The Way to Fisterra

From Santiago de Compostela to Fisterra. 4 sections. 90 kilometres. Alternative Route to Muxía

This route of the Camino de Santiago does not have the Galician capital as its destination, but as its starting point towards Cape Fisterra and the Chapel of the Virxe da Barca in Muxía. The Codex Calixtinus explains how the disciples of the Apostle travelled to Dugium, the current Fisterra, looking for an authorisation from the Romans to bury the Saint in Compostela. Already in the 9th century, when the remains were discovered, many pilgrims continued walking until the Costa da Morte or Death Coast.

In Muxía, the Church of A Virxe da Barca merges with the rocks and the sea. Legend has it that the Virgin Mary arrived there on a stone ship to encourage the Apostle during his mission.

Going from Santiago to Fisterra involves 4 stages. You can finish there or continue some thirty kilometres to Muxía. There is another route cutting the walking short by 1 day but this hinders visiting Corcubión. You can get from Santiago to Muxía in 3 days and then from there to Fisterra.

This route is increasing in popularity due to its many attractions, mainly walking and finishing the Camino overlooking the Atlantic. The infamous Death Coast bears this name due to the many shipwrecks that happened there. It still preserves a wild beauty and has been the inspiration for many popular legends throughout the centuries: it is a barren stretch of land, cliffs and waves of unmatched beauty.
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How to return from Fisterra to Santiago

How to return from Fisterra to Santiago

Once you have finished the Camino to Fisterra, you can return to Santiago by bus with Monbus. There are several daily buses. There are buses to A Coruña with Autocares Vázquez.

How to return from Muxía to Santiago

If you do the Camino to Muxía, you can return to Santiago with Autobuses Ferrín; they have daily buses to the capital of Galicia. Autocares Vázquez also has buses to A Coruña.
Confraternity Sites

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We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Way


We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from accommodation to accommodation!! In this way, you can walk more comfortably, unburdened, and enjoying every step of the Way. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.


Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point


Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any of our Correos offices. Once you finish the Way you can again go to the nearest post office and send it back home. We send your bicycle neatly packaged and insured in a way that you need not disassemble it.


Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 


With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point in the Camino -hostel, hotel, Correos office, etc. - so that your stuff is there when you arrive. This way you can have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you take for your walk. You can also send back whatever you may have in your rucksack for the Camino that you no longer need.


Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 


In Correos we have a prepaid card that is not linked to any bank account. In this way, you can do the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You will only have to top it up with the money you need and then top up again if you run out of balance. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.



Stamping Your Credencial

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Correos offices along the Way stamp your Credencial or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of them display a significant tourist attraction of that particular place for you to keep as a souvenir.



Sending parcels on the Camino de Santiago 

Send your parcels without having to come to our Correos offices!


You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred CORREOS offices located along the Way and from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodations from where you can send parcels any time you want. This service will help you get rid of the content of your luggage that you no longer need, buy some souvenirs, typical products... without having to worry about carrying them with you. 



Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike, trekking pole... before you go into the Cathedral or to visit Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.


Correos Offices

To help you with anything you may need 


We have over 150 Correos offices along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.