O Camiño dos Faros (The Lighthouse Way) is a 200-km hiking route in Galicia (Spain) that links Malpica with Finisterre along the coastline. A route that runs by all the Lighthouses and the most important landmarks in A Costa da Morte, where definitely, it is the sea the one that plays the main role.
O Camiño dos Faros that runs through loads of different landscapes always looking at the sea towards the West. Lighthouses, beaches, dunes, rivers, cliffs, forests, estuaries with a great variety of birds, “castros” (“hill-forts”), dolmens, fishing villages, viewpoints from where to enjoy how the sea breaks in all ways possible, sunsets and so on. A hiking route different from the others that will take the hiker to a world full of unique sensations only enjoyable in this Costa da Morte.
As we know that this is a unique route and that any hiker who tries it will get really astonished, we, the Trasnos, are a non-profit organization willing to promote it. We do only have a goal, that is, to make this Camiño dos Faros be a reality so that people can make it with the maximum respect for nature.
A great adventure of 200 kilometers in 8 sections
O Camiño dos Faros, as the trasnos designed it, is divided into 8 sections with an average of 9 hours per section. This is at a slow pace, a pace in which you stop at all the key points, take photos, stop for something to eat and enjoy the ride all day.
The fact that it is a route along the coastline does not mean that it is a route along the beach. The route is of medium difficulty, since this coast is very steep, and as soon as you are skirting some cliffs as you are climbing a 100-meter mountain. The total route has a drop of 4000 positive meters and 4000 negative meters.
Having said that, we believe that it is a route to get fit little by little, since the difficulty grows with the passage of the stages. But don’t be afraid of it, with us it has been made complete by people of all ages and of all physical conditions.
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