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Santiago to Muxia

Camino(s) past & future
Sept 5, 2017, starting in St. Jean
#1
Hi,

Are there maps or clear routes from Santiago de Compostela to Muxia, as well as alburgess, etc...?

Thanks Gem
 
#2
Hi, Gem,
The Galician tourist office in Santiago (not the city tourist office,but the regional one -- they are across the street from each other) has a pamphlet that contains all the information you need about the route, places to stay, eat, etc. It is extremely well marked and I don't think you'll need more than that. You can do it staying exclusively in albergues, but there are nice alternatives, too.

I don't know if you want to walk to Muxia via Finisterre or just directly from Santiago to Muxia. Both options are well marked. The stretch between Muxia and Finisterre is also marked in both directions, so you don't have to worry about walking "backwards.".

To get an idea before you go, a lot of the Spanish online sites have information

Gronze: https://www.gronze.com/santiago-finisterre

Eroski: http://caminodesantiago.consumer.es/los-caminos-de-santiago/epilogo-a-fisterra/

Mundicamino: http://www.mundicamino.com/los-caminos/41/camino-de-fisterra/

Buen camino, Laurie
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
#3
The Galician tourist office in Santiago (not the city tourist office,but the regional one -- they are across the street from each other) has a pamphlet that contains all the information you need about the route, places to stay, eat, etc.
There is an online guide to Fisterra and Muxia from Santiago available here:
http://www.caminodesantiago.gal/documents/17639/155453/Fisterra Muxía - Plano - EN.pdf?version=1.0

There is a version 1.0 but I do not see either a version 1.1 nor a version 2.0.

The guide gives the following three day walks:
Santiago-Negreira-Olveiroa-Muxia
Santiago-Negreira-Olveiroa-Fisterra

But you can add a one or two day walk between Fisterra and Muxia in either direction. The town of Liraes in between has accommodation.

I think more albergues have been added in recent years thus allowing you to go at a slower pace. Laurie's links above would be helpful.

I know Brierley has a guide to the Camino Finisterre so there may be others too.
https://www.santiagodecompostela.me/collections/guide-books
 
Camino(s) past & future
Sept 5, 2017, starting in St. Jean
#4
Hi, Gem,
The Galician tourist office in Santiago (not the city tourist office,but the regional one -- they are across the street from each other) has a pamphlet that contains all the information you need about the route, places to stay, eat, etc. It is extremely well marked and I don't think you'll need more than that. You can do it staying exclusively in albergues, but there are nice alternatives, too.

I don't know if you want to walk to Muxia via Finisterre or just directly from Santiago to Muxia. Both options are well marked. The stretch between Muxia and Finisterre is also marked in both directions, so you don't have to worry about walking "backwards.".

To get an idea before you go, a lot of the Spanish online sites have information

Gronze: https://www.gronze.com/santiago-finisterre

Eroski: http://caminodesantiago.consumer.es/los-caminos-de-santiago/epilogo-a-fisterra/

Mundicamino: http://www.mundicamino.com/los-caminos/41/camino-de-fisterra/

Buen camino, Laurie
Thank you for the info Laurie. My preference is direct route from Santiago to Muxia. I'm still learning how to post and the category i show for my new thread was the closest i could get. Thanks again!
 
#5
So, for Santiago to Muxia, make sure to stay in the Xunta's albergue in Dumbria. This modern, colorful, spacious albergue was paid for by the owner of Zara, now a world wide clothing store. He is originally from Galicia. Depending on how far you are walking by the time you get to Santiago, you could either take three or four days to Muxia. I typically go Santiago -- Vilaserío -- Dumbría -- Muxia, but you can easily split it into four days with a first night in Negreira.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
#6
Peregrina2000 is so right! Don't miss the splendid albergue at Dumbria! It is located on the eastern side of the village next to the local sport hall. If when you arrive the large glass door appears closed just push it, enter and choose a bunk. The helpful hospitalero generally arrives about 17:00 to stamp your Crendencial and take the fee. By the way they have great showers plus handy sub-floor heat in winter.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Sept 5, 2017, starting in St. Jean
#7
There is an online guide to Fisterra and Muxia from Santiago available here:
http://www.caminodesantiago.gal/documents/17639/155453/Fisterra Muxía - Plano - EN.pdf?version=1.0

There is a version 1.0 but I do not see either a version 1.1 nor a version 2.0.

The guide gives the following three day walks:
Santiago-Negreira-Olveiroa-Muxia
Santiago-Negreira-Olveiroa-Fisterra

But you can add a one or two day walk between Fisterra and Muxia in either direction. The town of Liraes in between has accommodation.

I think more albergues have been added in recent years thus allowing you to go at a slower pace. Laurie's links above would be helpful.

I know Brierley has a guide to the Camino Finisterre so there may be others too.
https://www.santiagodecompostela.me/collections/guide-books
Thank you ROR, great info. Gem
 
Camino(s) past & future
Sept 5, 2017, starting in St. Jean
#8
So, for Santiago to Muxia, make sure to stay in the Xunta's albergue in Dumbria. This modern, colorful, spacious albergue was paid for by the owner of Zara, now a world wide clothing store. He is originally from Galicia. Depending on how far you are walking by the time you get to Santiago, you could either take three or four days to Muxia. I typically go Santiago -- Vilaserío -- Dumbría -- Muxia, but you can easily split it into four days with a first night in Negreira.
Thank you I appreciate the info. Marta
 

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Camino(s) past & future
santiago to muxia
#9
So, for Santiago to Muxia, make sure to stay in the Xunta's albergue in Dumbria. This modern, colorful, spacious albergue was paid for by the owner of Zara, now a world wide clothing store. He is originally from Galicia. Depending on how far you are walking by the time you get to Santiago, you could either take three or four days to Muxia. I typically go Santiago -- Vilaserío -- Dumbría -- Muxia, but you can easily split it into four days with a first night in Negreira.
We did this very route last June, with the exception of staying at Casa Pepa, instead of Vilaserio. Sorry, I cannot remember the town. Yes, Dumbria's Municipal albergue is amazing. You will also find an ATM there, a short walk from the albergue in the main part of town. Brierly's guide to Finisterre is also for Muxia, with a good map included. I can also recommend the albergue El Carmen in Negreiria right on the corner in the town's center. Two large rooms with nice bunks, lockers that come with sleeping bags in them and windows that open. They also have a washer/dryer and hanging room, and good WIFI. THe municipal albergue there looked ok too, and very nice with twin beds upstairs, and individual baths, but it is a long walk through the town, and then we could not find a hospitalero to assign or take our money. Definitely consider Bela Muxia albergue in Muxia. The people there are so very helpful and nice, and the facilities are beyond fabulous, including laundry, a large communal cooking/eating room, lockers, and private accommodations too should you want those at the end of your walk.
 
Camino(s) past & future
September-October (2015)
#10
We also did Santiago to Muxia in October, after finishing our Portuguese Coastal route, taking four days/three nights. It was one of the highlights of our two Caminos, peaceful and rural. I blogged about it:
http://lifesastitch.typepad.com/_/2016/10/camino-finisterremuxia.html
It would be a wonderful mini Camino for someone who wants to get a taste of the journey. Last year we bussed to Finisterre and we both prefer Muxia.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Sept 2018
#12
Hi,

We want to walk from Santiago directly to Muxia, not via Finisterre. We have 4 days. Any recommondations for private places to stay, please?
 
#13
Hi,

We want to walk from Santiago directly to Muxia, not via Finisterre. We have 4 days. Any recommondations for private places to stay, please?
For private places, I would recommend the As Pías in Olveiroa (a pensión/hostal, and it also has the only decent food in town), and in Vilaserio the newer albergue Casa Vella is really nice. O Rueiro, the older private albergue is nice, too, but Casa Vella is special. The meal at Casa Vella may strike some as overpriced and undersized, so you could split the difference by sleep in Casa Vella and eat in the restaurant run by the O Rueiro folks. People also like the casa rural in Lires, where there is also a bigger hostal. But Lires is between Finisterre and Muxia, so you may not go that way.

I think many people walk to Muxia in three days — Santiago to Vilaserio to Dumbria to Muxia. That gives you a night in the special Xunta albergue funded by the founder of the Zara clothing empire. But there is no private accommodation that I know of in Dumbría. Breaking it up into four days will give you some short days, but there is nothing wrong with that!
 

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