Santiago to Finisterre and Muxía group walk: June 16-22, 2022

The walk from Santiago to the Atlantic adds another dimension to the Camino pilgrimage as it transports you from medieval Santiago to the edge of Europe. Romans and Celts are said to have journeyed here to find renewal in the never-ending crash of waves or the deep orange and red of the sunset. The distances are sometimes long and the weather wet, but two quaint villages await at journey’s end – Finisterre, just 3km from dramatic Cape Finisterre, and Muxía, a smaller town with its own seaspray showered cape. This unforgettable tour is led by Luke Brown, experienced pilgrim and musician, who will play his guitar and sing for you as the sun sets over the Atlantic.

June 16, 2022 – Gather in Santiago: Over dinner we will orient you to the upcoming days’ adventures. Overnight in Santiago.

June 17, 2022 – Santiago to Negreira (21.2km/13.2miles): Look back to a vista of Santiago de Compostela not often seen by Camino pilgrims, then turn toward the emerald green walk among small farms until your overnight at the town of Negreira.

An accomplished guitarist, singer and composer, Luke’s music adds to the beauty and meaning of each pilgrim walk he leads.

June 18, 2022 – Negreira to Olveiroa (34.5km/21.4miles): The journey’s longest day will test your stamina, but the green terrain is a feast for the eyes and a rest for the soul. Small towns and green hayfields mark the path, with an overnight at the farming village of Olveiroa.

June 19, 2022 – Olveiroa to Corcubión (21.7km/13.5miles): Much of the day is spent in forest preserves among windswept trees, their growth stunted by the constancy of winds off the sea. From a vista above the ocean see your first glimpses of Cape Finisterre. Walk through the fishing town of Cée and then overnight in the quaint seaside town of Corcubión.

June 20, 2022 – Corcubión to Finisterre (10.7km/6.6miles): The short stage allows a late start from your hotel. Climb the ridge and find the first of several beaches leading to the town of Finisterre. Weather permitting, take off your shoes and walk in the waters of the Atlantic on 2km-long Langosteira Beach. After dinner, head on the 6km roundtrip walk out to the cape to enjoy sunset over the Cape. Overnight in Finisterre.

June 21, 2022 – Finisterre to Muxía (29.5km/18.3km): Often within site of isolated ocean beaches, this undulating walk culminates in the seaside village of Muxía, the place where tradition holds that the Virgin Mary came to Spain to help Saint James on his missionary journey. After dinner, head to Santa Maria della Barca, a church built right at the stony point overlooking the crashing waves of the Atlantic. Overnight in Muxia.

June 22, 2022 – Muxia to Santiago: After breakfast you’ll take the van service from Muxia back to Santiago and either have an optional overnight or head on to your next destination after an unforgettable walk to the sea.

Published by SandyBrown

Pilgrim trek writer and guide.

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