Camino de Santiago – The St. James Way
Spain

Camino de Santiago – The St. James Way

from $4,050

Facts

Start / End
Santander / Santiago de Compostela
Next Airport
Santander / Santiago de Compostela
Tour duration
10 Days vacation, 8 Riding days
Accommodations
charming and carefully selected hotels
Route
safe and well-maintained cycle paths, forest roads and roads
Further info
Luggage transport iconTour Support Van iconOne-way trip icon
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
8
Tour Grading

Highlights

Desfiladero de la HermidaDesfiladero de la Hermida
 Mirador de Llesba Mirador de Llesba
AstorgaAstorga
PonferradaPonferrada
Villafranca del BierzoVillafranca del Bierzo
Queixo do Cebreiro CasteloQueixo do Cebreiro Castelo
LavacollaLavacolla
LeónLeón
Lake RianoLake Riano
TriacastelaTriacastela

This pilgrim’s path takes us into its spell and it leads us through a stunning and magnificent landscape

Our bicycle adventure starts in Santander, ‘The Ocean’s Bride’, along St. James’ Way. Already on the first few meters we can feel the soothing energy of the “Camino”, on which pilgrims have been drawing strength for centuries, while we get enchanted by Cantabria and Asturias with its mix of sea and mountains.

We cycle on into the highlands of the northern Meseta and are impressed by the pilgrimage hubs of Burgos and Leon. Their cathedrals rank among the most beautiful ones in Spain. The green landscapes of Galicia and Santiago de Compostela herald the end of St. James’ Way and our tour. We will remember the impressions we gained on our way forever!

Travel schedule

Day 1: Arrival in Santander
Your adventure begins with our Welcome Briefing in the hotel at 4 pm where you can meet the group.

Day 2: Santander - Selores
Santander, ‘The Ocean’s Bride’, offers much in every respect. The bay in front of the city is one of the most beautiful in the world. The impressive limestone massif Picos de Europa, the largest nature reserve in Spain, is only about 25 km of airline away. We will cycle along the river Rio Devo, passing the impressive gorge of Hermida ‘Desfiladero de la Hermida’. Incredible rock walls rise up to 600 m into the air. A cable car will take us to the summit and viewing point of Mirador del Cable. Today’s final destination is Fuente Dè.

Day 3: Selores Selores Cervera de Pisuerga

Day 4: Cervera de Pisuerga - Santa Colomba de las Arrimadas
Picos de Europa – here you can find alpine meadows, gorges, bizarre rock formations, over 40 species of orchids, wildcats, eagles and wild hoopoes. We will start today’s trip cycling uphill to then enjoy the ride down towards the reservoir lake Riano, which is nestled right in between the mountains.

Day 5: Santa Colomba de las Arrimadas - León
Adios Picos de Europa! We will cross the western edge of Meseta with its endless distance and rolling hills, towards León. The royal city of León in the High Plain of Castile welcomes us. Its colorful streets are filled with life and provincial charm. It is now time to explore the huge variety of the Castilian culinary delights, such as Iberian pork, sausages, chestnuts and not to forget the delicious wine from Bierzo. We have plenty of time to discover León and to relax in our hotel.

Day 6: León - Villafranca del Bierzo
We will leave the royal town behind us and travel by bus to the ancient Roman city Astorga. We invite you to visit the episcopal palace and cathedral built by the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí. Astorga is also known for its sweet treats and chocolate, such as mantecadas and hojaladres, which are best enjoyed with a cafe con leche. From here we explore a variety of ancient little villages along Cruz de Ferra and the Templar castles in Ponferrada. Our destination today is the beautiful city of Villafranca.

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from $4,050
per rider in double room (2024)
Single room supplement
$660

Dates

202420252026
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