The Lighthouse Way

The Lighthouse Way

Tour Description

This spectacular route will take you over almost 200 km of wild Atlantic coast, from Ponteceso to Finisterre, the heart of the Costa da Morte (the Coast of Death).

The Lighthouse Way passes through some of the most iconic lighthouses of Galicia, like Faro Vilán, Roncudo, Nariga… part of the heritage of the Costa da Morte.

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Experience details

Included Services

Lodging in private room with private bathroom
Luggage transfer between stages
Half board: breakfast and dinner
Travel insurance
Walking notes
Pilgrim passport
24/7 telephone assistance

Check in Ponteceso

Arrival in Ponteceso, starting point of this tour over the Lighthouse Way

Ponteceso – Laxe (25 Km)

On the walk from Ponteceso to Laxe, you will be able to know a bit more about the archeological heritage of Galicia, as you will pass through the Castro A Cibda and the Dolmen Dombate (celtic constructions). You will walk through pines and eucalypt forests, and you will be able to watch many different bird species. The arrival in Laxe is simply spectacular, as you come down you will be able to contemplate the big white sand beach, and the intense blue color of the sea.

Laxe – Arou (17 Km)

This day is the shortest one, only 17 km separate you from Arou, your next destination. It should be highlighted the panoramic view of the Ría de Corme and Laxe, and the small town of Camelle. Here, you will be able to visit the Museum of Man, that was created by a German artist that fell in love with the region and moved there in the 60´s.

Arou – Camariñas (26 Km)

This stage is undoubtedly one of the most iconic of the whole trail. The walk approaching Faro Vilán is the favorite of the majority of the locals. Moreover, you will get familiar with the story of the wreck of the British ship, the Serpent, the English Cemetery… a magical place, full of stories and legends.

Camariñas – Muxía (32 Km)

The path that links Camariñas and Muxia is quite long (32 km), but it will take you over 11 beaches, rural hamlets, forests and watermills. The walk ends up in Muxia, a lovely fishing village that was sadly hit, a few years ago, by the Prestige oil tanker disaster. We recommend you to go to the Tourist Office, and ask for the Muxiana!

Muxía – Nemiña (24 Km)

Today the path will take you to the most Occidental point of Spain, Cabo Touriñán (and not Finisterre, as most of the people think). Do not forget to ask the locals about this if you wish to start a conversation with them, as they love to talk and talk about it! You will finish in Nemiña beach, where you will be able to go for a quick swim before you head off.

Nemiña – Finisterre (26 Km)

Finally, the last day of the Lighthouse Trail will take you to one of the most popular places of Galicia, Finisterre. It is a long walk, so we recommend you to be ready for the last effort. But of course, the scenery from Monte Facho, or the sunset from the Finisterre Lighthouse will be just reward.

Check out Finisterre

Check out from Finisterre, end of services.

Standard Category Accommodations on The Lighthouse Way

1* and 2* hotels

These hotels offer private rooms with private bathrooms as well as other additional services that may vary depending on the type of category: restaurant service, television, room service, dry cleaning, ironing service, etc. It is common to stay in this type of hotels in the cities along the Camino.

Hostels and pensions

These accommodations have the necessary services to cover the basic needs of cleanliness and rest at a more moderate price than the hotels . Officially, hostels and guesthouses are 1-star accommodations. However, this rating should not be taken into account when evaluating the level of comfort and quality of their services.

Trip cancellation insurance
Upgrade to superior room
Extra night at the beginning of the tour
Extra night at the end of the tour
Private transfer airport-starting location
Private transfer Santiago-Airport
Other private transfers
Organized visits and excursions
Pilgrim massage

Route map

Frequent questions

From Santiago de Compostela Airport

  • Car or cab: 78km with an estimated duration of 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Bus/train: Take the bus (LINE 6A) from Santiago de Compostela airport to the Plaza de Galicia stop. Frequency every 15′ and with an approximate duration of 45′. Another option is to take a cab to the center, with an estimated duration of 15′. From there take a bus (MONBUS) to A Coruña, a journey time of 1 hour. Another option is to take a train (RENFE) to A Coruña – San Cristóbal, journey time 36′. From A Coruña take a bus (ARRIVA) to Ponteceso, journey time 1h and 10 minutes. For schedules and more information visit:https://tussa.org/, www.renfe.com, www.monbus.es and https://arriva.es/es/galicia

From A Coruña Airport

  • Car or cab: 55km with an estimated duration of 45 minutes.
  • Train/bus: Take a bus (LÍNEA A4), 20 minutes to the Alfonso Molina stop. Go to San Cristobal station and take a bus (ARRIVA) to Ponteceso, journey time 1h and 10 minutes. For timetables and more information visit: www.alsa.es and https://arriva.es/es/galicia

Our costumers reviews


STAGES: 6 Stages
DURATION: 7 Nights
START: Ponteceso
PRICE: desde 580€

Why book with Galiwonders?

Taylor-made Camino

We will design an itinerary tailored to your needs, preferences and budget and book all services for you. You enjoy the road.

We are on the Camino

Galicia is our home. We have traveled all the routes of the Camino and we have direct contact with the service providers on the Camino.

We are also travellers

We speak several languages, have lived abroad and have years of experience organizing trips for people from all over the world.

An unforguettable experience

Hundreds of pilgrims repeat year after year the experience of traveling with us. We want you to be one of them. And that is why we will strive to make your trip unique and unforgettable.

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