1 WEEK CAMINO CYCLING TRIP
Yes, you can bike this trail too! Choose from our unique road bike option or mountain bike the Camino de Santiago. Starting in the region of Castilla & Leon, this trip entails stunning mountain scenery, varied historical monuments, lush pasturelands of Galicia and much more. WARNING; some basic bicycle maintenance skills are required for our self-guided trips.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Daily Distance Moderate
The perfect trip for those with a little more time. Starting in the Capital of Castilla Leon, this trip offers a perfect blend of beautiful scenery, historical sites and enough time to fully disconnect from our daily routine. Let yourself be absorbed in the daily rhythm of cycling, meeting people along the way and taking in the Spanish culture.
LEON TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
1-2 Star Inns: 1,225€ *
3 Star Inns: 1,425€ *
Every day between:
April 1st – October 21st, 2018
March 23rd – October 24th, 2019
Average Daily Distance:
51km – 4 to 6 hours
- 6 nights accommodation
- All breakfasts (in 3 Star Itinerary Only)
- Luggage transfers
- High-speed train, Madrid-Sarria
- High-speed train, Santiago de Compostela-Madrid
- Access to 24 hour help line
- Personalized electronic guidebook which includes:
- daily route notes, elevation profiles & itinerary overview
- informative notes and videos of sites of interest
- restaurant reviews and suggestions
- Camino trail map & GPS locations of sites of interest
- essential services locator (banks, pharmacies, water, etc)
- food menu translator
- common spanish phrasebook
- tips for how to prepare & train for the Camino
- first aid & emergency situation tips
- Personal expenses
- Meals outside of breakfasts
- Data and phone plan for electronic device
- Potential taxi services to shorten days
- Electronic Device. Rental available on demand at extra cost
- Travel insurance
- Museum entrances & other paid visits
–MADRID – LEON – 0 KM
Arrival at Madrid Airport and transfer to León via high speed train, a 3 hour journey. Be sure to select a flight that will land in Madrid early in the day to give you plenty of time to reach the train station by midday.
LEON – 0 KM
A day to prepare for your cycling adventure. Pick-up your bicycle, buy some snacks and other provisions for the days ahead. Once you are all set, take the time to explore this wonderful city, once the ancient capital of Spain.
LEON – ASTORGA – 60 KM (37 miles)
The terrain after leaving the city of Leon is mainly a gentle downhill all the way to Astorga. Passing the legendary and impressive medieval bridge in Hospital de Orbigo along the way. Astorga also holds some of the most important Roman ruins in the area and a fascinating cathedral.
ASTORGA – PONFERRADA – 53 KM (33 miles)
Today, things start to get more serious, as the entire morning is a gradual ascension to the Cruz de Hierro (the Iron cross), an emblematic place along the Camino Frances. Adding a stone at the foot of this cross has become an important camino ritual with many pilgrims over the centuries. A beautiful long downhill awaits on the other side.
PONFERRADA – VIDUEDO – 60 KM (37 miles)
We start by passing a series of villages located in the heart of the Bierzo valley as we admire the size of the neighbouring mountains that surround us. The day ends with a steep 8km climb to Ocebreiro. This village looks, feels, and to a certain extent, is, completely Celtic. A very popular place along the Camino de Santiago.
VIDUEDO – PORTOMARIN – 52 KM (32 miles)
A great day as you’ll spend most of it in the quiet countryside, discovering the peacefulness of rural Galicia. You’ll end with a long downhill walk into Portomarin, situated along the banks of the Mino.
PORTOMARIN – ARZUA – 53 KM (33 miles)
Today takes you through Melide, a village that has become a culinary turning point for Spain. It has made Pulpo Gallego legendary throughout the country. A simple recipe of octopus, potatoes and paprika but when prepared just right, lights up your taste buds!
ARZUA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – 43 KM (27 miles)
A shorter distance in cycling today in order to take full advantage of the city’s sites. There is tons to see and do, on top of enjoying the fulfillment of reaching your destination!
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – 0 KM
A well-deserved rest day in Santiago de Compostela. Take this time to return your bicycle and pick-up your certificate of completion at the Pilgrim’s office.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – MADRID – 0 KM
A morning high-speed train will return you to Madrid.