Road by bicycle: León-Santiago

The Camino de Santiago is a unique route that has more than a thousand years of history and whose route includes villages, towns and cities of great historical-artistic significance.

On this exciting route of just over 300 Kms, You will cross the beautiful Leonese wasteland and the region of El Bierzo. You will enjoy the exciting views from Foncebadón, Cruz del Ferro and O Cebreiro.

Lion
Rabanal del Camino
Villafranca del Bierzo
Samos
Palas de Rei
Santiago de Compostela
Remember that in Mundiplus we adapt the kilometers of the stages according to your needs.

 

Any route can be planned both for individuals traveling alone, and for large groups or families.

Staged itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in León. Accommodation.
Day 2: Stage León-Rabanal del Camino (69.8 Kms)

Breakfast and Start of the stage.

We travel through the moor of León, flat terrain that runs along well marked tracks and trails. As we get closer to Astorga, the terrain changes. We enter the district of Maragatería crossing beautiful villages and large houses, characteristics of this austere region.

We emphasize in Hospital de Órbigo, the Puente del Paso Honroso, famous for the feat of the gentleman D. Suero de Quiñones in 1434. At the entrance of Astorga, the Crucero de Santo Toribio. In Astorga we highlight the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace of Gaudí and his Main Square.

Arrival at Rabanal del Camino. End of the stage.

Day 3: Stage Rabanal del Camino-Villafranca del Bierzo

Breakfast and Start of the stage.

As soon as we leave Rabanal del Camino, we begin the ascent to Mount Irago, with Foncebadón at its summit. After passing through the mythical Cruz del Ferro (maximum altitude of the road), we go in strong descent by the Holly, until looking for Molinaseca, with a magnificent Medieval Bridge and Ponferrada-capital of Bierzo (Region of transition between León and Galicia). Through vineyards and dirt tracks, we will reach Cacabelos, and then Villafranca del Bierzo.

We emphasize in this stage: Foncebadón, that in its day lodged a Council, the landscape from Monte Irago, Ponferrada with its Castle, of Templar origin, extraordinarily conserved, and in Villafranca del Bierzo the Romanesque Church of Santiago.

Arrival in Villafranca del Bierzo. End of the stage.

Day 4: Stage Villafranca del Bierzo-Samos (60 Kms)

Breakfast and Start of the stage.

The stage runs through the vicinity of the old National Road VI and the valley of the Valcarce River, until we head towards the mythical O Cebreiro, entry of the Camino de Santiago in Galicia, with the Sierras de Ancares and O Courel as witnesses.

From O Cebreiro, also on the rise, we will find the Altos del Poio and of San Roque, to continue in strong decline until Triacastela. The spectacular views will accompany us in this stage of the stage.

From Triacastela, and by road, we go to the fabulous Samos Monastery, whose origins date back to the 6th century.

Arrival Samos. End of the stage.

Day 5: Stage Samos-Palas de Rei (59 Kms)

Breakfast and Start of the stage.

Stage with constant ups and downs, not too long, but of great beauty. We will pass through large wooded areas and numerous water courses and corrals. Tour with numerous villages and small towns.

Later we arrived at Sarria, the largest city we will find until we reach Santiago.

Portomarín, at the foot of Embalse del Belesar will welcome us halfway.

In Sarria we highlight the Magdalena Monastery and in Portomarín, the Fortress Church of San Nicolas.

Arrival at Palas de Rei. End of the stage.

Day 6: Stage Palas de Rei-Santiago de Compostela (66 Kms)

Breakfast and Start of the stage.

In the last stage we will continue finding a terrain of constant ups and downs without great unevenness.

The stage runs through dirt tracks and paved areas, next to the road and that cross small villages and cross numerous streams.

The climbs to Arzúa, from Ribadixo do Baixo and Monte do Gozo, will be the small obstacles of the day.

We indicate the locations of Furelos, with its magnificent medieval bridge, Melide, with their famous pulperias, almost obligatory visit, Arzúa, and finally the Monte do Gozo, where we will glimpse, for the first time, the Cathedral of Santiago.

Arrival in Santiago de Compostela. End of the road.

Day 7: Breakfast-End of our services
Accommodation

The accommodations that we offer to our clients are from great quality and all rooms have a private bathroom, as well as the necessary services for your comfort. All establishments have been supervised and selected by Viajes Mundiplus, based on the satisfaction expressed by our customers over the years. On our routes, we never offer hostels.

As they are dates of free election in which they can carry out the Camino, and when they are accommodation with limited capacity, the exact name of the same will be provided once they have made the firm reservation of their trip, and verified the availability in them.

Our primary objective is his tranquility, rest and enjoy the Camino de Santiago.

Then, you can see and display a wide selection of some of our usual accommodations where you could stay.

Price

Double room with breakfast
€ 555 per person
24 and 25 July (Fiestas Apóstol): Check rate.
Double room with breakfast and dinner en route. Santiago de Compostela only Breakfast
€ 655 per person
24 and 25 July (Fiestas Apóstol): Check rate.
Route information
  • Way of Saint James from León
    • Total distance: 310 kms (7 days-6 nights)
  • Dates: Free choice. You choose the day!
    • The trip must be booked at least 1 week before the date you have decided.
  • Applicable discounts:
    • € 25 for children under 12 in a shared room
    • € 20 / person for groups of 4 people or more
    • € 25 / person for groups of 10 people or more
  • Accommodations in Hotels, Cottages, Hostels
  • Diet to choose:
    • Special breakfast
    • Half board (Breakfast and dinner, Santiago de Compostela breakfast only)
  • Travel assistance insurance in Spain
  • Assistance vehicle en route in case of emergency
  • Information dossier of the road / profiles stages
  • Telephone assistance en route
  • Transfer of luggage in the stages
    • 1 suitcase per person, maximum 23Kgs
  • Gifts
    • Pilgrim's Credential
    • Pilgrim scallop
  • VAT

Remember that the cost of the optional services you choose will be added to the base price of the route.

  • Additional luggage
    • If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
  • Supplement single room
    • € 25 / night (If you travel alone)
  • 1 Day Excursions (Bus)
    • Finisterre (Costa da morte) and / or Rias Baixas
  • Extra night in Santiago
    • € 60 / person (Double room with breakfast)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
  • Insurance Cancellation (Foreigners)