WALK THE CAMINO

Cycling the Camino

Cycling the Camino de Santiago is a great way to experience a thousand years of history, architecture and tradition.

Travelling the Camino de Santiago by bike is an enjoyable way to discover Europe's most popular pilgrimage route.

Choose whether to take 1 week or 1 month out of your busy life

The "classic" Camino de Santiago - also known as the “Camino Frances” - starts from the French side of the Pyrenees and heads west for some 800 kilometers across the North of Spain. The route travels through a myriad of changing landscapes, cities burgeoning with history and culture, lively festivals, and countless sights to be seen.

There are many options for your journey. You can cycle the Camino as one complete journey, or cycle the last stages from Ponferrada, Leon or Burgos. Many of our clients also break the Camino up into smaller sections to be completed at their leisure, year on year.

Enjoy the freedom to discover the Camino de Santiago by bike

Cycling the Camino will be an experience of a lifetime. You can choose to indulge in the delicious Spanish gastronomy and wines, explore medieval cathedrals and castles, soak in the culture of over a thousand years of pilgrimage history, and enjoy the many wonderful festivals that you will encounter on the Camino.

As a specialist organiser of bespoke tours on the Camino de Santiago, we take the time to understand your requirements and create a personalised Camino experience designed specifically around your time-frame, budget, accommodation preferences, and your wider interest in the rich history and culture of the Camino de Santiago.

We arrange everything from bike hire to luggage transfers

Save yourself time and stress. We arrange everything from bike hire to travel insurance and local transport in Spain to get you to the start of your Camino as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We provide quality bicycle hire in Spain. Our great value bike rental starts from €25/day and includes free lock, free tool kit, free delivery and collection to your hotel on the Camino. We also have a wide selection of bike accessories including helmets, baskets, pannier racks, toe clips and straps, and gel saddle covers.

We provide fully insured and secure luggage transfers on the Camino. We move your baggage from one accommodation to the next as you cycle. This daily service is organised so that all you have to worry about is carrying a day sack with your essential items.

Our service allows you to get the most of your time cycling the Camino. With us, you can just focus on enjoying your holiday without worrying about the travel logistics.

We also have tours for couples where one cycles and the other doesn't - Please ask us for details

For further details about this biking tour, click the tabs The Itinerary, The Accommodation, and Things To Do, or just contact us. We will gladly create a personalised Camino by Bike itinerary designed around your needs and interests.

Many will take around 2 weeks cycing the 800kms Camino de Santiago in its entirety, but most spend around a week completing the final 200km section through the communities of Leon and Galicia

There are many options for your journey. You can cycle the Camino as one complete journey, or bike the last stages from Ponferrada, Leon or Burgos. Many of our clients also break the Camino up into smaller sections to be completed at their leisure, year on year.

Cycling the Camino Frances in full (approx. 800 kms)

Starting from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees, the Camino Frances covers some 800 kilometers heading west across the North of Spain.

The major cities of Pamplona, Burgos and León are spread at equal intervals along the road to Santiago de Compostela, with many small towns, villages and monuments peppered in between. The entire route is burgeoning with culture, history and many sights to be seen.

Earn the Compostela: Cycling the Camino from Ponferrada, León or Burgos

The Compostela is the official certificate of accomplishment given to pilgrims on completing the final stages of the Way of St James. To earn the Compostela, you will need to have cycled at least the last 200 km of the Camino. Although in practice that means cycling from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela, most of our clients choose to start their cycling tour in any of the historic cities of Castile, Burgos or León.

For further details about our cycling tours of the Camino Frances, just get in touch. We will be happy to create a personalised itinerary designed specifically around your needs and interests.

Filled with a thousand years of pilgrimage culture and architecture, the Camino de Santiago is packed with culture, history and countless sights to be seen

People come to Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago for many reasons - many seek spiritual enlightenment, many more for adventure, freedom and the camaraderie of the road. We hear tell from our clients, stories of encounters with many others who become like a Camino family during the journey. This is just one of the many facets of the Way that makes the experience so very special.

Some of the highlights of the Camino Frances:

Europe's most famous and ancient pilgrimage route

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela was proclaimed the first European Cultural itinerary by the Council of Europe in 1987 as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This route from the French-Spanish border has been taken by pilgrims to Santiago for more than one thousand years. The international pilgrimage route played a fundamental role in facilitating the interchange of cultural developments in Europe during the Middle Ages.

The Camino de Santiago has preserved the most complete material record in the form of ecclesiastical and secular buildings, settlements both large and small, and civil engineering structures. Some 1,800 buildings along the route, both religious and secular, are of great historic interest. There is no comparable Christian pilgrimage route of such extent and continuity anywhere in Europe: the other two pilgrimage routes, to Jerusalem and Rome, are only recognizable in a very fragmentary fashion.

The entire route is brimming with culture, history and many sights to be seen. The major cities of Pamplona, Leon and Burgos are spread at equal intervals along the road to Santiago de Compostela, with many small hamlets, villages and towns peppered in between. Many festivals take place through the year and you may be lucky enough to encounter one on the Way.

Delicious Spanish gastronomy and wines

With an abundance of small inns along the way, pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela have enjoyed the local food and wine for over a thousand years.

Every town in the Camino has a variety of lively plazas with bars and restaurants, so there will be plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy the delicious Spanish gastronomy and the variety of world-famous Spanish wines.

Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Galicia's capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985, Santiago de Compostela is the destination of the Way of St James pilgrimage, one of the major themes of medieval history in Europe.

From Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, millions have travelled to Santiago along many Caminos. Around the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, a masterpiece of Romanesque art, the city boasts a magnificent old town worthy of one of Christianity's greatest holy cities.

Hand-picked, comfortable establishments with high standards of personal service

Hand-picked and well known to us, you will stay in comfortable, small, family run establishments on the Camino. Your accommodation will include a variety of family run traditional farmhouses, historic homes, and two and three star hotels. All rooms have en-suite facilities.

If your budget allows, we can suggest some superb accommodation upgrades, as we often work with the top-end establishments on the Camino.

We prefer to offer all accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast basis to allow you the chance to try local dishes in the immediate vicinity. This allows you the widest range of Spanish cuisine, and the chance to soak up the local atmosphere, rubbing shoulders with international pilgrims and the local people. We will be happy to make recommendations of where to have dinner.

We provide fully insured and secure luggage transfers. We move your baggage from one accommodation to the next as you cycle. This daily service is organised so that all you have to worry about is carrying a day sack with your essential items.

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  • Date

    All year round

  • Cost

    Price on Application. Bring your own bike or our flexible bike and accessory hire packages to suit. Baggage transfers included.

  • Accommodation

    A range of hand picked 1 - 3* hotels and inns, all with en suite accommodation.

  • Grade

    Moderate

  • How To Get There

    If starting St Jean Pied de Port - you would fly to Biarritz. For various start points along the Camino Frances, you would fly to Madrid or Santiago de Compostela.

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We enjoyed our holiday very much - it was a wonderful experience. Something completely different! The organisation of the holiday was spot-on. You really couldn't have done a better job. The whole thing was perfectly tailored to our needs. It's hard to express in an e-mail how good it all was.

Anne Corrigan, UK, walking the Camino Frances

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and found the organisation excellent. We were also impressed by the friendliness and welcome we received everywhere. The information pack was useful and contained all the information we needed. So many, many thanks again for your kindness, efficiency and help in giving us such a good holiday.

Anne and Brian Harris, UK, walking the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago

We had an amazing time on the Camino... I would recommend this 6 day walk to anyone. All in all a memorable trip, and you guys did a great job in planning, arranging and organising it.

Chris and Davina, Australia, walking the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago