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muxia to finisterre route maps

eileeninhastings

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2009;
Ingles 2018;
Muxia-Fisterra-Santiago 2019
Hi Peregrinos. We are planning to fly to Santiago, take the bus to Muxia and then walk from Muxia to Finisterre and then back to Santiago. Although I have a book that covers all the caminos - including the muxia finisterre route, the instructions are always the other way round (Santiago-Fisterre-Muxia). It is too confusing to try and follow these instructions. Are there any directions for walking Muxia-Fisterre-Santiago. Please help if you can. Many thanks. Eileen
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Del Estrecho, Ruta Fray Leopoldo,
Vía Serrana, Camino Francés
Eileen, could you download a Wikiloc track like this one to your phone and follow it in reverse?
Wikiloc gives you the choice when you start following a route of which direction you want to follow it in. If you start walking from Muxía and click “Follow trail” in the Wikiloc app, it will sense that you are at the end of the downloaded route and will ask you if you would like to follow the route in reverse. If you agree, then it will track you in the reverse direction and will alert you when you veer off the track.
 
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trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Del Estrecho, Ruta Fray Leopoldo,
Vía Serrana, Camino Francés
@trecile, does the Buen Camino app allow you to follow the track in reverse? If so, that would be very handy!
 
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trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
@trecile, does the Buen Camino app allow you to follow the track in reverse? If so, that would be very handy!
Yes. On the map it shows your position on the Camino. However, I think that the feature that shows you how far it is to the next town may only work in one direction.
 

NorthernLight

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
Aragonese & Frances 2016
Burgos to Muxia 2017
The route is well marked in both directions and you may not need directions at all if you keep your eyes open for markers.

I had maps.me with Galicia downloaded (works offline) and if ever curious where I was, it would tell me.
 

eileeninhastings

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2009;
Ingles 2018;
Muxia-Fisterra-Santiago 2019
Eileen, could you download a Wikiloc track like this one to your phone and follow it in reverse?
Wikiloc gives you the choice when you start following a route of which direction you want to follow it in. If you start walking from Muxía and click “Follow trail” in the Wikiloc app, it will sense that you are at the end of the downloaded route and will ask you if you would like to follow the route in reverse. If you agree, then it will track you in the reverse direction and will alert you when you veer off the track.
Thanks so much. I will give it a try.
 

eileeninhastings

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2009;
Ingles 2018;
Muxia-Fisterra-Santiago 2019
@trecile, does the Buen Camino app allow you to follow the track in reverse? If so, that would be very handy!
I used the Buen Camino app. Easy to use with tons of features.

Thank you. I have looked at Buen Camino before and had forgotten about it. I will take another look. Many thanks. Eileen
 

eileeninhastings

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2009;
Ingles 2018;
Muxia-Fisterra-Santiago 2019
The route is well marked in both directions and you may not need directions at all if you keep your eyes open for markers.

I had maps.me with Galicia downloaded (works offline) and if ever curious where I was, it would tell me.
I will try this too! Many thanks to you and everyone with the suggestions. I will be busy in the next couple of days working out what works best. Heading out to Santiago on Thursday and then bus to Muxia. Starting the walk back to Santiago on Saturday. Buen Camino everyone. Eileen
 
Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
In 2015 Peg and I walked F to M. I thought the marking was sufficient and the arrows had both ways marked. Small problem with that; if you stop for a rest and when you start again don't follow any arrows without making sure that they are pointing in the same direction you were going before the stop.

There was a long straight stretch in the southern half with few arrows. Not really needed except for reassurance since the camino didn't leave the road until definitely marked.
 

trecile

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
There was a long straight stretch in the southern half with few arrows. Not really needed except for reassurance since the camino didn't leave the road until definitely marked.
That's when I like having a GPS app with the Camino on it for reassurance.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
Next month I'll be trying out two camino apps, three primary navigation apps and two backups. I'm going to have plenty of reassurance (as long as they all agree).
There is one of those great urban myths - "in any city you are never more than 6 metres from a rat". Thanks to GPS we can add 'with GPS you are never more than 6 metres from where you think you are" ;)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
Thanks to GPS we can add 'with GPS you are never more than 6 metres from where you think you are" ;)
In a celestial navigation exercise I was involved in everyone marvelled at one person's three lines of position intersecting at a point. We would have been marvelling still if the resulting location was closer than the 300 nautical miles it was from the GPS position.
 

hel&scott

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2004 St Jean - Santiago, 2008 &18 Seville - Finesterre, 2010 Ferrol - Lisbon, 2012 from Cartehenga.
Why do we always need to know where we are I enjoy getting lost. I have passed this trait on to my daughter, from a young age she was in charge of the maps, "Turn left in 3 fingers, there are tame eels!" Ok it's not the direct route and 3 fingers on her scale is probably 30kms off the way but just think of what we would have missed if we all traveled at max speed on the direct route.

Our family now have a code "Doing the diagonal" when we are about to go off piste to the usual route. You appear to be doing a dogleg, going from Muxia to Finisterre on your way to Santiago. The arrows go in both directions on this route and it's pretty straight forward, take good wet weather gear and keep the ocean on your right. Say hi to Jimmy for me.
 

Sam - AU

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances - Apr/May 2018, Feb/Mar 2019 .... upcoming Nov/Dec 2019
The route is well marked in both directions and you may not need directions at all if you keep your eyes open for markers.
I walked Santiago-Muxia-Finisterre in March this year, I can second that this loop is VERY well marked and in both directions and often has the end destination ‘Finisterre/Muxia/Santiago’ also marked. It’s a loop route that you can follow clockwise or anticlockwise basically. In regards to knowing how far the next town/Albergue is I used the Wisely+Camino Finisterre app, it allows you to download the maps to use offline and was very easy to use regarding the reverse route.

To simplify it even further the Finisterre to Muxia or Muxia to Finisterre section is only 28.2km which is either going to be one big day or 2 days. I did it in 2 days as I had plenty of time to kill, in that case you will need to stop in Lires which is roughly halfway and has a number of albergues (including one open all year incase you are planning a winter camino), and from memory is your only option between Finisterre and Muxia with albergues.

Either way don’t stress about a guide for this opposite way section, if you have 1 day just follow the trail markers, if you have 2 days follow the markers and make sure to stop in Lires.
 

NorthernLight

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
Aragonese & Frances 2016
Burgos to Muxia 2017
Stop in Lires for a sello/stamp whether you stay there or not. It's proof of walking.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2019
We stayed in Lires at an Airbnb and walked to the beach and hung out and had a fun meal and ice cream and sunset at the only beach restaurant and bar!! Can do it in one day but truly enjoyed taking the 2 days and enjoying and processing our previous 4 weeks of Camino”ing”
 

Old Kiwi

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2016
Camino Frances 2019
SdC to Muxia and Fisterra 2019
Camino Portuguese "2021"
I walked from Muxia to Fisterra in July this year in one day. I do not have one of those magic phone things that seem to have the answers to everything. I just headed off out of town and followed the markers. There are plenty of them and you won't get lost. Just as you go down into some small place (I am old and can't remember the name) at about halfway, on the right there is a place which is just a room with a toilet and a coke machine. It is a private property but it is for pilgrims. There is a bowl there for donations. We were there for 30 minutes having lunch and during that time at least a dozen pilgrims used the toilet but there were no donations. You keep hearing from pilgrims about the lack of toilets on the Camino and what they would give to use one, especially a modern clean one as good as this, but when they have a choice as to whether to pay a very small sum for the privilege or not, it is nearly always not.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2019
I walked from Muxia to Fisterra in July this year in one day. I do not have one of those magic phone things that seem to have the answers to everything. I just headed off out of town and followed the markers. There are plenty of them and you won't get lost. Just as you go down into some small place (I am old and can't remember the name) at about halfway, on the right there is a place which is just a room with a toilet and a coke machine. It is a private property but it is for pilgrims. There is a bowl there for donations. We were there for 30 minutes having lunch and during that time at least a dozen pilgrims used the toilet but there were no donations. You keep hearing from pilgrims about the lack of toilets on the Camino and what they would give to use one, especially a modern clean one as good as this, but when they have a choice as to whether to pay a very small sum for the privilege or not, it is nearly always not.
 

NI Walker

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances from La Faba April 2019
I walked Santiago-Muxia-Finisterre in March this year, I can second that this loop is VERY well marked and in both directions and often has the end destination ‘Finisterre/Muxia/Santiago’ also marked. It’s a loop route that you can follow clockwise or anticlockwise basically. In regards to knowing how far the next town/Albergue is I used the Wisely+Camino Finisterre app, it allows you to download the maps to use offline and was very easy to use regarding the reverse route.

To simplify it even further the Finisterre to Muxia or Muxia to Finisterre section is only 28.2km which is either going to be one big day or 2 days. I did it in 2 days as I had plenty of time to kill, in that case you will need to stop in Lires which is roughly halfway and has a number of albergues (including one open all year incase you are planning a winter camino), and from memory is your only option between Finisterre and Muxia with albergues.

Either way don’t stress about a guide for this opposite way section, if you have 1 day just follow the trail markers, if you have 2 days follow the markers and make sure to stop in Lires.
Sam. I am planning to walk Hospital-Finisterre-Muxia-Santiago. Do you know if that is practical and if that route will be well marked?
 

Sam - AU

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances - Apr/May 2018, Feb/Mar 2019 .... upcoming Nov/Dec 2019
Sam. I am planning to walk Hospital-Finisterre-Muxia-Santiago. Do you know if that is practical and if that route will be well marked?
Hi NI Walker,
Yes that route is exceptionally well marked you won’t have any issues whatsoever.
Assuming you’ve already worked out how you are getting to Hospital as your starting point, it’s more than practical to walk from there.

The Wisely Finisterre app will cover the entire section your walking it’s very useful to see inclines, where albergues are and distances between town. You can also download the map to use offline if you ever second guess yourself. My recommendation is to spend the few dollars on the app just so you have a back up for piece of mind and can plan ahead.
All the best, Buen camino pilgrim
 

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