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Best Routes from Santiago to Santiago

pilgrimglenn7

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
st james way and portugese
Hey All

Hey I am planning on riding a bike or e bike not sure yet which one but what is the best way to ride from Santiago de Compastela?

Do you recommend go from Santiago to Finisterre to Muzia to Santiago or Santiago to Muxia to Finisterre to Santiago?

Thanks all
 

Elle Bieling

Elle Bieling, PilgrimageTraveler
Camino(s) past & future
Inglés, '14 '17 Finisterre, '14 '17 '18 Primitivo, '15 '18 Portuguese, '17, '18 San Salvador, '18
Hello. There are two significant hills that may be difficult to negotiate on a bike. First one is from Finisterre towards SdC, as you leave Cée there is a dramatic steep hill that may be better to go down, instead of up! See my website's day three for this information. The second steep hill is between Finisterre and Muxía, the steepest side is the drop into Muxía (from Finisterre). So, in reality, you have to choose your poison.

I have done it from SdC to Finisterre, Finisterre to Muxía, and SdC to Muxía, several different times, always on foot, and never the entire loop at once. Regardless of which direction you go, you will love it! Folks do it from both directions.

My take is the uphill climb from the sea, in total, from Muxía to SdC would be easier than the uphill from the sea from Finisterre to SdC. The extension between Finisterre and Muxía, either direction would be six of one, half a dozen of the other!

Buen Camino and Happy planning.
 

pilgrimglenn7

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
st james way and portugese
Hello. There are two significant hills that may be difficult to negotiate on a bike. First one is from Finisterre towards SdC, as you leave Cée there is a dramatic steep hill that may be better to go down, instead of up! See my website's day three for this information. The second steep hill is between Finisterre and Muxía, the steepest side is the drop into Muxía (from Finisterre). So, in reality, you have to choose your poison.

I have done it from SdC to Finisterre, Finisterre to Muxía, and SdC to Muxía, several different times, always on foot, and never the entire loop at once. Regardless of which direction you go, you will love it! Folks do it from both directions.

My take is the uphill climb from the sea, in total, from Muxía to SdC would be easier than the uphill from the sea from Finisterre to SdC. The extension between Finisterre and Muxía, either direction would be six of one, half a dozen of the other!

Buen Camino and Happy planning.
Elle Bieling many thanks for your help :) it is greatly appreciated :) just so i get this right there are a steep hill no matter which way i ride but the lesser of the 2 hills which is easier to climb is from santiago to muxia? then go to fisterre and then back to santiago?

thanks again Buen Camino

ps i will check out your website also thanks
 

Davey Boyd

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Seven Compostelas in Three years and counting......
I have walked both ways a few times.

Santiago - Finisterre - Muxia - Santiago, One small problem with this way is that the route between Muxia - Santiago is not that well marked (the only part of the route that isn't). Problem is negotiating some of the villages from this direction as they can be like mazes. I recommend a map app with gpx files (like mapsme) if going this way. Benefit of this way is it is easier in my opinion.

Santiago - Muxia - Finisterre - Santiago, The hill out of Cee is a real killer steep uphill slog in this direction! You will be pushing a bike up that. It is not long but vicious.

As Elle says there are hills either way though.

(Note that Finisterre - Muxia - Santiago, or Muxia - Finisterre - Santiago is over 100km so you are eligible for a compostella if walking, not sure if it is over 200km to be eligible by bike though).

Davey
 

Davey Boyd

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Seven Compostelas in Three years and counting......
Elle Bieling many thanks for your help :) it is greatly appreciated :) just so i get this right there are a steep hill no matter which way i ride but the lesser of the 2 hills which is easier to climb is from santiago to muxia? then go to fisterre and then back to santiago?

thanks again Buen Camino

ps i will check out your website also thanks

No, other way is best for you (easier) in my opinion - Finisterre first
 

pilgrimglenn7

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
st james way and portugese
I have walked both ways a few times.

Santiago - Finisterre - Muxia - Santiago, One small problem with this way is that the route between Muxia - Santiago is not that well marked (the only part of the route that isn't). Problem is negotiating some of the villages from this direction as they can be like mazes. I recommend a map app with gpx files (like mapsme) if going this way. Benefit of this way is it is easier in my opinion.

Santiago - Muxia - Finisterre - Santiago, The hill out of Cee is a real killer steep uphill slog in this direction! You will be pushing a bike up that. It is not long but vicious.

As Elle says there are hills either way though.

(Note that Finisterre - Muxia - Santiago, or Muxia - Finisterre - Santiago is over 100km so you are eligible for a compostella if walking, not sure if it is over 200km to be eligible by bike though).

Davey
Davey many thanks mate much appreciated :) i plan to go from saint jean pied de port to santiago by e bike but battery powered by legs and then e bike to get me around to muxia and fisterre and back to santiago.

I really appreciate your comment mate :) Cheers Buen Camino
 

pilgrimglenn7

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
st james way and portugese
No, other way is best for you (easier) in my opinion - Finisterre first
Davey many thanks mate i will do that then fisterre to muxia and back to santiago,

I found out my forefathers came from this area and were celts so i thought i better see all this area and the celtic history which i love at same time :) i am planning on 6 days of doing this though from a sunday and back to santiago by friday

much appreciated again mate :)
 

pilgrimglenn7

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
st james way and portugese
It is a really beautiful route - enjoy!

Buen Camino!
thanks mate sure looks amazing :) i was mean to come a few years ago but had to take my wife to see her dad and one of our brother in laws who were very sick at the time so we went to visit family and then last year we were in a horrible car accident. that is why i am aiming for next year :) or year after 2021
seen pics on google images and library books on the caminos they all look amazing
 

pilgrimglenn7

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
st james way and portugese
Sorry to be confusing, @pilgrimglenn7. I agree that Santiago - Finisterre - Muxia - Santiago is best as @Davey Boyd says. That is what I was trying to convey!
thanks Elle Bieling :) you werent confusing mate it was just my mind :) i have been through so much these past few years my mine got confused that is why i wanted to make sure i went the better way from santiago to fisterre then muxia and back to santiago but now i will be on a mountain bike and my wife will drive from town to town in a motor home :) buen camino
 

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