Walking Hiking

Camino de Santiago By Bike – Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela

  • French Way Last 100KM

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
Single Supplement €120
Tour Dates  1st March to 31st October
Tour Grade Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse (en suite)
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Map

Itinerary

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!

Included

  • 6 Nights Bed and Breakfast
  • Luggage transfers between stages
  • Full Itinerary of the route
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • Backup assistance on the route

Additional Extras

  • Hotel Upgrade (€180 Per Person Sharing)
  • Additional nights in Santiago (From €50 Per Person)
  • Airport Transfers (Organised on Request)

Testimonials

  • Thank you both Teresa & Christopher for a fun, adventurous, spectacular week,
    You have a fantastic business, long may it last and I am already looking forward to our next adventure
    Anne D x

    Western Way Connemara
  • Christopher and Teresa…Thank you soooo much for a superb week and your hospitality.
    Jyoti Thapa

    Western Way Connemara
  • Hi Christopher,

    On behalf of Mary & Myself, I want to thank you for our wonderful trip. We loved every minute of it, even the wet bits.

    The B&B’s that you work with are second to none and in every place we stayed we were made to feel welcome and at home at all times. In each place, they even refrigerated our wine and provided us with wine glasses in order to enjoy our pre-dinner drinks. I would like to give a particular shout out to Donnach in The Castle B&B in Ballintoy. He told us that we were his first “Footfall” visitors so our feedback on his B&B is that it is excellent.

    Your notes and attention to detail on your trail instructions are excellent but just to note for yourself, the red trail down the side of the cliffs to the Giants Causeway is locked and not currently in use. Not sure whether the explanation is Covid related or a safety issue.

    Many thanks

    Marion

    Antrim Causeway Coastal & Rathlin Island Route – 6 Day – Self-Guided Walking Tour
  • Hi Christopher,

    Thank you again for a wonderful day yesterday.  We thoroughly enjoyed it and very much appreciated the lovely relaxed pace and all the stories and information and the fun. Thanks to Teresa also for taking us to Avondale and to the grandchildren for their patience. Truly a memorable experience.
    Terence and Eleanor
    A Day Walk on Trooperstown & the Vale of Clara
  • Dear Christopher,
    And thank YOU, our fearless leader!   You did a great job tending your flock!
    I had a most wonderful time, albeit a little more challenging than I had expected.
    But, I am grateful that the wind only knocked me down on some Valencia heather and not over a cliff! ;
    The scenery was stunning and the lodgings (particularly Casey’s and The Grand) and meals were superb!!
    And the icing on the cake was the pleasure of your company and great sense of humor!
    A perfect package all together!!
    I have more compliments to pay, but I will save them for the next time we connect.  Perhaps you, Teresa and I can
    chat via Facetime after the New Year.  I’d also like to talk a little bit more about the Wicklow Mountains Tour.
    Hope you have a wonderful and well earned holiday in New Zealand!!
    Take care and all the best,
    Carmel
    Wild Atlantic Way South West