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To Finisterre

Discussion in 'Santiago to Finisterre and Muxia' started by Animol, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Animol

    Animol New Member

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    Hi!

    I am planning to walk from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre with my daughter in Semana Santa this year. We are landing in Santiago early in the afternoon on monday. I have read about the way to Finisterre and that you can make it in three or four days. Now, I would like to hear your opinions and good advice. Is it better to stay the first night in Santiago or could it be a good idea to start walking and walk just a short distance the first day? Then the walks the following days wouldn't be so long. Are there any nice albergues or accomodation that you could rekommend? We would then not walk the " normal" stages. We will return to Santiago by bus on Friday or Saturday. Think that will be enough time to spend in Santiago.We are flying back home on Sunday. Very grateful for any comments on my thoughts
     
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  2. wayfarer

    wayfarer Moderator Staff Member Donating Member

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    Welcome Animol, I would suggest spending the afternoon/night in Santiago. Relax, see the Cathedral, have a nice meal then start your walk early the next morning. You should be able to do this comfortably in four days.
    Whatever you decide have a great Camino.
    Buen Camino.
     
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  3. Rainerbernd

    Rainerbernd Active Member

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    Olá,

    as wayfarer said, stay in Santiago for one night. The next albergue will be Negreira - 23 km to walk and nothing in between. Link to maps: http://www.caminador.es/?page_id=2085

    Bom caminho

    Rainer
     
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  4. Davey Boyd

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    Welcome to the forum! I agree with Wayfarer and Rainer. I usually walk to Finisterre in four days. Santiago to Negreira, Olveiroa then Cee. From Ceewill give you a short day into Finisterre.

    In Finisterre I recomend Albergue Cabo de Vila, family run, single beds, no curfew and my home from home.

    Buen Camino
    Davey

    Edit: Sorry, not single beds, they are bunks but plenty of space and privacy the way it is set out. Also private rooms.
     
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  5. Animol

    Animol New Member

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    Thank you wayfarer!
    Hmm, yes maybe we will be quite tired after getting up early and flying to Spain. We are planning to really enjoy everything the Camino has to offer. As you probably can "hear" I'm very excited and just can't wait to get there.
     
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  6. Rick of Rick and Peg

    Rick of Rick and Peg Veteran Member Donating Member

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    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.
     
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    Depending on how far you want to walk every day I recommend
    Santiago to Negreira
    Negreira to Santa Marina
    Santa Marina to Hospital
    Hospital to Corcubion
    Corcubion to Finisterra

    Some are younger, fitter and will walk faster but this suited us.
     
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    I think the tourist office in Santiago has a packet they give out (free) that has all the maps and accommodation information for the walk to Finisterre/Muxia.
    Has anyone on here gotten that packet and is it helpful?
     
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    In Santiago the Galicia Tourist Office, Rúa do Vilar, 30-32 has a useful free multi-language listing of all the current facilities in every village found along the camino to Finisterre and Muxia. This also provides telephone numbers and bus schedules. Their staff is friendly and most helpful. Buen Camino!
     
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    I did pick up that packet, but I mostly just used the website that I linked to above.
    In Negreira there is an information booth that is very helpful too.
     
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    Thank you all for great tips and kind words.
     
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    As mentioned, we got lots of useful information and our new credentials from the GALICIA TOURIST office in Santiago
     
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    Merci Fleur, I will be walking to Finisterre in May with my adult daughter, having done the CF and the CP years ago. I am 78 and rather like your relaxed schedule. Our itinerary is similar to yours, and we too will take 5 days. Thanks.
     
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    The link is very good and the information from the tourist office is very similar. Having walked on to Fisterra last October we found there were enough albergues on the walk, some were quite new. I would recommend Corcubion rather than Cee as a place to night stop.
     
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