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Cycling the Camino de Santiago

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The Spanish Camino de Santiago is one of THE most ancient pilgrims routes in the world. Since the 9th century, the French Way has led thousands of pilgrims on an 800km journey across northern Spain, winding from the Pyrenees across the wheat fields of old Castile to pass through to Leon. Our holiday starts here at the seat of Spanish Kings, Leon is full of soaring cathedrals and hushed convents. The route then builds through the Galician countryside to a spectacular finale at Santiago de Compostela’s majestic Baroque cathedral, the last resting place of St James the apostle.

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All about the Cycling the Camino de Santiago.

The Spanish Camino de Santiago is one of THE most ancient pilgrims routes in the world. Since the 9th century, the French Way has led thousands of pilgrims on an 800km journey across northern Spain, winding from the Pyrenees across the wheat fields of old Castile to pass through to Leon. Our holiday starts here at the seat of Spanish Kings, Leon is full of soaring cathedrals and hushed convents. The route then builds through the Galician countryside to a spectacular finale at Santiago de Compostela’s majestic Baroque cathedral, the last resting place of St James the apostle.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 8 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of *** and **** hotels
  • All buffet breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • RideWithGPS navigation app
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Transfers on day 2 and day 5 as per the standard itinerary
  • Pilgrims passport
What is not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Arrival & departure transfers (available on request, inquire for supplement)
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels (inquire for prices and details)
  • Single Supplement (available on request – inquire for supplement)
  • E-Bike (available on request, inquire for supplement)
  • Guided tour of Leon Cathedral on day 2 (supplement)

Highlights

  • Cycle along one of the world’s most famous UNESCO pilgrimage routes
  • Stamp your pilgrims passport in the villages, chapels, churches and cathedrals.
  • Visit the architecturally stunning cathedrals of Leon and Santiago de Compostela.
  1. Day 1 Arrival into Leon

    Arrive at the Posada Regia hotel, perfectly located in the centre of Leon. Explore the picturesque old quarter, the Barrio Humedo, which boasts narrow alleyways, traditional Spanish tavernas and breath-taking plazas.

  2. Day 2 Leon and transfer Leon to Astorga

    After your morning briefing, discover the highlights of Leon, including the Panteon Real, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo and the 13th-century Catedral de Leon, reputed to be one of the most beautiful in Spain. A late afternoon transfer takes you to to Hotel Via de la Plata in Astorga where the Episcopal Palace was designed by Gaudi.

  3. Day 3 Astorga to Molinaseca 49km/30.5mi

    Cycle into the Maragateria area, a wooded mountainous region where beautiful villages dot the landscape. Climb to the highest point of the tour, passing the stone cross at 1,510m, where traditionally each pilgrim leaves a stone they have brought from their homeland. Later descend into the rich valley of the Bierzo before arriving at the Hotel El Palacio in medieval Molinaseca

  4. Day 4 Molinaseca to Ferrerias 49km/30.5mi

    Cycle through the Bierzo valley, which produces excellent wines, fruit and vegetables before reaching the historic town of Villafranca del Bierzo. On to the foothills of the O’Cebreiro, a pastoral village between the mountain ranges of O Courel and Os Ancares where you have a traditional tapas dinner at the Hotel Capricho de Josana.

  5. Day 5 O'Cebreiro to Sarria 43km/26.5mi

    A transfer takes you to the top of the steep O’Cebreiro mountain with breath taking views. Descend into outer lying woods and mountains, cycling through the small town of Samos where you can visit its ancient Middle Age monastery and is still inhabited by monks to this day. Cycle alongside streams and rivers arriving at the restored parsonage Hotel Rectoral de Goian in time for your included dinner.

  6. Day 6 Sarria to Palas de Rei 49km/30.5mi

    Today cycle on narrow secondary roads through one of the most beautiful sections of the Camino. Pass through peaceful woodland and green pastures before arriving at Hotel A Parada das Bestas for your included dinner.

  7. Day 7 Palas de Rei to Arzua 16km/10mi

    Time stands still in many of the pretty villages you cycle through today, each one a hidden gem with stone-built houses and quaint narrow streets. The last one Arzua has more cows than inhabitants! Dinner awaits at the restored stately home, Pazo de Santa Maria.

  8. Day 8 Arzua to Santiago de Compostela 19km/12mi

    The final few miles of your epic pilgrimmage takes you into the heart Santiago de Compostela, the capital of northwest Spain’s Galicia region. We cycle into this unique city of pilgrims and onto the Plaza de Obradoiro overlooking the Cathedral built in honour of Saint James before arriving at the Virxe da Cerca on the edge of its legendary historic centre.

  9. Day 9 Leave Santiago de Compostela
Where you stay
Posada Regia
The Posada Regia is perfectly located in the centre of Leon, just off the main (largely pedestrian) street and around a five minute walk from the impressive central cathedral. The hotel has two buildings on adjacent streets. The main building is where the restaurant and bars are located. Once inside you enter the world of ‘old Leon’ as even part of the original Roman city wall has been incorporated into the structure of the new building. The atmosphere is rustic with lots of timber and tile floors, and this building is next to a lively square where it is pleasant to sit out for drinks of an evening. The second building (where Headwater rooms are located) is 20m down a quieter street. Bedrooms are attractive with bold colours and smart new bathrooms.
Hotel Via de la Plata
This stylish spa hotel is 100 yards from Astorga Town Hall, in the city centre. It offers an extensive spa and modern rooms with free WiFi. Rooms at the Hotel SPA Va de la Plata feature parquet floors and smart, elegant dcor. Each one has flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom with hairdryer. The hotels spa includes a thermal pool with hot tub, loungers, Finnish and Turkish saunas, different showers, UVA cabin, and other services. Access to the spa and treatments and massages available for an extra charge. Please note on Mondays the spa is closed. The hotel’s restaurant is located 1-minute walk away.
Hotel El Palacio
El Palacio is perfectly located on the banks of the river in Molinaseca and in a restored building that was formerly known as the Casona de Don Pelegrin. Recently renovated the modern rooms offer flat screen TVs and WiFi access.
Hotel Capricho de Josana
The Capricho de Josana is located in Herreras de Valcarce, on the Santiago Pilgrimage Route. There is free Wi-Fi and all rooms have private bathrooms. The heated rooms in El Capricho de Josana feature stone walls and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, specializing in dishes from the Castile and Len region. In warm weather there is also a terrace, as well as large gardens. Set by the Valcarce River, El Capricho is located at the foot of O Cebreiro Mountain, just 1.9 miles from the Galician border.
Rectoral de Goian
A rectoral in Spain is the equivalent of a parsonage in the UK. A grand home, often in a picturesque location built of attractive old stone. Such is the case with The Rectoral de Goian, just 8km from the centre of Sarria, it’s a gorgeous property set in isolated countryside in landscaped gardens that are just too perfect. The Rectoral building is horseshoe shaped – it has an open patio and balconies facing the garden so it is ideal for eating al fresco in the evening. There is even a tiny chapel in the garden that is still used! Bedrooms are gorgeous with stone walls, beams, wooden floors and modern bathrooms, all with views on to the patio or the garden. Raquel and Javier don’t speak English, so a phrase book will come in handy here too.
Hotel a Parada das Bestas
Offering an outdoor swimming pool and an la carte restaurant, A Parada Das Bestas is located amidst the Galician countryside, a 4-minute walk from the centre of Pidre. It offers rustic-style accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Offering a flat-screen TV, all rooms come with wood-beamed ceilings, exposed stonework and heating. The private bathroom includes a shower and free toiletries. A breakfast including homemade products is offered daily in the restaurant, which serves local cuisine at dinner.
Pazo de Santamaria
Pazo Santa Mara is an 18th-century property, set in 35,000 m of gardens. This historic building has original stone walls and wooden beams. There are relaxing lounges, with a library and an open fireplace. Free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas. Rooms at Pazo Santa Mara are spacious and charming. They have heating and a private bathroom. The hotel also has a restaurant, a bar and a terrace, with impressive views.
Hotel Virxe da Cerca
Just on the edge of the historic centre in Santiago de Compostela, the Virxe da Cerca sits just below the old market – it is still used by the locals daily and is definitely worth wandering through. Our superior rooms are in the grand old 4-storey building that backs on to an extensive garden at the back. The breakfast room overlooks the garden while the in house restaurant is on the ground floor in the depths of the building with solid stone walls and a cosy atmosphere. It is only a 5-minute walk into the heart of the old town so it is perfect for exploring, and feels like coming back to your very own stately home in the city.
Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and 4 dinners are included.

Dinners are either taken at the hotel, or left open, where there is a good choice of restaurants.

As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. The route notes contain a 24-hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the local representative is normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.

Vehicle Support: This is a self-guided trip for those who prefer to cycle independently, but with our assistance to take out the stress of the logistics and planning. We arrange your accommodation, provide you with a map and route notes so that you can cycle at your own pace, while your bags are transported from one hotel to the next. The maps and route notes are provided in a link and can be downloaded to your phone via an app, RidewithGPS. A representative will be there to meet you, make sure the bikes are all set up and will be on call throughout the trip should you need.

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