Walking the Camino dos Faros

The Way of the Lighthouses on Spain's Galician coast

By John Hayes

Guidebook to walking the Camino dos Faros, the way of the lighthouses, along the Galician coast in northwest Spain. The 200km route is described across 8 stages of between 17 and 29km and takes in some of the area's most wild and enchanting coastal scenery, with dramatic cliffs and deep river estuaries. Incorporates some challenging walking.

Seasons

With mild temperatures the Camiño dos Faros is potentially an all-season walk, although it can be very wet underfoot in the winter. The best time to walk it is April, May and June, when the light and the flowers are wonderful.

Centres

Malpica, Corme, Ponteceso, Laxe, Camelle, Arou, Camariñas, Muxía, Praia de Nemiña, Fisterra

Difficulty

The Camiño dos Faros is a safe walk requiring no technical expertise. The main challenge is daily distance, but this can moderated by taking shortcuts along this very bendy route.

Must See

Galician culture and traditions; lighthouses along the Costa da Morte; Faro Vilán, the oldest electric lighthouse in Spain; Michelin starred restaurant As Garzas; dramatic cliffs and spectacular unspoilt coastal scenery; varied and rare birdlife; old whaling towns and fishing villages.
ISBN
9781852849719
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Published
11 Oct 2019
Edition
First
Pages
120
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 0.8cm
Weight
140g
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John Hayes

John Hayes is a retired management consultant with degrees from Liverpool University and University College London. Immediately after finishing work in 2011 he embarked on an epic 5000km trek across Europe, walking from Tarifa in Spain to Budapest. John has written for numerous walking and trekking magazines. John has walked the Camiño dos Faros twice, in April 2016 (with Christine his wife) and in June 2017.

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