"Camino de Santiago" by Bike - Northern Spain
Long trip: From Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela (775km, 15 days, 12 cycling stages)
Short trip: From Leon to Santiago de Compostela (330km, 7 days, 5 cycling stages)
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The history of Spain’s famous pilgrim route, the “Camino de Santiago”, (the Way of St. James), started more than a thousand years ago (834 AD) when the remains of St. James’s were discovered on the site that is now the city of Santiago de Compostela. Soon after, the first pilgrims started to appear in Santiago and with time, it became one of the most important Christian pilgrimages in the world together with those in Rome and Jerusalem.
Every year, thousands follow the Camino mainly on foot or by bike. Some still follow it as a religious pilgrimage, while for others, it is spiritual adventure, a journey of introspection. Even if simply for the pure adventure of it, the Camino de Santiago is the one of best ways to experience the art, history and gastronomy of a historical and rural part of unspoilt Spain.
Experience this historic route with us on our supported cycle tour.
GUIDES / STAFF
Carlos Gonzalez: Bilingual accredited Mountain and Nature guide as well as MTB guide with First Aid experience. Extensive bike touring experience in Spain, South America, Central America, North America, Morocco and the Indian Himalayas (40,000 km pedaled)
We’ll be accompanied by backup vehicle and a driver with good English.
A good level of fitness is required. Daily cycling distances are between 40 and 95 km on a mix of paved and dirt roads.
Pre-tour preparation: We would advise at least one longer distance (60 -70km) weekly ride with a few shorter rides (25-30km) squeezed in between (1-2mths before departure)
Although this is not a race, by doing races your fitness will improve substantially, especially with multi-day events.
We will provide a comprehensive kit list. You will need to supply your own bicycle and basic spares. We will bring the more specialized bike tools.