washed down with a good Albarinho wine.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 19 km.
  • Hours: 5.5h.

On Day 5: Caldas de Reis to Padron is a beautiful stage with plenty of bush sections. Heading upward to Santa Marina de Carracedo and then down to Padron.

In Pontecesures you cross paths with the Variante Espiritual arriving by boat from Vilanova de Arousa on the Ulla River.

In Padron visit the Santiago church and 1 km further on from Padron on Camino is Iria Flavia, an icònic village where legend says the remains of the apòstol Santiago arrived on a stone ship 2000 years ago also La Real Colegiata is remarkable, the tomb of Camilo Jose Cela, Nobel Prize winner of Literature and the museum-house of Rosalia de Castro, the main Galician poet all worth a visit today if you have the energy to save time tomorrow for your final destination.

A must-try specialty of the region while in Padron “pimientos de Padron” (little green peppers) fried and sprinkled with sea salt, now appreciated all over Spain. Other popular foods are octopus, cheeses, bread, chorizos, or empanadas.

Buen Camino 

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 25 km.
  • Hours: 7h.

On Day 6 Padron to Santiago, If you didn’t visit Iria Flavia yesterday perhaps you can make a little time to do that in the first stage of your walk today. Following on from there is mainly urban landscape.  Heading up to O Milladoiro and then down again into Santiago de Compostela.

Follow the arrows to your final destination, Praza do Obradoiro. Here you will admire the Cathedral de Santiago and its Romànic Portico de la Gloria (Glory’s Gate) built in the 12th century.

You have achieved the first milestone of this Camino

Many pilgrims celebrate reaching Santiago de Compostela with a good “mariscada” (seafood plate). However, you might prefer to head to Rua do Franco for some “tapas” finishing with “Tarta de Santiago” the popular Galician tart.

CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • Difficulty: Rest day
  • Length: km.
  • Hours: h.

For today Day 7: Santiago de Compostela it is a good idea to get some well-earned rest.

Make sure you explore the Old City of Santiago at the least, it is a magnificent Unesco World Heritage Listed site.

Also, a bit of housekeeping to prepare yourself for your Journey to “the end of the world”

Buen Camino

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

On Day 8: 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.

Buen Camino 

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

Today Day 9: Negreira-Olveiroa, 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.

Buen Camino 

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

Today Day 10: 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.

Today Day 11: Corcubión-Fisterrais your last day of walking Camino de Santiago! Enjoy incredible views over Cape Fisterra, pass through San Roque then descend to Estorde. Hugging the coast along Sardiñeiro and Langosteira Beach (an extraordinary sensation to walk on the sand, instead of land). Arriving at the vibrant village of Fisterra.

From the village, it is about 4km up to the Lighthouse. Here the 00.00 marker for Camino de Santiago is situated. Plan to be there for sunset if the day is clear you will be happy you did as the view is out of this world.

Congratulations! You have achieved your goal! 

Here you can 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.

Time to celebrate

It is said that Galicia has the best seafood in the world so tonight a feast should definitely be on your agenda.

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: Rest day
  • Length: km.
  • Hours: h.

Today Day 12: Fisterra, you will have your last breakfast on Camino de Santiago. A bittersweet moment where you will say your goodbyes as you wander off into the world with your heart full of memories, armed with your gifts from Camino de Santiago!

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 Vigo to Fisterra Coastal Camino 
  • 11 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
  • Fisterra experience: Tour from Santiago to Fisterra return 2 days
  • 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.

Today Day 1: Vigo a lively seaside city with plenty to see and do, the start point of your Camino.

Vigo is the largest city in Galicia (300.000 inhabitants) a visit to the city centre in A Pedra district is a must.

Gastronomy

Definitely, the highlight of this region is the seafood. Fresh octopus, crabs, sea urchins, and vernacles just to begin with. However, a must-do is to head to Vigo’s harbour where you can buy oysters from a local in the street and enjoy them in one of the bars with an Albarinho wine.

Prepare for your walk

Make certain that you get plenty of rest tonight. Prepare your bag for tomorrow your first day walking Camino de Santiago.

Buen Camino!!

Today Day 2: Vigo-Redondela your first day walking the Portuguese Vigo to Fisterra Camino.

Walking along the coastal Camino you will enjoy spectacular views of the Cies Islands.

Buen Camino

 

On Day 3: Redondela to Pontevedra, when reaching Arcade you will see oyster beds. Here the oysters are considered the best in Galicia.

Soon crossing the beautiful Pontesampaio medieval bridge. This is where Napoleon’s army suffered a great defeat (19th century).

Further on leads you to the Church of Santa Maria (12th century) with magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Finally arriving in Pontevedra. A monumental city boasting many historical delights. Some of these are Santa Maria la Mayor Basilica, Town Hall, Capella de la Verge Pelegrina, and Teucro Square, they all deserve a visit.

Enjoy some famous oysters of Arcade with an Albarinho wine.

Buen Camino 

On Day 4: Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis, you will be walking mostly through chestnut, gum, and pine groves. Quite pleasant surroundings with only short sections of road.

In Lombo da Maceira there is a statue of Santiago Apostol with his stick showing the way.

Between A Portela and Briallos, you will find a slight divert to beautiful Rio Barosa Waterfalls. Only 400m off Camino on your right, worth the extra short walk.

Caldas de Reis known for its thermal healing waters has developed as quite a popular tourist location since Roman times. Here you will see there are many wonderful old spa hotels with a relaxed atmosphere.

Umia River provides trout and lamprea.  Another specialty is zamburiña empanadas (pies) all appreciated when washed down with a good Albarinho wine.

On Day 5: Caldas de Reis to Padron is a beautiful stage with plenty of bush sections. Heading upward to Santa Marina de Carracedo and then down to Padron.

In Pontecesures you cross paths with the Variante Espiritual arriving by boat from Vilanova de Arousa on the Ulla River.

In Padron visit the Santiago church and 1 km further on from Padron on Camino is Iria Flavia, an icònic village where legend says the remains of the apòstol Santiago arrived on a stone ship 2000 years ago also La Real Colegiata is remarkable, the tomb of Camilo Jose Cela, Nobel Prize winner of Literature and the museum-house of Rosalia de Castro, the main Galician poet all worth a visit today if you have the energy to save time tomorrow for your final destination.

A must-try specialty of the region while in Padron “pimientos de Padron” (little green peppers) fried and sprinkled with sea salt, now appreciated all over Spain. Other popular foods are octopus, cheeses, bread, chorizos, or empanadas.

Buen Camino 

On Day 6 Padron to Santiago, If you didn’t visit Iria Flavia yesterday perhaps you can make a little time to do that in the first stage of your walk today. Following on from there is mainly urban landscape.  Heading up to O Milladoiro and then down again into Santiago de Compostela.

Follow the arrows to your final destination, Praza do Obradoiro. Here you will admire the Cathedral de Santiago and its Romànic Portico de la Gloria (Glory’s Gate) built in the 12th century.

You have achieved the first milestone of this Camino

Many pilgrims celebrate reaching Santiago de Compostela with a good “mariscada” (seafood plate). However, you might prefer to head to Rua do Franco for some “tapas” finishing with “Tarta de Santiago” the popular Galician tart.

CONGRATULATIONS!!

For today Day 7: Santiago de Compostela it is a good idea to get some well-earned rest.

Make sure you explore the Old City of Santiago at the least, it is a magnificent Unesco World Heritage Listed site.

Also, a bit of housekeeping to prepare yourself for your Journey to “the end of the world”

Buen Camino

On Day 8: 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.

Buen Camino 

Today Day 9: Negreira-Olveiroa, 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.

Buen Camino 

Today Day 10: 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.

Today Day 11: Corcubión-Fisterrais your last day of walking Camino de Santiago! Enjoy incredible views over Cape Fisterra, pass through San Roque then descend to Estorde. Hugging the coast along Sardiñeiro and Langosteira Beach (an extraordinary sensation to walk on the sand, instead of land). Arriving at the vibrant village of Fisterra.

From the village, it is about 4km up to the Lighthouse. Here the 00.00 marker for Camino de Santiago is situated. Plan to be there for sunset if the day is clear you will be happy you did as the view is out of this world.

Congratulations! You have achieved your goal! 

Here you can 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.

Time to celebrate

It is said that Galicia has the best seafood in the world so tonight a feast should definitely be on your agenda.

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.

Today Day 12: Fisterra, you will have your last breakfast on Camino de Santiago. A bittersweet moment where you will say your goodbyes as you wander off into the world with your heart full of memories, armed with your gifts from Camino de Santiago!

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!!

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.  

 

There are different ways to reach Vigo by public transport, depending on where you are coming from.
– From Porto, Portugal, you can take a train to Vigo. The journey takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes, and there are several trains per day. You can check the timetables and prices on the Renfe website.
– If you are coming from Santiago de Compostela, you can take a bus or a train to Vigo. The bus takes about 2 hours and the train takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can find more information on the Renfe website.
– If you are coming from other cities in Spain, you can also take a bus or a train to Vigo. There are direct connections from Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, and other major cities. You can check the options on the Alsa website or the Renfe website.

Train – Barcelona to Vigo – 12 Hours

Train – Madrid to Vigo – 6 Hours

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  • From - To: VIGO TO FISTERRA
  • Length: 187.5
  • Difficulty: MEDIUM
  • Cost: $2,150
  • Dates:

    Dates: Flexible, set your own agenda

    Direct deposit payments in $ AUD and € EU.

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