O Camiño dos Faros is a 200-kilometer hiking route that connects Malpica with Finisterre along the edge of the sea. A path that has the sea as the main protagonist and that passes through all the lighthouses and main points of interest of this Costa da Morte.
A hiking route like few others: This path runs through many different landscapes, always facing the sea and facing west. Lighthouses, beaches, dunes, rivers, cliffs, forests, estuaries with a large number of birds, granite seas, forts, dolmens, fishing villages, viewpoints to the sea that breaks in all possible ways, sunsets along Costa da Morte.
O Camiño dos Faros is divided into 8 stages with an average of 9 hours per stage… and, today, we will devote this post to the first stage of it.
STAGE 1: MALPICA – NIÑÓNS (21.3 KM)
The first stage of this Camiño dos Faros leaves from the lighthouse of the Malpica’s Port and goes through this beautiful fishing village: the port, its streets, the Paseo Marítimo and the Beach of “Area Maior” will lead us to San Adrián. Before reaching the hermitage, we passed the Seaia Beach.
From San Adrián we have a wide panorama of all Malpica and the Sisargas Islands, that we are going to see from all perspectives along the fishermen’s paths that lead us to Beo, crossing the first cliffs of this Camiño dos Faros. We crossed Seiruga Beach and arrived at Barizo, the path will take us to Mount Nariga and later on to Punta Nariga Lighthouse, built by César Portela.
From there we will have to continue in order to end the 1st stage of the rout. Therefore, we will have to go through Penas do Rubio (a very complicated path) until the Enseada do Lago, to end in the Beach known as Niñóns.