Cycling the French Way, the most popular route of the Camino de Santiago, is the perfect choice for those who love to travel by bike. If you choose to cycle the Camino de Santiago you will be able to complete the route in half the time; cycling is usually much faster than walking!
This option is becoming more and more popular; in fact, almost 22.000 pilgrims obtained their Camino Certificate by bike in 2017.
If you decide to cycle the Camino de Santiago, please note that you will need to complete at least the last 200 km of any of the Jacobean routes (and only 100 km if you prefer to walk). You can choose to start in Ponferrada and finish in Santiago, or complete the full French Way, from Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela. The first section, from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncesvalles, is not good for cycling. That is why our itinerary starts in Roncesvalles instead.
Another option chosen by many pilgrims who want to skip the section known as La Meseta, is walking from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Burgos; then cycling from Burgos to León (La Meseta) and continue walking from León to Santiago de Compostela.
All our cycling tours on the Camino de Santiago include bike rental, helmet and saddlebag. But if you want to bring your own bike, that is no problem at all.
This cycling tour is recommended to those pilgrims who have a previous experience with bikes. A minimum level of bike maintenance knowledge will be required, in case you have any issues on the way. Basic notions, such as changing a punctured tyre and essential reparations.
If you have always dreamed about cycling the French Way of the Camino de Santiago, we will make things easy for your. Just jump into your bike, and let the adventure begin!