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Cycle The Camino De Santiago CCDS

Visiting: Spain
Tour Duration 8 Days
  • Stunning scenery
  • Cathedral Leon
  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Cruz de Ferro in Bierzo Mountains
  • In front of the cathedral in Santiago
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Comfort: Standard
  • Cycling Grade: Moderate
 

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Santiago Cycling Tour

Following the route of ancient pilgrims we cycle sections of the legendary trail to Santiago de Compostela - the resting place of Saint James. The trip follows the last 200 kilometres of the scenic route through northern Spain, starting on the high plains of the Castilian meseta. We ascend into the fertile region of the Bierzo and traverse the rolling hills of Galicia to the delightful city of Santiago.

Tour Highlights

  • The legendary Camino de Santiago route - Varied beautiful scenery and cultural highlights as we cherry pick the best bits of the route
  • Santiago De Compostela - Lively historic town and 'holy shrine' of the pilgrims
  • Leon - Imposing Gothic Cathedral with stunning stained glass windows
  • Astorga - Magnificent Bishop's Palace designed by Antoni Gaudi
  • Cruz de Ferro - The famous iron cross at the highest point of the Camino
  • O Cebreiro - Charming mountain village with cobbled streets, round stone thatched houses and picturesque valley views

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour Bilbao

  • 2
    Drive to Leon for sightseeing; cycle from Santovenia to Astorga

  • 3
    Cycle to Molinaseca

  • 4
    Transfer to O'Cebreiro; cycle to Samos

  • 5
    Cycle to Portomarin

  • 6
    Cycle to Arzua

  • 7
    Cycle from Arzua into Santiago; free afternoon

  • 8
    Tour ends Santiago de Compostela

Tour notes

Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.

We have the following different versions of the Cycle The Camino De Santiago tour available at present.

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Why Book this tour
Unlike many other operators, we include the hire of your bike in the overall cost of the holiday: you don't need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a support vehicle, spare parts and take care of day to day bike maintenance. All you need bring is your own helmet.
Included meals 7 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Bicycle
Accommodation
7 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader / Cycle guide
Cycling Information
On this tour we cycle 280 km over six days (an average of 47 km per day) with a further optional 33 km available. The route is mainly on tarmac tracks. The first day of cycling is relatively flat and the subsequent five days across the rolling hills of Galicia involve frequent uphill and downhill sections. Maps are provided to cycle individually or in groups while the tour leader drives the support vehicle, except on days 6 and 7 when the leader will cycle with the group. We have graded the route as moderate.
Included Bike
27 gear Stevens Galant SX or Radon TCS 6.0 hybrid bikes with front suspension
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16