Camino de Santiago By Bike – Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela
The Camino to Santiago de Compostela offers the Pilgrim the opportunity to join a community on a journey of spiritual and personal endeavour to Santiago de Compostela.
The French Way is the most popular of the pilgrim trails to Santiago de Compostela. To achieve your Compostela by bike you must complete 200 km as opposed to the 100 km of the hiker.
Tour Pricing & Dates
|8 Day Tour||€559 per person sharing|
|Tour Dates||1st March to 31st October|
|Accommodation||Guesthouse (en suite)|
|BOOKING||BOOK THIS TOUR|
- Day 1: / Arrival to Ponferrada
From your arrival point in Spain, you will travel to the Castilian region and Ponferrada, a city in northwestern Spain. Los Templarios Castle has a moat and drawbridge, and houses the Knights Templars’ Library. The Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Encina is a Renaissance church with a 17th-century bell tower.
- Day 2: / Ponferrada to Vega de Valcarce
Your first stage on the Way, today you will pass by the towns of Villafranca del Bierzo and Trabadelo. Your day will finish in the village of Vega de Valcarce and the castle of Sarracín.
Cycling Distance: 41 km / 25.5 miles, Approximate Cycling time: 5 / 6 hours
- Day 3: / Vega de Valcarce to Triacastela
Following breakfast in Vega de Valcarce, you will depart to Tricastela named after the three castles that once stood there- none of which still stand. Triacastela is also your first stop in Galicia on your way to Santiago.
Cycling Distance: 32 km/20 miles, Approximate Cycling time: 4 / 5 hours
- Day 4: / Tricastela to Portomarín
Departing Tricastela your day takes you past the town of Sarria a popular starting point for walkers on the French Way Camino. Porotmarín on the shores of the river Mino is a walled church fortress of San Nicolás.
Cycling Distance: 41 km/25.5 miles, Approximate Cycling time:5 / 6 hours
- Day 5: / Portomarín to Arzúa
Following breakfast in Portomarín, you will travel to your last overnight before Santiago in Arzúa. On the way, you will pass the town of Palas de Rei and the church of San Tirso, the castle of Pambre.
Cycling Distance: 53 km/33 miles, Approximate Cycling time: 6 / 7 hours
- Day 6: / Arzúa to Santiago de Compostela
Following breakfast, in Arzúa you are ready for your last stage into Santiago de Compostela. On the way, you will pass O Pederouzo the last major town before Santiago. On your last leg to Santiago de Compostela and when passing Monte del Gozo, you will have your first glimpse of Santiago and in its centre, the magnificent Praza do Obradoiro Santiago de Compostela.
Cycling Distance: 39 km/24 miles, Approximate Cycling time: 4 / 5 hours
- Day 7 / Santiago
Our services end with breakfast but don't forget to visit the Pilgrim Office to collect your Compostela!
- 6 Nights Bed and Breakfast
- Luggage transfers between stages
- Full Itinerary of the route
- Pilgrim Passport
- Backup assistance on the route
- Hotel Upgrade (€180 Per Person Sharing)
- Additional nights in Santiago (From €50 Per Person)
- Airport Transfers (Organised on Request)