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St. James Way - Easy cycling

St. James Way - Easy cycling

Camino de Santiago on bike

  • Carefully selected accommodation which bring ancient history and modern comfort together in the most harmonious way
  • Excellent cycling along ancient routes steeped in history
  • Beautiful landscapes, local architecture, surviving traditions
  • Fabulous gastronomy and regional wines


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Start: León             Finish: Santiago de Compostela

Day 1: Arrival in León
Day 2: From León to Astorga
Day 3: From Astorga to Molinaseca
Day 4: From Molinaseca to Villafranca del Bierzo
Day 5: From Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro
Day 6: From O Cebreiro to Sarria
Day 7: From Sarria to Palas de Rei
Day 8: From Palas de Rei to Arzúa
Day 9: From Arzúa to Santiago
Day 10: End of arrangement

Day 1:    Arrival in León

From Valladolid, Oviedo or Madrid airport, you travel by public transport to Léon. Hopefully you have time to visit the cathedral, a masterpiece of the Gothic style. 

Day 2:    From León to Astorga

After the rental bikes have been delivered, tested and adjusted, you start with a gentle ride of 49km through the plains of Castille to Astorga, a town of Roman origin, where the Camino crosses the Via de la Plata. In this fortified town Gaudi built the archbishop’s palace in modernist style.

Challenge: 49km, 225m in ascent

Villages along the way: S. Martín del Camino, Hospital de Órbigo

Day 3:    From Astorga to Molinaseca

Testing of bikes and legs as you cycle from Astorga (at 880m altitude) through the hills of the Bierzo area to the Cruz de Fierro (at almost 1507m altitude) and then down to the village of Molinaseca. Most desolated rural area of the entire camino, but there are small villages with some café’s. 

Challenge: 46km, 725m in ascent and 950 in descent

Villages along the way: Cruz de Fierro

Day 4:    From Molinaseca to Villafranca del Bierzo

A relaxing day of only 31km to the city of Vilafranca del Bierzo. On your way you pass Ponferrada, which was also founded by the Romans because they exploited coal mines in the nearby hills. The most impressive historic monument is without any doubt The Templar castle of 8000 square meters, built in the 12th century. After Ponferrada you cycle through an ondulated area to Villafranca del Bierzo, an important gate way to Galicia. 

Challenge: 32km, 225m in ascent

Villlages along the way: Ponferrada, Cacabelos

Day 5:    From Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro

Today the toughest climb of the entire Camino awaits as you cycle into Galicia; first along the old national road and then 6km steeply up along a dirt road to O Cebreiro (this section can be avoided by following the old national road to the pass Pedrafita and then follow a tarmac road to Cebreiro). O Cebreiro is a remarkable and emblematic village, full of legends and stories related to the Camino. It has a Romanesque church from the 11th century. Your hotel is just next door.

Challenge: 29,5km, 600m in ascent

Villages along the way: Vega de Valcárcel, Las Herrerías

Day 6:    From O Cebreiro to Sarria

Today you first start with some short ascent, but then its 35km mostly downhill through the lush green Galician countryside, with dense woods. On your way the monastery of Samos, which was founded in the 6th century but was continuously reformed (in the 18th century for the last time). 

Challenge: 46km, 425m in ascent

Villages along the way: Fonfría, Triacastela

Day 7:    From Sarria to Palas de Rei

During this long day there you will accomplish a total ascent of 725m, but never more then 200m on one climb; often less. The landscape is rural and entertaining, because continuously changing and there are plenty of villages with café’s and restaurants where you can share experiences with fellow pilgrims. To reach the charming rural hotel for tonight you’ll have to make a small detour near Palas de Rei. 

Challenge: 52km, 725m in ascent

Villages along the way: Portomarín, Hospital da Cruz

Day 8:    From Palas de Rei to Arzúa

A gentle and ‘ondulating’ day as you cycle from one village to the other, all focussed on diary production and services for pilgrims. Again you will stay at a very charming rural hotel, in a typical Galician manor house; a so called Pazo.

Challenge: 35km, 250m in ascent

Villages along the way: Melide, Ribadixo da Baixo

Day 9:    From Arzúa to Santiago

A ‘glorious’ day as you will finally reach the “Puerta del Perdón” of Santiago’s cathedral. The standard route goes via the airport and the Monte del Gozo through the outskirts of town. If you prefer a more scenic route, you cycle via Touro (50km). 

Challenge: 39km, 375m in ascent

Villages along the way: A Rua, Lavacolla

Day 10:    End of arrangement

After breakfast your cycling tour ends. 


All hotels of this trip are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.
You can find the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra overnight:
You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.

Hotel Real Colegita-León
Hotel Real Colegiata (León)
Posada Real Casa de Tepa-Astorga
Posada Real Casa de Tepa (astorga)
Hostal el Palacio-Molinaseca
Hostal El Palacio (Molinaseca)
Hostal Posada Plaza Mayor
Hostal Posada Plaza Mayor (Villafranca del Bierzo)
Hotel Roma-Sarria
Hotel Restaurante Roma (Sarriá)
A Parada Das Bestas-Pidre
A Parada Das Bestas (Pidre)
Pazo de Santa María-Arzúa
Pazo de Santa María (Arzúa)
Hotel A Tafona-Santiago de Compostela
Hotel A Tafona (Santiago de Compostela)
practical info

You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between March 15th and October 24th.

Arrival nearest airport is Oviedo/Asturias airport(OVD) but you can also fly to Madrid-Barajas airport (MAD)

Departure nearest airport from Santiago de Compostela are La Coruña airport (LCG) or Santiago de Compostela airport (SCQ)  

Arrival to León

  • By public transport from Oviedo airport; Bus from Oviedo (Asturias) airport to León with five or six services daily. Travel time is 3 to 4 hours, and you may have to changes buses in Oviedo or Gijón. See www.alsa.es for further details. 
  • By public transport from Madrid airport; Bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport T4 to León with 4 or 5 services daily. Travel time is 3.5 to 4.5 hours. See www.alsa.es for further details. 
  • Optional transfers; A private taxi transfer can be booked through S-cape. Prices are available on request 

Departure from Santiago de Compostela

  • By public transport to Santiago airport (Lavacolla); Bus from Santiago city centre to Santiago airport, with departures daily every 30 minutes 
  • By public transport to A Coruña airport (Alvedro); Bus from Santiago bus station to A Coruña, with departures every hour. 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes. This service is provided by Castromil / Monbus. From A Coruña bus station you take a city bus (Line 443) to the airport. Service provided by Autos Calpita. 
  • Optional transfers: A private taxi transfer can be booked through S-cape Travel. Prices are available on request. 


  • Bike model:Bergamont vitos/ GT Avalanche/ Orbea Dakar/Peougeut CM22/61/ Stevens tonga/WeedHEAP 2.0
  • Bike Type: MTB//Trekking bikes
  • Gears: 24-27gears
  • Suspension:Suntour locking, recovery, 100mm
  • Frame sizes: Adults; 15" (XS), 17"(S), 19"(M), 22"(L) and 23"(XL)//Kid's bikes


  • e-bike model: Moustache Samedi/ Univega Vision ELTD
  • Motor: Bosch 250 w
  • Battery: 300-400 wh
  • Autonomy: 60-100 km
  • Components: High-end components

GPS tracks are available on request.



  • 9 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • lugagge transfers
  • 6 nights comfort accommodation, 3 nights standard accommodation

Not Included

  • transfer from/to airport
  • bike


  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk
  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • A private taxi transfer can be booked through S-cape, from/to any of he suggested airports, prices will depend on arrival time and day of the week



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