• the camaraderie of sharing the route with a multitude of pilgrims
  • some of the most beautiful and historical cities in Spain
  • ever-changing scenery as we cross Northern Spain from east to west
  • the indescribable sensation of arriving in Santiago
15 Days
14 Nights
830 Total kms
63.846153846154 km/day (avg)
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The classic Camino de Santiago route, all the way from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to the shrine of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela, passing through the marvellous cities of Pamplona, Logroño, Burgos and León.

Tour Route

Day
1
Arrival
to
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Arrive in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Visit the delightful centre of the village where many pilgrims choose to begin their epic journey across Northern Spain. And don't forget to buy your scallop shell!
Day
2
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
to
Pamplona

Ride over the low Pyrenees into Spain. Pass the monastery of Roncesvalles and continue down through alpine pastures to the beautiful city of Pamplona, famous for its summer festival of San Fermín.
77km
77km
Day
3
Pamplona
to
Estella

From Pamplona the route leads to the town of Estella through the beautiful countryside of Navarra where all sorts of vegetables and fruie are cultivated, along with vineyards. In the pretty town of Puente La Reina the two French caminos join to continue together to Santiago.
47km
54km
Day
4
Estella
to
Logroño

From Estella we continue towards the world-famous wine-producing area of La Rioja and its capital, Logroño. Make a stop at the winery of Iratxe to try the wine from the free wine fountain. Logroño is an elegant city on the banks of the River Ebro, famous for the tapas in the street Calle Laurel.
46km
46km
Day
5
Logroño
to
Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Through the vineyards of La Rioja towards the town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. A pleasant ride through vineyards and farmland. In the cathedral of Santo Domingo two live chickens are always kept to commemorate the legend of the town which you can discover for yourself on arrival. Accommodation in the fine Parador.
61km
61km
Day
6
Santo Domingo de la Calzada
to
Burgos

The longer route leads through the magnificent mountain scenery of the Sierra de la Demanda towards Castile and Burgos. The shorter route follows the Camino. Both meet in Atapuerca, home to an archaeological site where the remains of the first human inhabitants of Europe can be found. Burgos is a magnificent city, dominated by the beautiful gothic cathedral of Santa María.
68km
86km
Day
7
Burgos
to
Carrión de los Condes

The first of 2 days crossing the immense plain of Castile known as la meseta. A longer ride but fairly flat. Castile has extense wheat fields dotted with medieval villages. Accommodation tonight is in the monastery hotel of San Zoilo in the pleasant little town of Carrión de los Condes.
99km
99km
Day
8
Carrrión de los Condes
to
León

Second day across the plain with some fine riding past Roman remains, monsateries, ancient villages which have borne witness to the passing of pilgrims throughout the centuries. Arrive in León, another wonderful city famous for its gothic cathedral, fine tapas bars and Gaudi's Casa de los Botines, one of the few buildings by the Catalan architect outside Barcelona.
107km
107km
Day
9
León
to
Astorga

From León the landscape begins to change as we leave the Castilian plain behind. Hospital de Órbigo has a fine bridge which waas witness to medieval jousting challnges to anyone who wished to cross. Astorga is a pretty town with a lively square and is also home to another impressive building by Gaudí, the Episcopal Palace.
57km
57km
Day
10
Astorga
to
Villafranca del Bierzo

From Astorga the road leads though the picturesque villages of the Maragato region. A long and easy ascent takes us to the high point of the tour, the Cruz da Ferro (Iron Cross) at almost 1500 metres / 5000 feet. A descent through beautiful mountain scenery takes us to the riverside village of Molinaseca and tne on to Ponferrada with its fine Templar castle. We then cycle through the vineyards of El Bierzo to the picturesque village of Villafranca del Bierzo.
76km
76km
Day
11
Villafranca del Bierzo
to
Triacastela

From Villafranca del Bierzo we head through stone villages with pretty fields, forests and the sound of water running down from the hills. A big climb and we finally cross the border between León and Galicia and reach the village of O Cebreiro with its charming thatched houses. A super descent leads us to the tiny Camino village of Triacastela.
52km
52km
Day
12
Triacastela
to
Portomarín

Today's ride takes us through charming Galician countryside with monasteries, dairy farms, the characteristic hórrreos and green fields. A longer option gives more options to see the impossible steep vineyards of the Ribeira Sacra. Portomarín is a village which was rebuilt on the hillside after the original village was flooded when the Minho Rver was dammed.
46km
96km
Day
13
Portomarín
to
Arzúa

Another beautiful ride through the enticing Galician countryside with the mounting excitement shared with the pilgrims we meet as our goal becomes nearer. Tonight we stay in Arzúa, just a short hop from Santiago de Compostela and the grand finale of our tour.
55km
65km
Day
14
Arzúa
to
Santiago de Compostela

A short ride which will enbble us to savour the satisfaction of arriving in Santiago itself. Nothing can compare wiht the arrival at the Plaza do Obradoiro in front of the magnificent cathedral. Time ot pay a visit to Saint James himself and then to celebrate with some scallops, a glass of white wine or tw whilst reflecting on our last 2 weeks and our one in a lifetime achievement.
39km
46km
Day
15
Santiago de Compostela
to
Departure

Depart from Santiago de Compostela after breakfast, or extend your stay to see more of this delightful city.

FAQs

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Prices

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Guided / per person
Standard Camino de Santiago complete Adult Double €0€0
Self Guided / per person
Standard Camino de Santiago complete Adult Double €1820

Extras

Bike rental €140
Road bike rental €196
e-Bike rental €220

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