Cycle the Camino de Santiago

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  • 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31

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.

  • Gradually climb the mountains of Leon
  • Take in the view from the mountain-top village of O'Cebreiro
  • Try octopus, the speciality of Palas de Rei
  • Be amazed by the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
  • See the bright orange architecture of Castrillo de los Polvazares
  • Cycle through the quaint agricultural villages of northern Spain

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Day 1 Leon

Located in northwest Spain, Leon is a charming city with a rich history evident in its winding streets and beautiful Gothic cathedral.

Day 2 Astorga

Protected by impressive walls which date back to the Romans, Astorga is a pretty town at an historic junction of the Camino de Santiago and the Via de la Plata.

Day 3 Molinaseca

An important town in medieval times, Molinaseca was popular with the nobility and many houses still bear the elaborate coats of arms of wealthy families who once resided here.

Day 4 O'Cebreiro

A small village at the end of a steep climb, O'Cebreiro has charming slate-roofed black houses and wonderful views of the valleys that surround this peak.

Day 5 Sarria

Sarria is a relatively modern town in Galicia, an area known for its delicious traditional cuisine and the high quality of its local produce.

Day 6 Palas de Rei

A small town full of the pilgrim spirit, Palas de Rei's main attraction is the nearby Vilar de Donas - a Romanesque church that dates back to the 12th century.

Day 7 Santiago de Compostela

The finish point for pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela is home to the cathedral where St James, one of the 12 Apostles, is purportedly buried.