- Admire beautiful monasteries and cathedrals
- Ride a world famous pilgrimage route
- Explore Santiago de Compostela
This point-to-point historical pilgrimage route lends itself perfectly to self-guided cycling, with its well marked and largely traffic-free dedicated tracks and rural setting. We have chosen the section from Astorga to Santiago de Compostela, which offers interesting and diverse riding from the mountains through to open plains. With the freedom of cycling each stage at your own pace you can spend time in the places that most interest you, soak up the atmosphere of the historical villages, or take a moment to admire the magnificent vistas. The ride ends in Santiago de Compostela with time to explore the city and reflect on your memorable journey.
What makes this trip responsible?
As a self-guided trip you will be pedalling under your own steam and at your own pace. You will not be part of a group so the impact of your visit on the landscape and communities you pass will be absolutely minimal. Our local operator works with local suppliers and hoteliers to ensure that we support the communities we visit, maximising the benefit to them and also our enjoyment of the region. We will stay in characterful, locally run hotels and the route notes will often give you hints and tips of local restaurants you can try, giving you a taste of the local cuisine while helping to support these establishments. Moreover, we encourage you to journey by train to minimise your carbon footprint.
Cycling the Camino de Santiago