Below we offer you our travel proposals to make the Camino de Santiago by bike.

As experts in organized trips to the Camino de Santiago we propose travel packages with everything you need to undertake this mythical journey by bicycle: Reservation of accommodation, Luggage transfer, Road support vehicle, Assistance insurance, Telephone assistance, Practical documentation of the route, pilgrim's credential, etc.

If you prefer we also offer the option of doing the Camino de Santiago on foot.

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Bike route from Roncesvalles to Santiago

14 days / 13 nights
1395 € / person
The Camino de Santiago by bike from Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela is the gateway to Spain for the French Way. It is a mythical place on the Camino de Santiago, witness to historical events and spectacular beauty. It represents one of the places with the most Jacobean tradition of the entire Camino Frances de Santiago from Roncesvalles. If you prefer to do the Camino Frances on foot, we also give you that possibility.
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Bike ride from León to Santiago

7 days / 6 nights
650 € / person
In this exciting route of the Camino de Santiago by bike from León of just over 300 km, you will cross the beautiful Leonese moor and the region of El Bierzo. You will enjoy the exciting views from Foncebadón, Cruz del Ferro and O Cebreiro. The Camino de Santiago is a unique route that has more than a thousand years of history and along whose route there are towns, villages and cities of great historical-artistic significance. If you prefer to do the Camino Frances on foot, we also give you that possibility.
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Bike route from Porto to Santiago

6 days / 5 nights
495 € / person
The Portuguese Camino de Santiago has a great historical tradition, fostered by the support received from the former Portuguese crown, which documents pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries. The Camino de Santiago from Porto by bicycle to Santiago de Compostela adds the attraction of pedaling through the neighboring country, in which the great hospitality with which its people receive us and the care of the establishments where we will stay stand out. Beautiful cities, full of history, such as Porto, Barcelos, with its famous "Miracle Cock", Ponte de Lima, with its spectacular medieval bridge and Valencia do Minho, border with Spain, with its impressive walled citadel, at the foot of the Miño , are some of the most important locations on the route in Portugal. Already in Spain from Tui to Santiago de Compostela, we find exuberant landscapes, with numerous rivers and wooded areas. Population centers with so much meaning and architectural beauty such as Redondela, Pontesampaio, Pontevedra, Caldas de Rei and Padrón, where according to legend the boat that brought the remains of the Apostle Santiago from Palestine landed.
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Bike route from Irún to Santiago

18 days / 17 nights
0 € / person
The Camino del Norte by bike from Irún is one of the oldest routes that pilgrims have traveled and travel today. In its beginnings, when the remains of the Apostle Santiago were discovered, around the year 830, in Santiago de Compostela, there was a large flow of pilgrims from all over Europe. Many of them went by boat to ports in the Cantabrian Sea to continue their pilgrimage on foot from there. The route runs along the entire Cantabrian coast, very close to it and even in some areas, next to the sea. In the Galician town of Ribadeo, it heads inland to join, in the town of Arzúa, with the French Way in a single Way to Santiago de Compostela. It has its beginning, in Spain, in the city of Irún and, it travels in a route of about 817 km, through the Communities of the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia. Route of great scenic, cultural, architectural, gastronomic and historical beauty, in which the North breeze will accompany us on our Camino. Throughout such a long journey, the pilgrim will travel through mid-mountain areas, with constant ups and downs, such as in the Basque section, with fertile and green valleys as in the Asturian and Cantabrian sections, and we will come across numerous fishing ports with eminent marine flavor. The main towns, to name a few, that we will find on this Jacobean itinerary are: San Sebastián – Bilbao – Santander - Gijón.
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Bike route from Gijón to Santiago

9 days / 8 nights
0 € / person
The Camino del Norte by bike from Gijón is one of the oldest routes that runs along the Cantabrian coast. In the town of Arzúa, it is unified in a single itinerary with the French Way.
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Bike route from Oviedo to Santiago

9 days / 8 nights
825 € / person
The Camino Primitivo by bike from Oviedo was the first Camino de Santiago that was carried out and consolidated, around the year 830. It was King Alfonso II the Chaste, considered as “the first pilgrim to Santiago de Compostela who endowed it with numerous infrastructures and services for the benefit of all pilgrims.

Tips for doing the Camino de Santiago by bike

Doing the Camino de Santiago by bike It is an alternative that over the years has gained hundreds of followers. It allows you to have a completely different experience than doing it on foot. However, it also requires a minimum of preparation and following some tips to make the adventure as pleasant as possible.

Stay with us and we'll show you some tips to do the Camino de Santiago organized trips cycling.

Tips for the Camino de Santiago by bike

Travel the Jacobean routes, regardless of the way, It is a rewarding experience from any point of view.. If you are planning to do it by bike, it is completely normal for many questions to arise, so here we will try to answer the most common ones.

Suitable bike type

Of course, the bicycle is the protagonist of this route, so it must be indicated for the route you take. You should know that no matter which one you choose, most of the Jacobean routes, you can drive on asphalt. This means that it is a road bike can be completely suitable.

However, if you are planning to follow the original layouts, the recommendation would then be a Mountain bike. It must have a good chainring and suspension system.

If you have experience in the subject of cycling, hybrid bikes will be perfect. These allow you to go without problem both on the road and on slightly more rugged terrain. No matter which one you choose, try to make it light. Also, you must have thewheels in the best possible condition.

Which route to choose

As you know, there are many routes that reach Santiago de Compostela. Only in Spain are six the most popular, as well as other lesser-known routes. Of course, you have to take into account that others depart from different parts of Europe, so the account is extended.

However, the French Way it is the most popular and on a bike this is no different. This route is quite friendly for cyclists, although you should know that it has several climbs, so you will have to prepare yourself.

The French Way is the busiest, both walking with a bike. In addition, it is one of the best signposted and with a large number of services. Therefore, if it is your first time, it is a wonderful option.

If you have already done this route, the Northern Way it can also be a good option. In addition to being friendly, you will find really beautiful landscapes. Of course, we warn you that it is a little harder since it includes several mountain sections

Number of stages

Although each of the routes is divided into different stages, these are designed for pilgrims on foot. This means that by bicycle could be completed in less time. The average route per hour of bicigrino is from 10 to 15 km per hour.

Everything depends on the particular physical condition and the experiences that have been raised around this tour. For your reference, the The French Way from Roncesvalles as a starting point can be easily completed in 10 stages. This at an average of 100 km per day.

Now, for other Jacobean routes, it will take a few more days. For example, the Camino del Norte would have about 20 stages, while the Camino Primitivo would last approximately one week.

baggage to carry

Both by bicycle and on foot, the pilgrim's luggage is one of the most frequent questions, always. As advice, especially if you do the Camino de Santiago by bike, You should only bring what is essential.

As a bicigrino you must add some elements (helmet, cyclist sportswear, shoes, lights, saddlebags, patches for the wheels, bowler hat and a small tool kit that can save you from any trouble).

Choose between panniers or trolley

We must say it saddlebags are a better option to transport and secure everything to the bike at the time of doing the Camino de Santiago. Although bikepacking bags are also an ideal alternative, panniers are much more recommended.

Although some prefer to replace them with a cart, the simple structure will add an extra load. However, in any case, everything will depend on your personal tastes.

Remember that if you hire our services as an organizing agency for the Camino De Santiago we will take your luggage from accommodation to accommodation.

At what time to do it

Being an increasingly popular option, the Pilgrim's Office already has its own statistics on bicigrinos.

Accordingly, most choose to take the tour between the months of May to September. During these dates, the rains that are usually a constant during the rest of the year are avoided, especially in the sections that run through Galicia.

Of course, just as rain is avoided, it is also important stay a bit away from the central summer months. Keep in mind that high temperatures can work against you, unless you start first thing in the morning, as we recommend at Viajes Mundiplus.   

Accommodation for the Camino de Santiago by bike

Just as luggage is essential, planning your accommodation is also a necessity before you start pedaling. If you do it on your own and you sleep in shelters, it is important that you bring a lock for your bicycle, since most of them do not have space inside it. If, on the other hand, you sleep in our partner accommodation, the vast majority of them have rooms set up to store them, although to date there has never been any incident, we always recommend locking them.

Bike alone or in a group

You should know that the Camino de Santiago, regardless of the route, It has proper signage and for the most part they are quite safe. You can do it by bike by yourself and this is not a major inconvenience.

Also, you should know that you won't always be alone. Like you, there are hundreds of bicigrinos who travel these routes and who will join together, until when you notice it, you have formed a good group.

Not only on the routes, also in the hostels you will coincide with many of them. They could even give you some advice about the route and the challenges that are faced every day when cycling.

The bike, at the end of the Camino de Santiago

Many doubts also fall on what to do with the bike at the end of the Camino and reach Santiago de Compostela. But this is not necessarily a problem.

There are quite a few bicigrinos opt for pedaling again. In addition, there is the option of return it as a parcel. Even the Pilgrim's Office and the Santiago de Compostela Post Office offer this type of service with insurance included.

What is the easiest bike path for beginners

The most popular and busy route, among other reasons due to its low difficulty, is the Camino from Sarria to Santiago. If you are not very accustomed to riding a bicycle, we would recommend doing the same stages as pilgrims on foot, but by bicycle. What a pilgrim takes to cover a stage of 5 to 7 hours, you would do it in approximately half the time.