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How The Camino de Faros Is Different From The Camino de Santiago:

The Camino de Faros is a 200 kilometer Way along Galicia’s Costa de Morte (Coast of Death), named after the 8 shipwrecks with 245 lost lives in the late 19th Century and early part of the 20th. After walking most of the Caminos, this one has to rival any for beauty especially if one likes …

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Camino de Faros (Lighthouses) Day 5 Arou to Camariñas:

Wow. What a spectacular and yet easier walk of 24K with a fair amount being flatter than usual. A gorgeous sunset starting out of Arou and then some beautiful deserted beaches and rocky mountains. This being The Coast of Death, I came across The English Cemetery, burial grounds for the victims of the Shipwreck of …

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Camino de Faros (Lighthouses) Day 4 Laxe to Arou:

Day 4 Laxe to Arou. A relatively easier day today with the shortest stage of this Camino at 18K. Though still challenging with lots of ups and downs. A beautiful quiet day seeing not a soul until Camelle just a couple K before Arou. Just birds, a few snakes, the wind and the frequent roar …

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Camino de Faros (Lighthouses) Day 3 Ponteceso to Laxe:

Walking out of Ponteceso early just after 7 it was a quiet and flat walk along the waterfront before eventually for the first and only part of this Camino leaving the sea to walk inland. The path veered inland through pine and eucalyptus forest following a gently flowing creek. After the 2 previous days of …

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Camino de Faros (Lighthouses) Day 2; Playa de Niños to Ponteceso:

Started out with a 6:45 taxi back to the Playa (beach) de Niños. As difficult as the first day was this one was moreso. Constant ups and downs with some scrambling and stinging nettles. I didn’t bring long pants but that would be wise on this rugged trail. Even on a cloudy day the views …

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Camino de Faros (Lighthouses). Day 1 Malpica to Playa de Niños:

The start of another Camino; The Way of The Lighthouses is a relatively new trail since 2012 that is neither an official Camino or GR route yet but who cares. And perhaps that is the attraction. Today’s 25K walk was rugged but with rewarding views all along. Almost all of the trail was in nature, …

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Camino Dos Faros. Day 6 Camariñas to Muxia:

This Camino continues to dazzle with its spectacular scenery. And is proving to be a excellent Camino to undertake as part or after one’s Camino de Santiago. Most of this Camino spanning 200 kilometers is along the northwest coast of Galicia, Spain on the Costa de Muerte (Coast of Death) so named for the many …

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Camino dos Faros (The Lighthouse Way). Day 7 Muxia To Lires:

To clarify, The Camino de Faros between Finisterre and Muxia is an alternative route to the Camino de Santiago between the two towns. While The Camino de Santiago is a relatively easy 27K jaunt, the Camino de Faros is 52K of more challenging rugged coastal walking with some narrow, rocky paths and significant elevation changes. …

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Camino De Faros (The Lighthouse Way). Day 8 Lires To Finisterre:

It did not take long to realize this Camino is nothing like the Camino de Santiago. There were no bars or much of anything between Finisterre and Lires. There was very little pavement walking. White sand beaches along the coastal shore connected by rugged narrow rocky mountain trails with bright white, yellow, purple, and blue …

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Camino de Faros. The Lighthouse Way:

After 3 weeks of settling in at Global Pilgrim House in Muxia, feeling a bit antsy, I will start The Lighthouse Way, a 200 kilometer walk linking Finisterre and Muxia, with Malpica along the Galician Costa de Morte (Coast of Death). It is called the Coast of Death because of the many shipwrecks along its …

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Which Camino Should I Walk? The Camino Frances Or?

Frances may be my favorite but each Pilgrim is unique. The better question to ask is, “Which Camino Is Best For Me?” First of all, it is important to be aware that the Camino de Santiago is a personal journey and there is no right, wrong, best or worst Camino. Do some research and walk …

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Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria Day 4

Day 4 Finca de Isa to Church of Santiago in Galdar. Feeling blessed to stumble upon this Camino de Santiago while riding out Covid on Gran Canaria Island. Day 4 was like the other days offering spectacular mountain scenery as well as grand views of the northern shore, the open sea, and the island of …

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Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria Day 3 San Bartolome to Cruz de Tejeda

Day 3 was tough as well but the spectacular scenery made it worthwhile. A detour to Natural Monument Roque Noble offered more beautiful scenery. At the top the trail after Roque Noble followed a ridge line offering majestic mountain and valley views. The weather for January even up here in the mountains is pleasant. Warm …

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Camino de Santiago Gran Canaria; Day 2 Ayaguares to San Bartolome.

Days 2 Ayaguares to San Bartolome de Tirajana. Day 2 was tough, all up and down to San Bartoleme de Tirajana. There are two Santiago Churches on this Camino and both, by Papal Decree offer the same plenary indulgences as Santiago de Compostela in passing through the Holy Doors making this a particularly perfect Camino …

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Camino de Santiago Gran Canaria Island; Day 1 Maspolomas to Ayagures

Riding out Covid on Gran Canaria Island I learned there is a Camino de Santiago here. How could I not walk it. And some of the most beautiful terrain of any Camino. In the 16th century some Galician sailors, in thanks for being saved from a great storm after their prayers to Santiago, Built a …

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