Galicia's Lighthouse Way, by car, motorbike and motorhome
Galicia's Lighthouse Way is an itinerary for exploring some of the splendours of the coast of Galicia, and runs for 1,175 kilometres, crossing 76 municipalities, and taking in 44 lighthouses. Enjoy the sea, the culture and the local cuisine; a unique experience and a great way to enjoy one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Whether you choose to go by car, motorbike or motorhome, check out these eight routes, and get to know Galicia through its lighthouses.
From Viveiro to Ribadeo
This first route runs along the coast of Lugo, between Viveiro and Ribadeo. The Isla Pancha lighthouse, in a magical setting with top class accommodation options; Punta Atalaia, one of the most beautiful urban beacon towers, and the Santa Cruz viewpoint, with incredible views and a recreational area where you can spend the day, are just some of the places we suggest stopping off at. More than 60 kilometres where you’ll find various motorhome parks, and a range of hotels.
From Cedeira to Mañón
The next route through Galicia starts out in Cedeira and ends in Mañón, taking in the Santo André de Teixido Way, the Serra da Capelada mountains, and Cape Ortegal. Don’t forget to check out the Punta Robaleira, and Candieira lighthouses and the Vixía-Herbeira viewpoint, all in a privileged setting. There are different options in the area for taking a break and recharging your batteries for the next day.
From Ferrol to Cedeira
Do you know the seafaring neighbourhood of A Graña in Ferrol? It’s the starting point for this route, which runs between the municipalities of Mugardos and Cariño to Cedeira, where you’ll have no trouble finding a place to spend the night. On this route around Spain by car be sure not to miss the Prior lighthouse. It’s been operating since 1853, and offers a privileged view of the island of Santa Comba, and the As Fontes and Punta Candieira lighthouses, which both offer stunning views.
From Malpica de Bergantiños to Fisterra
In Buño, Malpica de Bergantiños, you can look out at the Islas Sisargas lighthouse from the Santo Adrián chapel viewpoint. On the road to the ‘cape at the end of the world’ you’ll find the Punta Nariga lighthouse, the most modern one on the Costa da Morte. On this route you can also visit the Finisterre lighthouse, located on the cape of the same name, where you can use the motorhome area provided by the municipality to take a break.
From Carnota to Porto do Son
The route starts out on the longest stretch of beach in Galicia, in Cee, and comes to an end in Porto do Son, where you’ll have no problem finding accommodation. Along the way all sorts of marvels await, such as the lighthouses of Lariño, built in 1921, and Louro, which offers a great panoramic view of the mouth of the Ría de Muros e Noia. And finally you’ll discover something of the history of Galicia with the A Atalaia viewpoint and the medieval bridge over the Sieira river.
From Corrubedo (Ribeira) to O Grove
Part of this other route for exploring Galicia through its lighthouses begins in Ribeira: it crosses the Corrubedo Natural Park and goes through A Pobra do Caramiñal and Cambados before it reaches O Grove (Sanxenso), where you could spend the night. Along the way you’ll find lots of places of interest to stop off at, such as these two lighthouses with long histories behind them: Corrubedo, and Punta Cabalo, built in 1854 and 1852 respectively.
The magic of the Islas Cíes
You’ll leave the seaside resort of Cangas do Morrazo, which looks out over the Islas Cíes, via the Castro (fortress) and the O Facho viewpoint. Afterwards, head along the coast until you reach the strikingly beautiful Cabo Home lighthouse. And to round things off, there’s the Cruceiro de Hío, in the parish of Aldán, a monument that is part of Galicia’s ethnographic heritage. There’s a campsite in the municipality that you can use if you need to.
Port of Vigo, Cangas or Baiona
In Vigo, Cangas or Baiona you can take a boat over to the Islas Cíes, without doubt one of the most visited places in Spain. The lighthouse on Do Faro, the island with the most history attached to it; the O Peito lighthouse, which marks the entrance to the Vigo estuary, and the A Porta lighthouse, with incredible views of the island of San Martiño, are some of the places we invite you to visit. To round things off, we recommend heading back to the starting point to take a break and bring this route around Spain by car to discover the lighthouses of Galicia to an end.