This wonderful Camino route is nearly 90kms long and takes four walking days to complete. This is also a trail with a magical touch, as it is believed it pre-dates Christianity.
Galicia’s Finis-Terrae, the ‘edge of the world’, was believed by pre Christian communities to be not only the last frontier of the known world but also the place were the world of the living got closest to the other world.
Many fascinating traditions and myths are alive and well in this beautiful region, shaped by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
From Santiago de Compostela to Negreira and the town of Cee the route takes pilgrims mainly out of the city and into rural Galicia, walking down country lanes, forest tracks and lush farmland.
As you approach Cee, the first coastal town on the route, you will catch your first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. From here to the mystical Cape Finisterre (Fisterra in Galician), the Camino will reward you with great coastal scenery and views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Once in Finisterre you can request the ‘Finisterrana’ pilgrim certificate at the local town council, a precious memento of your journey to the ‘End of the World’. Don’t forget to try some of the region’s delicious fish and seafood to celebrate your achievement!
Our Camino to Finisterre self guided tour can be adapted to your needs so you can stay for additional nights in Santiago de Compostela, for instance, to explore the city further.
Enjoy this magical Camino de Santiago journey to the ‘end of the world’.