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!
PLANNING SECTION 1 (it´s given in kilometers)
|SECTION 1: MALPICA – NIÑONS (21,2 Km)||3||8h 15′||0.0|
|Subsection 1-1: Fishing Port in Malpica – San Adrián (3,8 Km)||0||0||60′||0.0|
|Fishing Port in Malpica (Km 0)||0||10:00||0.0|
|Promenade of Caldeirón||0.4||0.4|
|Area Maior Beach||0.6||10:15||0.6|
|Navenllos spring water||2.8||FUE||2.8|
|Hermitage of San Adrián||3.9||3.9|
|San Adrián viewpoint||3.9||11:00||3.9|
|Subsection 1-2: San Adrián – Beo Beach (4,8 Km)||1||2||75’+15′||3.9|
|Cliffs of San Adrián||4.5||4.5|
|Cape San Adrián||4.9||11:15||4.9|
|Coido of Fontán||5.2||5.2|
|Punta do Castro||6.2||6.2|
|Beo Beach (15′ stop)||8.6||12:15||15′||8.6|
|Subsection 1-3: Beo Beach – Seiruga Beach (1,8 Km)||1||1||90’+45′||8.6|
|The Village of Beo||8.8||8.8|
|Rustic washing area of Beo||9.1||FUE||9.1|
|Port of Tella||9.5||9.5|
|Subsection 1-4: Seiruga Beach – Port of Barizo (3,9 Km)||1||2||10.4|
|Stone of Garzas||12.3||12.3|
|Bar Xan (45′ picnic) – TraskiShop||13||13:45||45′||13.0|
|Barizo Beach spring water (150 meters from the path)||13.6||FUE||13.6|
|Port of Barizo||14.4||14:45||2||2||14.4|
|Subsection 1-5: Port of Barizo – Nariga Lighthouse (3,3 Km)||3||2||105’+30′||14.4|
|High of Cabalo (emergency escape)||15.2||15.2|
|High of Barreira||16.5||16.5|
|Punta Nariga Lighthouse (30′ stop)||17.6||16:30||1||30′||17.6|
|Subsection 1-6: Nariga Lighthouse – Niñons Beach (3,6 Km)||2||2||75′||17.6|
|Penas do Rubio||18.5||17:30||2||18.5|
|Inlet of Lago||19.5||1||1||19.5|
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
DESCRIPTION SECTION 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).
From Saint Adrian, we can enjoy an awesome view of Malpica and of the Sisargas Islands. 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 Barizo, 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.