In the harbour (5 m) you find a sign for "Castelo de San
Carlos", which takes you to an asphalt road close to the water
towards the beach. Follow the road to the beach, where you climb the
steps marked with yellow arrows. The steps ascend to the fortress of
San Carlos (6min) (10 m).
The route goes on along the street until the Faro-sign guides you
away from the beach to an alley (10min) (20 m). When you come to a
concrete road (13min) (35 m), turn left. It leads to an asphalt
road by the
church of Santa María das Arenas (15min) (35 m). By the
road runs a path on which you start to walk uphill. You pass an
information panel of the "Ruta do Monte de San Guillerme" on your
right and continue straight ahead to the pilgrim
statute (27min) (90 m). From there you enjoy a nice
After passing a fountain and a narrower asphalt road branching
off right, the road ends (42min) (130 m) and you continue along a
walkway to the zero point of the
pilgrimage route of St James and to
the lighthouse of Finisterre (45 min) (120 m). After visiting the
lighthouse and its
with nice views,
go back to the asphalt road and
turn left uphill to a narrower asphalt road (48min) (130 m). When it
forks by an information panel, keep right on the asphalt road.
Looking down you enjoy a view of the
The road snakes its way on the slope of the Facho mountain to the
holy stones (Pedras Santas) (59min) (210 m). After passing these
curious rock formations keep on the asphalt road without paying
attention to the track branching off right.
When the road forks (1h03min) (230 m), follow a green-white
waymark to the left to a track. Somewhat later you branch off left
to a track towards the cape (1h06min) (205 m). The track bends right
and returns to the wider
track (1h20min) (115 m).
After a while the track starts ascending (1h28min) (120 m) with
fine views of the
Praia do Mar de Fora. When it forks
(1h35min) (165 m), go left, down to a pine forest. At the
crossroads, walk straight ahead (1h46min) (95 m). The track slopes
down to the already familiar asphalt road (1h50min) (70 m). Turn
left and return to the harbour (2h15min).