Jacobean route along the Camino de Fisterra-Muxía in A Coruña

The  Jacobean route along the Camino de Fisterra-Muxía  that begins in Santiago de Compostela to the Costa da Morte, consists of four stages that we can do with our children.

Depending on the age of the children, we can reach the end of the route to Cabo de Fisterra or the fishing village of Muxía, or simply do a few kilometers of the different routes.

Jacobean route along the Camino de Fisterra-Muxía

Both Fisterra and Muxía have great religious importance. For this reason, this route is the only one on the Camino that begins at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where the others end. There are many faithful who seek to make a pilgrimage to Santo Cristo de Fisterra and the sanctuary of the Virxe da Barca de Muxía.


The Camino de Fisterra-Muxía consists of just over 80 kilometers to Fisterra and 119 kilometers to Muxía . So only if we reach the end, we can travel the minimum distance of 100 kilometers that must be done on foot or on horseback, to get the Compostela to the pilgrims.

Pilgrim credentials for the Camino de Fisterra-Muxía

The first thing we must do is process the credential, which is the pilgrim’s passport in the cathedral itself. This document must be stamped at the different stages of the route, this is an essential requirement to sleep in the houses and rural hostels of the Jacobean route.

If your children have not made their  first communion , in principle they will not be given the Compostela as such, only a welcome document to Santiago.

Stages on the Fisterra-Muxía Way

The first stage of this route is over 20 kilometers long, starting in Santiago and ending in Negreira, where we find a beautiful recreational area in the Cobas refuge, near the Barcala River, perfect for enjoying nature with children in a magnificent natural environment.

In this town we also find the Pazo do Cotón, a monument considered by many to be one of the most spectacular country houses that can be found in Galicia.

The second stage is from Negreira to Oliveiroa, which is 33 kilometers long and a little more difficult to do with small children, we recommend this stage for people over 10 years old and over several days.


Near the end of the route we find the Embalse da Fervenza , a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors.

The third stage from Oliveiroa to Cee is almost 20 kilometers long, which is not very difficult. At the fifth kilometer, we will find a junction between Fisterra and Muxía, and then we continue to the end to reach the viewpoint over Cape Fisterra in Cee.


Finally, the fourth stage from Cee to Fisterra , which is 14 kilometres, from the Church of San Marco to the Fisterra Lighthouse.

Plan the route of the Camino de Santiago

It is very important to calculate the daily sections that we are going to cover and locate the hostels to sleep in advance. We must take into account the ages of our children, so that they can take breaks and make it a pleasant family experience.

More tips for the tour

  • trekking shoes
  • Seamless socks (special for sweating and anti-blisters)
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Fleece or jersey (even in summer)
  • Hat
  • Canteen
  • Oilskin

It is important to go with light luggage and carry several spare socks on hand, to enjoy this experience.