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biciFull Camino de Santiago

moderado plusDifficulty: Moderate+
  • Difficulty: Moderate+
  • Category: Cycling, self-guided
  • Duration: 18 days
  • Recommended time of year: 1st April - 31st October
 

Self-guided, moderate level cycling tour along the full Camino de Santiago.

  • World Heritage Recognition.
  • Starting crossing the Pyrenees by bike.
  • Pamplona, famous for its tapas and running of the bulls.
  • Logroño, the heart of the Rioja wine region.
  • Burgos´ Gothic Cathedral.
  • Leon´s Cathedral and historic city center.
  • Astorga: episcopal palace designed by Gaudi and Cathedral.
  • Molinaseca: Medieval village.
  • O´Cebreiro: Ancient mountain village.
  • Cycling along small country roads with people from many other countries.
  • Santiago: Impressive Cathedral and historic town center.

You will be cycling the full 798 kms of the classic Camino de Santiago “Camino Francés”. Each day´s cycling will be different, not only in terms of how many kms you will cover but also in terms of how much climbing and descending you do. The landscapes you will come across will change dramatically as you cycle on, from the high peaks of the Pyrenees, to the deep valley of the Ebro River in La Rioja, from the vast plains of Castilla´s high Plateau to the mountains of northern León and on to the green mountainous region of Galicia.

Along the way you will come across towns and cities inhabited by many cultures and civilizations over the last few millennia who have all left their mark in the form of monuments of staggering beauty and who have shaped the people that today inhabit this land. But the Camino is more than a journey across the Spanish landscape, it is a personal journey and it is a journey that unites people from many parts of the globe, all of whom decide to undertake this task.

If you don´t have enough days to do the full Camino, consider splitting it and doing over two 10 day trips or three 7 day trips. We´ll give you a personalised quote.

Travel:

Which airport should I fly to? Madrid or Bilbao International Airports.
How do I get to the Starting Point?  The tour starts in Roncesvalles, a small town in the Pyrenees near the border between Spain and France. In order to reach it first you will have to reach the nearest city, Pamplona. To get to Pamplona it is possible to get an internal flight from another Spanish airport but the most commonly used way to reach it is by bus or train from cities with international airports. Bilbao is the nearest international airport.
How do I get back? From Santiago airport back home directly or via another airport.

ITINERARY
Day 1: 

Arrival at the Mountain village of Roncesvalles, close to the French-Spanish border.

Day 2: 

Bicycle and equipment hand-over and transfer to the starting point in the French town of Saint Jean Pied de Port. Cycle from SJPDP to Roncesvalles. 25 km by bike.

Day 3: 

Roncesvalles to Pamplona 49 Km by bike.

Day 4: 

Pamplona to Estella 41 Km by bike.

Day 5: 

Estella to Logroño 50 Km by bike.

Day 6: 

Logroño to Sto Domingo de la Calzada 50 Km by bike.

Day 7: 

Sto Domingo de la Calzada to Burgos 73 Km by bike.

Day 8: 

Burgos to Fromista 67 Km by bike.

Day 9: 

Fromista to Sahagun 62 Km by bike.

Day 10: 

Sahagun to Leon 57 Km by bike.

Day 11: 

Leon to Astorga 53 Km by bike.

Day 12: 

Astorga to Molinaseca 49 Km by bike.

Day 13: 

Molinaseca to Ferrerias 59 Km by bike.

Day 14: 

Ferrerias to Sarria 59 Km by bike.

Day 15: 

Sarria to Palas de Rei 46 Km by bike.

Day 16: 

Palas de Rei to O´Pino 41 Km by bike.

Day 17: 

O´Pino to Santiago 19 Km by bike.

Day 18: 

Extra nights in Santiago or return.

ACCOMMODATION

Our hotels are conveniently positioned very near or on the Camino and are always the best quality on offer along the way. They are typically of 2 and 3 star grading. These are some of the hotels used as an example:

Roncesvalles

 

Pamplona

 

Logroño

 

Burgos

 

León

 

Astorga

 

Molinaseca

 

Ferrerias, O´Cebreiro

 

Sarria

 

Palas de Rei

 

O´Rua

 

Santiago de Compostela (possible upgrade to 4 star hotel: please ask)

 

 

OUR BICYCLES
Our hire bikes and equipment:

A bicycle specialist will deliver your hire bike and adjust it to your specifications. We provide you with fully equipped touring bicycles. Remember that we carry your luggage between hotels so you can travel light.

OUR BICYCLES 



OUR BICYCLES
GIANT ARGENTO or equivalent:
  • Hybrid bikes
  • Larger, confort seat
  • Front suspensión
  • Adjustable handle bars
  • 29 inch hibrid tires
  • 24 gears
  • Bicycle stand
  • Bottle holder
  • Mudguards
  • Bike Computer (odometer)
  • V-breaks

Other equipment provided:

  • Rear panniers
  • Map carrier
  • Helmet
  • Pump
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Multitool set
  • Bike lock

PRICES
 

  • Price: 1.515€ per person
  • Single room supplement: 189€
  • Half board / dinners: 230€
  • Bike hire: 240€
What´s included?
  • PILGRIM´S PASSPORT.
  • 17 nights´ accommodation.
  • 17 breakfasts.
  • Luggage transfers between hotels.
  • GPS and tracks with your trail clearly marked.
  • Itinerary description, full of recommendations for things to do and places to visit, advice and suggestions and information about your accommodation, etc.
  • Emergency support.
  • Activity insurance.
Options:
  • 4 star hotel upgrade in Santiago (price on asking).
  • Extension cycling to Finisterre, two extra cycling days (price on asking)

CHECK AVAILABILITY AND RESOLVE YOUR DOUBTS
PRICE CALCULATION AND BOOKING
Using the tool below you can calculate the final price of your trip. PLEASE, BEFORE YOU BOOK, CONSULT AVAILABILITY.
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Cycling Full Camino de Santiago

Number of travelers

Single Supplement

Single room supplement: 189€

Half Board

Half Board (per person): 230€

Bicycle rental

Bicycle Rental (per bike): 240€

Extra item

Extra items of luggage (per extra item): 175€

Transfer

Transfer Pamplona - Roncesvalles (up to 4 persons per taxi): 50€

Extra night

Extra night in Santiago (double room): 90€

Extra night

Extra night in Santiago (single room): 75€

interroacion Difficulty

EASY

facil

  • EASY: The route is almost exclusively through valleys and along rivers with no significant ascents.

EASY/MODERATE

medio

  • EASY/MODERATE: Predominantly flat route with a few small ascents each day.

MODERATE

moderado

  • MODERATE: Undulating / hilly terrain with perhaps three ascents per day.

MODERATE PLUS

moderado plus

  • MODERATE+: Longer distances and hilly terrain, with perhaps four ascents per day.

 

Committed to sustainable tourism

Reviews

Rex Craig
Our Holiday was fabulous. We had some problems with the bikes which you may already know. The lodging you arranged for us was fantastic. You really lived up to your name “Away from the Crowds” and we really liked that aspect of the adventure. I want to particularly make you aware of 2 ladies at Avenida Hotel in Santiago who were especially helpful to us as we were arranging transportation and activities. They were delightful and very gracious hosts and although I told them I would appreciate you making them aware of our great appreciation.
Raquel, I can not express how much we enjoyed this Holiday and how your company made this so easy for us. It was an unforgetable experience and I thank you on behalf of my family for making it happen. I will forward a photo of all of us soon.
Rex Craig
Indiana, USA

Cya -Kattie

“Cycle the Camino de Santiago | AWAY FROM THE CROWDS” was indeed a superb article.
If perhaps it included a lot more images it would most likely be even more beneficial.
Cya -Kattie


Diane Kalotas
I spent 9 days on the Camino, on a self-guided bike tour leaving from Leon and arriving in Santiago. I thought it would be challenging, but never realised quite how incredibly beautiful and inspirational the towns and places that I passed through along the route was going to be. The people I met along the way were varied, from groups to loners, like myself, but I never felt along. The smiles, nods and greeting on the travel made you feel like you were part of a large family all heading towards the ultimate destination of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. Having had a taste of the Camino and all it offers I can honestly say, I will be back!!.
Thank you Away From the Crowds, for enabling me to enjoy a wonderfulljourney.. Diane, (Perth, Western Australia)