HIKING IN A CORUÑA
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THE BEST PLACES TO SEE IN CORUÑA WALKING
A Coruña, one of the provinces of Galicia, located in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, is a region with beautiful and impressive landscapes. In A Coruña are located the most outstanding and famous tourist places of Galicia such as Santiago de Compostela or the Cape of Fisterra. Today we present you the list of essential points to see in Coruña for every fan of outdoor activities. Especially if you love walking all day, through forests and mountains, we assure you that you will find something for yourself in this article.
Pack your bags, put on good shoes and get ready for your holiday in Galicia! Extraordinary adventures await you!
THE BEST AREAS FOR HIKING IN A CORUÑA
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
A Coruña is the region closely linked to the Camino de Santiago, since here is located the goal of all hikers who travel this mystical route: the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (or the Cape of Finisterre for those who want to extend their excursion a little and finish it with the symbolic swim in the waters of the Atlantic at the end of the world). Therefore, you must that the spirit of hiking in A Coruña comes from the Camino de Santiago. The last sections of all their routes are in Coruña so you will have many options to choose the one that fits you best.
Its last stretch, from Farol to the city of A Coruña. A very well signposted route with good infrastructure for the peregrinos.
RUTA DEL NORTE
In the last stage, passing through the province of A Coruña meets the Camino de Santiago better known: the camino francés. Leaving from Arzúa you will have to travel 38 km to reach the Cathedral of Santiago. It is a very picturesque route, which crosses rural and mountainous areas. If you’re fit, you can finish in two days.
COSTA DA MORTE
The name Costa da Morte has its origin in numerous deaths of sailors in this area. The explanation is quite depressing, but there is also another story, older, that tells that the denomination comes from the time of ancient Romans, who saw the Sun die there’ when it was hiding behind ocean waters and so they called the coast.
As for the location, the Costa da Morte is located in A Coruña, one of the provinces of Galicia, which extends between Arteixo and Finisterre cape along more than 200 kilometers.
The Costa da Morte is something you have to see in Coruña, the coast has a wonderful landscape, formed by ocean waters, deserted beaches, impressive cliffs and numerous lighthouses. Here you will find numerous hiking trails with overwhelming views.
O CAMIÑO DOS FAROS
An impressive route between Malpica and Cape Fisterra, is a successful opportunity for every person in love with the sea, and walking at all times you will be accompanied by the beautiful views of the coast.
It should be noted that it is not an easy excursion, they are 200 km from the route with quite uneven levels. However, you can choose one of its eight stages if you don’t have the strength or time to go through it. We assure you that it is worth it! O Camiño Dos Faros will show you the famous Costa da Morte from a new perspective.
Do not hesitate, the cliffs and lighthouse of Fisterrate are calling.
RUTA DE A FERVENZA
It is a route of medium difficulty that is located near Santiago de Compostela. As you may have guessed, the road will take you to a beautiful waterfall (fervenza in Galician). It is a perfect excursion if you want to escape the noise of the city and disconnect. You will pass through the unoccupied areas, mostly through the immense and impressive forests. Sounds like a good plan for a short holidays in Galicia,right?
LA PRAIA DE TEIXIDELO
This tour will take you to the only beach with black sand of non-volcanic origin in the world. It is located in A Coruña and really worth a visit. The waves of the Atlantic, the cliffs, the coast… everything that makes you feel Galicia. Just keep in mind that it is not an easy journey, so if you are not in shape we do not recommend it. In addition, it is not very well signposted, then better to do it in the company of an experienced guide.
The waterfall of Ézaro is the waterfall formed by the river Xallas at its mouth to the sea. There you can see how the waters of the river go down the impressive rocks. It is a remarkable point to see in Coruña, especially if you pass through the Costa da Morte. We also recommend visiting the viewpoint of Ézaro to enjoy beautiful views over the estuaries and the village of Ézaro.
Of course, these are just a few places to walk in the province of A Coruña. There are many more. If you like these, then we will recommend more places that are worth visiting.