Are you thinking about cycling the French Way? Would you like to request your Pilgrim Certificate (Compostela)? If you plan to travel by bike and get your Certificate, you will need to cycle at least the last 200 km of any of the official Camino de Santiago routes (and 100 km if you plan to walk).
The Camino Francés is the most popular route of the Camino de Santiago, even for “bicigrinos”. But, what is a “bicigrino”? It is the combination on the Spanish words bici (bike) + peregrino (pilgrim). It refers to those pilgrims who choose to cycle the Camino, rather than walking.
And, where should I start if I want to cycle the last 200 km of the French Way? Our suggestion is Ponferrada. This medieval town is a symbol of the Camino de Santiago, and almost 8000 pilgrims have chosen it as their starting point in 2017.
On your way towards the sacred city of Santiago de Compostela, you will discover some of the most popular spots: O Cebreiro, Sarria, Portomarín, Palas de Rei… You will be sharing the path with walkers and riders. At some points, you may see alternative routes for cyclers.
Are you ready to cycle an average of 50 km per day over the French Way? Do you have a basic knowledge of bike maintenance? How to change a punctured wheel? Basic repairs? If the answer is yes, we will assist you in making an unforgettable experience on the Camino de Santiago.
Your bike will be delivered at your accommodation in Ponferrada the day your arrive. We will include a helmet, a basic repair kit, and saddlebags.