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emsr2d2

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Hoping to do a short stretch from Negreira to Muxia in May 2015. Still at the planning stage.
Hi everyone.

I'd really like to know if people think my plan is even feasible before a friend and I start organising it. We have a really short window of opportunity and would like to walk from Negreira to Muxia, then get public transport back to Santiago to fly home.

We can't leave the UK before Monday 22nd June and we have to be back ideally by the evening of Saturday 27th June.

The flights out aren't great and we're probably looking at arriving at either Santiago or A Coruna late afternoon on Monday. We would like to travel on to Negreira that evening but can't at the moment even work out if that's doable. We then plan to walk the three stages on either Tues, Weds and Thurs, or Weds, Thurs and Friday.

We would then have to get back from Muxia to Santiago (no flights home from A Coruna on the relevant days), in time for a flight at about 3.30pm.

We would love to spend some more time in the area before and after walking but other obligations mean we have only those 6 days available to us from start to finish.

Do you think we're being over-optimistic? Do you know if it's a busy part of the route, particularly in late June? Neither of us is entirely into "slumming it" (ie no dormitories) - are there places with private rooms and bathrooms on that part of the route?

Thanks all!
 
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KinkyOne

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Hi everyone.

I'd really like to know if people think my plan is even feasible before a friend and I start organising it. We have a really short window of opportunity and would like to walk from Negreira to Muxia, then get public transport back to Santiago to fly home.

We can't leave the UK before Monday 22nd June and we have to be back ideally by the evening of Saturday 27th June.

The flights out aren't great and we're probably looking at arriving at either Santiago or A Coruna late afternoon on Monday. We would like to travel on to Negreira that evening but can't at the moment even work out if that's doable. We then plan to walk the three stages on either Tues, Weds and Thurs, or Weds, Thurs and Friday.

We would then have to get back from Muxia to Santiago (no flights home from A Coruna on the relevant days), in time for a flight at about 3.30pm.

We would love to spend some more time in the area before and after walking but other obligations mean we have only those 6 days available to us from start to finish.

Do you think we're being over-optimistic? Do you know if it's a busy part of the route, particularly in late June? Neither of us is entirely into "slumming it" (ie no dormitories) - are there places with private rooms and bathrooms on that part of the route?

Thanks all!
Welcome to the forum!

I think your plan is quite doable. From Santiago to Muxia you have approximately 4 stages:
1. to Negreira (22kms)
2. to Santa Marina (21kms)
3. to As Carizas (Dumbria) (22kms)
4. to Muxia (23kms)

or bit longer 3 stages:
1. to Vilaserio (34kms)
2. to Logoso (25kms)
3. to Muxia (29kms)

If I were you I would find a place to stay the first night (Monday) in Santiago and on Tuesday start from there. Either number of stages you choose you can finish on Friday at the latest. That will give you enough time on Saturday to return back to Santiago with morning bus, which takes around 2-3hrs.

For acommodation take a peek in here:
http://caminodesantiago.consumer.es/los-caminos-de-santiago/epilogo-a-fisterra/
or
http://mundicamino.com/rutas.cfm?id=41
or
http://www.gronze.com/camino-de-santiago/caminos/guia-del-camino-finisterre

Have a nice Camino :)
 

emsr2d2

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Time of past OR future Camino
Hoping to do a short stretch from Negreira to Muxia in May 2015. Still at the planning stage.
Thanks for that. We're not planning to walk from Santiago to Negreira. We have a little book which suggests these 3 days:

1) Negreira to Olveiroa (33.3km)
2) Olvieiroa to Fisterra (31.9km)
3) Fisterra to Muxia (27.8km)

The bit we couldn't quite fathom was whether or not we could sleep on our first night in Santiago or A Coruna (depending on where we fly in to), then get public transport the next morning to Negreira in time to do the full 33.3km walk the same day. That was the only way we could see fitting it all in. (Travel from UK Monday, stay in Santiago or A Coruna, public transport to Negreira Tuesday morning then walk 33km and sleep in Olveiroa Tuesday night; Walk to Fisterra Wednesday, sleep there; Walk to Muxia Thursday and sleep there; Head back to Santiago on Friday and maybe spend the day and night there, then fly back Saturday.

In tbe book we have, none of the places you listed are suggested as sleep stops. We'll take a look at them too.
 

KinkyOne

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I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Thanks for that. We're not planning to walk from Santiago to Negreira. We have a little book which suggests these 3 days:

1) Negreira to Olveiroa (33.3km)
2) Olvieiroa to Fisterra (31.9km)
3) Fisterra to Muxia (27.8km)

The bit we couldn't quite fathom was whether or not we could sleep on our first night in Santiago or A Coruna (depending on where we fly in to), then get public transport the next morning to Negreira in time to do the full 33.3km walk the same day. That was the only way we could see fitting it all in. (Travel from UK Monday, stay in Santiago or A Coruna, public transport to Negreira Tuesday morning then walk 33km and sleep in Olveiroa Tuesday night; Walk to Fisterra Wednesday, sleep there; Walk to Muxia Thursday and sleep there; Head back to Santiago on Friday and maybe spend the day and night there, then fly back Saturday.

In tbe book we have, none of the places you listed are suggested as sleep stops. We'll take a look at them too.
Oh, I see, you want to start from Negreira... and walk to Fisterra also. And moreover spend one whole day in Santiago, hmmm. In that case your plan seems to be OK, I would only advise you to reserve a room in Negreira and try to get there on Monday and start on Tuesday fresh and without transportation fuzz.
 

emsr2d2

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Time of past OR future Camino
Hoping to do a short stretch from Negreira to Muxia in May 2015. Still at the planning stage.
Oh, I see, you want to start from Negreira... and walk to Fisterra also. And moreover spend one whole day in Santiago, hmmm. In that case your plan seems to be OK, I would only advise you to reserve a room in Negreira and try to get there on Monday and start on Tuesday fresh and without transportation fuzz.

Thanks for that. I've realised the more I read of these posts, that most people don't seem to go all the way down to Fisterre and then all the way back up to Muxia. Having looked at the stops you suggested, I can see how the route via Dumbria is more direct. I'm gradually realising just how many different routes there are!

I'm off to France in the morning for 5 days with the same friend who's coming on the Camino, so we'll thrash out our plans during our trip.

Thanks for your help.
 
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KinkyOne

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Time of past OR future Camino
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Thanks for that. I've realised the more I read of these posts, that most people don't seem to go all the way down to Fisterre and then all the way back up to Muxia. Having looked at the stops you suggested, I can see how the route via Dumbria is more direct. I'm gradually realising just how many different routes there are!

I'm off to France in the morning for 5 days with the same friend who's coming on the Camino, so we'll thrash out our plans during our trip.

Thanks for your help.
You are welcome.
I think more people go to Fisterra than to Muxia. I've been to both and they have quite different vibe. Fisterra is a bit more touristy, maybe because of the lighthouse, because of beign known for centuries as the end of the (known) world and later as the most western point of Europe (which it isn't). Whereas Muxia is a bit more quiet or even transcendental. In the end it's quite the same if you go to Fisterra or to Muxia first. I personally like Camino to Fisterra more.
 

emsr2d2

New Member
Time of past OR future Camino
Hoping to do a short stretch from Negreira to Muxia in May 2015. Still at the planning stage.
Thanks everyone. Well, we've taken the plunge and booked our flights and, because we're not dormitory types, we've pre-booked accommodation in hotels and guesthouses every night. We might have been a bit over-optimistic on a couple of the legs (potentially over 9 hours walking) but never mind!

That does lead to one further question though. If we find that we really aren't going to make it to the accommodation we've booked for that night, are we likely to be able to track down a taxi to get us to our accommodation? In fact, are we even likely to get a phone signal? We can't cancel the accommodations at short notice and stay somewhere else so we have to get there somehow!

Thanks.
 
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emsr2d2

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Time of past OR future Camino
Hoping to do a short stretch from Negreira to Muxia in May 2015. Still at the planning stage.
Wow! 13 hours! I think that's a bit beyond us.
 

emsr2d2

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Hoping to do a short stretch from Negreira to Muxia in May 2015. Still at the planning stage.
Follow-up question. Can anyone tell me what the mobile signal is like between Santiago and Finisterre/Muxia? Don't get me wrong, I'm not hoping to pick up emails or check Facebook during my walk. I'm simply concerned about what the likelihood is of getting a signal should I need to call the police, my accommodation (which has been booked in advance) or, in desperation, a taxi to get me to my next destination should anything disastrous occur!
 

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