Stage 6: Camariñas-Muxía (32,6 Km)

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The sixth section is the longest of this trail but it is also totally flat. We will cross the entire Ría de Camariñas, with softer landscapes and beautiful villages that will give us another point of view on the route. In the second part, quiet sandy areas of the mouth of the Rio Grande and the wonderful Praia do Lago bring us closer to Muxía, where we will arrive at the Barca Sanctuary after the ascent to Corpiño Mount. About ten hours of section before ending at Praia do Coido.

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PLANNING SECTION 6 (it´s given in kilometers)

SECTION 6: CAMARIÑAS – MUXIA (32,6 Km) 2 10h 115.5
Subsection 6-1: Fishing port in Camariñas – Tasaraño (9,1 Km) 1 0 30′ 115.5
Departure Curbeiro Square 0 115.5
Area da Vila Beach 1.4 10:15 FUE 116.9
Lingunde Beach 1.9 10:30 117.4
Basa Inlet 2.1 2 117.6
Turn right Parrillada Rojo Xaviña 4.4 11:15 119.9
Head-on crossing 5.8 121.3
Punta Sandria 7.1 122.6
Ariño pine grove 7.8 123.3
Ariño Beach 7.8 12:00 FUE 123.3
Crossing of Ariño 9 12:15 1 124.5
Tasaraño 9.1 BAR 124.6
Subsection 6-2: Tasaraño – Cereixo (5,5 Km) 1 0 45’+30′ 124.6
Tasaraño spring water 9.2 FUE 124.7
Dor 10.1 125.6
Crossing Dor Forest 11 126.5
O Allo 11.7 13:15 127.2
Ponte do Porto 12.9 13:30 BAR 128.4
Turn right to Cereixo 14.1 13:45 1 129.6
Tidal mill of Cereixo 14.2 129.7
Church of Santiago de Cereixo 14.5 130.0
Cereixo Towers 14.5 130.0
Oak of Cereixo (30′ avit) 14.5 14:00 30′ 130.0
Subsection 6-3: Cereixo – Lago Beach (6,8 Km) 2 1 120’+30 130.0
Cereixo Cemetery 14.9 130.4
Turn right Lago Beach road 15.1 3 130.6
Turn right Furna do Sapo 15.3 14:45 130.8
Furna do Sapo 15.9 15:00 131.4
Prado de Leis 16.5 132.0
Vilariño stream 16.9 132.4
Area Grande Beach 17.4 15:15 132.9
Turn right Leis Beach 19.3 134.8
Leis Beach 19.9 16:00 1 135.4
Punta do Lago Lighthouse 20.5 16:15 136.0
Lago Beach 21.4 136.9
Pine grove Lago Beach (30′ stop) 21.4 16:30 BAR 30′ 136.9
Subsection 6-4: Lago Beach – Os Muiños (3,9 Km) 0 0 45′ 136.9
Bridge of Lago River 21.6 17:00 137.1
Turn right end of Lago Beach 21.8 137.3
Turn right to road 22.4 137.9
Turn left to Merexo 22.6 138.1
Merexo 22.7 17:15 138.2
Roadside Merexo-Os Muiños 23.5 17:30 2 139.0
Turn right Os Muiños 25.1 140.6
Os Muiños 25.3 17:45 140.8
Subsection 6-5: Os Muiños – Punta da Cruz (4,5 Km) 2 2 60′ 140.8
Tella spring water 25.4 FUE 140.9
Negro River Mills 25.5 141.0
Turn left end of path of Negro River Mills 26 141.5
Muiños Beach 26.5 18:00 142.0
Exit Muiños Beach 27 142.5
Chorente 27.9 18:15 143.4
Espiñeirido Beach 28.9 18:30 144.4
Cruz Beach 29.7 145.2
Subsection 6-6: Punta da Cruz – Coido Beach (2,8 Km) 1 0 60’+15′ 145.2
Nautical port Marina Muxía 29.7 18:45 145.2
Muxía Square 30.2 BAR 145.7
Church of Santa María 30.6 146.1
Corpiño Mount 30.7 19:00 146.2
Muxia Lighthouse 31.3 19:15 146.8
Pedra de Abalar Stone & Pedra dos Cadrís Stone 31.4 146.9
Punta da Barca 31.4 146.9
Sanctuary Virxe da Barca (15′ stop) 31.4 19:15 15′ 146.9
Monument A Ferida 31.5 19:30 147.0
Conger eel drying shed 32.4 147.9
Coido Beach 32.6 20:00 148.1

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 stage is the longest of all the route, the one whose parts run along roads and it will take us around 10 hours. In spite of all this, we love it. J After enjoying the show the open sea has provided us with in the previous two stages between Laxe and Camariñas, today we have to go inland. Everything changes.

The beginning of this stage, that will take us along the Bay of Basa and the mouth of the Río Grande, shows us again the different landscapes this Camiño dos Faros contains. We can see shellfish farmers working in this calm sea, which is rich in shellfish, especially cockles, when the tide is low among flocks of egrets and some other birds that look for shelter and food in this area.

When we reach  the beach Ariño, we cannot access the upper river Grande along its banks. We have to get the road to go across Tasaraño, Dor, Allo, and get to the bridge Porto, where we will go across all the river walk heading to Cereixo. There, in just a small surface, we can enjoy an amazing walk seeing a tide mill, the church Santiago, and an impressive oak and the Towers of Cereixo.

From that point, the route gets harder till we get to the beach Lago. We have to walk along the road till we turn off along a forest heading the beach Area Grande. We will descend to it to arrive again at the mouth of the river Grande. We will walk across the beach and ascend along the pine grove to reach the beach Leís, that we will also walk across but in this case being very careful as there are a lot of rocks to get at the lighthouse of the beach Lago, a place where we will enjoy a deserved bath and rest, before facing the second part of this long stage. If you decide to divide the stage in two parts, the beach Lago is the best place to finish.

We leave the beach Lago by walking along the road under the bridge and we take a small path on the right that will take us close to Merexo. We will walk along this path that goes across the center of the village with panoramic views of its small bay. From that point we head to Os Muíños where we will do the beautiful route of the mills belonging to the river Negro, a group of mills that have been rehabilitated that connect a 1,500-meter stretch with the beach.

At the end of this route we see the beach Os Muíños, one of the most visited of the area, that we have to walk till the end by taking a steep hill leading to Chorente.  Right here there is the possibility of going to the Monastery of Moraime and from there connect with Chorente via El Camino de Santiago (“The Way of Saint James”).

From Chorente, the route takes us along the forest of Chorente and the point with the same name from where we can see Muxía, known as the wind´s girlfriend, which we will reach after walking along the beaches Espiñeirido and A Cruz.

We will walk along Muxía towards the Church Santa María to reach the summit of the MountCorpiño from its bell tower to enjoy another amazing view of this Camiño dos Faros. From that point, we descend towards la Punta da Barca with the lighthouse, the sanctuary of “A Virxen da Barca” and all its stones that make of this place a magical place. If the weather conditions are good, we suggest you reaching this place before the nightfall to enjoy one of the most amazing sunsets in A Costa da Morte.

But the stage doesn´t finish here, there is 1 kilometer left along which we will walk along the Eastern side of Muxía from the monument devoted to the volunteers to the beach O Coido, the ground zero of the tragedy of the Prestige and the last part of this 6th stage of O Camiño dos Faros.



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