Spanish Camino by Bike: The Pyrenees to Leon

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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Self-guided
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Self guided/Independent
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  • Starts Roncesvalles, Spain
  • Ends Leon, Spain
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cycling from the Pyrenees
  • Visiting Pamplona, Burgos and Leon
  • Exploring interesting pilgrimage towns and villages
  • Experiencing the terrific sense of camaraderie on the trail
Spanish Camino by Bike: The Pyrenees to Leon tour starts in Roncesvalles and ends in Leon. Spanish Camino by Bike: The Pyrenees to Leon is a bicycle tour that takes 10 days taking you from Roncesvalles to Leon and through other destinations in Spain.

Cycle from Roncesvalles to Leon as you ride back through history along the Camino de Santiago. For more than 1000 years the Camino de Santiago (or Way of St James / Compostela Trail) has represented the adventure of a lifetime 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 in the foothills of the Pyrenees and continuing along the Camino to the historic cathedral city of Leon, this exhilarating ride, which is the first half of the full cycle route along the Spanish Camino, takes in some of the most breathtaking landscapes, unique monuments and typical villages of northern Spain. En route, step out of the saddle to savour the rich Spanish gastronomy, experiencing traditional regional cuisine and excellent wines. Each night you'll stay in atmospheric hotels offering comfort at the end of a hard day's cycle which is intrinsic to this historic adventure.
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On May 30 2017
“Following a tour by World Expeditions to Macchu Picchu in 2011, I had no hesitation in taking part in the Guided Classic Tuscany Walk. The number of fellow walkers was nine; one leader and one assistant leader. It was an amazing group of like minded travellers who shared the same sense of humour and fun. I would gladly take part in another of these walks.”
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4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 08 2018
“Great trip, days long enough in heat, and trail and route challenging at times which we enjoyed. Awesome trip I would probably recommend a guided option unless familiar with the area.”
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4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 09 2016
“Great adventure, lots of terrific relationships established, truly 42 days to be shared with friends & lifelong memories of the challenges, landscape, religion & hospitality of the Spanish people.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Roncesvalles
  • Day 2 : Cycle via Akerreta Zubiri to Pamplona (42km/26mi)
  • Day 3 : Cycle via Puente la Reina and medieval Cirauqui to Estella (42km/26mi)
  • Day 4 : Via Monjardin Villamayor to Logroño (50km/31mi)
  • Day 5 : Cycle to Santo Domingo de la Calzada (49km/29.5mi)
  • Day 6 : Cycle to the city of Burgos (72km/44.5mi)
  • Day 7 : Across the meseta to Fromista (66km/41mi)
  • Day 8 : Cycle to Sahagun (60km/37mi)
  • Day 9 : On to historic Leon (58km/36mi)
  • Day 10 : Trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • 9 nights in hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (it is possible to start this tour in St Jean Pied de Port, on foot from St Jean to Roncesvalles across the Pyrenees - a supplement applies, see 'special notes' below)
  • Information pack including maps and road book per room booked
Meals
  • 9 breakfasts, 9 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.
Transport
  • Luggage transfer (1 bag of 20kg max pp - additional bags and excess weight will attract a surcharge)
Others
  • Mountain bike rental (standard model or hybrid touring bike on request) with repair kit, lock, panniers, water bottle, pump & helmet (gel saddle, toe clips, SPD pedals, MTB e-bikes and Upgraded or Premium model MTBs available - supplement applies)
  • Emergency hotline
  • Pilgrim's Passport
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to Roncesvalles and from Leon
  • Lunches and beverages
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Transfers
  • Entrance fees to sights and museums
  • Travel Insurance
  • Toe clips, gel saddle, SPD pedals - please ask for our rates
  • Excess baggage charges - please advise us if you will have more than one bag weighing a max of 20kgs as extra charges will apply for additional pieces of luggage. Please do not tie smaller bags onto your main luggage as we only include one bag and they will be charged as an extra bag. Charges will be higher if not paid when final balance for your trip is due.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Spanish Camino by Bike: The Pyrenees to Leon tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure.

Travel Insurance

Spanish Camino by Bike: The Pyrenees to Leon 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 Spanish Camino by Bike: The Pyrenees to Leon 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 travelling 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.

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