Cycle the Camino de Santiago

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4.7 Based on 42 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7756
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Leon, Spain
  • Ends Santiago De Compostela, Spain
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover medieval monasteries and unspoiled rural scenery
  • Enjoy the fantastic food and wine produced along the way
  • Follow the pilgrimage route to Santiago
  • Collect stamps for your pilgrim's passport along the way
  • Receive your much sought-after Compostela certificate
Start in Leon and end in Santiago De Compostela, the tour "Cycle The Camino De Santiago" is a guided bicycle trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Astorga, Leon, Palas De Rei and 4 other destinations in Spain. "Cycle The Camino De Santiago" is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela runs across northern Spain, originating in the Galicia region where the tomb of the apostle James the Great was discovered in the ninth century. Also known as the Way of Saint James, it is marked by a scallop shell symbol and the joining grooves are said to represent the many different routes pilgrims take to reach Santiago. The gothic cathedrals, medieval monasteries and miles of beautiful rural scenery make this section of the ancient route so popular.
  • Day 1: Start León
  • Day 2: Ride across the plains of Castille through countryside and quaint villages to Astorga
  • Day 3: Climb into the León mountains to the Monte de la Cruz de Ferro; descend to Molinaseca
  • Day 4: From Molinaseca to Vega de Valcarce
  • Day 5: O'Cebreiro to Portomarin. Enter Galicia's landscape of traditional agricultural villages; cycle past Samos Monastery and Sarria
  • Day 6: Cycle through beautiful rural Galician countryside to Palas de Rei; continue to Arzua
  • Day 7: Short ascents and descents to Monte de Gozo; follow the pilgrims' route to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
  • Day 8: End Santiago de Compostela
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Airport transfers
  • Local bike hire
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • E-bike hire
4.7 - Excellent
Based on 42 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 20 2023
5 - Excellent
Possibly my favourite Exodus trip so far
This is a great trip. More challenging than it looks on paper as most of the steepest climbs are off road. We had great weather although it was very hot for the most challenging climb. Even so, we all made it to the top... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 20 2023
5 - Excellent
The Alternative Vuelta!
We cycled 325km from Leon to Santiago in 6 days with over 5000m of climbing. We saw amazing sights, churches, cathedrals, castles, medieval bridges and forts. Javier and Alberto were great guide and support. The company of the... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 06 2022
5 - Excellent
Great trip!
Six days of cycling on and off road, tough but super enjoyable and interesting. Lucky to have a great group and tour guide, Alfonso.
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 16 2019
5 - Excellent
Cycling Leon to Santiago
This was my first group cycling holiday and it was just brilliant. The cycling was challenging but great fun. There were not many flat sections, a lot of “undulating” and a few big climbs but it was all manageable with... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle the Camino de Santiago tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 13 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 September 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

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Cycle the Camino de Santiago tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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