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Northern Spain - Camino de Santiago - Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

Highlights

  • Experiencing the camaraderie amongst pilgrims on this historical route
  • Conquering the challenge of the climb to the mountain top village of O’Cebriero
  • Tasting fantastic, Galician seafood washed down with a crisp Albarino
  • Noticing the geography, culture and traditions change during your journey
  • Looking out for yellow Camino arrows as you wind your way through forests
  • Arriving in Santiago to claim your Compostela

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival into Santiago de Compostela airport - Transfer to Ponferrada    
2 Ponferrada to Vega de Valcarce 27 Miles / 43 Kms B  
3 Vega de Valcarce to Samos 25 Miles / 40 Kms B  
4 Samos to Portomarin 23 Miles / 37 Kms B  
5 Portomarin to Sedor 30 Miles / 49 Kms B  
6 Sedor to Santiago de Compostela 29 Miles / 46 Kms B  
7 Departure from Santiago de Compostela - Transfer to Santiago de Compostela airport   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Trip Information

Join us on this self-guided cycling vacation in Spain where you trace the steps of ancient travelers and make your way along the legendary Camino de Santiago. Pedaling from the historic city of Ponferrada, you'll journey west over 200 Kms, through the Bierzo winelands, over the Sierra de Ancares and deep into lush, forested Galicia to the pilgrim's journey's end in the stunning granite city of Santiago de Compostela. The Camino is said to be the first great European tourist route. Travelled by pilgrims from around the world for over 1000 years to the site where it is said that St. James the Apostle’s relics are buried.
Pilgrims historically were driven by the belief that to complete the pilgrimage would halve your time in Purgatory….something to bear in mind if your calves start to ache! Today the pilgrimage is as popular as ever with a great sense of camaraderie among the modern day pilgrims. It’s no longer just the faithful who embark on this magnificent journey! The Camino received UNESCO’s accolade as a World Heritage Site because of the journey’s incalculable cultural, historical and artistic value. 
Your route follows the true Camino Frances as much as possible along forest tracks and country paths, quiet roads and farmers’ trails, crossing countless villages and towns. Staying in a range of good-quality, small hotels chosen for their location and warm welcome, you will be invited to try the specialties of the area in the inns and local restaurants giving you an authentic taste of this enchanting area. It’s hard to find a better way to enjoy Spain. Get your pilgrim's passport or credential stamped along the way and having cycled more than 200 Kms you'll qualify for a pilgrim's certificate, the Compostela - to testify that you have completed the Camino as a pilgrim. 
We also have a guided version of this tour available if you prefer to cycle in a group with a little more support. 

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Departure Dates:

Duration: 7 days
Return: 12/06/2020

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Trip Summary

Duration:
7 days
Prices From:
$1,205

Optional

Bike Rental:
$270
Bike Rental:
$270
Electric Bike Rental:
$420
Electric Bike Rental:
$420
Single Room:
$245
Single Room:
$245

Trip Details

Season 1 (01/03 – 04/04) – $1480 pp

Season 2 (05/04 – 19/04) – $1620 pp

Season 1 (20/04 – 31/10) – $1480 pp

Place to place

6 nights hotel accommodation

5 days biking

Breakfast

Self-guided

Route notes and maps provided

Luggage transfers

Airport transfers

Minimum 2 people

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Last Updated: 08/02/2019