Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
- Region: Spain + Portugal
- Destination: Camino de Santiago
- Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
- Level: Three
- Price From: $4795
- Single Supplement: $550
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- Galicia in northwestern Spain
- Known for: the pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the scallop-shaped symbol, and rolling green countryside
- Eat: Tortilla española (potato omelet), cocido maragato (chickpea stew) or botillo (cured stuffed meat
- Drink: Queimada (a punch made from Galician aguardente)
- A guided tour of historic León and its Gothic Cathedral
- Tasting local wine from the Bierzo region at winery in Camponaraya
- Cycling through the rolling Galician countryside
- A picnic at a virtually undiscovered fourteenth century castle hidden in the Galician woods
- Staying at Pazo Santa María, an eighteenth-century noble house situated on a 35,000 square-meter estate
We include more on our trips than any other bike tour company in an effort to provide our guests with the most unforgettable, stress-free travel experience.
- Stunning, luxurious, world-class accommodations
- Top of the line bicycle selection
- Daily breakfasts, all lunches, four gourmet dinners, Après Velo cocktails, and nutritious snacks
- Carefully selected local wines with every delicious meal
- Expert guides with extensive local knowledge, who go above and beyond to cater to your every need
- Complete van support every mile of the way to enjoy your vacation at your own pace
- Group sizes that don’t exceed 14 guests on a scheduled departure
- Wine tastings, and cooking classes as outlined in the itinerary
- Entrance fees to historic sites, fascinating museums, and scenic natural parks
- Pick up and drop off before and after your tour from convenient locations
- Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service
- Pre- and post-travel planning assistance
- Upgrade to Concierge Travel Planning (learn more)
- Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
DuVine strives to consistently amaze, surprise, and delight. For this reason, each itinerary may be subject to slight modifications. Contact us to speak with a destination specialist for the most up to date tour inclusions.
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The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted one of our trips as one that “…let you burn calories during the day and refuel with a great meal at night.” There is more where that came from!
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Cycle along the historic Camino de Santiago (also called St. James Way), and traverse the rolling green Galician countryside. Challenge yourself on the infamous climb up to the Cruz de Ferro in the hillsides of Castilla y León. Enjoy a tasting of wine from the Bierzo region. You’ll delight in a side trip along scenic back roads that wind through woods to reveal the Castelo do Pambre (a hidden fourteenth-century castle), your first taste of Queimada, a traditional Galician beverage, and your visit to historic León. Join your fellow travelers on the pilgrimage during this cycling vacation to Santiago de Compostela.
Tour by Day
Day One: Welcome to the Camino!
Your guides will meet you at your hotel in Madrid and we’re off to León. Stop for a quick visit in Segovia, before we arrive in in the small city of León and our hotel, the Parador San Marcos. Upon arrival, we’ll cover the basics: bike fitting, safety review, and a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a walk through the Parador´s Museum, followed by a guided tour of historic León and the Gothic Cathedral. After, we’ll head to Albergue to get our Pilgrim Passports and then cycle back through the narrow, winding streets of Leon to the Parador. Tonight, we’ll dine at the hotel’s restaurant.
Meals: Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Madrid, Leon, Segovia
Accomplished: 5 miles / 8 km
Accommodations: Parador San Marcos
Day Two: León to Villafranca del Bierzo
This morning we’ll transfer by van to the quaint town of Castrillo de Polvazares. Here, we’ll hop on our bikes for the famous climb up to the Cruz de Ferro along the green hillsides of Castilla y León. Pass through the unique, one-man town of Manjarín, and enjoy a thrilling descent into the town below. Lunch is a relaxing stop along the river followed by a visit to a small hermitage tucked atop a hill. In Camponaraya, enjoy a tasting of wine from the Bierzo region. Continue by van to the Palacio de Canedo for dinner surrounded by beautiful views of the mountains and the vineyards.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Manjarín, Palacio de Canedo, Villafranca, Castrillo de los Polvazares, Cruz de Ferro
Accomplished: 34 miles / 55 km
Accommodations: Palacio de Canedo
Day Three: The Hillsides of Galicia
Transfer to Galicia with a brief stop in the Celtic town of O´Cebreiro. After, we’ll hop on our bikes and begin our hilly ride. Along the way we’ll pass by monasteries, cross over rivers, and wind through the lush countryside. Enjoy lunch in a small restaurant in Sarria, and then continue on a zig-zagging ride through the hillsides of Galicia. Descend into the town of Portomarín, where we will spend the night in the Pousada de Portomarín. Tonight, delight in a delicious meal prepared fresh from the gardens at the Santa Mariña country house and be treated to a Queimada, a traditional beverage and Galician ritual.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: O’Cebreiro, Samos, Sarria, Portomarín
Accomplished: 33.5 miles / 54 km
Accommodations: Parador de Monforte de Lemos
Day Four: Hidden Roads to Castelo do Pambre
Start your day on the bike with an 8 mile climb. Delight in views of the villages, farms, and fields as you climb. After Palas de Rei, we’ll veer off the Camino for a side trip along scenic back roads that wind through woods to reveal the Castelo do Pambre, a 14th century castle undiscovered by most. We’ll stop here for a picnic lunch, followed by a ride along more hidden roads to the town of Melide. Continue to our hotel in Arzúa. Tonight we’ll be treated to quiet and relaxed dinner here at the Pazo Santa María, an 18th century noble house.
Meals: Breakfast / Gourmet Picnic / Dinner
Destinations: Palas de Rei, Castelo do Pambre, Melide, and Arzúa
Accomplished: 31 miles / 50 km
Accommodations: Pazo Santa María
Day Five: The Ride to Santiago de Compostela
Today we’re off to Santiago de Compostela! Our bike ride crosses over several rivers and winds through multiple towns to our last big ascent. At the top, we’ll be rewarded by stunning views overlooking Santiago and the towers of the Cathedral. Cycle down into the city, passing through the urban streets of Santiago to finally arrive at the cathedral. This afternoon, take some time to explore the city or enjoy a swim in the pool. Tonight we’ll meet up for a memorable farewell dinner at the Hotel Monumento San Francisco.
Meals: Breakfast / Gourmet Picnic / Dinner
Destinations: el Monte do Gozo and Santiago de Compostela
Accomplished: 23.5 miles / 45 km
Accommodations: Hotel Monumento San Francisco
Day Six: Adios to the Camino de Santiago
After breakfast, your guides will assist you with your upcoming travel plans, whether it be a transfer to Madrid, continued travels through Spain, or an extra night or two in Santiago.
Destinations: Santiago, Madrid