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The Camino de Santiago.

  • 11
    Cycling
  • 11
    Demanding
  • 11
    Total Distance 320 km
  • 11
    Secondary roads 100%
  • Dates: From April to October.
  • 9 days-8 nights

The Way of Saint James – Camino de Santiago -, is one of the most important Christian pilgrimages since the Middle Ages. Every year thousans of pilgrims and tourists come to experience one of the most mystical and amazing routes all over the world.

Despite its religious origin, you don’t need to be a believer to experience something touching your inner self while riding or walking this ancestral way. There is something spiritual about this journey that leaves a deep mark somewhere inside you. It may be the comradeship felt with other travelers when exchanging a frequent – Buen Camino! It could be the knowledge of so many centuries of people travelling in the same ritual. In any case, The Camino give us a special feeling only a handful of routes could do.

The Camino de Santiago come across some picturesque villages and monumental cities with plenty of history and legends. Give it a try and enjoy this moving experience that will stay with you.

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Itinerary

Day 1. León.León

The Camino starts in León, with its well preserved city center and its astonishing Gothic cathedral, a gem of the Spanish architecture. Despite its name, the origin of the town has nothing to do with the king of the jungle – The name ‘Leon’ is an evolution from the latin ‘Legio’. The Legio VI Victrix, set its campground here in 29 BC.

Enjoy the wine and tapas in the «barrio húmedo» and get ready for the incoming adventure.

Day 2. León to Astorga - 49km-30 milesLeón to Astorga

Today you will cycle through Castilian landscapes, with golden wheatfields and soft ups and downs. The landscape gets greener as you get closer to Astorga. This city is famous for the importance of its monuments, including some Gaudí’s masterpices, and for having been the camp of the Roman Legion Décima Gémina. 

Day 3. Astorga to Molinaseca - 47,2 km-29,3 milesAstorga to Molinaseca

Today`s cycle will take you  into the Maragatería region, a wooded and mountainous region known for its beautiful villages. After climb to the highest point of the tour you will descend into the valley of «el Bierzo».

Day 4. Molinaseca to O Cebreiro - 59km-37 milesMolinaseca to O Cebrerio

Today we will cross El Bierzo, whose economic activity during the first years of the 20th century was focused on mining, the steel industry and power generation. The last coal mine in El Bierzo closed in 2018. The agri-food sector, with the production of fruits, vegetables, wines and other products registered in the Bierzo denomination of origin, is currently one of the main economic engines of the region.

At the end of the cycling day we will reach Galician lands and the climb to O Cebreiro awaits, so save strength for the last part.

Day 5 .O Cebreiro to Sarria - 45km-28 milesO Cebreiro to Sarria

As we enter in Galicia the landscape change significantly, we are now in the green Spain. After the climb to O Cebreiro, today we descend to Sarria, known for being the usual starting point for the last 100 km of the French Camino de Santiago. Among its monuments, the Tower of the Fortress of the Marquises of Sarria and the Monastery of La Magdalena built in the 13th century. In total, in the entire municipality you can find up to 20 churches from the Romanesque period.

Day 6. Sarria to Palas de Rei - 47km-29 milesSarria to Palas de Rei

Continuous ups and downs await on today’s route.We will descend in the first place to the beautiful city of Portomarín. Then we will cycle through green and stunning landscapes where we will breath at every mile the spirit of the Camino. Finally, we will end up in Palas de Rei.

Palas de Rei has an extensive artistic heritage that reflects the stately past of these lands, as it preserves remains of fortresses, towers, castles, as well as several country houses and emblazoned houses.

Day 7. Palas de Rei to O Rua - 51km-31 milesPalas de Rei to O Rua

As we get closer to Santiago, we will share the way with Pilgrims from all over the world. An unforgetable experience that will remain in our memories for ever.

We will come across today through significants towns in the Camino such as Melide and Arzua. Take some time to taste the famous local Pulpo a la Gallega.

Day 8. O Rua to Santiago de Compostela - 20km-12 milesO Rua to Santiago de Compostela

Last day of our adventure and probably one of the most remarkable of our lives. Short ride so that we have time enough to enjoy the magnificent city of Santiago de Compostela, final point of the Camino and one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.

The Pórtico de la Gloria in the Cathedral is awaiting to welcome us along with hundreds of pilgrims with whom we will share our joy and experiences. Visit the Pilgrims’ Office where you can obtain the «Compostela» certificate which certifies you as an official pilgrim.

Price list

  • Basic Price per person in double room848 €
  • Single room supplement 275 €
  • Solo traveler supplement 295 €
  • Half Board 170 €
  • Trekking bike rental90 €
  • E-bike rental150 €

Should you like to spend extra nights in one of the locations, please let us know in your inquiry and we will give you a quote

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FAQ

Can we start in a different point in the Camino?

Of course, just let us know your proposal and we will make your dream come true.

When we will be handed over the rental bikes?

Someone of the staff will be waiting for you at the reception of the hotel to hand over you the bikes the morning of your first cycling day at 9:30. If you prefer to settle a diferent time, just let us know and we will try to help.

The bike mechanic will adjust the bikes and solve all your possible doubts or queries.

Will we get GPS Tracks?

Although it is quite easy to follow the Camino de Santiago because you will find hundreds of yellow arrows and signs, we will provide you GPS Tracks and detailed information to upload the tracks in your mobile phone or GPS device. You can also hire a GPS device per group for 35€. 

We will give you maps too and all the information to make your camino a piece of cake.

What equipment is included with the rental bikes?

We will provide you with: Helmet (we recommend to bring your own one), a rear pannier and map holder per person and pump, lock, multi-tool, spare inner tubes, tire levers and patches for every two people.

Which airport should I fly to?

Madrid or Santiago International Airports.

How do I get to the starting point?

From Madrid Airport you have to make your way to Chamartin Railway Station. There are several high speed trains to León, taking around 2 hours.

 

What kind of accommodations or hotels will we have?

You will be accommodated in quite nice 2 or 3 stars hotels along the Camino.