2020
Bike Tour along the Camino de Santiago

Bike Tour along the Camino de Santiago

From Astorga to Santiago de Compostela

 Astorga – O Cebreiro – Santiago de Compostela

  • Cruz de Ferro, Castillo de Ponferrada, Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○

days
8

km / day avg.
45

This bike tour takes you along the most famous pilgrim's route – The Camino de Santiago – from Astorga to Santiago de Compostela. Many thousands of people set off every year to walk the classic Camino Francés through North Spain. They describe it as a moving and rewarding experience. Enjoy Galicia's rugged countryside from your bike; explore charming villages and taste the diverse local cuisine. The spirit of the pilgrims will accompany you through the various towns and villages to Santiago de Compostela.

Bike Tour along the Camino de Santiago
  • Booking code
    ES-SPAS7
  • Start / Destination
    Astorga / Santiago de Compostela
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 270 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 20 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Astorga

It’s off to Astorga, a small town in north-west Spain at the foot of Montes de León. The people here have lived from trading for many years – the stony fields not allowing any agriculture. Confectionery manufacture also has a long tradition. Chocolate, hojaldres and mantecados, are just some of the many sweets produced here. In terms of sights – visit the cathedrals and the bishop's palace of Antoni Gaudí.

Day 2: Astorga – Molinaseca, approx. 50 km

Your tour today starts with a challenge: cycling to Montes de León and then up to Cruz de Ferro, a small iron cross that marks the highest point of the Camino Francés. In keeping with tradition, pilgrims leave a stone from their home country here. Next, enjoy a long downhill ride to Molinaseca and the lovely views on the way. Even in Roman times, this town was an important throughway.

Day 3: Molinaseca – O`Cebreiro, approx. 60 km

Soon after setting off you arrive in Ponferrada whose castle is worth visiting. Very nearby is Las Médulas, a cultural landscape that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Through the wine-growing area of Bierzo you cycle on to O'Cebreiro, where, alongside the oldest pilgrim churches on the Way of Saint James, you will also see replicas of the Pallozas, the elliptical huts of the Celtiberians.

Day 4: O´Cebreiro – Sarria, approx. 45 km

Once in O'Cebreiro you will have arrived in Galicia. This region is quite different to the rest of Spain. In many places you will find traces of Celtic settlements. The countryside, surprisingly green and mountainous, is quite magical. Today's highlight is the downhill stretch to Samos, where one of Spain's oldest and most beautiful monasteries can be found.

Day 5: Sarria – Palas de Rei, approx. 50 km

Today, a pleasant section awaits you through rural areas and small villages. The route mostly takes you westwards along roads lined with trees. You cross the Rio Miño, on the other side reaching Portomarín. In the 50s, this had to give way to the Belesar reservoir and was moved to a 50-higher location. Your destination, the small town of Palas de Rei is full of the spirit of the pilgrims.

Day 6: Palas de Rei – Rua, approx. 60 km

The cycle path takes you through gently rolling countryside to Melide. In this small town, the Camino Primitivo meets the classic Camino Francés, this connecting it to the coastal path. The traditional pub Pulpería Ezequiel is famous among pilgrims for its excellent octopus. The Galician speciality cheese Arzúa-Ulloa is produced all round Arzúa. In Rua you will have reached today's destination.

Day 7: Rua – Santiago de Compostela, approx. 30 km

The last section is only short, to give you enough time to enjoy the end of the Way of Saint James – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But first you must tackle a rather hilly section. From Monte do Gozo, you can set your sights on the majestic cathedral of Santiago e Compostela for the first time.

Day 8: Individual departure or extended stay

After breakfast, your bike tour along the Camino de Santiago comes to an end with your own individual return journey home. We would be happy to extend your holiday in Santiago de Compostela if you like.

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival daily from 01.07.2020 to 24.09.2020

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Basic Price

Season A

01.07. - 24.09.

Single room supplement 149

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 2*/3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Santiago de Compostela, max. 1 piece of luggage per person
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

Unfortunately no multi-bed rooms can be booked on this trip.

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

149 €

Additional fee half-board (6 x dinner, in Santiago only B&B)

99 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Santiago de Compostela/Astorga

49 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Santiago de Compostela/Astorga

75 €

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
179 €

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
179 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 24-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • E-bike
Fittings

Pannier, map holder, milometer, bike lock, repair kit, pump

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Rental Bike

24-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

179 €

Bike Tour along the Camino de Santiago
  • Booking code
    ES-SPAS7
  • Start / Destination
    Astorga / Santiago de Compostela
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 270 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 20 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Bicycle helmets
    In Spain it is required by law to wear a helmet when cycling outside built-up areas.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
8

km / day avg.
45