Stage 1: Ponteceso-Laxe

The first stage of the Lighthouse Way is a captivating route that winds along the impressive Galician coast. It offers walkers a unique experience, combining spectacular maritime landscapes, imposing cliffs and the opportunity to discover the authenticity of Galician fishing villages.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Ponteceso: Starting point of the route, Ponteceso is known for its seafaring charm and fishing traditions. Pilgrims can explore its local architecture and enjoy the authenticity of the place.
  • Laxe: Final destination of the stage, Laxe is a picturesque coastal town that attracts visitors with its beautiful beach, fishing port and relaxed atmosphere. Walkers can immerse themselves in the maritime life of the region.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Church of Santo André de Canduas (Ponteceso): This Romanesque-style church is an architectural treasure in Ponteceso. Its history dates back centuries, offering visitors a connection to the region’s past.
  • Laxe Lighthouse: As pilgrims approach Laxe, the Laxe Lighthouse appears majestically. This historic lighthouse is an iconic landmark and offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding cliffs.
  • Laxe Beach: Upon arriving in Laxe, walkers can enjoy the beautiful Laxe Beach, with its fine sand and crystal clear waters. It is a perfect place to relax after the hike and soak in the natural beauty of the coast.

Stage 1 of the Lighthouse Way is a fascinating introduction to the cultural and landscape richness of the Galician coast, fusing fishing tradition with the serenity of the maritime environment.

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StagesThe Lighthouse Way

Etapa 1

Ponteceso - Laxe

25 km
6h 30m
Etapa 2


17 km
Etapa 3


26 km
Etapa 4


32 km
Etapa 5


24 km
Etapa 6


26 km

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