Camino de Santiago Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £689 per person
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• Challenging cycling routes which reward you with breathtaking views.
• Magnificent views of Galician green valleys and wooded mountains.
• A chance to ride the iconic Pilgrim’s Way
• Visit one of the oldest monasteries in Spain, the Benedictine monastery of Samos.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1 Astorga.
Arrival at the monumental and historic town of Astorga.
Day 2 Astorga to Molinaseca 49 km.
Leave the Castillian plains behind to climb progressively towards the mountains of Leon with its highest point of the cycle being the Monte de la Cruz the Ferro (the iron cross), where it is tradition to leave a small stone that you have brought from your homeland. From here the rest of the way is mostly downhill and the views are astonishingly beautiful.
Day 3 Molinaseca to O´Cebreiro 59 Km.
Cycle 25 Km amongst vineyards to reach the beautiful town of Villafranca. Later climb O´Cebreiro, where the Galicia Region starts.
Day 4 O´Cebreiro to Sarria 48 Km.
We are now in Galicia and there is a big change in landscape, culture, gastronomy and language.
A fantastic part of the day comes when we descend to the town of Samos where we find one of the oldest and most beautiful monasteries in Spain, the Benedictine monastery of Samos.
Day 5 Sarria to Palas de Rei 46 Km.
Today´s cycle ride runs through very nice rural countryside, passing through many little villages. Most of this stage is along tree-lined roads and pathways and there is a mix of little country roads and old paths. At the end of the day we reach Palais de Rei. A small town full of the pilgrim spirit.
Day 6 Palas de Rei to Rua 46 Km.
Today´s ride does not have great climbs but it is a constant up and down that can be quite tiring. We will ride enjoying the Galician countryside.
During the day you will go through the town of Melide that is famous for its “pulperías” where they serve superb octopus.
Day 7 Rua to Santiago de Compostela 21 Km.
The route is not long so as to allow you to enjoy the beautiful city of Santiago de Compostela.
There are hard hills to climb before arriving at the “Monte do Gozo” (the hill of joy) where you first see the Cathedral of Santiago in the distance.
Day 8 Return home or extend your stay in Santiago.
This tour starts in Astorga.
How do I get to the Starting Point? Transfers to Astorga from Madrid are easy by bus. Eg. ALSA bus from Madrid Airport to Astorga at 14:30 hours from terminal 4 takes 3:30 hours and costs 29 Euros.
How do I get back home? Fly back from Santiago or from Madrid. Transfers from Santiago to Madrid with ALSA buses. Eg. Depart 7:00 hours arrival at Terminal 4 at the airport at 14:45 (7:45 hours) costs 59 Euros.
Moderate. You will need to be in good health and reasonably fit. These trips may contain elements that are quite active, but not too hard. Accommodation will be very comfortable and pleasant.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Camino de Santiago tour stays in small rural hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
- 7 nights accommodation in twin or single rooms with own bathroom.
– 7 breakfasts.
– Luggage transfers between hotels.
– Detailed maps and roadbook with your trail clearly marked, instructions to find the hotels each night and recommendations.
You are provided with fully equipped touring bicycles.
Orbea hybrid bike
3 sizes (16”, 18” y 20”)
Large rear panniers
Camino de Santiago, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.04. to 31.10.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £689 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £109
Half Board (Not in Santiago): £89
Hotel Category Descriptions
2** and 3*** hotels and small family run rural accommodation (2 hotels with swimming pool)
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
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Holiday Price: £689
Single Supplement: From £109