We did the Camino Frances and decided to keep on going to Finisterre and it was amazing! To me, getting to the Ocean felt like a greater accomplishment than just getting to Santiago, it might be because of the fact that I'm not that religious and that getting to the ocean really felt like getting to the end of the world. You can't really keep going any further. Hiking inland Spain was ok but when we first saw the ocean it was such a joy! And the small towns on the coast are beautiful.
This was an amazing trail. The second day was particularly tough but worth it for the third day and the walk out to the ocean. I highly recommend this walk.
Well worth seeing and the views of the cliffs and sea are breathtaking. There is also a small picnic area where the views can be enjoyed
We drove to this landmark on a very hot day. It is a beautiful place. It is believed to be the furthest most westerly point in Spain - or the end of the country / world. Once there you can take a trip around the "museum" (I say this lightly because it is mostly written history) to read up on the area which is possibly most famous for being the sailors graveyard. It is surrounded by rocks and is extremely dangerous. There is a restaurant serving refreshments which are reasonably priced. Definitely worth a visit.
Many pilgrims chose to take the bus from Santiago to Finisterre but in my experience this was the best part of the camino. Walking to the sea is something special, for me anyway, and there is some really nice scenery on this walk. Some of the stages are a little long but there are opportunities to split them. In and around Finisterre there are some beautiful beaches, & as its the Galician coast there aren't so many visiters which means even in a busty month like August you can enjoy some solitude.
A famously lighthouse awaits you here, we travelled along the coast stopping off at the coast of death, where hms serpent sank and the British sailors are buried in a graveyard by the sea. Surrounded by sea rocks and heathers. Finisterre was believed to be the end of the world. Fascinating place to be
My family and I went on a day trip with Gallaecia Tours to Finisterre and we had a lovely time. The trip was a 1 day trip by mini bus and this was one of the stop offs along with an exploration of the coastline. We would have loved to have walked this part of the trail but with time and my dad struggling with walking, this was perfect for us. The bridge over the river is in such a tranquil setting and the area is surround by lush vegetation and quaint houses and villages. It was such a magical experience and we would love to come back again. Really worth a visit!
4 days of walking and 90km complete from Santiago to Finisterre. Lovely calm paths, not too many people, good accomodation and very varied scenery. It was not easy and hard enough to make the arrival at the lighhouse feel like a real journeys end. Impossible to get lost as very well marked. Felt off the beaten track but not in middle of nowhere. It is really great to arrive at the coast. I would highly recommend this life experience!
Whether you are on a pilgrimage of any kind or a long trip of just a short time tourist, Cape Finisterre will add magic to your memories. We rode our motorbike from Cape Town, South Africa to Cape Finisterre and it felt like a true pilgrimage. The famed Finisterre (from the latin End of the World), stands up to its ancient mystique as you will feel at the end of the world (especially if you come early morning during a Monday, when there are very few people).
We went to Cape Finisterre one afternoon during our holiday in August with the intention to come back in the evening to watch the sunset.Although it is a nice place, for my taste it was by far too touristy. Hords of people everywhere, busloads of them.We decided not to go and and see the sunset because we were sure that there would be thousands of people with the same idea. We went to Cape Touriñan instead, which was a great decision. There were exactly five people there, and the sunset was one of the best I have seen in my life.
We went by bus to Fisterre and walked to the end of the world near the lighting tower. It's a very nice place and the start of our camino to Muxia.
So glad we decided to go all the way to Finisterre. This was a lovely walk with some beautiful views of the coast when you get close to Cee. Walking out to the cape on a beautiful day was a highlight of the whole Camino.
The walk is beautiful, especially in the Spring!You can see pictures of the surrounding area and help plan your trip by checking out our blog.http://walk-the-camino.blogspot.com/
nice little challenge from Santiago, the decent to Cee and then the climb on tired legs....
One of the best part to walk on the Camino. It's less crowded then the walk into Santiago and most of it takes you past forests of eucalyptus and the ocean (which is a bit cold).Sleeping along the way at different villages it takes most people 3 days. Don't forget the sunset at the lighthouse at the end of the world.Of course you can also take the bus :-)