Follow the centuries-old pilgrims’ tradition of going all the way to Atlantic Ocean, the end of the world Finisterre before Columbus discovered America.
This route predates Christianity on the Camino. Ancient Celts believed that the sun died over the Atlantic ocean each night. Thus, the coast is called Costa da Morte.
You will start in Santiago de Compostela, visit the famous Cathedral, walk from historical Praza de Obradoiro which is decorated by eight rays of cobble stones starting from the center, enjoy the city’s historical areas and continue towards the coast.
This route will provide variety in terrain with hills and a number descents to the beaches.
You will travel also along the river, forest paths, beautiful pastures and will enjoy views of the dam.
You can relax on the beaches along the way and stop by for refreshments in small fishing villages. Iconic lighthouse is overlooking the jagged cliffs of Cape Finisterre and its beautiful white sandy beach.