Camino de Santiago to Finisterre in 6 days

  • Duration 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Santiago de Compostela / Finisterre
  • Distance 90 km / 57 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Price From $474

Overview

Explore this historical route, also called the Jacobean Extension, Camino a Finisterre or Epilogue to the Camino de Santiago which, unlike the other pilgrimage routes, is the only one that originates from, and does not finish, in the city of Santiago de Compostela.

It crosses the villages of Negreira, Olveiroa and Cee on the beautiful Costa da Morte, to Cape Finisterre, known as the "End of the World", a magical place with ancestral spiritual rites.

Complete the pilgrimage route by observing the "miracle of the sun". According to tradition, there, the legendary Ara Solis, the altar of sun worship was to be found, and where every afternoon, Roman legions arrived to see the star king hide behind the sea.

  • Discover the village of Hospital, home to the Vaker or Monster of Hospital, devouring pilgrims.
  • Explore the landscapes where the 19th-century Galician poet Rosalia de Castro grew up.
  • Visit Corcubion and its old quarter, declared a historical-artistic site.
  • Tour Olveiroa, one of the villages with the most granary stores per inhabitant, these are wooden constructions raised on four pillars to store grain.
  • Watch the beautiful sunset and burn your walking clothes and shoes at Cape Finisterre.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation in hotels and country cottages
    • Rooms with private bathroom
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transport between accommodations
    • Camino de Santiago pilgrim credential
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Assistance vehicle in case of emergency
    • Taxes

    Excluded

    • Unspecified lunches and dinners
    • Unspecified transfers
    • Personal equipment

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights
    • Dinners
    • Picnics

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    The best option to get there is Santiago de Compostela Airport, where you can reach the city by taxis and buses to the Plaza de Galicia, the bus station.

    For your return from Finisterre, take a bus to Santiago Airport, where you can take your next flight.

    FAQs

    We suggest you are in good condition and had adequate physical preparation to travel on this route, because despite only having a few stages, it is catalogued with medium-high difficulty. The walks are between 16 and 33 km per day, amid agricultural or crop fields or on dirt trails. 

    We recommend preparing 2 months before your trip with daily walks on similar terrain and, if desired, with cardio and endurance exercises.

    Any time between March and October will give you an amazing experience. May is undoubtedly one of the best months to complete the route, as the temperatures are moderate, as is the influx of pilgrims.

    In spring, mornings and evenings are usually cool and during the day, temperatures are pleasant, with a sun that is not as scorching as in summer. However, at this time and in autumn, especially in the north where the ocean climate predominates, there are frequent rains, so we suggest you check the weather forecast.

    You will love this route if you are passionate about pilgrimage walks with a penitential and spiritual sense, reminiscent of the European traditions of the 13th century, amid the natural and heritage beauty of Galician territory. 

    It is also ideal for you if you enjoy coastal landscapes, the oceanic climate and experiences with cultural diversity, while touring small rural villages, medieval bridges, numerous horreos (grain stores) and places full of history and legends.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    The pilgrim's credential can be found upon arrival at your first accommodation.

    This credential must be stamped in churches, restaurants and hotels during your journey on the Camino de Santiago. At the end of the trip in the city of Santiago, you can obtain the Compostela that certifies you as a pilgrim.