Camino de Santiago Cycling Holidays
Start: Astorga

Your Itinerary

Camino de Santiago Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £699 per person
Other durations available on request.
Full holiday prices by date are shown on the ‘Book Now’ tab.

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Tour Highlights
• Challenging cycling routes which reward you with breathtaking views.
• Magnificent views of Galician green valleys and wooded mountains.
• A chance to ride the iconic Pilgrim’s Way
• Visit one of the oldest monasteries in Spain, the Benedictine monastery of Samos.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 Astorga.

Arrival to the monumental and historic town of Astorga.

Day 2: Astorga – Molinaseca.49km / Climb: 707m

Enjoy spectacular views as you cycle along little country roads through the mountains of Leon to Cruz the Ferro (the iron cross) and on to the beautiful medieval village of Molinaseca.

Day 3: Molinaseca – O’Cebreiro. 58km / Climb: 939m

Cycle 25 Km amongst vineyards to reach the beautiful town of Villafranca. Later climb O´Cebreiro, where green region of Galicia starts.

Day 4: O’Cebreiro – Sarria.44km / Climb: 258m

An easier cycle today as you descend to the town of Samos where we find one of the oldest and most beautiful monasteries in Spain, the Benedictine monastery of Samos.

Day 5: Sarria – Palas de Rei. 48km / Climb: 1177m

Continue along little country roads and ancient paths along rolling hills to end the day in Palais de Rei: a small town full of the pilgrim spirit.

Day 6: Palas de Rei – Rua. 60km / Climb: 1170m

Today´s ride does not have great climbs but it is a constant up and down that can be quite tiring. We will ride enjoying the Galician countryside.

During the day you will go through the town of Melide that is famous for its “pulperías” where they serve superb octopus.

Day 7: Rua – Santiago de Compostela. 27km / Climb: 599m

The Camino leads you into the very heart of this unique city of pilgrims, into the Plaza de Obradoiro overlooking the Cathedral built in honour of Saint James, Santiago.

Day 8: Departure or extra nights.27km / Climb: 599m

Departure or extra nights in Santiago de Compostela.

Map & Route Information

This tour starts in Astorga.

How do I get to the Starting Point? Transfers to Astorga from Madrid are easy by bus. Eg. ALSA bus from Madrid Airport to Astorga at 14:30 hours from terminal 4 takes 3:30 hours and costs 29 Euros.

How do I get back home? Fly back from Santiago or from Madrid. Transfers from Santiago to Madrid with ALSA buses. Eg. Depart 7:00 hours arrival at Terminal 4 at the airport at 14:45 (7:45 hours) costs 59 Euros.

Route profile
Moderate. You will need to be in good health and reasonably fit. These trips may contain elements that are quite active, but not too hard. Accommodation will be very comfortable and pleasant.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Camino de Santiago tour stays in small rural hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

The hotel list below is subject to change and should be used as a guide.
We will confirm the exact hotels prior to arrival.
Camino de Santiago Sample Hotel List
Astorga Hotel Astur Plaza
Molinaseca  Hotel Palacio O’Cebreiro Hotel Capricho de Josana
Sarria Hotel Roma
Palas de Rei Hotel Casa Benilde
Rua Pension Residencial Platas
Sanitago de Compostela  Hotel Avenida

Included services

- 7 nights accommodation in twin or single rooms with own bathroom.
– 7 breakfasts.
– Luggage transfers between hotels.
– Detailed maps and roadbook with your trail clearly marked, instructions to find the hotels each night and recommendations.

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About the bikes...

A bicycle specialist will deliver your bike and adjust it to your specifications. We carry your luggage between hotels so you can travel light.

Important: Models can vary according to the holiday and date selected!

We use fully-equipped touring bicycles:

Puncture resistant hybrid tyres ideal for road cycling but with some tread to give you the security you need on dirt track sections, 21 or 24 gears, comfortable seat, front suspension, adjustable handle bars, bike stand, mudguards, bottle holder as standard.

• Bike type: Giant Argento and Kalkhoff Voyager or equivalent.
• Odometer included.
• Choice of sizes from xs to xl and male/female bikes.
• Electric bike hire available on request.

Equipment included in the price:

• Rear pannier
• Map carrier
• Lock
• Helmet
• Pump
• Puncture repair kit
• Multitool set

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Your Prices

Camino de Santiago, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: April to October
Arrival daily

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £699 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £119
Half Board (Not in Santiago): From £89

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Hotel Category Descriptions
2** and 3*** hotels and small family run rural accommodation (2 hotels with swimming pool)

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Holiday Price: From £699
Single Supplement: From £119

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