Road on the Camino de Santiago through the vast plains
Camino de Santiago sign painted on the tarmac
Camino de Santiago bicycle sign indication to O'Cebreiro
Cycling wall painting in Ponferrada
Camino de Santiago Pilgrims Trails in the forest
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Leon to Santiago Route

Cycle through paths and trails followed by Pilgrims for over 10 centuries

Road or Off-Road Guided Tour

Highlights:

  • Countryside and small village of Castilla Y Leon and Galicia Regions

  • Leon Cathedral, Astorga Roman Ruins and Ponferrada Templar Castle

  • Mythical Climbs to Cruz de Ferro and O’ Cebreiro

  • Santiago de Compostela World Heritage Site

  • Amazing Gastronomy

Price
€ 1,900

Start / End
Leon / Santiago

Group Size
Minimum 6 participants

Length
Road: 45-78 kms day
MTB: 52-79 kms day
Road: 307 kms total
MTB: 313 kms total (miles)

Duration
7 days / 6 nights

Tour Dates
Choose what best suits your plans!

Challenge
Moderate
With challenging climbs

Discover why the Camino de Santiago inspires people from all over the world regardless of “pilgrims” motivation. Countryside roads and paths, diversity of landscape and historical monuments will amaze you.

Day 1 Welcome to Alentejo –  Evora : Open air museum
In and around Évora the Roman times come back to life. Ride through a well-preserved city center, full of extraordinary monuments (UNESCO world heritage) and lined with romantic cobble-stoned lanes.

Day 1 Welcome to Leon
Discover it’s well preserved city centre including the 13th century Gothic Cathedral and go for some Tapas and Wine in Barrio Humedo.

Day 2 Ride though the vast plains of Castlla Y Leon Region
Enjoy the quiet roads though agricultural areas. Astorga offers a mixture of old and new atmosphere with Old Romans Ruin, a 15th century Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace designed by Gaudi in the early 19 hundreds. (Road: 45km/28m or MTB: 52km/32m)

Day 3 Ancient rituals at Cruz de Ferro
The vast plains will give place to zigzazing roads on the mountains, where you will climb to the iconic Cruz de Ferro. Riding downhill, past the quaint village of El Acebo and Ponferrada Templar Castel you will enter El Bierzo Region. (Road: 76km/47m or MTB: 70km/43m)

Day 4 The mythical O’Cebreiro Village
The climb to El Cebreiro will be reward by amazing views of the lush Galicia mountains. As you ride thorough the green countryside, you will go past small villages and the iconic 6th century Monastery of Samos before arriving to Sarria. (Road: 72km/45m or MTB: 79km/49m)

Day 5 Green Galicia
You will ride through forest areas, farmlands and the town of Portomarin on the banks of the Minho River. As you continue on the ups and downs of Galicia you will arrive to Arzua, the last major town of the Camino. (Road: 78km/48m or MTB: 76km/47m)

Day 6 Accomplishment: Santiago de Santiago
A sense of expectation increases as you bike across valleys and rivers and past a series of villages. As you arrive to Monte do Gozo will you have a glimpse of the Santiago Cathedral Towers. Once at the Cathedral your Camino Bike Trip will be accomplished. (Road or MTB: 36km/22m or MTB)

Day 7 Fairwell
Take some time to admire this beauty of Santiago de Compostela old town, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

I absolutely loved riding the Camino, and wish I was back there now. I had the best days of my life and would do it again in the morning.

Paul Moore - UK

Road vs Off-Road

Mountain biking the Camino de Santiago is only advisable for experienced MTB riders.
The On-Road Tours goes mostly along the Pilgrims paths but on paved roads.

Our Hotels

Road or Off-Road Guided Tour

All the Hotels are carefully chosen and include exquisite Historical Hotels (Paradores), Charismatic Inns or Agri-Tourism units, so that you can experience and get to know the best of Spanish Hospitality Industry.

Price
€ 1,900

Hotels

Parador de Leon, an historical building in front of a plaza

Parador de Leon

Leon
An Historical Hotel housed on a 16th century monastery overlooking the the San Marcos Plaza and the river front

Hotel Via da Plata in Astorga with Terrace overlooking the plains

Hotel Spa Via de la Plata

Astorga
A Spa Hotel featuring a red brick façade and located in the city centre next to the Roman Ruins

Facade of Parador Vila Franca del Bierzo

Parador Vila Franca del Bierzo

Vila Franca del Bierzo
This Charm Hotel, features 2 swimming pools, an outdoor terrace and great views over the surrounding mountains

Hotel Roma in Sarria and Art Deco Building

Hotel Roma

Sarria
This recently renovated 1930’s Hotel has been been welcoming pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago for almost a century

Hotel Pazo Santa Maria, stone building and lake in a garden

Pazo Santa Maria

Arzua
A 18th century property featuring historical buildings with stone walls and a relaxing garden on the countryside

Hotel San Francisco Monumento with a Chuch

Hotel San Francisco Monumento

Santiago de Compostela
Housed in a 18th century convent, this historical Hotel offers the tranquility of a convent together with today’s amenities

Our Inclusions

Road or Off-Road Guided Tour

Available throughout the year for a minimum of 6 Participants, options are carefully thought to ensure that you will have a memorable Bike Tour!

QUALITY STANDARDS

Price: € 1,900

  • 6 Nights in Charming and Historical Hotels

  • 6 Nourishing Breakfasts

  • 4 Gourmet Picnic Lunches with Local Products

  • 4 Dinners w/ wine or beer

  • 2 Experienced Tour leaders

  • Support Vehicle & Luggage shuttling

  • Top-notch Bikes & Equipment

  • GPS uploaded with Tour Tracks

  • Entrance fees to designated Attractions

  • Pilgrims Credential

Notes:
Prices are per participant based on double occupancy

Our Guided Tours are available year-round.
Accommodation and prices may vary throughout the year.
Please contact us for Custom-Made Tours

Guest Reviews about this Tour

Road or Off-Road Guided Tour

I had a fantastic time in Portugal, and I couldn’t have asked for a better guide. Your knowledge and enthusiasm of Portugal made the entire trip an experience I will never forget. Thanks!!! THANK YOU for being such a wonderful host on a trip that I will remember forever. Last night, I went through all the pictures I took, and they really made me appreciate the good time I had in Portugal!

Bryan – TX – USA

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