Finisterre, The end of the world

Finisterre, The end of the world

Extension The Way of St James: Santiago de Compostela – Finisterre

PROGRAM: 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
MODALITY: TAILOR MADE
REF: VE-18 80 KM: SANTIAGO-FINISTERRE

This program can join to any program that ends in Santiago de Compostela such as an additional extension. Consult the discount for the contracting of more than 1 program.

EXPANDED PROGRAM:

Extension of the Way of St James. Moreover of the Santiago de Compostela, journeys go over Ames, Negreira, Mazaricos, Dumbría, Cee, Corcubión, Fisterra and Muxía. Arrival to Fisterra means go over 80 kilometres and extends one more day to Muxía increase in 30 km more.
This program can join to any programs that finish in Santiago de Compostela. Consult the discount for contracting more than 1 program.

DAY 1:
Arrival to Santiago de Compostela and accommodation in Hotel** (double/triple/single) with AB/HB

DAY 2:
Breakfast and route Santiago – Negreira 21 Km
Accommodation in Hotel** with AB/HB.  Lunch in the route, it depend of the speed. Free afternoon.
Luggage transport arrange between accommodations

DAY 3:
Breakfast and route Negreira – Maroñas del Rei 19 Km
Accommodation in Hotel** with AB/HB. Lunch in the route, it depend of the speed. Free afternoon.
Luggage transport arrange between accommodations

DAY 4:

Breakfast and route Morañas  – Cee 26 Km
Accommodation in Hotel**  with AB/HB. Lunch in the route, it depend of the speed. Free afternoon.
Luggage transport arrange between accommodations

DAY 5:

Breakfast and route Cee – Finisterre 14 Km
Accommodation in Hotel* with AB. Lunch in the route, it depend of the speed. Free afternoon.
Luggage transport arrange between accommodations

DAY 6:
Breakfast and departure from hotel at 12.00h.
End of services

Download the program in pdf: PROGRAMA REF. VE-18

FREE CHOSEN DATES

  • Prices and services are included in the PRICE section
  • Description about the choosen accommodation are in the ACCOMMODATION section
  • All the frequently questions are in the QUESTIONS section

HOW TO BOOK: 

  • In the section RSERVAS, fill in the fields and send the form
  • By phone: +0034 966 424 792
  • Email: info@viviendoexperiencias.com / reservas@viviendoexperiencias.com

WHAT TO DO NEXT

  • Once we have received your booking form, we will respond within a maximum of 24 hours (on working days).
  • We will then send you a pro-forma invoice so you can pay your deposit of 100€ per person, and tell you what steps to take depending upon your chosen method of payment, either a bank account number so you can make a transfer, or how to pay by card.
  • You should pay the balance 30 days before the start of your trip. We will contact you again to send you the invoice, with the deposit of 100€ already paid deducted from the total.
  • Once we have received full payment, we will send you all the paperwork you need for your trip to your email address.

PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED

  • Bank transfer
  • Postal order (Western Union)
  •  Credit card

You can check the GENERAL CONDICIONS

ACCOMMODATION

What type of hotels or  other accommodation is there?   

Accommodation is in hotels or guest houses of two or three stars for the standard tours. Special tours tend to be in large country guest houses or hotels of three to five stars. Check the modality.

Where are the hotels based?   

The accommodation is found in different towns and villages along the pilgrimage route. Unless stated otherwise, all hotels are easy to reach on foot. Some rural hotels and guest houses are outside the towns, so you will have to make diversions off the established footpaths. Where this arises, we’ll let you know. 

Is it possible to get details of the hotels before booking?     

We work with various hotels and guest houses in each town and village. On the group tour, we can let you know beforehand which ones have been designated for your trip.

Single, double or triple rooms?

A single room has one bed; a double room has a double bed and a triple room has three separate beds. For the latter, availability will need to be checked first.

Do all rooms have their own, private bathrooms?  

All rooms are booked with a private bathroom, unless otherwise stated.

Will the hotels have Wi-Fi or internet access? 

Some hotels will have Wi-Fi or internet access, but not all of them. When you get your trip programme, a few weeks before you start, we’ll tell you in full detail about each of your hotels.

Do the hotels provide bed-linen and towels, or do I have to bring my own? 

All hotels provide bed-linen and towels. You don’t need to bring a sleeping-bag.

Should I advise the hotel about what time I will arrive? 

If you’re going to get to your hotel after 19.00hrs, please let them know in advance. Check-in time is normally after noon and check-out time is before noon, so if you’re going to get there earlier, it may be that your room is not ready. You can find contact information for all hotels on the programme we send you.

Can I upgrade my accommodation? 

In some towns and villages, it is possible to book hotels of a higher category for an extra charge. Please ask us for more information and we will offer you an upgrade wherever possible.

What is a country guest house, or Pazo? 

Pazo is an historic building made of stone or granite. Some have gardens and swimming pools for relaxing in. Our selection of accommodation is based upon the character and level of tranquillity of the area and complex, meaning Pazos are often outside the towns (2-5 kilometres away) with limited access. The quality is considerably higher than that of a hotel. All rooms have their own bathrooms; the interior décor is original and tasteful, with ancient exposed beams and original, classical furnishings.
If you want stay in a Pazo, we provide a especial program. Consult the program: The Way of St James in Manours, Ref: VE-8

HOW ARRIVE TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA:

BY ROAD:
Motorway of the Atlántico AP-9: join Santiago de Compostela with A Coruña, Ferrol, Pontevedra, Vigo, Tui and frontier Portuguese.

Dual carriageway of the Noroeste A-6: join Galicia with the rest of Spain through the region of Lugo (link with Santiago through the AP-9, in A Coruña).

Dual carriageway of the Rías Baixas A-52: join Galicia with the rest of Spain through the province of Ourense (link with Santiago through the AP-9 in Vigo or through the N-525 in Ourense).

Motorway AP-53 / AG-53: link Santiago with Lalín, where join with the AG-53 to Ourense and Madrid.

Dual carriageway of the Cantábrico A-8: join Galicia with France through the cantabric coast (link with Santiago through the Motorway of the Noroeste A-6)

BY TRAIN:
Long route:
 two diary trains directly (three on Sunday) linx with Madrid, one with San Sebastián and Hendaya and other with Barcelona. Through an unique transfer, you can access diary to Bilbao, Portugal and Paris, and nearly all the important nationals destinations.

Regionals: Approximately every hour departure trains for the main destinations of Galicia – A Coruña, Vilagarcía de Arousa, Pontevedra and Vigo –with link to Portugal-. Also there are directly links with Ourense.

Transcantábrico: Panoramic train that go across the north and northest of Spain, the ‘España Verde’, from San Sebastián, in the Vasc Country, to Santiago de Compostela.
Consulte the Schedule in www.renfe.es

BY BUS:
Bus station of Santiago de Compostela
Situation: San Caetano, s/n  Tel: 981 54 24 16  www.tussa.org

Enatcar Internacional (Intercar/Alsa + Dainco) Join with Madrid, Gijón, Bilbao, Irún, Zamora, Salamanca, Cáceres, Sevilla, Cádiz, Algeciras, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland. Tel:+34 902 42 22 42  www.alsa.es

Socitransa: Join with Belgium, Germany, France, Holand, Switzerland, Rumania and Portugal. www.socitransa.com

Freire: Main destinations: Santiago’s and Lugo’s airport. www.empresafreire.com

Castromil – Monbus Main destinations: A Coruña, Vigo, Pontevedra, Ferrol, Vilagarcía de Arousa, Cambados, O Grove, A Toxa, Noia, Muros, Betanzos, Ferrol, Ourense, Finisterre. www.monbus.es

Arriva: Main destinations: Padrón, Boiro, Pobra do Caramiñal, Rianxo, Ribeira. www.arriva.es

BY PLANE:
The airport is placed in Lavacolla 10 KM (15 min. by car)
Tel:(+34) 981 54 75 00 / (+34) 981 54 75 01  www.aena.es
The airport access is in the national rout N-634, that link Santiago de Compostela with the N-547 to Lugo. The drift is placed to thirteen kilometres to east of the city. Also you can access through the dual carriageway A-54 that link the Santiago’s ring road with the national N-547.

Mains companies that work with the Santiago’s airport
Iberia: Tel: 902 400 500 (Airport): 981 59 61 58 www.iberia.com
Air Europa: Tel: 902 401 501 (Airport): 981 59 49 50 www.aireuropa.com
Ryanair Tel: 807 220 220 www.ryanair.com
Air Berlin Tel: 902 320 737 (Airport): 981 50 95 47 www.airberlin.com
Vueling Tel: 981 897 128 www.vueling.com
Aer Lingus Tel: 902 520 737 www.aerlingus.com
Air Nostrum Tel: 902 400 500 www.airnostrum.es
Easyjet www.easyjet.com
Turkish Airlines Tel: 902 111 235 www.turkishairlines.com

Directly flights to Spanish cities
Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Bilbao (BIO), Fuerteventura (FUE), Lanzarote (ACE), Las Palmas (LPA), Madrid (MAD), Málaga (AGP), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Reus (REU), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife Sur (TFS), Valencia (VLC).
Directly internationals flights
Dublin (DUB), Frankfurt (HHN), London (STN), London (LGW), Paris (CDG), Milano (BGY), Zurich (ZRH), Ginebra (GVA), Basel (BSL), Caracas (CCS), Istambul (IST).

Taxis
Approximately prices Airport-City: 21,00 €
Taxis stop in the airport: (+34) 981 591 575
Radio-Taxi: 981 56 92 92

Rent a car
Atesa Tel: 981 599 877
Avis Tel: 981 547 831 / (+34) 981 547 830
Europcar Tel: 981 547 740
Hertz Tel: 981 598 893

GROUP OR TAILOR-MADE TRIPS

What is the group programme? 

You’ll be part of an organised tour group, the dates of which will have been set in advance. There’ll be a tour guide and a support vehicle for the group throughout the trip. Accommodation, meals and equipment transport are the same for both types of tour, both the group trip and the self-guided tailor-made trip. You can join a group on your own or with other people.

If you have your own group of six or more people, we can arrange specific dates with a private tour guide for you.

GROUP OR TAILOR-MADE TRIPS

What is the group programme? 

You’ll be part of an organised tour group, the dates of which will have been set in advance. There’ll be a tour guide and a support vehicle for the group throughout the trip. Accommodation, meals and equipment transport are the same for both types of tour, both the group trip and the self-guided tailor-made trip. You can join a group on your own or with other people.

If you have your own group of six or more people, we can arrange specific dates with a private tour guide for you.

What is the tailor-made trip? 

This is a self-guided tour and you do not form part of an organised group. The dates are flexible, so you can choose when to go. You won’t have a guide, nor a support vehicle. Accommodation, meals and equipment transport are the same for both types of tour, the group one or the tailor-made trip.

GROUP TOURS

What dates do the group tours start? 

We’ve set up a series of guided tours throughout the season with different start dates – check them out.

Transport 

You can choose to book a tour where you are met at the start, or a trip which sets off from Madrid.

Depending upon the number of participants, a minibus or coach will be organised from Las Matas railway station at 11.000hrs on the first day of the tour. To get to Las Matas, daily suburban trains on lines C8 and C10 run from Atocha and Chamartín stations every 15 minutes.

Is there a minimum and maximum number of people on the guided group tours? 

In guided tour groups on foot or on bicycles, a minimum of six people is required. There is also a maximum number, but various tour guides will be on duty if the groups are very large.

If you have booked a guided tour but have not been able to get together the minimum number of people necessary, we will give you the option to switch to a tailor-made tour on foot or on bicycle or offer you a full refund for all trips. This does not usually occur, however.

For groups of six people or more, we can organise guided tours on any date.

Who tends to be in the groups? 

A large variety of people take part in guided tours, a mixture of lone travellers, couples, families and pairs or groups of friends.

What happens if the group walks too slowly or too fast for me? 

Each member of the group can walk at their own pace – nobody is obliged to keep up with the others. In general, each group comprises a mix of people with different abilities and walking speeds.

Can I, or will I have to, share a room with other group members? 

You can share a room with another group member if you wish, and this is perfectly possible. Alternatively, you can book a single room if there is one available.

Do you have to train physically beforehand?

Logically, this depends upon how fit you are already. If you are physically in good shape, you will find it easier to cover the distance involved, so it is advisable to train beforehand. However, you can always resort to the support car (if you are on a group trip) for some of the checkpoints, if you need to.

Can the support car pick me up anywhere?

During each stage of the journey there are a series of set meeting points, and this is where each participant decides whether they want to carry on walking or whether to use the support car if they are tired or suffering from physical difficulties.

Do I have to carry my own equipment?

No, this is carried by the support car, although we recommend you take a small rucksack with a bottle of water, a change of clothing, camera, a small first aid kit, identity documents, and so on.

Are the services in guided group tours and tailor-made trips the same? 

The difference is that on the group tour, you will join an organised party with a tour guide and support car, whilst on the tailor-made tour you will not have either a guide or a support car, these are self-guided trips. Accommodation, meals and equipment transport services are the same for both types of tour.

MEALS

What does half-board (HB) mean? 

Half-board includes breakfast and evening meal. Most hotels offer a lunchtime menu. Generally, a first and second course with a series of choices for each, plus dessert, wine and water are offered.

What times are meals served? 

Evening meals are usually served from 20.00hrs onwards, but this may vary according to the hotel. Upon arrival, ask at the reception desk about times for breakfast and evening meals.

Is lunch included in the programme? 

No, lunch is not included since, almost certainly, you’ll be walking at this time of day. If you wish, we can include picnic lunches at 10€ per person per day. These are prepared by the hotels and generally include a sandwich or baguette, fruit, a bar of chocolate and a drink.

I have specific dietary requirements. 

If you have special dietary requirements or allergies, please let us know when you book so that we can advise the hotels. If you are wheat-intolerant or need a gluten-free diet, it is best to bring your own bread, since not all hotels can offer gluten-free bread.

What is the maximum luggage weight allowed? 

Luggage transport is limited to one bag or suitcase per person with a maximum weight of 15 kilos each. You can arrange to transport extra luggage by paying a supplement. Please contact us to discuss if this is the case.

SERVICES ON ROUTE

Are there cafés, restaurants and shops to buy food and drinks along the route?

In most towns and villages along the route you can buy sandwiches and drinks. The route plans tell you where the bars, restaurants and shops are that you can buy food and drinks.

Are there toilets en route? 

In general, you can use the toilets in bars, shops and restaurants en route, although sometimes you may need to buy something there to be able to use the bathrooms.

Is there drinking water en route? 

Along the route, there are springs and fountains, but we recommend you do not drink from these as the water is untreated. You will have bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets and vending machines at your disposal to buy bottled water without any problems.

Is there Wi-Fi or internet access en route? 

Some hotels, towns or villages will have Wi-Fi or internet access, but not all. You can check which hotels offer this service when you receive your programme a few weeks before setting off. You will spend a lot of time in rural areas, meaning internet access will be limited.

Will I get a signal on my mobile phone en route? 

In many areas, and, in general, in the towns, you will get a mobile phone signal. As you will be mainly walking in rural areas, the signal may be limited at times.

Is there parking in Santiago, or in the town I’ll be setting off from? 

In Santiago, there are a number of free parking spaces. There are also secure paid-for car parks in various parts of the city. Your hotel in Santiago will provide parking for a daily fee. Check with us in advance for the various options.

BOOKINGS AND CHANGES IN BOOKINGS

When do I pay the booking fee? 

A deposit must be paid when you book in order to reserve your place. Choose your preferred payment method on the booking form. Deposits are non-refundable.

How much is the booking deposit? 

The booking deposit is 100€ per person for both group tours and tailor-made tours.

When do I pay the balance?   

The balance should be paid a month before you set off. You’ll receive a notification by email or telephone to remind you.

Is there a charge for changing my booking? 

Once you have booked, there is a 30€ charge for any changes or alterations to the dates chosen. You will also need to wait for confirmation of the new dates selected.

What happens if I cancel my booking? 

If you cancel your booking, the following charges apply:
Cancellation more than 45 days before start of tour: 30% of full price
Cancellation between 10 and 30 days before start of tour: 50% of full price
Cancellation less than 10 days before start of tour: 100% of full price
We recommend you take out travel insurance before you start.

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

What should I take with me? 

Comfortable trainers or walking shoes (but not brand-new ones).
Comfortable footwear for resting after a day’s walking.
A poncho for when it rains, or a raincoat which covers your rucksack.
Shorts or trousers for walking, short-sleeved T-shirts, a jumper, sweater or jacket for nights and various spare pairs of socks.
Hat or baseball cap, sunglasses and sun lotion.
Water bottle or flask.
A first-aid kit. Blisters, chafing and twisted ankles are the most common ailments.
Hiking poles.
All documentation clipped together for each of the stages, hotel booking slips and pilgrimage accreditation.                    

Which is the best month or time of year to make the trip? 

The time of year depends upon the route you wish to take. If you take the shorter, end routes of the pilgrimage which finish in Santiago de Compostela, the most popular and pleasant time is between April and June, or September. July and August tend to be much hotter, but continue to be popular. In general, northern Spain does not suffer the same extreme temperature found in the south. From late October to March, temperatures can be very low and there is a greater chance of rain in the Galicia region. It often snows during the winter months, but mainly in mountainous areas. Contact us for further information.

What is a pilgrimage accreditation, and a Compostelana?

This is an official document that proves you are a pilgrim. You can get this accreditation from the ecclesiastical authorities from any town or village or church along your route. This accreditation shows your name and where you started your trip from. Along the pilgrimage route, you can gradually add on stamps to show the official checkpoints you have passed through. Once you reach Santiago, you can obtain the Compostelana (a certificate to show you have completed the pilgrimage) at the Pilgrims’ Office, provided you have covered at least 100 kilometres.

PRICES:

  • Reception in Santiago double/Triple AB 330€
  • *The accommodation can change according the availability.

INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • Accommodation in Hotels of 2 and 3 stars
  • Breakfast (Coffee, infusion, bakery, toasts, fruits, cold meat, cereals, yogurts)
  • Luggage transport between routes
  • Support vehicle permanent with 24h attendance
  • Telephone assistance 24h
  • Travel Insurance
  • Sheet of Route and needed documentation
  • Credentials

OPTIONALS SERVICES:

Individual room 110€
HB (breakfast and dinner, except in Finisterre) 75
Extra nights in Santiago de Compostela 45€

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