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From Santiago to Finisterre (Trail to The End of the World)

4 days trail

Finisterre Playa

This trail born due to the concerns and needs of many pilgrims to complete the Camino de Santiago to the end of the known world in medieval times.
After investigating it we decided to offer you this new trail.

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Finisterre known by the Romans Finis Terrae, the end of the known world, marked in the sky by the Milky Way where the last star died at sea.

The pilgrimage to Santiago ends in the city of Santiago de Compostela. But before the discovery of the tomb of St. James (IX) in what is now the city of Santiago, some pilgrims, decided to extend his trip to the Costa da Morte, coast of Death, in the westernmost part of Galicia, ending the pilgrimage in front of the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Costa da Morte was until the end of the Middle Ages, the last stronghold of the known world, the western point of continental Europe. It was a place full of all kinds of beliefs and pagan rites, in which the Romans (II century BC) was startled to see the huge sun disappear into the water.

-MEETING POINT– The first day of the journy at 9:30 am at the hotel Rosalia, in the town of “Brion – LOS ANGELES”, located 10 km. of Santiago de Compostela.

Faro Finisterre

Finisterrae

Day 1. Santiago – Negreira
Once concentrated in the hotel, we prepared to leave and start riding the 1st stage, as we move away from Santiago warned the immensity of the Cathedral wishing us a good journey and realizing one soon. Upon arrival at Ames will make a brief stop to meet a sharp rise that leads to Trasmonte a small mountain village. From here descend by a winding road that leads to Ponte Maceira town situated at the side of Tambre river, it has a beautiful Roman bridge in perfect condition.
The houses and the remains of some ancient Roman mills, spread on both sides of the river Tambre, supplied by the most significant bridge all the way. It is a beautiful building of the XIV century, which for centuries had great importance in communications between Santiago and Finisterre.
In this singular village will acquire strength. We will arrive to Negreira at lunch time, along the banks of this river reach the vicinity of this town one of the most populated in this way. At the afternoon will continue the stage for dinner and lodging in a beautiful location just outside of NEGREIRA.

Pontemaceira

Day 2º. Negreira – Olveiroa
Negreira, is a villa with a medieval fortresses, is the most populated city before reaching the coast. In the morning we noticed a change in scenery, abundant green pastures with cattle, the route passes through fields and villages with small populations, like Mazaricos popular with its impressive popular architecture and “horreo” (granaries), where they kept the production of the land. At one point during our walk see a body of water on the horizon, which confuses the pilgrim, but when we reach the vicinity of Mazaricos observe that is a dam on the river Xallas. After is we reached Olveiroa where we will have our accommodation and dinner.

Muxía - Finisterre

Negreira

Day 3º. Olveiroa – Muxía
Stage with continuous ups and downs and a transit between villages with a smell of the sea. At this stage contemplate beautiful “Pazos” and “hórreos” as large as a monastery. But the most spectacular is to see and feel the crackle of the waves and the blue of the sea in an endless horizon. The path leads to a white sandy beach a few meters from Muxía fishing village with many charms and traditions. In this town there is a remarkable church “A Virxen da Barca” at the foot of a cliff.
The entrance to Muxía is spectacular, always by the sea, riding along the beaches and dunes to reach the promenade where we have dinner and stay at a beautiful and unique hotel.

Ruta Finisterre

Costa da Morte

Day 4º. Muxía – Finisterre
Muxía always part of the Jacobean tradition and history is full of miraculous events and stories about the Apostle, but the spiritual interest of this land predates Christianity and was able to adapt the pagan in their traditions. At leaving will notice as the breeze whips the face and awakens with the salty smell of the sea.
From the top of the mountains we can see the irregular “Costa da Morte” with their capes and estuaries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as villages located in it. Already in the afternoon we reach Finisterre, bordering dunes and several kilometers of long beaches and after a beautiful climb, always by the sea, reach out the Finisterre cape, symbol of the region and all kinds legends, with a coastline of great beauty, in which alternating large and quiet sandy beaches with steep rock formations and rough seas like few others. In this mythical cape, with its old lighthouse, the pilgrim took leave of all their fears and sorrows burning their old clothes and purifying himself.

After it going back to BRION – LOS ANGELES, place where we left the cars. There our services are finished.

Muxía

Olveiroa

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