Bicycle route from Roncesvalles to Santiago

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Discover the Bicycle route from Roncesvalles to Santiago

The Camino de Santiago by bike from Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela is the gateway to Spain of 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 most traditional Jacobean places along the entire French Way of the Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles. If you prefer to walk the French Way, we also offer you that possibility. The Camino de Santiago by bike from Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela is the entry point into Spain of 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 most traditional Jacobean places along the entire French Way of the Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles. If you prefer to walk the French Way, we also offer you that possibility.

Safety and Peace of Mind

Our rates include travel insurance and vehicle assistance in case of emergency, for your safety and peace of mind.

Customized Way

If you want to cover fewer kilometers per day, we can design this route with more days of duration (suitable for older people or families with children).

Special Discounts

Discounts available for groups starting from 4 people. Inquire. (Not combinable with other discounts)

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Origin

Roncesvalles
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Destination

Santiago
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Duration

14 days / 13 nights / 12 stages
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Total Kms

790
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Price / person

1395€

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Services

Full and customizable services for a worry-free experience on the Wey of Santiago.

Services Included

Rooms with private bathroom

Accommodations in Hotels, Country Houses, Hostels

Special breakfast

Travel Assistance Insurance in Spain

Emergency roadside assistance vehicle

Digital Information Dossier of the Way

On-Route Telephone Assistance

Luggage transfer on the stages

✓ 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20 kg

Gifts

✓ Pilgrim Credential
✓ Pilgrim's Scallop Shell
✓ Typical Galician Product

No cancellation fees

✓ Up to 10 days before starting the Camino

IVA

Optional Services

Transfer from Pamplona Train Station to Saint Jean Pied de Port: €150

✓ To Roncesvalles (Check rate)
✓ To Saint Jean Pied de Port (Check rate)

Dinner Supplement

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Single Room Supplement

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Additional baggage

✓ Consult rate if you bring more than 1 suitcase per person

Extra night in Santiago

✓ Consult Rate.

bus

One-day Excursions (Bus)

✓ Finisterre (Costa da morte) and/or Rias Baixas.

Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)

Remember that the cost of the optional services chosen will be added to the base price of your route. We are committed to making your pilgrimage an unforgettable and carefree experience. Welcome to the Wey!

Stages

Discover the Wey of Santiago towards the majestic Santiago de Compostela.

Breakfast and start of the first stage of the Camino de Santiago by bike from Roncesvalles.

The beginning of the French Way in Spain is Roncesvalles and its Royal Collegiate Church. The Song of Roland originated in these lands, don’t miss its history and monuments.

Until reaching Pamplona, the pilgrim will find numerous towns of great beauty.

The stage runs through small oak forests and dry fields.

There are numerous undulations which do not present special difficulties, except for the climbs of the Alto de Erro, before reaching Zubiri, and the climb to the Alto del Perdón, between Pamplona and Puente la Reina.

Notable are the towns of Zubiri, Pamplona, Obanos, and Puente la Reina, with its majestic Medieval Bridge, as well as the Hermitage of Our Lady of Eunate.

Arrival in Puente la Reina. End of the stage.

Breakfast and start of the stage.

The profile of this stage, running through clay terrain, does not present difficulties.

Special mention to the towns of Mañeru, and especially Cirauqui with its medieval layout and its ancient Roman road.

Through Lorca and Villatuerta we arrive in Estella, with fabulous monuments: the Church of San Pedro de la Rua, the Palace of the Kings of Navarra, the Monastery of Irache, and the Castle of Monjardin.

Also noteworthy is the town of Torres del Río, with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Viana, a city founded at the beginning of the 12th Century.

Arrival in Logroño. End of the stage.

Breakfast and start of the stage.

The Camino de Santiago in La Rioja does not represent many kilometers of the total journey, but the cities it passes through have a great Jacobean tradition.

It is a stage where vineyards and farmlands follow one another.

In Logroño, the Imperial Church of Santa María de Palacio, the Church of Santiago el Real, and the Cathedral of Santa María la Redonda are highlights.

Nájera, with the Monastery of Santa María la Real. Nearby are the Monasteries of Yuso and Suso, cradles of Spanish and Basque letters.

Finally, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, with its Cathedral and the House of the Saint, which gives its name to the town.

Arrival in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. End of the stage.

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We leave the lands of La Rioja and enter into Castile. The Montes de Oca will be the main obstacle of this stage of the Camino de Santiago by bike from Roncesvalles.

The following localities along this route are noteworthy:

Redecilla del Camino with its “Jurisdictional Pillory” and its Romanesque baptismal font.

Belorado, Villafranca Montes de Oca, Montes de Oca, where the Monastery of San Juan de Ortega stands out, one of the most Santiago-related enclaves, where we will appreciate the famous Annunciation capital.

Burgos presents itself with its spectacular Gothic Cathedral, Monastery of Las Huelgas Reales, and the Arch of Santa Maria.

Arrival in Burgos. End of the stage.

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Our Camino de Santiago by bike from Roncesvalles enters for the first time the Castilian plateau, filled with hills, fields, and valleys. Austere villages with a great Jacobean tradition dot this stage.

A flat stage with successive hills and watchtowers. The only difficulty, upon leaving Castrojeriz, is the Alto de Mostelares.

A route of great artistic and cultural interest, among which the towns of Castrojeriz, Boadilla del Camino, Fromista with its Church of San Martin (a jewel of Spanish Romanesque) stand out.

Arrival in Fromista. End of the stage.

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Fields of cereals and long straight roads without any orographic difficulty. Typical Castilian villages with few shadows mark this stage of the Camino de Santiago by bike from Roncesvalles.

We highlight Villalcazar de Sirga, with its fabulous Church of Santa Maria la Blanca, Carrión de los Condes, and Sahagún, with some of the best Romanesque-Mudejar monuments, such as the Churches of San Tirso and San Lorenzo.

Arrival in Sahagún. End of the stage.

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We enter the Leonese moorland. A stage without difficulty in terms of geographic accidents and scarcity of urban centers.

In Mansilla de las Mulas, we can see its well-preserved wall. In León, a must-visit are its exceptional Cathedral, the Hostal Parador de San Marcos, and the Royal Collegiate Church of San Isidoro.

Arrival in León. End of the stage.

Breakfast and start of the stage.

A flat stage of tracks and paths perfectly marked through the Leonese moorland, flat terrain that runs through well-marked tracks and paths. Once we enter the austere region of Maragateria and close to the city of Astorga, the landscape turns into beautiful villages composed of large houses.

In Astorga, its Cathedral, the Episcopal Palace of Gaudí, and its Main Square are highlights.

Arrival at Rabanal del Wey. End of the stage.

Note: If you do not have enough days to do this route, you can always do the Camino de Santiago by bike from León with a duration of one week.

Breakfast and start of the stage.

After Rabanal del Camino, the ascent to Monte Irago, with Foncebadón to reach the summit will be our next goal. We ride to the famous Cruz de Ferro (the highest altitude of the French Way), and in a steep descent to El Acebo, crossing the medieval bridge of Molinaseca.

The capital of Bierzo, “Ponferrada and its Templar castle,” will be the next stop for the bikers. Tracks of land and vineyards will lead us to the end of the stage.

Arrival in Villafranca del Bierzo. End of the stage.

Breakfast and start of the stage.

This stage mostly runs near National Road VI and the Valcarce river valley, until we ascend in a steep climb to the mythical O Cebreiro, the entrance of the Camino de Santiago in the Galician province.

We continue cycling to the Altos del Poio and San Roque, and then descend to Triacastela and Samos with its Benedictine Monastery as a backdrop.

Arrival in Samos. End of the stage.

Breakfast and start of the stage.

A stage of great beauty marked by constant ups and downs. Forests, watercourses, natural corridors, and small villages will be the main attractions of the Way.

Our next stop will be Sarria, the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago represents the last 100 Kilometers of the route and is the most popular route among walking pilgrims. The town of Sarria is one of the largest cities we will find on the Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles to Santiago.

Portomarín and its Belesar Reservoir will welcome us halfway.

Arrival in Palas de Rei. End of the stage.

Breakfast and start of the stage.

In this section, which runs along dirt tracks and asphalted areas, we continue with the ups and downs, though with a moderate slope; except for the ascents to Arzúa and Monte do Gozo, which will be the obstacles of the day.

We highlight the towns of Furelos, with its magnificent medieval bridge, Melide, with its famous octopus restaurants, almost a must-visit, Arzúa, and finally Monte do Gozo, where we will glimpse, for the first time, the Cathedral of Santiago.

Arrival in Santiago de Compostela. End of the stage.

This itinerary will take you through the most popular stages, allowing you to experience the beauty and culture of the Wey of Santiago. Be sure to book accommodation in advance, as it can get crowded, especially in the high season.
Safe travels and Buen Camino!

Lodging

In our constant effort to provide the best experience to our customers, we want to assure you that we are committed to your rest and comfort. The accommodations we offer have been carefully selected and provide private rooms with private bathrooms, along with all the necessary services to make the most of your stay. It is important to note that we will never put you up in hostels.

Since these accommodations have a limited capacity, we will provide you with the exact name once you confirm your reservation and we verify availability on the dates of your choice. Your satisfaction is our priority!

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