Camino a Fisterra y Muxía (The Way to Fisterra and Muxía)

Olveiroa - Muxía

28 km Difficulty

Olveiroa – Muxía 

The walk starts in Olveiroa towards the dam of Castrelo and climbing until you see the river Xallas in the background. After 5 kilometres, Hospital is found shortly before the Fisterra / Muxía fork. You have to go straight ahead, walking past the wind turbines.

The path continues through Santa Baia and the sports facilities of O Conco, a place suited for some rest. With some ten kilometres behind you, you will reach the village of Dumbría, where you can find all sorts of services. 6 kilometres away from here you will find Senande and the typical inland landscape of Coruña that does not reveal that the sea is very close by.

The first villages in the municipality of Muxía are Quintáns and Os Muíños. After that, the town of legend and sea is before us. The shrine of A Nosa Señora da Barca towers over Muxía. On Christmas Day in 2013, the church suffered a terrible fire that burnt it almost to the ground and it had to be fully rebuilt. The fire seemed to be caused by lightning striking directly onto the roof of the church. By the church, you will find the popular “pedra de Abalar”. Legend has it that it has the shape of a vessel because Holy Mary arrived in it to the Galician coast. Visitors perform the ritual of going under it, and thus the name “Pedra dos cadrís”, meaning lower back in Galician.


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Some 4 km away, in the village of Os Muíños, you will find the 13th-century monastery of Moraime.
The monastery is located past the village of Quintáns, in San Martiño de Ozón, and it has one of the biggest hórreos in Galicia. In Muxía proper, apart from the Shrine and church of Santa María, you need to go up to the viewpoint of O Corpiño and also visit the secadores of conger eel (the facilities where this fish used to be dried to be preserved), unique in Europe”. José María Touriñán, Correos of Muxía.

 

We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago

 

We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. 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 branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling 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 along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

 

Prepaid Card

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

 

Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.

 

 

Stamping Your Credential

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

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.

 

 

Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 
 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!

 

You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some 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 or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

 

Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 

 

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