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bici Full Camino de Santiago

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

Immerse yourself in the folklore and history of this extraordinary cycle tour along the full Camino de Santiago.

This is not a standard cycling tour! The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage of great historical, cultural and spiritual significance which continues to be shared by pilgrims from all walks of life. It is the only long-distance route to have been awarded World Heritage recognition.

  • Experience the cultural exchanges with fellow pilgrims as they wish you a 'buen camino' on this internationally acclaimed age-old route.
  • Recreate the magic of a bygone era as your pilgrimage takes you across the same rivers, up the same hills and past the same villages, chapels, churches and cathedrals as countless pilgrims before you.
  • Cycle the fulln 798 km of 'The Camino Francés', starting in Roncesvalles and crossing the spectacular Pyrenees by bike.
  • Savour the exceptional wines and gastronomy of Logroño, the capital of the Rioja wine region.
  • Discover Pamplona, the home of the world famous 'Sanfermines'.
  • Explore quiet country lanes on a hand-picked route that mirrors the original walking route.
  • Encounter the stunning medieval villages of Molinaseca and O'Cebreiro.
  • Take the opportunity to visit the grandiose gothic cathedrals of Burgos, Leon and Astorga. 
  • Experience the elation as you cycle into the main square of Santiago de Compostela with its awe-inspiring cathedral

 

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 which have been inhabited by many cultures and civilizations over the last few millennia and who have all left their mark in the form of monuments of staggering beauty and who have shaped the people that inhabit this land today.

...The Camino is more than a journey across the Spanish landscape. It is a personal journey which unites people from many parts of the globe, all of whom decide to undertake this pilgrimage.

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 

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

Day 2: Starting point

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.
28 Km / Climb: 892 m

Day 3: Roncesvalles to Pamplona  

47 Km / Climb: 227 m

Day 4: Pamplona to Estella 

49 Km / Climb: 565 m

Day 5: Estella to Logroño 

50 Km / Climb:439 m

Day 6: Logroño to Santo Domingo de la Calzada

54 Km / Climb: 566 m

Day 7: Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Burgos

74 Km / Climb: 520 m

Day 8: Burgos to Fromista 

76 Km / Climb: 414 m

Day 9: Fromista to Sahagun

61 Km / Climb: 270 m

Day 10: Sahagun to Leon

56 Km / Climb: 298 m

Day 11: Leon to Astorga

44 Km / Climb: 250 m

Day 12: Astorga to Molinaseca 

49 Km / Climb: 707 m

Day 13: Molinaseca to Ferrerias

50 Km / Climb: 569 m

Day 14: Ferrerias to Sarria 

56 Km / Climb: 940 m

Day 15: Sarria to Palas de Rei

48 Km / Climb: 1177 m

Day 16: Palas de Rei to O´Pino 

61 Km / Climb: 1170 m

Day 17: O´Pino to Santiago 

27 Km / Climb: 499 m

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 travellers

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.

 

Reviews

Our holidays 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. Rex Craig

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)

CO2 footprint offsetting

This holiday produces a carbon footprint of 1,032 tonnes of CO2. (The calculation includes taxis, luggage transfers and accommodation for every traveller).

We will compensate the CO2 footprint for each booking through tropical reforestation projects in collaboration with the CeroCO2 platform.

Additionally, you can also offset your own flight emissions here:
www.myclimate.org


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