Stops in detail
Excursion to Finisterre – 7 stops
The tour starts
At 09:00 from our office, it is necessary to be 15 minutes before Rúa das Casas Raís, 31 (3 minutes from the cathedral and next to the Porta do Camiño, at the entrance to the old part of the city, where the French Camino passes) The Pick – Up service (only in Sant iago de Compostela) can only be offered by some hotels and always with prior notice (there are hotels where the bus cannot go due to city laws) If the hotels are not in the list, it is better to contact us to find out if the service is possible. We also offer pick-up, if possible, by a person from our Staff.
One of the key points of the Jacobean route for pilgrims who, once they arrive in Santiago de Compostela, decide to continue their journey towards the Finisterre coast. . Around here we find an old bridge, built over the river Tambre A beautiful place, an obligatory stop on the Way to Finisterre.
Sanctuary of Virxe da Barca
A stop for many pilgrims: The Sanctuary of Virxe da Barca, which faces the force of the ocean and where you can see the different and most famous stones of this place, full of legends about the arrival of the Apostle Santiago.
The village of Finisterre
Stop for lunch right in the heart of Finisterre town (the port). Here you can enjoy the local gastronomy with many restaurants at adequate prices
At this point you can see the famous “END OF THE WORLD” for the ancient Romans, which coincides with Cape Finisterre. Here you will find the Finisterre Lighthouse, the Km 0 of the Camino to Finisterre, the view of the COSTA DA MORTE, etc. Perhaps because Cape Fisterra hides the true secret of the Costa da Morte: wild landscapes and impressive beaches, some (sheltered by the cape) with calm waters and others with strong waves such as Mar de Fora, one of the wildest beaches in Galicia.
Finisterre Lighthouse (Fisterra Lighthouse)
It is probably the most visited lighthouse in Europe as well as the closest to America.
Built in 1853, 138 metres above sea level Considered the cape of the end of the world «Finis Terrae«. For thousands of years, it was thought that beyond it there was only a watery chasm where the sun went out every night and through which one reached a region of darkness populated by sea monsters.
Visit to the Ézaro waterfall, a place of incredible beauty, located within mountains that hide many legends. It is the only waterfall in all of continental Europe that reaches directly into the ocean.
Hórreo de Carnota
You will be shown something very typical of Galicia, something that belongs to the cultural heritage of Galicia: the Horreo. This stop allows you to see the longest granary in the world and admire its special structure.
Visit one of the towns on the Galician coast, where you can discover the rafts, the Mercado de Abastos or there is free time to have a drink or walk along the beach!
It will end in:
Rúa das Casas Reais, 31, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain. At our office at 7:15 p.m., exactly at the Puerta del Camino (Porta do Camiño), at the entrance to the old part of the city, where the French road passes.