6 Day ESCORTED FINISTERRE WALK

6 Day ESCORTED FINISTERRE WALK   15 DAY PORTUGUESE COASTAL

6 Day ESCORTED FINISTERRE WALK

For most people the Camino walking finishes in Santiago. However for us the true end of the Camino is where the walking trail meets the ocean. Finisterre, which in ancient times was referred to as the “end of the world”.

We urge you if you have the time and most importantly the desire then this 6 day extension will be worth every step it takes.

FINISTERRE EXTENSION

Santiago de Compostela – Finisterre

Complete your journey at the end of the world in Finisterre!

ESCORTED by Nilla and John Spark

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.

Your Investment for this experience is $1599 USD share twin. Subject to a minimum of 8 walkers.

The SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $599

DEPOSIT: USD $1000

(NOTE : Please note trip finishes after breakfast in Finisterre (where we have arranged a private transfer to Santiago airport)

ABOUT THE WALKING

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).

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.

 

ITINERARY

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 Friendly 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.

Day 6

FINISTERRE

Although the trip finishes after breakfast today, the memories of the Camino will live on.

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