After finishing the French Way of Saint James we decided to make one extension to the end of Finisterre. From Santiago to Finisterre there are almost 90 kilometers that can be covered in four or five days of crossing. We didn't have that time, so we decided to do only the last stage: from Cee to Cape Finisterre in one day.
How to get from Santiago de Compostela to Cee
The company Mombus has buses that connect the two cities in two hours. In high season (from May to October) there are direct buses, which take an hour and a quarter. However, they have no fixed time, so it is best to ask if there will be one that day. Tickets are purchased at the station or on the same bus (there is no online sale) and cost € 9.15. We take the 9 o'clock bus and arrive at 11 o'clock.
Send the backpack from Cee to Santiago
There are several companies that cover this service: Jacotrans, Loncho and Comfortable way. The delivery of the backpack varies between € 6 and € 4. You have to hire the service in advance to make the payment and be told where you have to leave the backpack in Cee.
Itinerary from Cee to Finisterre
Once we arrived at Cee at 11h, we left our backpacks at the agreed point and went to buy water and something to eat at the bakery in the Carrefour Market. We bought a slice of tuna pie (€ 1.20) and a slice of Santiago pie (€ 1.20).
We walk by Cee beach about ten minutes until you reach the town of Corcubion. There we found a sign that told us that this section of the road could be parallel to the sea (coast road) or inside (medieval road). In Cee we were recommended to take the medieval, which although it had steeper climbs, it was more beautiful and authentic. So we take that route.
We go through the old town of Corcubión, full of charming buildings, we passed through a couple of churches but they were closed, so we couldn't seal the credential. A large yellow arrow on a wall indicated that we should take the path that went through the mountain and we started a small climb. We reached the top of the hill and from there we could see Corcubión and the sea, but the lighthouse at Cape Finisterre was not yet in sight.
From there we begin the descent. Unlike the ones we did in the French way this stage had many more ups and downs, which made her a little more leg-breaker. It also has to be said that that day was the one walking made me heavier: I think the 28km from the previous day and the almost two hours of queue in the pilgrim's attention office they had left me k.o. So I was walking at a much lower rate than other days.
On passing Estorde we entered a path covered by broom in bloom, an explosion of yellow that stood out even more with the blue of the sea in the background. We continue along the coast until we reach a very steep descent, of those that destroy the legs and toes.