O Camiño dos Faros de Galicia in eight stages II

Camiño dos Lighthouses

We have already seen the first three stages of O Camiño dos Lighthouses, a unique tour of the Galician coast that takes us through the known as Costa da Morte. We go from the coastal town of Malpica to Laxe in these three stages, but there are still five more stages to discover.

As we have said, this great hiking route can be done in different ways, first choosing the shortest or simplest sections, or choosing according to the interest we have in each area, since there are from archaeological remains to lighthouses, seascapes and all kinds of claims in each of the stages. Everyone is free to choose the stage and the way to enjoy the Camiño dos Faros.

Stage 4: Laxe-Arou in 17,7 kilometers

Laxe lighthouse

This is the shortest stage of all, so, although it is the fourth stage for those who want to follow an order, it is undoubtedly the best stage for those who want to start on this route and do not have much experience. In this stage you leave the port of Laxe, pass by the church of Santa María da Atalaia and arrive at the Laxe Lighthouse, a place of great beauty with cliffs where the waves crash.

Museum of Man

We continue to reach a very peculiar place, Praia dos Cristais or beach of crystals, which is so called because it is full of blunt-edged crystals that have shaped the sea. You go through the beautiful beach of Soesto and then to the beach and the Traba lagoon. At the moment of arrival to the camelle village You can see a typical fishing town on this coast full of shipwreck stories, and nearby is the Museum of Man, a museum created by a German who came to the Camelle coast, where he stayed to live and began to create his work freely. Since his death, the open-air museum has deteriorated and that is why they have created the Museo de la Casa del Alemán, where they collect many of his works. You finally reach the small town of Arou, the end of this stage, where there is a beautiful beach, although not too many services.

Stage 5: Arou-Camariñas in 22,7 kilometers

English cemetery

At this stage we find terrain a little more abrupt and difficult than the previous one. You leave Arou and you arrive at Lobeiras beach, a lonely place where you can only see a few boats and fishermen's huts. An area of ​​rugged coastline where there have been several shipwrecks that have gone down in history. You pass through the port of Santa Mariña towards the beach of Trece, where the British Cemetery. This cemetery was created due to several tragic shipwrecks that occurred on this coast, shipwrecks that led to the installation of the Vilán Lighthouse to provide greater security in this coastal area. This was the first electric lighthouse in Spain, and it is located in an area of ​​great beauty. Before arriving in Camariñas, visit the Ermita da Virxe do Monte. In Camariñas you should not stop enjoying their lace samples, an art that has gained international fame.

Stage 6: Camariñas-Muxía in 32 kilometers

Virxe da Barca

This is the longest stage, but as it does not have steep terrain, it is easy, and we also visit two of the most important towns in the area, Camariñas and Muxía. On the way you can see several beaches, such as Area Grande, Espiñeirido or Leis. In this part of the tour we will see the Route of the Black River Mills. It is a small and well-kept route with several old mills that have been restored. Afterwards you can visit the Moraime Monastery, which dates back to the XNUMXth century. You finally reach one of the most emblematic areas, the Muxía lighthouse and the Virxe da Barca monastery, where the well-known pilgrimage takes place.

Stage 7: Muxía-Nemiña in 24,3 kilometers

Cabo Touriñán Lighthouse

This is one of the most difficult stretches of coast that can be found all the way, but with patience it can be done to enjoy more spectacular landscapes. Leaving Muxía we enter the beautiful beach of Lourido and from there we climb Mount Cachelmo. You also have to go up to Mount Pedrouzo, but in return you can enjoy wonderful views of the sea. One of the main points of interest of this stage is the Touriñán lighthouse, very visited for the spectacular sunsets and for being the westernmost point of mainland Spain. Also, from March 22 to April 25, the last sun in continental Europe sets here. This section ends at Nemiña beach in the Lires estuary.

Stage 8: Nemiña-Cabo Finisterre in 26,2 kilometers

Cape Finisterre

We reached the last stage, which begins at Nemiña beach and ends at Cape Finisterre, where the Romans thought the world was ending. At this stage you can enjoy cliffs and various beaches, such as Lires or Mar de Fora. In Punta Castelo you can enjoy the Casto de Castromiñán, which dates back to the Iron Age. After the climb to Monte do Facho you finally reach Cape Fisterra, the end of this beautiful route full of lighthouses and coasts.

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