Camino de Santiago / The Way of St James

Follow ancient pilgrim footsteps on a centuries-old trail to Santiago de Compostela.
  1. 1 Arrival Point León

    Everything you need for the tour will be ready at your hotel:  your touring bike with all accessories, detailed documentation with maps and a road book. 
    Founded in 884 AD, León has abundant gastronomic and architectural riches - dinner is best enjoyed by having tapas in the atmospheric bars located along the narrow streets of the Barrio Húmedo. The cathedral is a gem from the Gothic period. Accomodation in the magnificent Parador de León

  2. 2 León 49 km Astorga

    Today's route takes us through classic Castilian landscapes, complete with holm oaks, golden wheatfields and gentle ups and downs. The landscape in the first half of the route is relatively dry, but gets greener the further west you get; you'll cross fields full of diverse crops, such as wheat, corn, hops and wine grapes. You will see geckoes, birds of prey and lot of dairy cows! Astorga is home to three national monuments and one of the best Romanesque facades. Accommodation in the Hotel Vía de la Plata Spa49 km - 31 miles

  3. 3 Astorga 75 km Villafranca del Bierzo

    From Astorga, the Camino starts to climb gently until it meets the first mountain on the way. Once you've reached the top of Foncebadón, take it easy and enjoy the sweeping downhill ride and the gorgeous views on the ride through wine country to Villafranca. The town of Villafranca del Bierzo is a historical and artistic monument, was created to give refuge and sanctuary to the pilgrims before initiating the most difficult part of their pilgrimage. The monastery cloister is a Renaissance jewel. Accommodation is in the Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo75 km - 47 miles

  4. 4 Villafranca del Bierzo 85 km Portomarín

    The most challenging day. From Villafranca you ride slowly towards the mythical O'Cebreiro pass, the most demanding peak along the western section of the Camino. With a little patience it's more than possible to reach the top, but in any case a taxi is available for those who wish to avoid it. Then it's downhill all the way to Sarria, and onward via a rolling route to Portomarín. The older neighbourhoods of Portomarín once belonged to the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, but now lie submerged, covered by the waters of the Miño River dam. Accommodation is in the Hotel Posada de Portomarín85 km - 53 miles (30 km less if taking the taxi transfer option)

  5. 5 Portomarín 51 km Arzúa

    This day provides a lovely alternative to the previous day's hard work. Several easy and long uphills and downhills go through rolling terrain, giving cyclists a view of Galicia's rural landscape. Accommodation in Hotel Casa Teodora51 km - 32 miles

  6. 6 Arzúa 38 km Santiago de Compostela

    Today we reach our goal - the Pórtico de la Gloria of the Cathedral of Santiago. After taking a breather (and celebrating with others arriving by foot and on horseback!), you can visit the Pilgrims' Office where you can obtain the "Compostela" certificate which certifies you as an official pilgrim. Accommodation is centrally located, giving you the opportunity to explore the streets and bars of the atmospheric historic centre. This city, without any doubt, is the most important of the Christian Middle Ages. It has world-wide renown, and each year thousands of travellers come to visit its treasures. Accomodation in the Hotel Carrís Casa de la Troya38 km - 21 miles

  7. 7 Santiago de Compostela Departure

    End of IberoCycle services. Depart from Santiago de Compostela.

  • 1 person in double share - 1150 €
  • 1 person in single room - 190 € supplement
  • Bike hire is included / aluminium road bike carbon 70 €

What's Included?:

  • 6 nights accommodation in charming and historic 3/4 & 5* hotels, including the Parador de Leon and the Parador de Villafranca
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Detailed road book and maps
  • Optional taxi transfer from Villafranca to O'Cebreiro on day 4
  • Daily luggage transfers between hotels from begining to the end

Not included:

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Airfare

 

2017 - March 19 / April 2 / April 16 / April 30 / May 14 / May 28 / June 11 / June 25 / July 9 / / July 23 / August 13 / August 27 / September 17 / October 1 / October 15 / October 29  - arrival day in León is Sunday. Clients are free to depart from Santiago de Compostela on Saturday after breakfast. 

(groups of 4 or more persons can specify own start dates)

 

  1. Personalise this tour for 4 or more riders

    Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders. You may like to add extra days, choose a different arrival day, modify the itinerary.

    Please contact us if you would like to personalise this tour.

  2. What are the arrival and departure points for the Camino de Santiago tour?

    Clients on this tour are responsible for getting themselves to the first hotel in León. 

    We can organise a transfer from Madrid to León - 480 € (maximum 6 passengers)

    IberoCycle services finish after breakfast on Day Seven in Santiago de Compostela.

  3. Who runs IberoCycle?

    IberoCycle is run by Simon Proffitt. Born in Lancashire, England, Simon has been resident in Northern Spain since 1985. He is a keen amateur cyclist and cycle-tourist, and is well acquainted with Spain and the Spanish way of life. 

  4. What is a self-guided tour on the Camino de Santiago?

    IberoCycle transports luggage to the next hotel. On the Villanueva de la Franca to Portomarín route, a transfer is available for those cyclists who may find the climb a little daunting. 

    Bikes will generally be left waiting at the first hotel for you to collect on arrival. 

    Cyclists do not travel as part of a group or with a guide, although they may coincide with other cyclists on the same trip.

    Guests are not  transported to and from arrival / departure points, unless otherwise stated. 

    Cyclists are provided with our own detailed Route Guide and maps for their chosen route.

     

  5. Bikes on the Camino de Santiago tour

    Information will be added shortly for the bikes available on these tours. 

Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders. You may like to add extra days, choose a different arrival day, modify the itinerary.

Please contact us if you would like to personalise this tour.