Route Recommendations

<<O Camiño dos Faros (The Lighthouse Way)How to do it>>

The trasnos make you a series of recommendations if you want to walk O Camiño dos Faros, a very good way to get in shape discovering all the places of this magical Costa da Morte. If you have any questions you can contact us at traskimail@gmail.com or on our Facebook page

O CAMINO DOS FAROS: ROUTE NOT APPROVED

During all this time, since 2012, we have tried to standardize the route to offer greater security to walkers, but the administrations blocked the project. From here we want to make it clear that the association is neither a promoter nor responsible for the path and, therefore, is not responsible for cleaning it, signaling it or anything that could happen to the thousands of hikers who do it every year. this tour.

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Wearing suitable footwear (hiking boots) is essential. The path runs through all kinds of trails, rocks, rocky terrain, water, sand, etc… so footwear that grips the ground and that holds your foot and ankle well is essential. Doing any stage with sneakers is reckless.
  • Wear long pants – Sometimes we go through complicated and closed places, with weeds and toxo. At some point, shorts are feasible and cooler. (LAST MINUTE- At this time (May 2022) the road is very clean, so shorts are feasible for almost the entire route)
  • Sun protection – This route always goes west, so the sun hits us all the way.
  • Stages – O Camiño dos Faros is not an easy route nor is it a walk along the shore of the beach. It has its difficulties, with irregular terrain and a continuous up-down that could be defined as a mountain route at sea level (total elevation +5000m, -5000m).
    • The stages are planned for an average of 9 hours walking at a leisurely pace of 3 km/hour or less, where you stop, contemplate and take your photos.
    • The pace of the stage is always set by the slowest, the important thing is to do the stage together and enjoy the scenery.
    • If you want to make it lighter, you have the option of dividing the stages into two. The recommended split points are Stage 1 (Barizo), Stage 2 (Corme), Stage 3 (Canduas), Stage 6 (Cereixo), Stage 7 (Moreira), and Stage 8 (Praia do Rostro). Stages 4 and 5 are not worth splitting. This leaves a total of 14 days.
  • Beaches – Be careful with the sea on the open sea beaches if you do not know them, because they are treacherous. Go into the sea only if you are safe.
  • Telephone coverage – Although it improves over time, the existing coverage is not entirely good, so we recommend that you deactivate the data on long walks, since it consumes a lot of battery. Activate them only to post photos on your social networks 😉
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FOLLOW THE ROUTE (Follow the green arrows)

  • Green Arrow – The entire route is marked with small green arrows, all in the same format, and green dots to help you follow the route. The arrows indicate the direction and the points that you are on the right track. The marks are only for the Malpica-Fisterra direction.
  • Respect the original marked path – Do not make parallel paths or more unnecessary footprints.
  • Tracks – You can download the updated tracks on Google Maps or Wikiloc and follow them from your smartphone.
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VISIT THE WEBSITE

This website is the lighthouse that guides Trasnos on their way. Description of the stages, maps, profiles, content sheets and more than 5,000 photographs help the walker to travel this Camiño dos Faros with the greatest safety.

It also contains a selection of accommodation, restaurants, places to have a drink, taxis, bakeries and a large amount of practical information to savor A Costa da Morte as we savor it.

In this video you can see all the contents of the website explained in a simple and concise way

ADVERSE CONDITIONS

Be very careful when following the route in adverse weather conditions (rain, wind, etc…). The path goes through rocks and cliffs that, in adverse conditions, can be dangerous. Consult the weather reports in meteogalicia or windguru.

TAXI TELEPHONES

If at any time you have a problem or tiredness does not let you continue at any stage, what we recommend is that you call a taxi (here you can check their telephone numbers >>)

ACCOMMODATION

The path is designed to end each stage in existing towns, which have hostels and 2/3 star hotels with double room prices between 40-50 euros out of high season. You have to be clear that this is not the Camino de Santiago, and you will not find hostels or similar accommodation until you reach Muxía.

You can find all the information on the accommodation website. You also have the possibility of letting yourself be guided by the collaborating agency Travels to Finisterre, which has some very elaborate packages with a good quality/price ratio.

O Camiño dos Faros runs entirely through Red Natura 2000, so camping or bivouacing is prohibited.

O CAMINO DOS FAROS BY BICYCLE

O Camiño dos Faros, as it is defined, is impossible to do by bike, since it goes through narrow paths full of rocks and steep slopes that make more than 50% of the route impossible for a mountain bike.

See the cyclable alternative here: https://www.caminodosfaros.com/btt/

O CAMIÑO DOS FAROS WITH CHILDREN

O Camiño dos Faros is a hiking route of medium difficulty, with climbs to coastal mountains, which rise rapidly from sea level to 100, 150 or 200 meters. In other sections, the irregularity of the terrain makes walking it not easy. And the stages as they are designed are an average of 9 hours.

But, having said all this, O Camiño dos Faros is a route to enjoy with children and for them to enjoy and communicate with this nature. There are more complicated sections and others that are highly recommended to start on the road, such as the one that runs between Traba and Camelle.

Although it does not mean anything, with us a 6-year-old boy did it completely and it is very common to see 9-10 year-olds on walks. They have a lot of energy and this route empties them and they love it. It is also important that they go with other children to make the journey more fun for them.

O CAMIÑO DOS FAROS WITH DOGS

O Camiño dos Faros is a perfect route to do with dogs, since it barely passes through inhabited places and the beaches we go through have no users.

Of course, remember something very important: FROM MARCH 15 TO JULY 15 you have to take it totally under control when you cross the great beaches, since it is the nesting season for birds (among them, the dune vulture, in danger of extinction) and dogs, playing in the sand, can destroy a nest.

Otherwise, enjoy your dog and the trail.

Un paisaje en cada paso