The road less travelled – Galicia’s GR-94 hiking alternative trail
Hiking Galicia’s most famous attraction, the Camino de Santiago is one of the most highly-sought pilgrimages in the history of humanity.
Caminos are both a challenge and an adventure some 350,000 people take each year. By all accounts, 2022 Año Xacobeo or Jacobean year was the most visited year to date.
The second most popular route is the Camino Portugués de la Costa (The Portuguese Way) pilgrim route from Portugal to Santiago de Compostela. At a distance 610 km starting in Lisbon or 260km if you start from Porto, the route passes through our province of Pontevedra along the Atlantic coastline.
Hikers will have the pleasure to experience golden sandy beaches, turquoise waters and many magnificent rock formations battered by thousands of storms. The unique Galician coastal landscapes and protective coves have been home to Neolithic Stone Age settlements, navel fortifications and sleepy fishing villages time seems to pass by. This route has it all.
After days of hiking, even the most incredible routes can become less attractive. Scenery fog, places and landscape blend together. We all like a change of scenery and if you are looking for one while considering hiking this route, the GR-94 hiking route offers exactly that.
The GR-94 route offers an alternative hiking section, 126km long from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela passing through a diverse rural landscape of mountains and rivers. A quieter route, away from the more populated coast, the route highlights include the medieval Castelo de Soutomaior, numerous petroglyphs sites (prehistoric rock art) and the magnificent and magical Ponte Almofrei.
You can choose to split the GR-94 route into several sections or complete it as a ‘through route’ in a single attempt. Whatever you decide is right for you, know that the route passes a few minutes walk from our resort, FincA Galicia. Maybe one day you come and stay with us.
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