Spanish Camino by Bike: Leon to Santiago

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4.6 Based on 5 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20444
  • 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
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling through the magical landscapes of Galicia en route to Santiago de Compostela
  • Exploring interesting pilgrimage towns and villages
  • Arriving in Santiago and receiving a pilgrimage certificate for cycling almost 300km along the Camino
  • Experiencing the terrific sense of camaraderie on the trail
  • Soaking up the hospitality of family run hotels
The tour "Spanish Camino By Bike: Leon To Santiago" starts in Leon and ends in Santiago De Compostela. It is a bicycle trip that takes 8 days taking you through Portomarín, Arzúa, Leon and 5 other destinations in Spain. "Spanish Camino By Bike: Leon To Santiago" is a self-guided private tour that includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

Cycle from Leon to Santiago on the second stage of this exciting ride through history along the Camino. Set off from the cathedral city of Leon to the ultimate destination for most modern day pilgrims on the Camino, Santiago de Compostela, on this exciting cycling trip. This itinerary is Stage 2 of our epic full length ride of the Spanish Camino. For more than 1000 years the Camino de Santiago has represented the ultimate adventure for pilgrims and history buffs alike. While the 783km French route from Roncesvalles to the Cathedral of Santiago has been well trodden by hiking boots and horse hooves through the centuries, in more recent times the pilgrimage route has become a natural magnet for cyclists seeking out iconic routes. Beginning just over half way along the route in the historic city of Leon, this exhilarating cycle takes in some of the most breathtaking landscapes, unique monuments and typical villages of northern Spain. There are some challenging stages, such as the O Cebreiro Pass, but you will be more than rewarded when you savour the rich Spanish gastronomy, traditional regional cuisine and excellent wines. Each night you'll return to comfortable, atmospheric hotels, which at the end of a hard day's cycle is intrinsic to this cycle itinerary.
  • Day 1 : Arrive León
  • Day 2 : Cycle through Castilian landscapes to Astorga (54km/34mi)
  • Day 3 : Cycle up to Cruz de Ferro and on to Ponferrada (53km/33mi)
  • Day 4 : Through vineyards before a demanding cycle to mythical O Cebreiro (53km/33mi)
  • Day 5 : Downhill via Sarria to Portomarín (64km/40mi)
  • Day 6 : A more relaxing cycle through Galicia's rural landscape to Arzúa (53km/33mi)
  • Day 7 : A short but demanding cycle to the Cathedral of Santiago (39km/24mi)
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes Santiago de Compostela
  • 7 nights in hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities - (optional upgrade available to superior hotel in Arzua (recommended) and Santiago - supplement applies)
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners - Continental breakfasts are served and will often consist of breads, spreads, yoghurt, cheese, tea, coffee & juices. Dinner will consist of 3 courses, usually starting with a salad, followed by chicken, red meat, fish or a pasta dish & finishing with a dessert of fruit or cakes. Note: Breakfast is served from 8am which is not always conducive to an early start, particularly required in the summer months. You may choose to skip breakfast and take a bread roll and cheese from the breakfast buffet. Dinner is served late in traditional Spanish style starting from 9-9:30pm. An afternoon siesta may be required!
  • Mountain bike rental (standard model, or hybrid touring bike on request) with helmet, repair kit, lock, panniers, water bottle & pump (gel saddle, toe clips, SPD pedals, bike upgrade options available: Premium MTB or electric MTB, helmet purchase - supplement applies)
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 20kg, supplement applies for excess
  • Digital information pack with route notes & GPX
  • Pilgrim's Passport
  • Emergency hotline
  • Travel to Leon and from Santiago de Compostela
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Premium MTB or electric MTB, helmet purchase - 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 by taxi or public transport if you need to skip a stage
  • Excess luggage
  • Toe clips, gel saddle, SPD pedals - please ask for our rates
  • Helmet purchase is available if you prefer not to use the rental helmet provided
  • We recommend bringing a handlebar phone holder – to follow the route more easily using the GPX files
  • Items of a personal nature
4.6 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 16 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
The trip was challenging as expected. Overall I really enjoyed this trip. The scenery, culture, food and people were awesome. Really quite spectacular!
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 25 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
I needed to organize a b-spoke trip of the Camino de Santiago since I wanted to use my own bike for the trip. Fortunately, I came across the services of this tour company. They listened to my special needs and designed a 2 week... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 19 2018
5 - Excellent
This cycling trip was more demanding than we expected but the Galicia portion of it goes through some very pretty country, worth the effort. The lodging and meals were well-chosen and better than we expected. The trail is very... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 15 2018
5 - Excellent
It was an awesome trip. Hard certainly, and with some long days, but riding through the countryside with crops and fields on every side, wildflowers edges, mountains in the distance and small villages where you could stop for... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Spanish Camino by Bike: Leon to Santiago 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.


For any tour departures within 07 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 August 2024, a deposit of 192 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Spanish Camino by Bike: Leon to 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.


For this Spanish Camino by Bike: Leon to Santiago 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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