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O Camiño dos Faros: What you have to know about this adventurous hiking trail

Discover this exceptional hiking route that runs along the Costa da Morte in 8 stages and 200 kilometers, from Malpica to Finisterre.

José Manuel Casal

José Manuel Casal

What is the Camiño dos Faros? Why walk it?


O Camiño dos Faros or, Camino de los Faros, is a hiking trail that runs along the coast of the Costa de Morte, in the northwest of Galicia (province of A Coruña), crossing all the lighthouses and walking along the edge of the sea; Its starting point is the town of Malpica de Bergantiños and the end of Cape Finisterre.

This route, which runs through old fishing roads along the coast, runs for 200 kilometers through 8 stages, at an average of 24.5 kilometers each and is one of the best ways to know on foot the charm of the Atlantic Galician coast. We do not say it, even the prestigious The Telegraph included the Camiño two lighthouses among the best places in the world for adventurous tourism. The newspaper defined the Galician coast as "dramatic", defining it as "dangerous for sailors" but "simply impressive for hikers."

The Camiño dos Faros is not a Jacobean pilgrimage route, that is, it is not directly related to the Camino de Santiago, however it can be a very interesting addition for pilgrims who once they have finished their trip in Santiago de Compostela want to know more about bottom of the Atlantic coast of Coruña.

It is a very little hiking trail where we will border cliffs, cross forests and discover stunning beaches, always with the sea at our side, and concluding the experience at Cape Finisterre, where we can enjoy one of the best views Possible ocean in the area.

Malpica de Bergantiños

Malpica de Bergantiños

The 8 stages of O Camiño dos Faros

The Costa da Morte's O Camiño dos Faros is well signposted with arrows and footprints of green color that you will see stamped on rocks by the paths of pilgrims we will cross.

It is a medium difficulty route, which is becoming more demanding as the days go by; each stage usually has an average of 24.5 km and it is estimated that they can be traveled in about 9 hours. it is an adventure of great ecological value through the inhabited areas that we will cross.

These are the stages of the O Camiño dos Faros (Way of the Lighthouses), from Malpica de Bergantiños to Finisterre:

  • Stage 1: Malpica - Kids (21.9 Km)
  • Stage 2: Niñóns - Ponteceso (26.1 Km)
  • Stage 3: Ponteceso - Laxe (25,2 Km)
  • Stage 4: Laxe - Arou (17.7 Km)
  • Stage 5: Arou - Camariñas (22.7 Km)
  • Stage 6: Camariñas - Muxía (32 km)
  • Stage 7: Muxía - Nemiña (24.3 Km)
  • Stage 8: Nemiña - Finisterre (26.2 Km)

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