Santiago de Compostela – Finisterre
Complete your journey at the end of the world in Finisterre!
DEPARTURE DATE: September 18, 2018 (first night Santiago)
TRIP LENGTH: 6 days GROUP SIZE: Maximum 16
MEALS: 5 breakfasts, 4 dinners TRIP GRADE: Moderate to Challenging
OTHER: Luggage transfer – 20kg per person.
Investment for this experience is $1899 share twin, we do have to a have a minimum 8 walkers.
The SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $599
DEPOSIT: AUD 1000
(NOTE : Please note trip finishes after breakfast in Finisterre (where we have arranged a private transfer to Santiago airport)
ABOUT THE WALKING
This trip is designed to share the walk with other like-minded wakers.
Your escort/host is there to provide assistance, support and guidance to ensure you have an exceptional experience, with camaraderie and fun for all to enjoy. And although it is an escorted walk, you are free to walk at your own pace, as the paths and tracks are well- marked with yellow arrows showing the way.
You will be provided with a pack of easy to read maps and instructions, complete with directions to guide you, which you will receive at your joining hotel on the ﬁrst day of your trip.
This itinerary is carefully designed for easy to manage walking days. There is a basic level of ﬁtness required and some uphill stretches in part, however, given you only need carry a lightweight day bag and your water supply, which can be replenished in the various villages on route, and other essentials such as snacks, it makes this trip very manageable for any inexperienced walker.
ACCOMMODATION & LUGGAGE TRANSFER
Your stay will be in an excellent combination of centrally located hotels and charming village accommodation dotted along the Camino.
The character, comfort and often the uniqueness of the accommodation all adds to the experience. In some villages, you will stay in ‘Casa Rurals’, which are bed and breakfast style accommodation.
Your private accommodation is pre-booked in advance and is on a twin share basis with private en-suite facilities. Single supplement is on request and where possible we will offer a gender share option as requested.
The local cuisine is also a highlight. On occasion, mama will be in the kitchen preparing a three-course hearty meal known as the pilgrim’s staple, which comes complete with a bottle of wine, (which can be returned to the kitchen if you wish, or if you are under age!). The cook, or regular chef will not disappoint, and all dietary requirements are taken care of in advance. The language is French and Spanish. English is difﬁcult to ﬁnd, which adds an exciting dimension and a great reminder that you are travelling in a foreign land.
Your luggage is transferred daily which means you are carefree to enjoy the walking, with no need to worry about your bed for that night, nor straining your body from carrying too many kilos on your back.
Day 1/Night 1
STARTING FROM SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
In Roman times, Finisterre was believed to be the end of the world. Today it is a quaint seaside town at the most western point of the Iberian Peninsula and it is worth continuing your walk from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre.
Day 2/Night 2
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – NEGREIRA – 21km. Estimated walking time 5 hours
Walking out of Santiago having celebrated the achievement walking ‘The Way’, the icing on the cake is continuing to the end of the world.
Day 3/Night 3
NEGREIRA – OLVEIROA – 33km. Estimated walking time 8 hours
It is obvious you have moved away from the main thoroughfare. Not everyone has the time nor the opportunity to complete the additional 90km. Pilgrims are few and far between on the beautiful walk between Negreira and Olveiroa.
Day 4/Night 4
OLVEIROA – CEE – 20km. Estimated walking time 5 hours
Today’s scenic landscape is one of woods, ﬁelds and farmlands. Horses are also a feature on your path to Cee. Day 5/Night 5
CEE – FINISTERRE – 16km. Estimated walking time 4 hours
Arriving into Finisterre is a moving experience, usually very few people take this secluded track, which adds a special touch. There is also an exhilaration that words cannot describe, whilst standing at the end of the world, looking out to sea and reﬂecting on your journey. Your life has been enhanced forever.
Although the trip ﬁnishes after breakfast today, the memories of the Camino will live on.