The Lighthouse Way 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 200 kilometers is divided into eight 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.
This hiking trail that connects Malpica and Finisterra runs along the edge of the sea. 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.
Discover with us its magic, and encourage yourself to walk from lighthouse to lighthouse!
TWO CHARMING ROUTES
The Lighthouse Way takes us to the Costa da Morte, or Costa de la Muerte.
Today, this way is a unique experience to dive among the legends, admire the views and visit the coastal towns that we will find on our way.
It is important that you know that you can walk to two possible destinations
From A Coruña or Santiago de Compostela
The trail of approximately 145 kilometers is divided into six stages that cross paths, cliffs, lighthouses, beaches, and small coastal towns.
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.
You will pass through beautiful places such as Ponteceso, Laxe, Arou, Camariñas, Muxía, and Lires, and finally you will reaching 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.
From Malpica Bergantiños
To embark on this trip, you will first have to reach the coastal town of Malpica de Bergantiños.
This municipality, located 52 km from A Coruña and 64 km from Compostela, will no doubt steal your heart as it did from us.
With less than 6,000 inhabitants, it is an Atlantic jewel in which to eat fresh fish and admire the sunsets.
What should you know?
First, get to Malpica and admire its landscapes and then, from there, go into the The Lighthouse Way to Finisterre.
After this, we will be able to walk this stupendous stretch of the epilogue of the Camino de Santiago, from Finisterre to the Obradoiro square.
AN ADVENTURE FOR NATURE LOVERS
You can travel The Lighthouse Way as you like: alone, accompanied, as a family or even joining the excursion.
During this adventure we will come across a few natural wonders. From cliffs of vertigo, such as Cabo da Nave, to fishing ports full of charm, such as Camariñas.
We will also find beaches of all kinds, viewpoints towards an immense blue and roads full of life on the banks of the river.
The Way of the Lighthouses is also a wonderful route for bird watching and to meet the history, thanks to its impressive dolmens.
No matter how you do it, you will enjoy a privileged connection with the landscape, the sea and nature in its purest state.
Remember that if you are thinking of hiring an agency to organize and facilitate your St. James Way, in Santiago Ways we will be happy to put at your service all the amenities you need.
PREPARE FOR THE ROAD
Those who are not used to hiking should train during the previous months. Try walking through some mountain area that you know well, using the shoes that will take in your trip.
Take with you your backpack with the approximate weight that you plan to carry, remember to pack it in an orderly manner, placing the heaviest items down and stuck to your back.
If you need extra help, or do not have enough time to plan your trip, we will advise you!
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