Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Arrive:||Santiago de Compostela|
|Depart:||Santiago de Compostela|
|Lodging:||1 night in hotel|
|Meals:||All meals except 1 dinner|
|Activity:||Cultural Adventures, Walking|
Easy to moderate hike, 5-6 hours
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Extend your pilgrimage walk to beautiful Cape Finisterre, the westernmost point on the Iberian Peninsula and mythical spot of Kilometer 0 on the El Camino pilgrim trail. Hike the pilgrim trail, visit ancient hermitages, enjoy lunch at the fishing town of Finisterre and sunset views at the Faro de Fisterra Lighthouse.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain / Langosteira Beach / Finisterre (Day 8 of the Pilgrim’s Way trip)
At 9:00 am, don your daypack, rendezvous with the Trip Leader, and depart the hotel for a walk along Santiago's medieval streets to the outskirts of the city, crossing the River Sarela and entering a beautiful forest of eucalyptus and oaks to reach a village where the towers of Santiago’s cathedral are visible for the last time. After a short drive, join El Camino and hike a trail surrounded by wildflowers to a spot where pilgrims see the Atlantic for the first time after their long walk on the pilgrim trail. Continue along this wide path to the Nosa Senora das Neves Sanctuary, dating from the 18th century, and San Pedro Martir, a small hermitage. A short drive brings you down to Langosteira Beach, where you can walk the last part of the Santiago pilgrim trail barefoot, as tradition dictates, contouring along the sandy beach. After a lunch of fresh fish in the hilltop fishing town of Finisterre, visit the fish market at La Lonja, where an afternoon fish auction takes place. Other options include a visit to the 12th century Santa Maria das Areas church, home to the wooden sculpture known as the Santo Cristo de Fisterra, and La Porta Santa, or Holy Door, on the north wall of the church, opened only during Holy Years. Later, enjoy sunset views at the Faro de Fisterra Lighthouse, where you'll find the mythic Kilometer 0 mark, the final spot of the pilgrim route. Overnight at Hotel Spa Finisterrae, with a hilltop location that offers wonderful views. There are many bars and cafes in Finisterre for enjoying dinner on your own..BL
Approximate Hiking Distance: 7.5 miles
Finisterre / Santiago
A morning group taxi transfer brings you from Finisterre back to Santiago. If you wish to depart later in the day or have a private taxi, the additional cost is approximately 100 Euros per taxi...B
Prices are for 2014
$590 (3-12 members)
$690 (2 members)
Single supplement: $50
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Extension Cost Includes:
- Accommodations as noted
- All meals except 1 dinner
- Van support to Finisterre
- One shared taxi from Finisterre to Santiago (in the morning of Day 2)
- Wilderness Travel guide (same Trip Leader as your Pilgrim's Way trip)
Extension Cost Does Not Include:Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature such as laundry, internet, telephone, etc, optional gratuities to guide (approx $20 per person), private transfers from Finisterre to Santiago (a taxi is approx 100 Euros per taxi), and optional activities that can be arranged.
Hotel Rustico Spa Finisterrae
The Hotel Spa Finisterre a family-run hotel on a hill above town. Guest rooms are clean, comfortable, and spacious, and the hotel’s location makes it an easy walk to Cape Finisterre itself.
Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.