The Way of St James by Bike

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-29813
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Le Puy en Velay, France
  • Ends Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling the whole route to St Jean Pied de Port, the cross roads of the "Grand Chemin de Saint Jacques"
  • Spending evenings in symbolic towns such as Saugues, Estaing, Conques, Figeac, Condom and Auvillar
  • Experiencing the culinary delights of the region and the hospitality of your accommodation hosts
  • Viewing the contrasting landscapes and architecture between the regions passed
The tour "The Way Of St James By Bike" starts in Le Puy en Velay and ends in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. It is a bicycle trip that takes 16 days taking you through Eauze, Figeac, Bouziès and 13 other destinations in France. "The Way Of St James By Bike" is a self-guided private tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Cycle the full 700km length of the French Way of St James from the Haute Loire to the rugged mountains of the Pyrenees. Cycle the full length of the Way of St James in France from the Haute Loire to the rugged mountains of the Pyrenees. The pilgrimage route to Santiago has been travelled for over 1000 years by foot, donkey and more recently by bike. Offering an incredible diversity of scenery and passing through some of the prettiest villages in France, this is an epic cycling route with a spiritual theme. This journey, along the Via Podensis, the French Way of St James, takes pilgrims from Le Puy en Velay to the Pyrenees at St Jean Pied de Port, passing a multitude of churches and monasteries, resembling a travelling museum of Romanesque art. With some steep climbs, followed by fast descents, this trip is ideally suited to fit cyclists keen to extend their experience to an iconic route. At night your hosts in the guesthouses and small hotels will ensure that you are well fed and immersed in their particular region with its culinary specialties.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Le Puy-en-Velay
  • Day 2 : Cycle to Saugues via Monts du Deves (46km/29mi)
  • Day 3 : Cycle across the Margeride plateau to Aumont-Aubrac (44km/27.5mi)
  • Day 4 : Challenging cycle via Nasbinals to Estaing (78km/49mi)
  • Day 5 : Cycle to Conques (36km/22.5mi)
  • Day 6 : Continue cycle to Figeac (43km/27mi)
  • Day 7 : Cycle to the Lot River valley at St Cirq Lapopie / Bouzies (54km/34mi)
  • Day 8 : Through medieval towns to Cahors (35km/22mi)
  • Day 9 : Cycle to Lauzerte (40km/25mi)
  • Day 10 : Cycle to Auvillar with its interesting medieval circular market (47km/29mi)
  • Day 11 : Continue to the Armagnac town of Condom (60km/37.5mi)
  • Day 12 : Cycle via the Roman town of Eauze to Aire sur l'Adour (80km/50mi)
  • Day 13 : Continue cycle past small churches and a pilgrims hospital to Maslacq (67km/42mi)
  • Day 14 : Cycle to St Palais via Navarrenx (48km/30mi)
  • Day 15 : Final leg of cycle to St Jean Pied de Port (34km/21.3mi)
  • Day 16 : Trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 15 nights in comfortable 2-3 star hotels and charming guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities. Optional hotel upgrade (with pool) at Aumont available - supplement applies
Meals
  • 15 breakfasts, 11 dinners: Breakfasts are usually continental inclusive of breads, cheese, ham, tea, coffee & juices. Dinner will consist of 3 courses, usually starting with a salad, followed by a chicken, red meat, fish or pasta dish & finishing with a dessert of fruit or cakes and cheese.
Others
  • Information pack
  • Hybrid rental bike with repair kit, lock, panniers, pump & helmet (e-bikes available - supplement applies)
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 13kg, supplement applies for excess
  • Visitor tax
  • Emergency hotline
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to Le Puy-en-Velay and from St Jean Pied de Port
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • E-bike hire, supplement applies
  • Guide – this is a self guided cycling holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Entrance fees not listed as included
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Transfers if you need to skip a stage
  • Excess luggage
  • Items of a personal nature
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Way of St James by Bike tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 07 May 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 May 2024, a deposit of 190 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Way of St James by Bike tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this The Way of St James by Bike tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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