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Muxia or Finisterre first?

Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Way (Porto - Santiago - Finisterre) June/July 2015
Portuguese Way (Lisbon - Santiago - Finisterre) May/June 2017
#1
We are in Oliveira at the albergue staying overnight and have about 5km till we reach the split for Muxia or Finisterre.

I'd originally planned to walk to Muxia first then along the coast to Finisterre. But looking at the map the gradient looks really steep out of Muxia and not something my wife may be up to at the moment.

We walked from Santiago to Finisterre 2 years ago so we are aware of that route and the amazing views coming into Cee.

So what's your thoughts? Which route would you take and what's the pitfalls and advantages of doing it one way or the other.
 
Camino(s) past & future
chemin du puy, camino frances, camino muxia, vezelay
#3
Hmmm...that is the question, Playful D

I have just returned from walking this Way (bused back to SDC). I have also walked both routes from Hospitale..The walking into Finesterre via Cee is stunning;if you are an ocean person who thrives w sea views... this is the way for you. Both trails have ups and downs and thus there are physical challenges esp in hot weather. I spent a wonderful night in Concubion and so the next morning a doable 8 km to finesterre. The last km sin shoes in delicious cool ocean ...crunch crunch on Galician sand.

Make sure you stop , no need to do this in three stages!!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Way (Porto - Santiago - Finisterre) June/July 2015
Portuguese Way (Lisbon - Santiago - Finisterre) May/June 2017
#4
I have heard Dumbria on way to Muxia is not to be missed.
Depending which route we take we'll be possibly spending some time there trying to find the ATM! lol. This one here's down (as is usually the case on a Saturday back home, so nothing different there then!)

Bad timing though as we JUST have enough for the €6 (each) for a bed with some spare change to buy food, or rather cake! So desperately need the ATM in Dumbria to be working OR Cee if we head to Finisterre first!.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Way (Porto - Santiago - Finisterre) June/July 2015
Portuguese Way (Lisbon - Santiago - Finisterre) May/June 2017
#5
Hmmm...that is the question, Playful D

I have just returned from walking this Way (bused back to SDC). I have also walked both routes from Hospitale..The walking into Finesterre via Cee is stunning;if you are an ocean person who thrives w sea views... this is the way for you. Both trails have ups and downs and thus there are physical challenges esp in hot weather. I spent a wonderful night in Concubion and so the next morning a doable 8 km to finesterre. The last km sin shoes in delicious cool ocean ...crunch crunch on Galician sand.

Make sure you stop , no need to do this in three stages!!!
We've been averaging around 10Km this trip and yesterday I've not seen rain like it which meant even less Km so we're taking a nice steady pace. I can't get my head around "stages" and was talking about it a few days ago with my wife. But I think there's a whole new topic of conversation to be had about that which I would happily partake in once back home!

Thanks Binya
 
Camino(s) past & future
chemin du puy, camino frances, camino muxia, vezelay
#6
Definitely ATMs in Cee- most likely Dumbria also...10 kms a day sounds sensible! You wouldn't be part of the 6am rustle rustle 30plus km a day troupe then...nice municipal in dumbria w a kitchen to cook your two dollar pasta and sauce (vino two dollar bottle instead of cake?) Buen Camino!!
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#7
I agree coming to Cee is just magnificent and I like it much more, but planning equally long stages is much easier if you go to Muxia first. Also if you plan to walk from Muxia to Fisterra the later has much frequent bus connections back to Santiago.
 
Camino(s) past & future
chemin du puy, camino frances, camino muxia, vezelay
#8
I walked to muxia-very enjoyable, but next time I will stay in Lires...the last 8 km so challenging in high heat and few to no fountains ...

Yes there is the 6.45 and 2.30 muxia to Santiago bus...but it is also possible to bus to Cee which has more options for Santiago de Compostela...
 
#9
We are in Oliveira at the albergue staying overnight and have about 5km till we reach the split for Muxia or Finisterre.

I'd originally planned to walk to Muxia first then along the coast to Finisterre. But looking at the map the gradient looks really steep out of Muxia and not something my wife may be up to at the moment.

We walked from Santiago to Finisterre 2 years ago so we are aware of that route and the amazing views coming into Cee.

So what's your thoughts? Which route would you take and what's the pitfalls and advantages of doing it one way or the other.

None but your choice. I done finisterea then Muxia and then walked back to Finisterea.
 
#10
Agree with those that say Finisterre first, but then again I am a sea person. First time I walked to Finisterre, second to Muxía then Finisterre and the last time straight to Finisterre. I hope to do that again this year.

Although I prefer the route to Finisterre, the walk Muxía - Finisterre is lovely, especially the Playa de Lires which many do not see as you need take a slight deviation which adds about 3 km.
 

TaijiPilgrim

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2011), Camino Frances (2015), Camino Ingles (2017), Camino Muxia (2017)
#11
We are in Oliveira at the albergue staying overnight and have about 5km till we reach the split for Muxia or Finisterre.

I'd originally planned to walk to Muxia first then along the coast to Finisterre. But looking at the map the gradient looks really steep out of Muxia and not something my wife may be up to at the moment.

We walked from Santiago to Finisterre 2 years ago so we are aware of that route and the amazing views coming into Cee.

So what's your thoughts? Which route would you take and what's the pitfalls and advantages of doing it one way or the other.
We are in Oliveira at the albergue staying overnight and have about 5km till we reach the split for Muxia or Finisterre.

I'd originally planned to walk to Muxia first then along the coast to Finisterre. But looking at the map the gradient looks really steep out of Muxia and not something my wife may be up to at the moment.

We walked from Santiago to Finisterre 2 years ago so we are aware of that route and the amazing views coming into Cee.

So what's your thoughts? Which route would you take and what's the pitfalls and advantages of doing it one way or the other.
We are in Oliveira at the albergue staying overnight and have about 5km till we reach the split for Muxia or Finisterre.

I'd originally planned to walk to Muxia first then along the coast to Finisterre. But looking at the map the gradient looks really steep out of Muxia and not something my wife may be up to at the moment.

We walked from Santiago to Finisterre 2 years ago so we are aware of that route and the amazing views coming into Cee.

So what's your thoughts? Which route would you take and what's the pitfalls and advantages of doing it one way or the other.
I am in Quintains having walked from Olvieroa today. There is one ATM on way out of Dumbria. Worked today. Dumbria albergue is beautiful, but took advantage of sunny day to walk farther. Check weather for tomorrow to help you decide your route. Friday was more deluge than rain! Buen Camino.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2017-Sarria to Santiago and Lires to Finisterre
#12
We are in Oliveira at the albergue staying overnight and have about 5km till we reach the split for Muxia or Finisterre.

I'd originally planned to walk to Muxia first then along the coast to Finisterre. But looking at the map the gradient looks really steep out of Muxia and not something my wife may be up to at the moment.

We walked from Santiago to Finisterre 2 years ago so we are aware of that route and the amazing views coming into Cee.

So what's your thoughts? Which route would you take and what's the pitfalls and advantages of doing it one way or the other.
Having dealth with two previous days of downpours, we opted to taxi from
We are in Oliveira at the albergue staying overnight and have about 5km till we reach the split for Muxia or Finisterre.

I'd originally planned to walk to Muxia first then along the coast to Finisterre. But looking at the map the gradient looks really steep out of Muxia and not something my wife may be up to at the moment.

We walked from Santiago to Finisterre 2 years ago so we are aware of that route and the amazing views coming into Cee.

So what's your thoughts? Which route would you take and what's the pitfalls and advantages of doing it one way or the other.
Having endured two straight days of downpours, and with rain in the forecast again, we opted to taxi from Muxia to Lires. Once in Lires, we realized that the rain would hold off for a while, so we hiked from there to Finisterre. This hike offered incredible coastal views and was the nicest segment we experienced. We passed no one and no one passed us as we trekked south. The only hikers we encountered were heading northward and those were few. There are a few hills from Lires to Finisterre, but not all that many and none were killers.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Planning to begin my second Camino April 15, 2017.
#13
After having walked the Portuguese from Porto a couple weeks ago, I walked from Santiago to Finistere, to Muxia and back to Santiago. The walk back to Santiago was a little tricky as there are almost no markings. I was going to then walk the Ingeles but missed the intimacy of the Frances. So, I took a bus from Santiago to O Cebrero and am walking the 150 K back to Santiago, where I will be this afternoon. I love being back on the Frances. It was my first time in Muxia and it was magnificent for me. So I will probably walk back there in a few days from Santiago. The triangle, SDC to Finistere, Muxia, SDC, I did in roughly 15 K sections. Between Liers and Muxia (15 K) has no place for coffee or shelter . I second the notion of stopping in Liers and going down to the beach and the little restaurant there. The Albergue/ Pension there is very pleasant. I also, highly recommend Bela Albergue and Pension in Muxia.
 

lea_r

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances SJPDP - Santiago (May 2013)
#14
We've been averaging around 10Km this trip and yesterday I've not seen rain like it which meant even less Km so we're taking a nice steady pace. I can't get my head around "stages" and was talking about it a few days ago with my wife. But I think there's a whole new topic of conversation to be had about that which I would happily partake in once back home!
10KM per day sounds perfect to me! Would you mind sharing your stops? Which route did you take first eventually? Thanks!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Planning to begin my second Camino April 15, 2017.
#15
After having walked the Portuguese from Porto a couple weeks ago, I walked from Santiago to Finistere, to Muxia and back to Santiago. The walk back to Santiago was a little tricky as there are almost no markings. I was going to then walk the Ingeles but missed the intimacy of the Frances. So, I took a bus from Santiago to O Cebrero and am walking the 150 K back to Santiago, where I will be this afternoon. I love being back on the Frances. It was my first time in Muxia and it was magnificent for me. So I will probably walk back there in a few days from Santiago. The triangle, SDC to Finistere, Muxia, SDC, I did in roughly 15 K sections. Between Liers and Muxia (15 K) has no place for coffee or shelter . I second the notion of stopping in Liers and going down to the beach and the little restaurant there. The Albergue/ Pension there is very pleasant. I also, highly recommend Bela Albergue and Pension in Muxia.
10KM per day sounds perfect to me! Would you mind sharing your stops? Which route did you take first eventually? Thanks!
I agree with the others that the walk from Santiago to Finisterre is beautiful. The walk to Muxia from Finistere with a stop in Lires is recommended. While in Lires take a stroll down to the beach and enjoy the restaurant on the beach. Know that the walk from Muxia to Santiago is unmarked and you have to remain mindful. I believe walking back to Santiago from Finisterre is more clearly marked. On my return to Muxia I stayed at the albergue Arribada, which is wonderful.
 

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