Cycle the Camino de Santiago

Travel to Spain and cycle the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Pass through the beautiful rolling landscape of Northern Spain and see the gothic cathedrals, mediaeval monasteries and miles of unspoiled rural scenery.

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Take this popular European cycling tour through the Spanish countryside

Travel through Northern Spain along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, one of the world's oldest pilgrimage routes. Gothic cathedrals and medieval monasteries make way for calm, rural scenery, where the locals create culinary delights from the freshest of produce. Pass through fertile valleys full of vineyards and admire incredible vistas from the Iron Cross, in the mountain ranges of Leon. Ride through changing landscapes to reach the hulking towers of Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

  • Cycle through the quaint agricultural villages of Northern Spain

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Leon, Spain
  • Finish:

    Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Group size:

    Min 8 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 16
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bicycle, Minibus, Support vehicle
  • Notes:

    1. Please note that a variance in our standard booking conditions applies to this trip. Departures may only be confirmed 4 weeks before the scheduled start date of your trip, rather than the standard 60 days. We recommend that you make no non-refundable travel arrangements until your trip has been confirmed. 2. You may bring your own bike, or hire one at additional cost. Your sales consultant will be able to advise the cost for bike hire. Please see Trip Notes (Important Notes) for details.

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Day 1 Leon

Arrive early to explore the beautiful gothic cathedral and stroll down the winding narrow streets that make Leon one of the most charming places in Spain.

Day 2 Astorga

Cycle past quaint villages, through the cultivated countryside of Castilla. Cross a stunning medieval bridge and reach the walled town of Astorga, which boasts impressive views of the mountains of Leon.

Day 3 Molinaseca

Gradually climb into the mountains of Leon towards Monte de la Cruz de Ferro. Pass through the vibrant orange stone architecture of Castrillo de los Polvazares on the way to Monlinaseca, which offers stunning views of the surrounding valley.

Day 4 O'Cebreiro

Explore the picturesque town square and intricate monuments of Villafranca before pushing on to the mountain top and the slate roofed black houses of the small village of O'Cebreiro.

Day 5 Sarria

Pass through traditional agricultural villages in Galicia and try the simple gastronomic delights of the area. Visit one of the oldest monasteries in Spain at Samos, before ending the day in Sarria.

Day 6 Palas de Rei

Ride through tree-lined paths to the town of Poromarin and try octopus, the local speciality. Spend the night in Palas de Rei, a town full of the pilgrim spirit.

Days 7-8 Santiago de Compostela

Get the first glimpse of the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela from Monte de Gozo. Wind through the city streets to Plaza del Obradoiro before finishing the cycle at the Pilgrim's Office.
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