The Camino de Santiago on bike

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Distance
Adapted to your needs

Duration
You decide the number of days

Meals
Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotels and Country Cottages

Price
Request a Quote
Our Official License as a Wholesale Agency (Tour-Operator) allows us to work without intermediaries.

We offer all the routes of the Camino de Santiago organized by bicycle. You can do the Camino by bicycle as a couple, by yourself, with family or friends.

We can prepare an itinerary to meet your needs.

Starting your trip from any point along the camino. A popular place to start the French way for example is in Roncesvalles.

We will create a personalized itinerary for your Camino de Santiago on bike based on the number of days you have available.

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Itinerary of the Camino de Santiago on Bicycle

We adapt the itinerary to your needs.

You can start the Camino de Santiago on bike from any location.

For example, a very popular place to start the Camino de Santiago by bicycle is Roncesvalles.

We will design the Camino de Santiago itinerary on bike depending on the days you have.

General information

All the rooms you book with Santiago Ways to make the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort.

Our team checks on site the quality of all the accommodation offered in order for pilgrims to live a comfortable and unforgettable experience on the Camino de Santiago.

Availability

When working with quality accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino.

All accommodation on the Camino de Santiago is subject to availability. In case we can't offer any of them due to capacity, we'll accommodate you in one of equal or better quality.

Single rooms

Single rooms are available subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.

Where am I going to stay?

All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment during your Camino de Santiago:


Included Services

checkAccommodation in Hotels and Country Cottages.

checkRooms with private bathroom.

checkMeal plan of your choice.

checkLuggage transport between stages.

checkComplete itinerary of the route.

check24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

checkAssistance vehicle in case of emergency.

checkInformative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

checkVAT.

Additional Services

checkAdditional single room: to consult

checkBicycle rental: to consult

checkExtra nights: to consult

checkTravel assistance insurance: to consult

checkCancellation insurance: to consult

In order to resolve the doubts of all pilgrims, here we answer the questions that are most frequently asked when we receive your inquiries.

If you have any other questions, you can contact us and we will be happy to help you resolve all your doubts.

Camino de Santiago on Bike

What are the necessary requirements to get the Compostela?

The Pilgrim's Office in Santiago de Compostela requires that those who complete the Camino de Santiago by bicycle have to do at least the last 200 kilometres cycling to get the diploma or Compostela that accredits this.

Do I need a specific credential to do the Camino by bike?

No. The credential is the same for all pilgrims whether they complete the Camino on foot or by bike.

Are the stages the same as those on foot? How far is travelled usually each day?

On the different routes of the Camino de Santiago, what is officially fixed are the towns through which the route passes. The stages are only indicative, and, in some sections the route for bikes is diverted by road, because the terrain is complicated for bicycle tyres.

So we can organize your stages "a la carte" according to your physical condition, the free days that you have or the places you want to visit for a longer period of time. Cycling makes it more feasible to visit villages or monuments that are outside the route.

Although the average distance among cyclists is between 50 and 60 kilometres per day, bear in mind that there are some stage profiles which are harder than others and that the Camino is not a cross-country race, the important thing is to enjoy the experience.

Can I take my own bike?

If you want to take your own bike for your experience on the Camino, you can do it without any problem. Let us know and we will book those accommodations that have a suitable area to leave it.

Anyhow, for convenience, you can rent a bike from us so you don't have to worry about transporting it to the starting point. In this case, we will also book your accommodation which has a suitable area where you can leave it every night.

We offer three types of bikes according to your needs.

What type of bike can I rent?

We offer three types of bikes so you can choose the one that suits you best: Expert 30v Disc 27.5”, Expert 20v Disc 29'' and an electric bike.

What does the bike rental include?

If you rent your bike with us, apart from the bike, we also provide a helmet, saddlebags, pedal spanner, inflator, tyre lever, bicycle chain tools, anti-puncture tube, padlock and bottle holder.


General Information

What is the best time to do the Camino de Santiago?

The Camino de Santiago can be started on any day of the year, always taking into account the weather and the season in which you want to travel, so that your clothes are the right ones.

How do I get to my starting point on the Camino?

The best way to get to the starting point of your Camino de Santiago is to arrive at the airport, train station or bus station nearest to the town from where you will start walking.

When we are preparing your trip, please tell us where you are starting from and we will find the best option. We can also arrange a private transfer to the town where you should start your Camino if you wish.

Can I travel alone?

Yes, you can. All the routes on the Camino de Santiago are suitable for pilgrims to travel solo.

Also, whether you are travelling alone, or travelling accompanied but want to sleep in a single room, Santiago Ways offer this option to you.

We can book all your nights of accommodation in single rooms at an additional cost. We suggest you book well in advance since they are usually in high demand.

On the Camino de Santiago, you will find hundreds of pilgrims walking on their own. Many of them may have come to the Camino alone; others have probably moved away from their fellow travellers for a few hours because of the difference in speed when walking.

In any case, all the routes on the Camino are very well signposted, so you will have no problem if you go on your own.

Am I going to have an accompanying guide on el Camino de Santiago?

Not available for the Camino on bike.

What does the complete route itinerary consist of?

The complete route itinerary of the route is a guide that we prepare for you with information about the maps, route profiles and places of interest, kilometre by kilometre on each of the stages that you will go through on the Camino de Santiago.

The travel distances and travel times indicated for each route on both the website and the itinerary we send you are based on reference values. It depends on each pilgrim exactly how they carry out these times and distances, according to the speed at which they progress.

When do I get the complete route itinerary?

You will receive it by email one month before starting your Camino along with all the documentation for the trip: accommodation reservations, baggage transfers, among others.

How many kilometres should I ride on each stage?

In Santiago Ways, we adapt each stage to the needs of our pilgrims, so that they can travel according to their physical capability and the number of days available.

As an average, a stage on the Camino de Santiago is 40 to 60 kms long. On most routes, however, we can organize your Camino to travel more kilometres, bringing more than two stages together, depending on what is most comfortable for you.


Advice

What should I consider to prepare physically?

Both sedentary people and those who regularly exercise should physically prepare for doing the Camino de Santiago.

Sedentary people can start with moderate activity and increase progressively. They should start by doing small bike rides of 20 minutes, two or three times a week. It is suggested to increase the time until you are able to pedal about 7 or 8 kilometres an hour.

People with regular physical activity can start by walking from 45 to 60 minutes a day and increase the amount of time and kilometres they travel in the same span of time.

Generally, it is recommended to start training for about three months before starting the route.

How far in advance should I make a reservation?

There is no minimum number of days in advance to book, although on certain dates the occupancy of the accommodation is higher, especially in high season, and in dates of religious interest such as the San Fermin Festivals in Pamplona, from 7th to 14th July, or the Feast of Santiago the Apostle, on July 25th.

Therefore, in order to guarantee availability in the best accommodation, we suggest you book as much in advance as possible, so that we can meet all of your needs.

What clothes and equipment are indispensable?

For any of the Caminos, we suggest you to bring the following items: light and fast drying clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a pair of suitable shoes for riding a bike, a pair of shoes to rest in, a jacket that doesn't take up much space and a bottle to carry water.

Depending on the time of year in which you make the route, these items may vary. Remember that with Santiago Ways, you have included a baggage transfer service between stages, so we will take your backpack from one accommodation to another so that you only enjoy (maximum 1 piece of 20 kg per person).

For this reason, we suggest you prepare a second backpack, much smaller, that you can carry with you every day with water, sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, documents, some food and cash.

How does the baggage transfer between stages work?

Every day, at 8:00 am, you must bring your luggage, properly labelled, to the reception. One of our carriers will pick it up and take it to the place where you are going to stay on your next stage.

Delivery time varies according to the distance between stages and the carrier's delivery route. Usually, delivery is made before 4 p.m.

Should I take out travel insurance?

To complete any of the routes on the Camino de Santiago, it is advisable to have travel insurance with all the necessary coverage, especially emergency evacuation and medical care.

To do this, we suggest you take out the Travel Assistance Insurance and Cancellation Insurance that we offer you in Santiago Ways. If you want more information about it, we will be happy to answer your questions.


Accommodation

Do all rooms have a private bathroom?

Yes, all rooms you book with Santiago Ways to do the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom.

Can I sleep alone in a room?

Yes. We offer accommodation in single rooms and double rooms, according to the requirements of each pilgrim.

Single rooms have a special surcharge and are subject to availability according to the location.

When will you tell me where I am going to stay?

We work with multiple accommodations in all locations which allows us to guarantee the best quality rooms for our pilgrims, provided that they are booked well in advance.

The name and exact location of each hotel is sent about one month before the start of the Camino with all the documentation related to the trip.

Am I going to share a room with strangers?

No. All the accommodations we book for our pilgrims have private rooms with private bathrooms in order to guarantee all the comfort needed torest properly.

Is the accommodation close to the route that I should follow?

All the accommodations that we book are in the centre of the towns or villages. In any case, depending on availability, if any accommodation is somewhat far from the centre, most of them are accessible on foot.

When necessary, Santiago Ways could offer a round trip transfer so that the pilgrim can reach their accommodation in the most comfortable way possible and return the next day to the point on the route from where he must continue the Camino.

What type of accommodation do you reserve?

All the accommodation that we book in Santiago Ways offers the necessary comfort to rest after long days of walking.

We work with hotels, traditional Galician homes, country cottages, and charming hostels, always a room with a private bathroom.

Here we offer you a guide to the Camino de Santiago on bike. In it, we will talk about what are the characteristics are involved in this means of transport, as well as its main advantages and, above all, what you will have to take into account when doing it by bike.

At the same time, we will talk about what are the main points of interest, which are the best places to eat and where to stay. In these two points, especially, by booking with Santiago Ways you will always stay at the best hotels and cottages to pamper yourself as you deserve.

Why choose to do the Camino de Santiago on bike?

1.- You can complete more of the route in less time: Indeed, cycling allows us to choose a longer route. As we travel a greater distance, we will be able to choose between a greater number of routes because most of them can be completed by bicycle at the same time that they are walked.

Camino de Santiago en bicicleta

Mountain biker

2.- We have more time: one of the main reasons why we need to do the Camino de Santiago, in general, is the enjoyment. The fact is that the bike allows us to have much more time to do this. We can plan the stages with shorter durations to either go at a smoother pace or have some stops planned at some points of special interest.

3.- It removes the problem of carrying extra weight: one of the most severe problems for pilgrims on foot is the question of weight. When riding a bicycle, we can avoid much of this hassle because our own bike can carry luggage. In addition, Santiago Ways will transfer your baggage between the stages at no extra cost.

With it, we can carry more baggage and better equipped and prepared for the route. If you have to take any other transport, as for example, the train, there is no problem because they are all adapted with hooks and spaces indicated for the bikes.

4.- You can also rest whilst on board your bike: When we do the Camino de Santiago walking, we must always make an effort to continue. However, when it comes to riding the Camino de Santiago on bike there is the advantage that, in some sections, inertia and sloping terrain will do that work for us.

It will be a good opportunity to rest your legs and enjoy the scenery. This is especially good in the case of mountain pass descents.

Ponte de Lima

5.- It is used to build: with the structure of our bicycle, we can build some small roofing that gives us shade or that, at any stop, shelter from the rain (a very common occurrence on the Camino de Santiago).

The bicycle is, therefore, a great ally for all the pilgrims who decide to trust this means of transport to enjoy their experience on the Camino de Santiago.

Information about the Camino de Santiago on bike

We would like to offer you some general information about the Camino de Santiago and, in particular, about making the Camino de Santiago on bike.

First of all, it must be said that doing it with the help of Santiago Ways is one of the best decisions you can make: there are more than 11 routes available on the Camino de Santiago and, within them, several alternatives.

So, if it is the first time you are going to do the Camino de Santiago we recommend that you choose a simple route and one with not much difficulty. In the case that you do it by bicycle, it is highly recommended that you make sure to prepare well.

In any case, you should know that the longest route has more than 1400 kilometres (the Via de La Plata by bike) and others are much shorter and can be covered in just 2 days (for example, the Camino de Santiago from Ourense).

Quietest routes in the Camino de Santiago on bike

As we have said, the number of available routes within the Camino de Santiago is huge. Over time, more routes have been appearing: each of which is more interesting than the previous one. What’s more, within the same routes, there are also possible alternatives.

Therefore, we can say that among the possible options to make the Camino de Santiago by bike, there are 11 main ones, these are as follows:

Within many of them, there are different options in which, for example, change the point of origin and destination. In some, such as the Camino de Finisterre, you can change even the direction. So, there is great freedom both when choosing the itinerary and when choosing how many days you want to take.

This is because the bike, as it allows us to have extra time, can make things easier and open up a lot of possibilities.

In Santiago Ways, we plan the itinerary according to your own preferences and needs; we give you the possibility to make your reservation throughout the year and also we offer you the possibility to include in your plan breakfast or breakfast and dinner. All this, in the best possible accommodation that include rural houses and hotels.

Route of the Camino de Santiago on bike

Map of the route on bike to Santiago de Compostela

In Santiago Ways, we offer you the map necessary to make the Camino de Santiago on bike. Without a doubt, it will be of great help to you to decide on which route to use as well as to carry out your planning.

Profile of the Camino de Santiago on bike

As we have previously said, the options when it comes to doing the Camino de Santiago on bike are many and varied. That means that different terrain profiles also vary.

So there are different possibilities ranging from more complicated profiles to much simpler ones. In fact, they have no relation to the difficulty of the Camino Primitivo (steep and difficult) with the Camino Portugues coastal route (much simpler).

How long does it take to do the Camino de Santiago on bike?

As the different routes of the Camino de Santiago on bike vary, they also change their profiles and of course their duration. It is not the same to do the Via de la Plata than to do other shorter routes like the one that starts in Finisterre.

Via de la Plata

So then, the duration will depend on the length of the route, the pace you decide to take, the climatic conditions that affect you along the way and the desire you have to stay somewhere in particular to enjoy the landscape or culture of the place.

As we have said, one of the advantages that helps us to do the Camino de Santiago on bike is the enormous freedom that it gives us. Therefore, its duration depends very much by taking into account your own preferences.

Best time to do the Camino on bike to Santiago de Compostela

Also, the question of the time of year in which to make the Camino de Santiago on bike depends on the tastes of each person. There are different tastes depending on their character and preferences: some people prefer that there are more people to be able to make new friendships.

Other people prefer the tranquillity that the winter gives to complete the route and not find overcrowding in the hostels. In any case, we will talk about each season of the year and we will detail what you should take into account.

Spring

Spring is a great time to ride the Camino de Santiago on bike. In fact, during this time we can avoid the extreme temperatures of summer and winter and, at the same time, we can enjoy the beautiful places that will have given their generosity.

Also, hostel occupation during this time is not excessive so things will be easier. Of course, not as much as if you are pilgrims with Santiago Ways because you will have the best accommodation possible.

Summer

Summer is the most popular time to complete the Camino de Santiago on bike. In most cases, it is the chosen option because it is when people usually have plenty of time. On the other hand, it is also ideal because there are more daylight hours than during the rest of the year: a very important point for the pilgrims who go on foot.

Hostel occupation is higher, although it will depend mainly on the route we choose since not all are equally crowded. Either way, doing it with Santiago Ways is the best way to make sure you enjoy your experience to the limit.

Autumn

Without a doubt, autumn is another of the ideal times to do the route. The landscapes are dyed in their seasonal colours: brown, green and yellow fill everything and at the same time, the temperature and the climate usually accompany the journey.

It is true that, as in springtime, the weather can be more unstable, however the risk can be reduced with more preparation and with the help of Santiago Ways.

El Camino de Santiago en otoño

Winter

Winter is a time when there are almost no pilgrims. Cycling the Camino has the advantage that the stages will be shorter and we will be able to enjoy the experience to the fullest. However, in the case of some routes that travel through the middle of mountains, the climate can be an important handicap: such is the case of, for example, the option of riding the Camino Primitivo by bike.

Guide to the places that you cannot miss on the Camino de Santiago on bike

In this guide of the Camino de Santiago on bike we cannot overlook some of the most interesting places of all its routes as well as the best hostels and cottages that we offer. We also want to talk about some of the best restaurants we can find on the way.

Places of interest

Pico Sacro

This is the place where the tomb of James the Apostle was found and where he taught classes and teachings to his disciples. It is also a great point to see all the wonderful surroundings around it.

Puente la Reina

This bridge has survived more than 1000 years to allow pilgrims to go to Santiago. Its name comes from Queen Doña Mayor who ordered to build it on the River Arga.

Puente la Reina

Palacio Episcopal de Astorga

One of the most spectacular monuments of all the routes of the Camino de Santiago is, without doubt, the Episcopal Palace of Astorga.

Cathedral of Leon

One of the most spectacular cathedrals in all of Europe and, by extension, the world. Leon Cathedral has 1800 square metres of stained glass windows with a lot of colour and light.

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Muralla de Lugo

Over 2.2 kilometres, this Roman wall offers us an imposing stamp that was in fact declared a World Heritage site during the year 2000.

It is, in fact, the only one in the whole world that remains intact despite having been built between the third and fourth centuries. Also in this city, it is possible to visit its Romanesque Cathedral, a veritable jewel of history and world architecture.

Where to sleep – The best lodgings

From Santiago Ways, we always make sure to offer you the best possible accommodation. These include hotels and cottages along all the proposed routes of the Camino de Santiago.

If you are thinking of doing the Camino de Santiago on bike, this option is especially interesting due to the problems of accommodation you can find and to some unwelcome surprises that you may encounter.

Where to eat – The best restaurants

Pulpería Ezequiel: The greatest speciality of Galician gastronomy, the Octopus, deserves to be tasted in this Octopus restaurant in La Coruña. Totally recommended if you are going to start your route from this locality, for example, on the Way of Lighthouses.

Casa Ojeda: A restaurant in Burgos that offers all the typical preparations of Castilian cuisine. While there are options for all tastes, the ideal meal for pilgrims after a day pedalling hard is to ask for a speciality such as the local stew, for example.

Mesón Los Templarios: The biggest speciality of this restaurant in Palencia is the Roast Suckling Pig. You can’t go home without trying it.

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Casa Marcelo: We could not fail to mention a restaurant in Santiago de Compostela among our recommendations. In fact, this restaurant has specialities ranging from the highly elaborated to a more homemade and traditional cuisine. They also have options for vegetarians, by the way.

Origin of the Camino de Santiago on bike

The origin of the Camino de Santiago, in general, has as its starting point the Middle Ages. This principle is good for practically all routes. However, some are more recent than others. For example, the oldest and hardest is the Camino Primitivo.

As an alternative to it appeared the Camino Frances and the Camino del Norte which, to a large extent saved the steepest parts of the terrain of the Camino Primitivo. This was only possible as the reconquest extended.

For this reason, the Camino de Santiago is also a historical phenomenon closely linked to the history of Spain. Such a process, we could say that was closed with the appearance of the Camino Mozarabe, where the south of Spain joined the pilgrimages from Granada to Santiago once it was reconquered.

The Camino de Santiago is one of the greatest experiences that can have in your entire life. Do it and try it for yourself.

The Camino de Santiago on bike with Santiago Ways

Ideal footwear for the Camino on bike

Caminos de Santiago that can be done on bike

Other users’ opinions about the Camino de Santiago on bike

Here we leave you the opinions of other users who have completed the Camino de Santiago on bike with us and some of their comments about it. I’m sure you’ll be encouraged to live the experience with Santiago Ways.

Karen Srajer
Karen Srajer
We took the French Way, Leaving from Saint Jean Pied de Port. Santiago Ways booked our rooms the entire trip and make sure our luggage was transported. The rooms were a delight the walk was wonderful. Santiago Ways made sure to have support for us on the trip as well as needed. I would highly recommend this company. The entire group was a delight to work with and Cristiana on it especially was helpful.If we should decide to do another way, we would definitely use this company.
Diane Nunez
Diane Nunez
This was our first time in Spain and first time walking on a daily basis. Santiago Ways answered our many questions and concerns over many emails. We started our walk September 1st 2019 in Sarria and took 10 days to walk to Santiago de Compostela. Santiago Ways booked our lodging in 10 different places along with luggage transfers. We asked that all breakfasts,dinner and picnic lunch be included. Our accommodations varied from Albergues. Inns, Boutique hotel, to Bed and Breakfast. We truly enjoyed our picnic lunch as we could stop anywhere and enjoy the view. The accommodations - private room and private bathroom as we requested were not disappointing. We would recommend Santiago Way to anyone that needs some assistance in walking The Way.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Mark Nichols
Mark Nichols
This is a very professional company that helped create a fantastic journey. My contact person, Ylenia, responded to my emails and answered my questions. I highly recommend this company.
Kat Cust
Kat Cust
I have walked with Santiago Ways twice and have been impressed by their professionalism and services both times. I wanted to support a Spanish company for the walks, and found them to be a competitive option - in a crowded industry. Am planning to walk with them again as I’ve enjoyed my caminos so much!
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Rachel Mckeeve
Rachel Mckeeve
We recently walked part of the Camino de Santiago Trail. Our trip was arranged by Santiago Ways. We were part of a larger group we had a tour guide and our luggage was transferred each day. Our trip was an immense success, everything went very smoothly and that in part was down to Veronica who arranged the trip. She was very helpful throughout the whole planning procedure even arranging for a private transfer from the airport to Sarria, our start point. I would recommend Santiago Ways and Veronica and would definitely use them again.
Eilish Bye
Eilish Bye
After comparing several agencies, our group of 7 decided to go with Santiago Ways for our first Camino experience as they offered an all round better price for our customised package that included insurance, meals, accommodation, luggage transfers and any required transportation to accommodation. The booking process was straightforward, they responded quickly to various enquiries and changes that we requested and they provided guidance on preparation and the Camino route which we referred to throughout our trip.We had a couple of issues including one of our group injuring her ankle but Santiago Ways were available 24 x 7 and they resolved everything efficiently including all communications required with local accommodation providers, taxis etc. which was very reassuring. Pilgrims we met who organised their accommodation en route had to deal with lack of accommodation in some locations and then they had to organise transport to and from the nearest hostels. We didn’t have any stress like this at all which left us free to enjoy the stunning scenery and great camaraderie on this wonderful trip. We will use Santiago Ways again and we can highly recommend them.
Kerry Mannette
Kerry Mannette
I booked my Camino de Santiago for Sept 2019 through Santiago Ways and the company made the experience absolutely wonderful. Vanessa Veiga was a pleasure to deal with, very professional and informative and made it very easy to arrange the entire trip. The accommodations and board booked through Santiago ways were amazing, we were very pleased with the diversity (B&B, hotel, hostel) of the accommodations along with the service and cleanliness of the accommodations. The luggage transfer worked flawlessly. I would rate Santiago Ways 10 out of 10 and recommend them to anyone looking to book their Camino.
Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson
I was so pleased with the trip Santiago Ways set up for me to Walk The Camino Francés. My first experience was when I requested a quote in October 2018 for a August 2019 walk. Ylenia went above and beyond to answer all our questions and to provide numerous options for me before I made my final decision on the trip. She was patient and thorough as I gathered information. Her follow up was amazing and her attention to detail was very assuring! Once I booked the trip she continued sending updates until we departed for Spain. Once we arrived in Spain Ylenia and the Operations team stayed in touch via email to answer any questions. The hotel accommodations for 39 days were all wonderful and the baggage transfer was perfect. Every day our bags were at the hotel by the time we arrived. One day my friend left her hat in the hotel room and Santiago Ways Operation team sent an email saying the hat would be waiting at our next hotel. That’s going “above and beyond”. I highly recommend using Santiago Ways for your Camino!!!!! We walked with numerous people who had used other companies and they all thought Santiago Ways had the best hotels. I’ve already referred a friend to them and definitely will use them for my next Camino. Thank you Santiago Ways!!!!!!!!
Alison McEvoy
Alison McEvoy
Ylenia Conesa from Santiago Ways was very helpful answering all my question prior to my Camino trip. A truly memorable experience beautifully organised by Santiago Ways
Chantal Ryan
Chantal Ryan
This was a great experience from start to finish. From the on-line booking team that answered my numerous questions and comminucated with me in an efficient and friendly manner to the amazing guide we had and the quality of the hotels we stayed in. It all exceeded my expectations
Jon Lucas
Jon Lucas
Excellent company with excellent staff, couldn't fault their organisation and execution of my Camino walk. My special thanks to Ylenia who looked after my bookings and organised things for me.
LUCIA CARABINE
LUCIA CARABINE
Fantastic service and Ylenia Conesa who handled the booking was a delight and very efficient
Jasmine Pantuso
Jasmine Pantuso
Santiago Ways, and our advisor Ylenia Conesa , provided an outstanding travel experience! Ylenia answered every question that I had during my trip planning process! The accommodations were absolutely charming, and the food was perfect! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!
Yuko Fujita
Yuko Fujita
Celebrating 60th birthday, we walked 100 kilos for 10 days. No pain and no blisters. Santiago ways transported our luggage on time every day even we changed one of the hotel to Paradores. Taxis were always on time waiting for us. All hotels were clean, friendly and conveniently located. The food and buildings and history of each accommodations were all unique and wonderful! I will use Santiago ways for my next Camino. Andriana was very helpful. Thank you! Muchas Gracias!
Yana Mileva
Yana Mileva
We booked our "Camino" trip via this agency. Our agent was Vanessa and we are ecstatic with the service! The booking went very smoothly. All our questions were answered and all our wished addressed in a very quick manner. Actually, the agency had to ping us a few times via email and WhatsApp, as we were the ones too slow to answer them. They even made arrangements for us to take our dog on the trip and book the appropriate hotels. The luggage transfer was wonderful. We had a pickup from Santiago to our starting point on "Camino" that also worked perfectly. We can highly recommend the services of this agency. I have to admit that I have not compared prices and if there is something cheaper on the market, but the service we received here was impeccable. We had a wonderful trip and are planing to come back next year and walk another "Camino" again. Buen Camino everyone!
Peggy White
Peggy White
Walking the Camino was the best experience of my life! Partially because I had such a great support crew of Santiago Ways! I worked with Vanessa Veiga who organized my trip to suit my needs. When some details needed to be changed, she kindly worked with me to make it happen. My accommodations were all very different- from Casa Rurals to hostels to Pensions, but they were all excellent. The luggage transfer worked perfectly, too. I highly recommend this company to anyone planning to walk the Camino!
Tamir Shemer
Tamir Shemer
excellent experience with Santiago way team, all that was promised accomplished to the last detail , the transportation, the hotels choices , the path segment choice, the information provided ,the luggage transfer just a perfect vacation
mary ellen canal
mary ellen canal
Santiago Ways is the perfect agency to help you plan you Camino de Santiago.Since the first day that i wrote my email the response was very fast, gladly i began speaking to the agent Vanessa Viega and she made sure i had all the information and helped me plan everything, she was really great .i really enjoyed my Camino, i was looking forward for it and it did satisfied my expectations.This experience for me was the most special in my life, i am really thinking about doing it again starting in Portugal
Winston Fernandez
Winston Fernandez
I used Santiago Ways on my first Camino in March this year. The trail that I did was from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela. The experience was truly fantastic ….. mainly because of Santiago Ways.My contact person at Santiago Ways was Vanessa Veiga. Right from the onset Vanessa was extremely helpful , sensitive and very attentive to all my requests. She responded swiftly to all my mails. She selected the right hotels which were excellent and the luggage always arrived on time.I am planning my second Camino next April and I would continue to use Santiago Ways and in particular Vanessa. Thanks a million Vanessa and continue the good work to all the pilgrims who want to experience a true Camino.Winston FernandezKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Santiago Ways made it possible for me to do the pilgrimage. At 69 I did not like the idea of staying in a hostal, I like a bit of privacy and comfort! And I could not have done the walking while carrying my luggage. Adriana at Santiago Ways helped me work out my route and booked hotels and luggage transfers. Also, having them there in case I had any problems, was very reassuring. Adriana was only a phone call away. I recommend using Santiago Ways for anyone having doubts about doing the pilgrimage - they make it so much easier!
Tammy Shain
Tammy Shain
Vanessa was awesome and we loved Santiago Ways! We had a group of 8 college friends that were all around 50-years old. The deciding factor in choosing Santiago Ways was the group discount offered for groups of 6 or more. All other companies threshold for a discount was 10 people. Vanessa and the staff were awesome to work with throughout the process. We did the five day hike from Sarria to Santiago. We requested superior accommodations in places that were on the trail. The accommodations were top notch and 4 of the 5 places were directly on the trail. The exception was our night in Lavacolla in which we were .4 miles off the trail. It was our choice to stay in that location in order to have a shorter walk to Santiago on our final day so we could make the noon mass. We were pleasantly surprised at how clean each place was and they all had great bar and restaurant choices in close proximity - with the exception of Lavacolla so we recommend eating on-site - it was very good.
Sandi Frost Steensma
Sandi Frost Steensma
We had an excellent experience on the Camino with Santiago Ways. We had 14 women and everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the hotels, loved the daily luggage transport and the food was terrific. Santiago Ways communicated throughout our trip. We felt well-supported when we needed to make changes. Thank you!!
Beatriz Beltranena
Beatriz Beltranena
Santiago Ways is excellent they exceeded my expectations!! they do a great JOB and we had a "Buen Camino" in part thanks to them... lovely hotels.. flawless bag transfers and great great service!!! I would totally recommend them and please look for Vanessa she is the best.
Jan Schubert
Jan Schubert
My family and I used Santiago Ways to organize our recent pilgrimage from Lisbon to Porto. They did an excellent job booking us (as much as possible) into wonderful, small, family-run hotels and coping with the many changes dictated by "group" travel. In addition, one of us was traveling by bicycle whilst the rest were walking, necessitating even more planning which Santiago Ways did with patience and grace. We recommend using Santiago Ways for Camino support and planning!!! Jan Schubert
Jill Scher
Jill Scher
My family and I (6 of us) just finished walking the Lisbon to Porto section of the Camino Portuguese. It was a wonderful experience for us. The hotels we were booked into were well chosen and the food was great. We also found the path to be well marked making way finding fairly easy. A great relief as we had heard it was not well marked. Our luggage was efficiently transferred each day and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you Santiago Ways! We would definitely recommend your services to our friends. Jill
Kenneth E. Nowell
Kenneth E. Nowell
Santiago Ways made my memorable hike trouble-free. I had excellent hotels, tasty breakfasts, dependable baggage forwarding, informative advance information, and a dependable drive to deliver me to Sarria. I really appreciate their attention to detail!
Margo Gosia Barker
Margo Gosia Barker
We booked our El Camino with Santiago Ways and we were very lucky to have Silvia as our agent. She did a fantastic job organizing our trip, always promptly responding to our inquiries, impeccable English, all accommodations that she arranged for us were great, and our luggage was always delivered to the next location timely, before our arrivals to sites. I would definitely recommend Santiago Ways and ask for Silvia to be your representative.
Patricia Bazán
Patricia Bazán
This trip changed my life in ways I could not describe! I knew the hiking was going to be a challenge, but Santiago Ways made it so easy to plan and execute. They are truly the best and I am already planning my next trip with Santiago Ways and would not think of going anywhere else. Silvia Rivera was particularly helpful in the planning, as she answered all my questions patiently, and help me through the process. Great job, Guys, and I will see you next year!
Roberto Canto
Roberto Canto
Have just finished El Camino de Santiago from Sarria with the help of Santiago Ways. They have been extremely accesible from day one. The transfer of the luggage throught the five days was impecable, always finding the luggage in the room on every stage of the way. The food and lodging was very acceptable. If I were to do it again I would not hesitate to contact them once more for their assistance! "Buen camino".
Edmee Flores
Edmee Flores
Our experience with Santiago Ways was flawless. We highly recommend this outfit for your Santiago way experience. A perfect 10!
Barbara Melinska
Barbara Melinska
Very nice experience. Good and professional organization.Nice and friendly environment during the event. Recommended 100 %. Saludos para Jose 😉
Hanna Ringel
Hanna Ringel
Simply put - an incredible experience! This agency looks after every last detail. I walked the last 100 km of the Camino with their help and I definitely want to go back soon and do a longer part of the route. When that happens (which I hope is soon) I'll definitely be using Santiago Ways again! Thanks for everything.
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