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 January to 15th December
Tour Grade Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse (en suite)



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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Extras

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


  • 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,
    Wild Atlantic Way South West
  • Dear Christopher, thank you for another wonderful vacation! I really enjoyed seeing another area of your beautiful country. Thank you for leading us on some amazing hikes, and for taking care of everything while we were here. It was a very relaxing week, and we’re going home renewed and rejuvenated. Until we meet again!

  • Christopher, as the official Irish Tourism Board’s representative, it gladdens me to award you the Golden Shamrock, our top tourism award. That last part was bullshit. I had an amazing experience and I am so glad that I got to see Ireland’s most intimate spots. Thank you for a wonderful trip and all of your knowledge and humour. Looking forward to doing another trip together!

  • Christopher, thank you for a second tour through your beautiful Ireland. It was another amazing experience of hiking and food and laughter. What a wonderful week and I can’t wait to return soon for another Footfalls tour. Thank you for everything!

  • Dear Christopher, thank you so much for another beautiful journey in your Ireland. We loved our first walking holidays with you, so much that we couldn’t wait to do it again! And this second time in Connemara and the Burren Way didn’t disappoint. You make each trip so special with your warmth, quick wit and what I like to think of your Irish spirit. Thank you for another week of memories that I will always treasure, for your friendship and coring.


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