Shell motif Camino de Santiago

The Camino to
Finisterre & Muxia

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The Camino to Finisterre and Muxia

Most people end their Camino in Santiago. It is well worth considering going on the Finisterre - this extension takes 3 days, and is much less crowded than the Camino Francés, and this can be a welcome relief. there are 3 good refugios on the route, though they are perhaps not ideally placed. The first one, at Negreira, is only 21 km. from Santiago, so that you can reach it by mid-afternoon. the next two stages are over 30 km., and thus make very long days. The refugio at Finisterre is much more crowded, with pilgrims who have come by bus, but it is well worth seeing the sun go down into the sea at the end of the world. And you can then continue along the coast to Muxia - you will hardly meet anyone if you do this walk. Or you can go direct to Muxia, and then walk from there to Finisterre (since this section is waymarked in both directions)

Day 1 - Santiago de Compostela to Negreira

Medieval bridge

Roadside cross

The bridge at Ponte Maceira, a very restful place

The town walls of Negreira
Day 2 - Negreira to Olveiroa

A major junction of forest paths

The new fuente in Cornado

Countryside with the hamlet of Gueima

Rio Xallas

Day 3 - Olveiroa to Finisterre

The double waymark where the Camino divides, Finisterre to the left and Muxia to the right.

Pointed marker stone and first view of the sea

Ceé - esplanade and fishing boats

Cape Finisterre

Day 4 - Finisterre to Muxia

Plenty of shaded woodland path is in this section

Lovely views of the coast

Inviting beaches

The "sacred stone" at the end of the Muxia promontory
Day 3a - Olveiroa to Muxia

More welcome eucalyptus woods

The strangest horrio, built on the roof of a house

and the longest - wtih 24 pairs of legs

Excellent view of Muxia on its promontary