El Camino de Santiago 8 Day Self Guided Bike Tour
8 Day Camino from €920 p/p
Ride the Camino Francés route from Leon to Santiago following the footsteps of the guide book written by a 12th century monk: the Codex Calixtinus.
Cycling El Camino de Santiago
For more than a thousand years, since the bones of St. James the Apostle, were reputedly discovered here in 813 AD; common people, thieves, beggars, writers, bishops, priests, kings, popes, saints - even Shirley Maclaine - have made the famous pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago.
"... a pilgrimage across northern Spain to the sanctuary at Santiago de Compostela, is the finest journey in Spain and one of the two or three best in the world." wrote James Michener in his monumental book on Spain, Iberia.
Many routes lead to Santiago, but the most popular cycling trail and for some the most sacred, is the Camino Francés, along the North of Spain, and that is the route you will closely follow on this exciting 7 day bicycle journey.
Day to Day
Day 1 - León
Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing in this incredible city and remember to get your credencial stamped at the Albergue - the Pilgrims Hostel!
Day 2 - León to Astorga
61 km / 38 mi
Day 3 - Astorga to Cacabelos
74 km / 46 mi
Day 4 - Cacabelos to O Cebreiro
38 km / 24 mi
Day 5 - O Cebreiro to Portomarin
69 km / 43 mi
Day 6 - Portomarin to Arzua
65 km / 41 mi
Comfortable accommodations with private, en suite bathrooms ranging from boutique city hotels, country manors, old taverns & converted monasteries - all chosen for the 3 C’s; comfort, charm and convenience to sights. All photos show the actual hotels we use.
Hotel upgrade options are available for this tour. Contact us for more details.
More about the Camino
When to ride the Camino
Generally, the most favorable weather conditions are from May to September, while August can get very hot. Find out more about weather here.
Daily Luggage Shuttles
€210 per bag, up to 15kg
Bags left daily at reception and collected by 8am.
Luggage Transfer from start to final destination
€95 per bag, up to 15kg
Bags collected from León hotel and delivered directly to hotel in Santiago.
€380 per person
Extra cost for having a single room to yourself.
€190 per bike
Could not rate these guys highly enough. They had to put up with endless questioning from our party prior to our arrival, to ensure we were going to be using the correct type of bike and kit etc. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We would have no hesitation in recommending these guys. We enjoyed every minute of our Camino and can't wait for the next one now!
Have any questions? Please be sure to see our Frequently Asked Questions page!
E-bikes are available as optional upgrades for this tour. Why go electric? If you love cycling but don't like uphills or head winds, electric assisted e-bikes are the way to ride.
Our premium e-bikes feature powerful, German made electric motors and a high capacity battery.
Find out more here.