El Camino, A Galicia Trail Less Travelled

El Camino, A Galicia Trail Less Travelled

Hike GR-94 Galicia’s alternative Camino

Camino de Santiago

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.

Popular Routes

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.

An Alternative

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.

Furthermore, it is a quieter route, away from the more populated coast, the route highlights include the medieval Castelo de Soutomaior, numerous petroglyph 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 is a few minutes walk from our resort, FincA Galicia. Maybe one day you come and stay with us.

Well, or Pues, as they say in Spanish! If you got this far, it means you read the whole post… and I Thank you.

If you like adventures and would like to discover ours, head over to our homepage for more!

https://fincagalicia.com

Don’t do more, do better!

… and always keep on rockin

Danny Shafrir

Founder | FincA Galicia Resort

Creating memories beyond a vacation

Cool Galicia

Cool Galicia

Escape the heatwave

Visit Cool Galicia for the best place to escape the heatwave

We all want to escape the heatwave. It seems like everywhere you look this summer, the news headline is all about the heatwave. Negative headlines about wild forest fires, unbearable temperatures and global warming and the future to come.

With more and more Spaniards travelling to the northwest province of Galicia to escape the unbearable heat in the south and in the scorching large metropolitan cities, Galicia is fast becoming a green oasis to escape the heatwave. 

Galicia’s green mountainous landscape offers plenty of options for adventure, escape and wellness tourism. There are many places to cool down and chill around in the “Land of a thousand rivers”. These are some of our summer favourites:

Finca Galicia is located on the hills overlooking the Ria of Pontevedra and will offer a unique wellness resort to escape the summer heat.

Take a short hike down to the river Almofrei, if you like us and love wild swimming. The river has an ancient stone bridge presiding over an ancient trade route dating back to Roman times, although the bridge’s current stone construction probably dates to medieval times. There are cool dipping pools on both sides of the bridge. A great spot to escape the heat and the crowds for lovers of wild swimming

  • Puente de Almofrei (Almofrei Bridge)

The river and bridge are a focal point part of the famous mountain hiking route GR94 between Vigo and Santiago de Compostella.

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Our second spot is located a short drive or ride (22km) from the Finca, Praia de Portocelo is an incredible beach in the Ria de Pontevedra. One of the four rivers estuaries protected inlets, making the famous Galicia’s The Rías Baixas.

  • Praia (Playa) de Portocelo (Portocelo Beach)

A small cool & secluded bay with crystal turquoise water and a white sandy beach. Located to the south of Pontevedra, between the Port of Marin and the village of Mogor, offers a quiet spot to chill and spend the day on cool Galicia’s Atlantic coast. The beach is accessible by car, bus (Monbus services) or as we recommend, cycle. It has a lifeguard, toilets and changing rooms and a bar (in season).

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Come to Cool Galicia to escape the summer heat.

Well, or Pues, as they say in Spanish! If you got this far, it means you read the whole post… and I Thank you.

If you like adventures and would like to discover ours, head over to our homepage for more!

Don’t do more, do better!

… and always keep on rockin 

Danny Shafrir

Founder | FincA Galicia – Outstanding stories, not just a vacation!

https://fincagalicia.com