Camino Francés Finisterre Stage

Finisterre (Fisterra in Galician) was both the end of the known world until Columbus altered things and the final destination of many of the pilgrims who made the journey to Santiago in past centuries. There are various explanations as to how this continuation came about (one such is that it was based on a pre-Christian route to the pagan temple of Ara Solis in Finisterre, erected to honour the sun). The route starts from the Cathedral in Santiago and leads in a fairly straight line through the mountains via Negreira, Cée and Corcubión to the port of Finisterre and then on to the lighthouse.Much of the route is shady, passing through eucalyptus and other woods.

Highlights

  • Authentic Galicia, away from the large towns
  • Quiet – very few walkers continue from Santiago to Finisterre
  • See the sunset at the “end of the world”
  • The camaraderie of fellow walkers
  • Excellent local seafood and wine
  • Upgrade to the world famous 5* Parador in Santiago for the final night

What is Included

  • Return flights Dublin/Santiago (This trip is based on a specific airfare – a surcharge may apply if the fare is unavailable when booking)
  • One carry on bag per person max 10 kg
  • 5 nights B&B in basic en suite hotels/pensions while walking
  • 2 nights in 4* hotel in Santiago
  • Luggage transfers throughout while walking (maximum 2 bags - one large/one small – per person)
  • Services of local English-speaking agent (emergencies only!)


What is Not Included

  • Single room supplement €195.00
  • Travel insurance €38.00 (+66 years double premium applies)
  • Checked in bag max 15 kg €70.00 currently
  • Public transport from Finisterre to Santiago
  • Pilgrim passport €12.00

Itinerary Details

Day 1 – Santiago

Dublin to Santiago - private transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 2 – Santiago to Negreira (22 km)

This is a pleasant walk but there is a long climb up to Trasmonte and then downhill into Negreira.

Day 3 – Negreira to Olveira (31 km)

Rise early as today is the longest day of this stage of the Camino. You walk uphill to A Pena and Monte Aro but downhill into Olveira.

Day 4 – Olveira to Cee (20 km)

Today enjoy some fabulous views from the hills out to the sea. On reaching the peak of San Pedro you walk downhill into Cee.

Day 5 – Cee to Finisterre (20 km)

Walk along the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic coast through some forests as you approach Playa Langosteira. Once you arrive here you can continue for another 4 km to the lighthouse at the Land’s End with its breathtaking views.

Day 6 – Santiago

Take public transport from Finisterre to Santiago. Overnight Santiago.

Day 7 – Santiago

At leisure in Santiago

Day 8

Private transfer (optional) to Santiago Airport

Accommodation

Your accommodation will be in 2/3* hotels/pensions while walking. Your en suite room will be simple, basic and clean. Facilities generally consist of a reception area and a breakfast room. Some have restaurant facilities. Breakfast is usually of the continental variety - coffee and croissants – anything else is bonus! As we use a wide range of accommodations in the various overnight locations you will be advised of names of all accommodation with your travel documents. The 2 final nights in Santiago will in a good centrally located 4* hotel in Santiago.


Upgrade to the Parador de Santiago de Compostela 5* De luxe (Final 2 nights)

Reward yourself at the end of your Camino by staying in the Parador for the last 2 nights. This historical 5 star deluxe hotel – built in 1499 and reputedly the oldest in the world! – is in a wonderful location right beside the Cathedral.

Click here for more information on the Parador de Santiago de Compostela

Contact us for our special pilgrim rates at the Paradores. They offer unique experiences and are a real treat!


Proposed Flights

Carrier

From / To

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Aer Lingus

Dublin / Santiago

13.10 hrs.

16.20 hrs.

Aer Lingus

Santiago / Dublin

17.00 hrs.

18.10 hrs.

Dates & Prices

Start Date

End Date

Price PPS

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Sat 13 Apr 2019

€779.00

Sat 13 Apr

Sat 20 Apr

€925.00

Sat 04 May

Sat 11 May

€850.00

Sat 11 May

Sat 18 May

€835.00

Sat 01 Jun

Sat 08 Jun

€905.00

Sat 08 Jun

Sat 15 Jun

€925.00

Sat 13 Jul

Sat 20 Jul

€925.00

Sat 27 Jul

Sat 03 Aug

€925.00

Sat 03 Aug

Sat 10 Aug

€925.00

Sat 31 Aug

Sat 07 Sep

€925.00

Sat 14 Sep

Sat 21 Sep

€925.00

Sat 05 Oct

Sat 12 Oct

€890.00


Other departures can be organized on request from April to October

Important Information

  • Walking grade - moderate
  • Walking each day: you are “independent” which means you have maximum flexibility – set off walking in the morning whenever you are ready, walk at your own pace, choose when and where to stop for lunch en route and plan the day around your own agenda. You simply leave your packed luggage at reception and it will be awaiting you on arrival in your next accommodation
  • If you cannot continue walking? – have no worries, public transport and/or taxis are available. Simply call our local partner in Spain who will be happy to assist – he speaks fluent English!
  • We can tailor-make your Camino to suit your personal preferences – pick your own dates, decide how many days walking you would like and even add in rest days along the way.
  • The direct flights from Dublin to Santiago operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

How to reserve a place(s): a completed booking form with deposit of €250.00 per person (payment by cash/cheque/debit or credit card) should be sent directly to MAP Travel. The balance will be due 10 weeks prior to departure – payment by cash/cheque or debit card.