Possibly because you are so aware that this has been a pilgrim’s route for centuries. So many have travelled along these tracks, spurred by a great devotion. It is a route that impresses all who follow it with it challenges, delights, and lifelong lessons.
It is a pleasant bike ride, starting from Porto where you will spend the night after your arrival. You will cycle around 60 kilometres per day, following the medieval pilgrims’ way from Porto to Santiago de Compostela. You will go past famous Camino de Santiago landmarks such as Barcelos, on the Cavado River, and Ponte de Lima with its world famous arched bridge. In Valen√ßa, you will cross the River Minho on the remarkable bridge built in 1885 by Eiffel, to Tui in Spain. All along the way you will have a chance to speak to the friendly local inhabitants who are always ready to welcome all who come to visit their region.
Sense the excitement that all pilgrims feel as they approach Santiago de Compostela. The air thrills with their enthusiasm and it is clear that this is one of Christianity’s greatest holy cities, a beautiful city to which so many people throughout the ages travelled. By all means, do visit the cathedral to Saint James. It is a place of history, devotion and hope. A lovely town to end your biking journey.
Accommodation, 7 nights BB, in double standard room
Luggage transfer daily
Porto airport transfers to the start and from the ending points of the programs in a car, van or minibus
Hybrid bicycle, cargo rack, pannier bike bag, handlebar bag (one per two bicycles), lock (one per two bicycles), helmet, and disposable head cover
Per group/reservation: Pre-paid mobile phone, toolkit, first aid kit, puncture repair kit, pump, and spare inner tube
Per group/reservation: GPS loaded with the tracks and a roadbook with detailed information
Overnight storage of bicycles at the hotels
Guide and support vehicle (price on request)
Meals, wine experiences and cooking experience (optional)
E-bike (limited availability)
Transfer at end of tour
Groups of 4+ pax can start any day
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