Cycle on, and alongside, the Camino de Santiago on a pilgrimage ride over mountains and through the gorgeous Galician countryside.
Cycle over 300 kilometres/185 miles on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Starting in the Spanish city of Leon, you’ll ride through small villages and cities in the footsteps (kind of) of Saint James. Tackle flats, undulating terrain and mountainous climbs and share a one-of-a-kind experience with the multitude of pilgrims on either bicycle or foot. Trade stories, break bread and drink wine with people all over the world before arriving in Santiago, where the atmosphere and sense of achievement swells from all corners of the city.
Share a true cycling pilgrimage along the famed Camino de Santiago.
Cycle through the gorgeous Galician countryside, from rolling hills to green tree-lined plains.
Avoid dawdling through the less interesting parts of the Camino as it's always faster by bike!
Due to the often small trails that we cycle on, this cycling trip does not have a support vehicle with you at all times - your luggage will be transported for you each day but you will need to carry anything you require for the day with you. Luggage transported by vehicle is restricted to one medium sized bag/suitcase only.
On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group.
It is also important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle, both solo and in a group environment.
While the physical distances on this trip may appear relatively short, make no mistake this is a physically demanding trip. The terrain is such that there are very few flat sections, and the climbs up the hills, and especially in the Leon Mountains, can be considered steep and sometimes long. This can feel compounded by the heat of summer in Spain. Depending on your level of cycling fitness and competence there may be parts of the trail that you may prefer to walk.
To successfully complete all cycling sections of this trip you should have a high level of cycling fitness, and be prepared for some long days in (and sometimes out of) the saddle. We recommend partaking in regular long rides (4+ hours), on both gravel and paved roads and preferably in hilly country to be best prepared for this itinerary. As a general rule, the more preparation you can do for this type of trip, the more you will enjoy it.
There are regular rest breaks each day, however it is important to note that you will be riding over multiple and consecutive days in a climate and terrain that may be unfamiliar. While it can be tempting to start out riding as hard and fast as you can (we get it!) we recommend taking it easy on the first few days while your body gets used to the rides and the climate.
There’s the possibility of a few hiccups along the way, a puncture here and there, but there’s no doubt this is an incredibly rewarding adventure.
You'll be spending your nights in guesthouses all the way with a basic level of comfort, but they'll always be authentic and a great opportunity to interact with the locals and fellow travellers alike.
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1. Due to the often small trails that we cycle on, and Camino regulations, this cycling trip does not have a support vehicle with you at all times - your luggage will be transported for you each day but you will need to carry anything you require for the day with you.
2. Luggage transported by vehicle is restricted to one medium sized bag/suitcase only.
2. A Single Supplement is not available on this trip.
3. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so as we can organise a suitable sized bike.
4. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip. We are unable to hire bike helmets locally so please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home.
5. On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group.
6. This a new trip for 2019. While we have thoroughly researched every detail of the itinerary we sometimes find it's necessary to make changes after the first few trips have run. Changes are always based on feedback from past travellers and our ground staff. For Cycling trips these changes are usually around finding even better roads to ride on, which can alter the distance/time we spend riding on a day to day basis, but can sometimes even extend to overnight accommodation stops or included activities if needed.
7. Due to the physical nature of the trip, and no support vehicle, the minimum age on this trip is 16 years of age.
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