The Way of Santiago by bike from Astorga to Santiago

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Bike Tours, E-bike tours

Duration

8 days

Duration

297Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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4/5 Medium-Easy

Moderate-Difficult, between 50 and 100 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 700 and 1300 meters.

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Linear

The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Astorga
Arrival at the beautiful Astorga, a town boasting over 2000 years of history and a stunning monumental complex. Here, a Renaissance cathedral stands alongside ancient Roman baths and a modernist palace designed by Gaudí.

Day 2: Astorga – Molinaseca (49 km; +707 m)
On this first stage of your journey on the Camino de Santiago by bike, you will pedal towards the mountains of Leon until reaching an altitude of 1505 m. Here awaits the legendary Cruz de Fero, where it's tradition to leave a small stone brought from home. From here, most of the route is downhill, featuring spectacular views.

Day 3: Molinaseca – Ferrerias/O’ Cebreiro (49; +671 m or 59 km; +1371 m)
Today's route crosses the Bierzo valley, passing through its capital, Ponferrada. Bierzo is a fertile land where vineyards and fruit trees flourish. Near the mountains bordering León and Galicia, you will go through the beautiful town of Villafranca del Bierzo. You'll spend the night at the foot of the famous ascent to the O Cebreiro pass, ready to take it on with renewed energy in the morning.

Day 4: Ferrerias/O’Cebreiro – Sarria (54 km; +958m or 45 km; +258 m)
You are now in Galicia, facing a dramatically changed landscape of green valleys. Not only the scenery, but also the culture, language, and gastronomy that animate this region are different. Today, you will have a beautiful experience tackling, after the short but challenging climb, the descent towards Samos, home to one of the oldest and most beautiful monasteries in Spain, the Benedictine monastery of Samos. A blend of styles, a harmonious layering of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque, will welcome you with open arms. Through river landscapes and forests, the stage will take you to the city of Sarria.

Day 5: Sarria – Palas del Rei (48 km; +1177 m)
Today's stage of your journey on the Camino de Santiago by bike runs through a beautiful rural landscape dotted with small villages, mostly along tree-lined roads and ancient paths. The destination is Palas del Rei, a small town rich in spirituality.

Day 6: Palas del Rei – Rua (60 km; +1170 m)
Today, no major climbs await you, but a series of hills that will make the ride rather challenging. You'll pedal enjoying the Galician landscape and go through Melide, the city famous for its "pulperías", where delicious octopus is served.

Day 7: Rua – Santiago de Compostela (27 km; +599 m)
A short stage will allow you to reach Santiago quite early to enjoy the city. Before arriving, you will face 2 climbs, at the end of which you will find yourself on Monte do Gozo: from here you can see, for the first time, in the distance, the Cathedral of Santiago. Only a few km now separate you from the city, where many monuments will greet you. You can reach the Cathedral directly by bike.

Day 8: Santiago de Compostela
After breakfast, services end and individual departure.
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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 56 days of departure
  • 95%
  • From 41 to 56 days before departure
  • 85%
  • From 27 to 41 days before departure
  • 75%
  • From 14 to 27 days before departure
  • 50%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

Minimum non-refundable rate: 100

The Way of Santiago by bike from Astorga to Santiago

  • To travel the Way of Santiago by bike, following as much as possible the ancient itinerary as handed down by the famous “Codex Calixtinus”
  • To discover the town of Astorga, with over 2000 years of history, in which the Renaissance cathedral coexists with the ancient Roman baths and a modernist palace designed by Gaudí
  • To climb up to Monte do Gozo from where you can spot in the distance the Cathedral of Santiago
  • To be able to breathe that sense of friendship and mutual support that is lived along the Camino, crossing centuries of history, art and human events
  • To cross Spain by bike pedaling from east to west, immersed in the splendid natural landscapes of Castile and Galicia

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