The Camino – The Full Run
Roncesvalles to Santiago

Duration

14 Days / 13 Nights

Tour Type

Tour Type

Cycling

Miles/Day

40-60

Level

Challenging

Overview: Cycling the Entire Camino de Santiago

Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela: 790 KILOMETERS ACROSS SPAIN

Join us on Europe’s most fascination pilgrimage.
Ride with our small groups as we follow the scallop shell posts marking the Way of St. James with a star all the way to Santiago de Compostela. Ride past celtic huts, Romanesque bridges and the mesetas of Leon. Uphill climbs; winding roads and down-hill runs; The Camino de Santiago is a tour that gives you Spain in all its glory. Cycling the Camino is the ultimate off-road biking tour experience. We make our way along the legendary 1,100-year-old trail, tracing the footsteps of ancient travelers; St. Francis of Assisi and Louis the VII. Our destination is Santiago de Compostela, the city of the Apostle St. James.

What’s Included

  • All Breakfasts
  • All Accomodations
  • 2 Dinners with Wine
  • Customized Hybrid Bike
  • Entrance to Leon Cathedral
  • Wine Tasting in Logroño
  • Bottled water
  • 2 Bilingual Guides
  • Support vehicle
  • Luggage Transfer
  • Transfers in Spain

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet in Pampalona

We meet in Pamplona – and we shuttle to Roncesvalles. There you will have a bike fitting, visit the 13th-century monastery, the customary starting point for the Camino, and pick up your pilgrim’s passports. This evening we get acquainted at our official Pilgrims welcome dinner at our hotel.

Day 2: Roncesvalles –Puente la Reina

Our journey begins with a downhill ride from Roncesvalles following the Arga River from Zubiri to Larrasoaña. Along the way, we’ll pass through the charming little towns of Espinal and lush landscape along the Alto de Erro.
Today’s ride: 65.4 km / 41 mi

Day 3: Puente la Reina - Logrono

This morning we’ll cross the river Arga again via the well known medieval bridge, and the Rio Salado via another medieval bridge called the Puente Medieval Ruinas before we reach the town of Estella. Today our route leads us to one of Spain’s most important wine-producing areas, the Rioja. We make an important stop at the “fountain of wine” in Irache where all pilgrims are invited to take a small sample of wine. We continue to Logroño, the capital of the Rioja wine valley.
Today’s ride: 66.9 kms (41.5 miles)

Day 4: Logroño – Santo Domingo de la Calzada

“Santo Domingo de la Calzada que canto la gallina después de asada.” Be sure to ask our guides about this favorite Camino de Santiago legend! Rolling hills and many little villages.
Today’s Ride 46.7 km / 29 mi

Day 5: Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Burgos

You are sure to enjoy this beautiful ride today as we cross the Oca Hills to the ancient city of Burgos, home of Spain’s favorite son, El Cid. Our hotel is in front of the city’s famous cathedral – one of the most impressive in Europe.
Today’s ride: 68.2 kms (42.6 miles)

Day 6: Burgos – Carrion de los Condes

History, art and legends abound on the route from Burgos to Castrojeriz. A popular refrain reflects how difficult it used to be to cross the swampy Urbel Valley which is now actually a pleasant 2 kilometer ride.
Today’s ride: 82.5 km  / 51.2 mi

Day 7: Carrion de los Condes-Leon

“It is a land full of treasures, of gold and silver, rich in wool and strong horses, and abounding in bread, wine, meat, fish, milk and honey. However, there are few trees…”

A few hills, but mostly plains, are what you will encounter today. As you approach the mesetas of Castilla
Today’s ride: 91.6 km / 56 mi

Day 8: León – Rest Day – No Schedule – Wake-up call not necessary!

León, a former capital of Spain, is well-known for its cathedral and the Basílica de San Isidoro. Our Hotel is just a short distance from the cathedral and walking distance to everything in town. It also has a wonderful little Spa that offers massages and a Spa Circuit. We can’t think of a better way to spend a rest day!

Day 9: León – Santa Colomba

Our ride takes us to Astorga, where we’ll find Antonio Gaudi’s neo-Gothic palace and the 15th century cathedral and we make time to visit a chocolate factory. We continue our ride passing by tiny hamlets and imagine what life was like for the pilgrims before us. We ride to the small town of Santa Colomba where we’ll be made to feel very much at home in this beautiful rustic Posada.
Today’s ride: 67.3 km / 42 mi

Day 10: Santa Colomba - Herrerias

The landscape becomes greener as we approach Galicia, which is also known as “Green Spain”. We continue toward the hills that separate the provinces of Castilla y Leon and Galicia. Our destination today is Herrerias a small town on the fringe of Villafranca which was founded by French pilgrims as a place of absolution for those too weak or sick to continue their journey.
Today’s ride: 74.9 km / 46 mi

Day 11: Herrerias – Portomarín

The last rolling hills of the Bierzo wine region! Later on we will ascend to the mountain pass of El Cebreiro, the divide between Castilla-Leon and Galicia. This beautiful hamlet of Celtic houses has a charming 9th century church, which houses what is said to be the Holy Grail. Galicia is a region with a culture that will remind you of Ireland – the Celtic music, it’s rolling hills and never-ending green pastures. We ride downhill into Portomarin where our hotel overlooks the Minho River. Dinner together and a special treat from our host who will charm us with his traditional “queimada” to ensure we keep the bad spirits away. It’s all in fun, we’re in Galicia!
Today’s ride: 68.2 km / 42.6 mi

Day 12: Portomarin – Arzua

Our guests have commented that this is probably one of the prettiest rides. Rolling hills that take you into very green forests and at the end of the ride you arrive at a sycamore tree lined entrance into a three-hundred-year-old manor house!
Today’s ride: 52.5 km / 32.8 mi

Day 13: Arzua - Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Arzua- Santiago de Compostela, Spain      Our last ride together and as we follow the last yellow arrows into Santiago we have a few more pastures and meadows to enjoy. We arrive in Santiago and gather with all the other pilgrims, some of whom you’ve chatted with along the way. We have arrived! We take you for your Compostela and lead you to the incomparable Cathedral of St. James. If you would like to be present for the Pilgrim’s mass, remember that it is celebrated at noon and so you should plan your ride to arrive in time.

Tonight, we’ll celebrate you and our journey’s together with a great farewell dinner in our beautiful hotel. It has indeed been a “buen camino”.

Today’s Ride: 38,4 kms (24.0 miles)

Day 14: Tour ends in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Departures after breakfast today.
Your guides will depart today after breakfast, but you have the entire day to explore Santiago de Compostela.

We wish you a great journey home and wherever the road may lead you. Buen camino!

Price (per person)

$4895.00

For More Information / Booking

844-41-SPAIN
844-417-7246
772-564-0330

Arrive / Depart

Arrive: Pampalona
Depart: Santiago de Compostela

Upcoming Tour Dates

MAY 20-JUNE 2
JUNE 10-JUNE 23
JULY 01-JULY 14
SEPT 02-SEPT 15

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