Stage 1: Malpica-Niñóns

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O Camiño dos Faros starts in the smallest lighthouse but not less important. The first stage in our route starts in the small light at the entrance of the port in Malpica to reach the beach Niñóns after walking 22 kilometers long, with loads of slopes. Along the route, there are 6 calm beaches with their bays, the SisargasIslands with their lighthouse, huge cliffs and Punta Nariga.

There we go…to Fisterra!

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Elevation Profile Stage 1

Distance Stage 1 (it´s given in kilometers)

Lighthouse Port of Malpica 0,0 0,0 197,4
Port of Malpica 0,6 0,6 196,8
Promenade of Caldeirón 0,8 0,8 196,6
Beach Maior in Malpica 1,0 1,0 196,4
Beach Seaia 2,5 2,5 194,9
Fountain of Saint Adrián 3,0 3,0 194,4
Chapel of Saint Adrián 3,9 3,9 193,5
Viewpoint of Saint Adrián 4,0 4,0 193,4
Pedra do Lobo 5,0 5,0 192,4
Punta do Castro 6,5 6,5 190,9
Beach Beo 8,4 8,4 189,0
Fountain in Beo 9,1 9,1 188,3
Port of Tella 9,4 9,4 188,0
Castro de Seiruga 9,9 9,9 187,5
Beach Seiruga 10,6 10,6 186,8
Beach Barizo 13,7 13,7 183,7
Stream Nariga 14,2 14,2 183,2
Windfarm Nariga 16,0 16,0 181,4
Punta Nariga 18,9 18,9 178,5
Punta do Rubio 19,9 19,9 177,5
Bay Lago 20,9 20,9 176,5
Punta Queimada 21,4 21,4 176,0
Beach NIñóns 22,5 22,5 174,9

Estimated time: 9:30 hours. This time includes the stops at every landmark.

Description Stage 1

The first stage starts at the lighthouse in the port in Malpica and goes along this beautiful fishing village: the port, its streets, the promenade and the beach Area Maior to go on towards Saint Adrián. Before reaching the chapel, we walk by the beach Seaia and the fountains of the Romeros (people who take part in pilgrimage), where we can get some water.

From Saint Adrian, we can enjoy an awesome view of Malpica and of the SisargasIslands. We will see these islands from the so-called path of the fishermen which leads us to Beo, walking through the first cliffs of this Camiño dos Faros.

From Beo, that is a stop to have something to eat and drink, we go on with the route towards Seiruga, where we will have to take off our boots, to pull up our trousers till the knee to go through a river. Then, we will walk along the beach Seiruga and we will arrive at Brizo, where we will walk along the beach before going up through a stream towards Punta Nariga.

When being up the stream, we have to take the dirty track on the right and a path which will lead us to the windpark that we will walk through. Then, we will walk down a path till we reach the road of Nariga and, from there to the lighthouse Punta Nariga, built by César Portela. There are both a complicate ascent and a downhill to the beach Niñóns walking by a cliff-lined area where you are told to finish the stage at that point.

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