The Camino of Lighthouses

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The Way of Lighthouses

Distance: 145 Km

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Meals: Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotels, Country Cottages and Guest Houses

Available: All year round

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The Way of Lighthouses or the Camino dos Faros is a route that runs along the coast of Galicia (Costa da Morte), connecting the Rías Altas and the Rías Baixas, the Cantabrian coast and the Atlantic coast.

The trail of approximately 145 kilometers is divided into six stages that cross paths, cliffs, lighthouses, beaches, and small coastal towns. The different lighthouses of the area stand out: Fisterra, Laxe, Punta Nariga, Cabo Touriñán, Cabo Vilán, Roncudo, etc; and the spectacular views from the mountains, the forts, sanctuaries and monuments.

We recommend you to enjoy the cuisine of the region, rich in seafood and fish; and visit sanctuaries such as the Virgin of the Boat in Muxía.





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The Way of Lighthouses Itinerary

1

Accommodation in A Coruña or Santiago de Compostela

You can choose the city in which you prefer to start your journey (A Coruña or Santiago de Compostela); Or, stay in Ponteceso, the starting point of The Way of Lighthouses.

A Coruña is a port city located in Galicia, famous for its beautiful beaches, its promenade and the Torre de Hércules, the oldest lighthouse in the world. If you decide to get to Santiago, we recommend you visit its monuments, squares and museums. You can not miss the Cathedral of Santiago.

2

From Ponteceso to Laxe - 25km

We will transfer from A Coruña or from Santiago to Ponteceso, a beautiful village, famous for its landscapes and cuisine. We will start walking through the coast that borders the river Anllóns. We will cross the Roncudo lighthouse, and we will enter to the interior until we reach to Laxe, an important fishing and commercial port. We recommend you visit the Rúa Real, the Casa do Arco and the Church of Santiago de Laxe.

3

From Laxe to Arou - 18km

This stage will be relatively short. We will pass by coastal towns and paths by the sea. We will visit the Laxe Lighthouse, Furna da Espuma and Traba Beach, from where we will be able to observe a large number of birds. The end of the stage goes through a spectacular stretch of rocks to Camelle, where we can visit the Museum of Man, before arriving in Arou.

We will transfer you to Laxe, where you will spend the night.

4

From Arou to Camariñas - 22km

We will transfer you from Laxe to Arou to start the stage.

We will start walking through beautiful coast landscapes, pristine sands, cliffs, castles and small towns. We will pass through the Cemetery of the English, a mythical place where the victims of the shipwreck of the Serpent rest. The Vilán Lighthouse stands out, one of the most important symbols of this route. We will arrive at the fishing port of Camariñas.

5

From Camariñas to Muxía - 29km

This is the longest stage of the Camino, but it is also totally flat. We will enter to the estuary and we will cross beaches, monuments and small villages such as Tasaraño, Dor and Allo. The Beach of Lake stands out. Once in Muxía, we recommend you to visit the famous Sanctuary of La Vírgen de la Barca, one of the most important sailing temples in Galicia.

6

From Muxía to Lires - 28km

We will walk through the beach in a stage of constant ascents and descents. We will enjoy the views from the Cape of Touriñán, considered the westernmost point of Galicia and peninsular Spain. After passing the Nemiña Beach we will reach the beautiful town of Lires.

7

From Lires to Cabo Finisterra - 22km

The last stage begins walking along the beach of O Rostro and the different cliffs of Mexadoira and Cabo da Nave, until you reach to the Port of Fisterra, with its famous Lighthouse, where you can enjoy the best sunset in the region, an ideal reward for your effort .

8

Cabo Finisterra

We recommend you to visit the Castle of San Carlos, the Church of Our Lady of Arenas and the End of the Earth Cemetery.

The Way of lighthouses Accommodations

Accommodation in hotels, country homes, guesthouses, traditional Galician homes and charming hostels.

All rooms have a private bathroom and all the necessary facilities to ensure your comfort. Our accommodations have been selected to guarantee your rest and relaxation so that you have a pleasant stay along The Way of Lighthouses.

All of the accommodations that we offer are personally checked on-site by our team. We also double check them by referring to the opinions of our customers.

Since we work with quality accommodations that have limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of The Way of Lighthouses.

The Way of lighthouses Services

INCLUDED SERVICES

Accommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country homes, and charming hostels.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Meal plan of your choice.

Luggage transport between stages.

Complete itinerary of the route.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.

Informative dossier on the The Way of Lighthouses.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Additional single room: €240 per person.

Extra night in Santiago: €60 per person.

Transfer from Santiago (includes airport) to Ponteceso: €145.

Travel assistance insurance: €21 per person.

Cancellation insurance: €21 per person.

 

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