Sports and traveling are two of the things that make us happiest. In 2017, many pilgrims made the Camino de Santiago on bike.
Riding a bike has many advantages. You can enjoy individually or collectively, and it is not necessary to have a lot of money, just a minimal investment and a lot of desire.
If you are thinking about starting this adventure on two wheels, this post is for you!
Plan your Camino
Travel time and distances depend on each pilgrim. There are no correct deadlines and correct distances, it depends on what each one can advance each day.
We recommend you calculate an average of 50 kilometers per day. You must do at least 200 kilometers, the minimum distance to obtain the accreditation of La Compostela on bicycle.
Choose your Camino
The Camino de Santiago has a different routes. If is the first time you are going to travel on bike, we recommend you to choose a Camino that meets your needs and the time you have for the adventure.
Probably, the best option to start is the French Way, We don’t recommend you doing complete, is a heavy route Approximately 900 kilometers!
An excellent alternative is the route that departs from León. It comprises 306 kilometers divided into 6 stages. This route goes through the Valle de Ponferrada and O Cebreiro and ends in Santiago de Compostela.
Keep in mind that all the routes of the Camino de Santiago have a special feature that makes it magical, and you can start from wherever you want.
If you have already done more trips on bike, you are in good shape, and you are passionate about this way to do the Camino, choose the route that you like.
If you need recommendations, the Primitivo Way has a special charm, and it was the first route used by pilgrims who wanted to go to Santiago de Compostela. Part from Oviedo, and the main section that connects Asturias with Galicia is into the mountain.
Choose your bike
Choosing the right bike is very important. You can start to studying the stages you are going to do, that will give you an idea of the type of bike, whether it’s a road, a mountain, or a hybrid.
If you don’t have a bike, time to choose it, or you aren’t sure which is the best option for you, we recommend you our services, usually we work with MTB OverX models of BH 24v, 27v and 27v disc, totally adapted to the Camino de Santiago.
The Camino on Bici with Santiago Ways
We offer you a complete service on route on the date you choose it. We will organize your itinerary, select the best accommodations and transport your luggage between stages.
In addition, you will have telephone assistance in route, an assistance vehicle in case of emergency, and travel assistance insurance.
When you arrive at the hotel, you will have the bicycles packed and ready to start the march the next day. In addition to bicycles, we will provide you helmets, saddlebags and the toolkit for free.
Prepare your body and your mind
If you do the Camino de Santiago on bike, you Will find a forest, roads, stones, ups and downs. Your body Will be ready to this adventure.
The physical preparation necessary to make the Camino de Santiago on bike is superior to the one we need to do it by foot. We recommend you constant training a few months before starting your Camino, combining bike trips, working your muscles and attending some inner pedaling classes (spinning or similar).
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