Finisterre / Muxia route
Since the Middle Ages, numerous pilgrims arriving in Santiago de Compostela have felt the urge to continue walking, guided by the Milky Way, to reach what was once considered to be the “end of the earth” (Finisterre). The Fisterre / Muxía Camino is a very special route, originating in Santiago de Compostela and leading to the mythical village of Finisterre and the famous landmark of Kilometre Zero. From Finisterre there is still the option to continue your journey and visit the fishing village of Muxia where the Virxe da Barca Sanctuary connects us to the legends surrounding the passage of Saint James through these lands.
Portugal Green Walks offers these two routes which invite pilgrims to discover the Costa da Morte and the culture of its people, charms and flavours of the sea.
Spiritual Variant of Salnés
The Salnés Spiritual Variant of the Portuguese Camino de Santiago connects the Portuguese Way with the Translatio Route, also known as the Arousa Sea and Ulla River Route, which is the origin of all the Santiago routes.
One of the peculiarities of this variant is the possibility of doing part of the last section between Vila Nova de Arousa and Pontecessures by boat, sailing in the waters of the Arousa estuary and arriving via the last navigable section of the Ulla River. It is the same route that the remains of the Apostle Saint James are believed to have travelled on their way to Santiago de Compostela. The route passes through a beautiful natural area, visiting the only Holy Way river crossing in the world, where you can see seventeen ancient crosses that identify this Camino de Santiago as Translatio, the origin of all Caminos.
Fatima is the most important pilgrimage site in Portugal, where the Ways meet with unbounded spirituality. It is a place of coming together and of sharing, where the Ways intersect and at the same time meet. The apparition of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in 1917 led to the creation of one of the largest Marian pilgrimage sites in the world. This is not only an important Catholic and Christian icon but also a representation of hope, miracles and devotion.
There are several ways of reaching Fatima Sanctuary but none will be more special than taking this walk guided by your faith, in search of spirituality, or simply by the pleasure of walking.
If you want to discover the Fatima Way, learn more at www.fatimaways.com
The French Camino de Santiago is one of the most popular and traditional pilgrimage routes to the tomb of the Apostle Saint James.
Portugal Green Walks does not organise programmes for the French Way but, in view of the numerous requests from our clients, we have created a partnership with a company that specialises in the French Way whose quality standards guarantee good service and support to our clients. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
With our in-depth knowledge of Northern Portugal, including Peneda-Gerês National Park and the Douro Valley World Heritage Area, the land of the famous port wine, we can also offer extremely attractive special interest tours such as walking, cultural and gastronomic packages that can be customised to suit you.
Please visit our website, www.portugalgreenwalks.com , to get to know us a little better and see the kind of programmes we can design for you.