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Camino de Santiago 8-day mountain bike adventure

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Join AEGM certified mountain guide Hugo on this unforgettable 8-day mountain bike trip through the legendary Camino de Santiago, in Spain. Let's ride the French Way, its most popular route!

Group

8 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Explore one of the most famous trails in the world on a mountain bike.
  • Visit Spanish areas of great historical and cultural value.
  • Enjoy beautiful and varied landscapes on an unforgettable multi-day trip.

Description

Are you looking for an unforgettable mountain bike trip? Then join me for this amazing adventure through the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route!

 Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of Saint James, extends from different countries to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia, Spain. This was one of the most important Christian pilgrimage routes during the Middle Ages, and a lot of people still explore it as a spiritual experience today.

But above all, this is one of the most famous biking tours in the the world. It crosses a beautiful region with varied landscapes and many historical spots. On this 8-day trip (6 of biking) we will explore the last section of the French Way, from the Cathedral of León to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

The French Way, a UNESCO World Heritage, is the most popular route of Camino de Santiago. On its last 300km we will cross amazing areas such as Puente de Órbigo, Cruz del Ferro, Os Ancares, Biduedo, among others, before reaching Santiago de Compostela. You can see the complete itinerary below. However, we can adapt it to the physical conditions of the group!

So, if you are up for this spectacular mountain bike trip in Camino de Santiago, please get in touch with me. I’ll be glad to be your guide on this awesome experience!

I also offer amazing multi-day hiking trips in Spain. Check out, for example, my trips in Ordesa National Park and in Val d’ Aran.

Itinerary

Day 1: Getting to the starting point

Transfer to the starting point. Tour briefing. Time for questions.

Day 2: León-Astorga (56km)

Comfortable ride to start the tour. Soft
ground on the way to Milla del Páramo. We will reach Puente de Órbigo and the Church of San Juan Bautista (XVII Centhury).

Day 3: Astorga-Ponferrada (54 km)

A stage with a distinct road. In the first part we will gain elevation to end in Cruz del Ferro (1.500m), the highest point in the Spanish-French way. Here we will find another chapel consecrated to Santiago the Apostle. From there we will descend towards Ponferrada.

Day 4: Ponferrada-O Cebreiro (54km)

This might be one of the best-known stages in the whole pilgrimage. We start among vineyards to leave Castilla y Leon and enter Galicia through the region of Os Ancares, with beautiful landscapes. For that we will ascend O Cebreiro, the pass that divides both regions. It is an
attractive stage, where we will discover magical villages like Pereje, Trabadelo, the Church of
Nuestra Señora del Carmen and the Serracín Castle (S.XV Y XVI) located on a hill.

Day 5: O Cebreiro-Portomarín (60km)

Most of the way we will descend crossing a landscape with more vegetation than the ones in Castilla. We will also visit the Church of San Esteban, the Church of San Xoán and the Chapel of San Pedro, in the village of Biduedo. From Triacastela we can choose between two fascinating itineraries: Samos Benedictine Monastery though a beautiful forest. Finally,Sarria is a good place to finish the journey, with a nice pilgrim’s atmosphere and a place
for relaxing and meditation, but also to share experience with other people.
It is a varied stage with many interesting stops to take a break in some Romanesque villages. You will not want to miss the chance to
visit the parish of Concello de Sarria, Ferreiros and its Church of Santa María, and Portomarín.

Day 6: Portomarín-Arzúa (55km)

We will cross Sierra de Ligonde and Mount San Antonio. We can visit the Church of San Salvador. From Palas de Rei the road will become more windy. Visit to
Romanesque churches of Santa María, the Nurses House and the Chapel of San Roque.

Day 7: Arzúa-Santiago de Compostela (42 km)

We will reach the beautiful city of
Santiago de Compostela and enjoy its views from the watchtower on the Mount Gozo . In the heart of the city we visit the Baroque Cathedral and the Obradoiro.

Day 8: Return trip

End of the adventure!

 

Details

Accommodation

- 5 nights in a comfortable double room with half board meals included (breakfast and dinner). - 2 nights in comfortable double room (breakfast included). (Single room extra: 180€).

More info

Required equipment:

Backpack (15-20 litres) Bicycle shoes or sneakers Bicycle helmet Socks Short bicycle pants (also long pants for spring time and autumn) Thermal t-shirt (base layer) Thin and warm fleece jacket or similar (second layer) Thin rain jacket Sunglasses First aid kit and essential toiletries Sunscreen and SPF lip balm Camera

Meeting point

León

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About the guide

Exploring Spain is part of the travel agency Muntania Outdoors S.L., (CICMA 2608) specialised in adventure trips and nature and mountain activities.

Muntania started off in 2011 and since then it has been successful in positioning itself in more than 30 countries around the world as well as getting the support of renowned sponsors. Last year more than 2000 customers chose Muntania for their trips.

Exploring Spain focuses all its activities in Spain, where its main office is located, hence the know-how, the experience and the local knowledge of Muntania´s team, necessary to create an exceptional trip to discover the most special locations. We offer a different way to get to know Spain with a great variety of trips where we combine nature and outdoor activities with the pleasures of savouring the best gastronomy and the cultural richness. We provide a multilingual service and personal attention so our customers leave with the best impressions.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1217 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1217 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1217 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1217 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1217 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1217 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1217 Each

Group of 8

EUR 1217 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Min. group size: 4 // Not included in the price: Flights, Lunches (picnic or restaurants on the way), Dinner on the first day, Last day dinner in Santiago de Compostela, Bicycle rental (160€ regular bike, 246€ electrical bike)




 

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