The Fisterra-Muxía Way

Stage: Fisterra - Lires

  • Length 12.5 Km
  • Difficulty High
  • Estimated Duration 3h 10min

The Camino leaves Fisterra in the direction of San Martiño de Duio advancing among small hamlets with their particular Romanic rural and religious architecture.

Fisterra- Castrexe

  • Length 7.7 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 1h 55min

Exiting the town of Fisterra can be confusing for walkers owing to the amount of yellow arrows which point in opposite directions for those going to Muxía and those who arrive from there, so, it is often necessary to resort to other kinds of directions.

We must reach the beach of Lagosteira and, at the Cruz de Baixar, take the way to the Parish of San Martiño de Duio, a Church which possibly refers to the now disappeared Roman city of Dugium, mentioned in Book III of the Codex Calixtinus.

The Camino continues near to the ever present sea, among hamlets, woods and wheat fields. We pass near the sea in the vicinity of the beach of O Rostro, which appears among pine trees.

Castrexe (Praia do Rostro)- Lires

  • Length 4.8 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 1h 15min

The route continues along narrow, quiet roads until it reaches the sands of the beach of O Rostro, then it runs beside the beach and goes up to the rural town of Padrís to finally enter the woods in the direction of Lires, the end of the stage.

The Ría (Sea Inlet) of Lires has important ornithological riches and significant examples of popular and religious architecture, such as the Romanic Churches of Santa Locacia de Frixe and Santa María de Morquintián.

Castrexe (Praia do Rostro) - Lires