Stage 4: Laxe-Arou (18,0 Km)

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The fourth is the shortest and easiest section and is the most suitable for starting out in O Camiño dos Faros. After walking the Monte da Insua and the Laxe Lighthouse, we went up to the Peñón de Soesto to contemplate its wonderful beach. We continue our journey that brings us closer to Praia de Traba, with its lagoon full of natural life. The end of the stage runs through a spectacular stretch of rocks to Camelle, where we can visit the Museum of Man, before reaching Arou.

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PLANNING SECTION 4 (it´s given in kilometers)

SECTION 4: LAXE – AROU (18,0 Km) 1 7h 30′ 73.7
Subsection 4-1: Laxe Square – Beach of Crystals (2,7 Km) 1 0 60′ 73.7
Departure Praza de Laxe 0 10:00 73.7
Church of Santa María da Atalaia 0.1 73.8
Start Insua Mount 0.6 74.3
Punta da Cruciña 1.8 75.5
Laxe Lighthouse 1.9 10:30 75.6
A Espera Monument 1.9 75.6
Furna da Espuma 2.4 10:50 2 2 76.1
Beach of Crystals 2.8 11:00 76.5
Subsection 4-2: Beach of Crystals – Soesto Beach (2,4 Km) 2 2 60’+15′ 76.5
Inlet of Baleeira 3.1 76.8
Carreiro of Morelo 3.7 77.4
Peñón do Castro 4.3 11:45 78.0
Soesto Beach (15′ stop) 5.1 12:00 15′ 78.9
Subsection 4-3: Soesto Beach – Traba Beach (4,1 Km) 1 1 60′ 78.9
Soesto Dunes 5.2 78.9
Punta Catasol 6.3 12:45 80.0
Castrallón Beach 6.7 80.4
Arnado Beach 7.2 80.9
Turn right descent to Traba 8.2 81.9
Traba Beach 9.2 13:15 82.9
Subsection 4-4: Traba Beach – Mórdomo (2,2 Km) 0 0 30’+45′ 83.6
Promenade of Traba 9.2 FUE 82.9
Traba Lagoon 9.9 13:30 83.6
Crossing Mórdomo 11.1 84.8
Bar Os Espiños (Mórdomo) (45′ picnic) 11.1 13:45 BAR 45′ 84.8
Mórdomo Recreational Area 11.4 85.1
Subsection 4-5: Mórdomo – Coido of Sabadelle (2,8 Km) 2 2 90′ 85.1
Traba Dunes 11.4 FUE 85.1
Punta da Cruz da Rosa 11.8 14:45 85.5
Cuello da Señora 12.4 86.1
Albariza stream 13.8 87.5
Coido of Señora 14 87.7
Coido of Sabadelle 14.2 16:00 1 1 87.9
Subsection 4-6: Coido of Sabadelle – Arou (3,8 Km) 0 0 60’+30′ 87.9
Camelle Beach 14.9 16:15 FUE 88.6
Man Museum (30′ stop) 15.6 16:30 30′ 89.3
Fishing port in Camelle 15.6 89.3
Man’s Rocky Garden House 16.1 17:00 89.8
Path between drystone walling 16.5 90.2
Punta Percebeira 16.9 90.6
Port of Lagoa 17.5 17:15 91.2
Arou Beach 18 17:30 91.7

KME – Kilometers of the section
TIME – The schedule that appears in the documentation is the perfect time to walk the path, taking the section calmly, enjoying the landscapes and making the necessary stops. The departure is always recommended at 10:00 A.M..
PEL (Danger) – Danger of the section (0: Nil; 1: Low; 2: Medium; 3: High)
DIF (Difficulty) – Difficulty of the section (0: Nil; 1: Low; 2: Medium; 3: High)
AGU (Water) – Presence of Water (FUE: Source; BAR: Bar; REG: Stream)
TIE (Time) – Time of walking or stop
KMM – Total kilometers from Malpica


This 4th stage takes us closer to the heart of A Costa da Morte. This stage starts in Laxe visiting the port and the Church of Santa María of Atalaya to go on till the lighthouse by taking the Route of Insua. From the lighthouse we have a big panoramic view of the estuary of Corme and Laxe and we can also see all the route we will have to do till Camelle.

Close to the lighthouse we will enjoy 2 wonders of the nature: “A Furna de la Espuma” and “La Playa de los Cristales” (the so called Beach of pieces of glass). From this point, we will start the route that will take us to the Rock of Soesto, with awesome views of all the Route of Insa and of the beach of Soesto.

In Soesto, we will make the first stop to get some foodstuff before walking across the Rock Catasol and the beach Arnado to get to the beach and the Lagoon Traba where we can watch a great amount of bird species.

From Mordomo, at the end of the beach Traba, we can take a path that will take us to another amazing landscape of this Camiño dos Faros. All this part of the coast leading to Camelle takes us to the fairytale Lilliput in the world of huge rocks. Rocks and stones of all shapes and sizes form another unique landscape in this Camiño dos Faros till we get to the cove of Sabadelle, and old whaling port.

Camelle is one of the outstanding parts of this route. We get into its beach and small port to get to the pier where we can see the remains of the “Museo de Man” (the museum created by a German man who was known as Man). From this point, the end of this stage takes us to small paths along the coast till Arou, where this short but intense 4th stage ends.



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