Camino Santiago by bicycle: Roncesvalles-Santiago

Roncesvalles is a mythical place on the Camino de Santiago, witness to historical events and spectacular beauty. It represents one of the places with more Jacobean tradition of the whole route. Gateway to the French Way in Spain.

Roncesvalles
Puente la Reina
Logroño
Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Burgos
Fromista
Sahagún
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.

Itinerary French Way from Roncesvalles (14 days-13 nights-12 stages)

Day 1: Arrival in Roncesvalles. Accommodation.
Day 2: Roncesvalles-Puente la Reina Stage (66.7 kms)

Breakfast and Start of the stage.

The beginning of the French Way in Spain is Roncesvalles and its Royal Collegiate. Until arriving in Pamplona, the pilgrim will find numerous villages, of great beauty.

The stage runs through small oak forests and dry fields.

There are numerous slides that do not present any special difficulties, except the climbs of the Alto de Erro, before reaching Zubiri, and the rise to Alto del Perdón, between Pamplona and Puente la reina.

We highlight 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 at Puente la Reina. End of the stage.

Day 3: Stage Puente la Reina-Logroño (71 kms)

Breakfast and Start of the stage.

The profile of this stage, running through clayey terrain, presents no difficulties.

Special mention for the municipalities of Mañeru, and above all Cirauqui with its medieval layout and its ancient Roman road.

By Lorca Y Villatuerta We arrived at Estella, with fabulous monuments: Church of San Pedro de la Rua, Palace of the Kings of Navarre, Irache Monastery and the Castle of Monjardin.

We also highlight the town of Torres del Río, with the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Viana, city founded at the beginning of the XII century.

Arrival in Logroño. End of the stage.

Day 4: Stage Logroño-Santo Domingo de la Calzada (50 kms)

Breakfast and Start of the stage.

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

It is a stage in which vineyards and farmland follow each other.

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

Najera, with the Monastery of Santa María la Real. In the vicinity are the Monasteries of Yuso and Suso, cradle of the Spanish and Basque letters.

Finally, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, with its Cathedral and the Casa del Santo, which gives its name to the town.

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

Day 5: Santo Domingo de la Calzada-Burgos (75Kms)

Breakfast and Start of the stage.

We leave land from La Rioja and we enter Castile. The Montes de Oca they will be the main obstacle of the stage.

The following locations should be highlighted, which we will find in this route:

Redecilla del Camino with his «Jurisdictional Roll» and his Romance baptismal font.

Belorado, Villafranca de Montes de Oca, Montes de Oca, where the Monastery of San Juan de Ortega, one of the most Santiagueros enclaves, where we will appreciate the famous capital of the Annunciation.

Burgos is presented with its spectacular Gothic Cathedral, Monastery of Las Huelgas Reales and the Arco de Santa María.

Arrival in Burgos. End of the stage.

Day 6: Burgos-Fromista Stage (65 kms)

Breakfast and Start of the stage.

We enter the Castilian plateau, plagued by hills, countryside and valleys. Austere people with great Jacobean tradition sow this stage.

Level stage with successive hills and watchtowers. The only difficulty, when leaving Castrojeriz, is represented by High of Mostelares.

Traced of great artistic and cultural interest, among which include the populations of Castrojeriz, Boadilla del Camino, Fromista with his Church of San Martin (Spanish Romanesque jewel)

Arrival to Fromista. End of the stage.

Day 7: Fromista-Sahagún (59.5 kms)

Breakfast and Start of the stage.

Fields of cereals and great straight lines without any orographic difficulty. Typical Castilian villages with few shadows mark the route.

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

Arrival to Sahagún. End of the stage.

Day 8: Stage Sahagún-León (57 Kms)

Breakfast and Start of the stage.

We enter the wilderness of León. Stage without difficulty in relation to geographical features and shortage of urban centers.

In Mansilla de las Mulas, we contemplate its well preserved wall. In LionIt is a must to visit its exceptional Cathedral, the Hostal Parador de San Marcos and the Royal Collegiate of San Isidoro.

Arrival in León. End of the stage.

Day 9: 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 is changing. We enter the district of Maragateríacrossing beautiful villages and large houses, characteristics of this austere region.

We stand out in Hospital de Órbigo, the Puente del Paso Honroso, famous for the deed of the gentleman D. Suero de Quiñones in 1434. At the entrance of Astorga, Santo Toribio Cruise. In Astorga we highlight the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace of Gaudí and its Plaza Mayor.

Arrival at Rabanal del Camino. End of the stage.

Day 10: 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 going through the mythical Cruz del Ferro (maximum altitude of the road), we went in a strong descent through El Acebo, until we 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 11: 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, entrance 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 San Roque, to continue in strong descent to Triacastela. The spectacular views will accompany us in this stage of the stage.

Since 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 12: 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 13: 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 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 14: Breakfast-End of our services

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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
€ 1215 per person
24 and 25 July (Fiestas Apóstol): Check rate.
Double room with breakfast and dinner en route. Logroño and Santiago de Compostela only Breakfast
€ 1415 per person
24 and 25 July (Fiestas Apóstol): Check rate.
Route information
  • Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles
    • Total distance: 790 kms
  • 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
  • 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.

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