CAMINO DE SANTIAGO, SPAIN / BICYCLE TOUR.
Burgos to Santiago de Compostela.

From early in the 10th Century until modern times, this trail has connected many humans towards one goal, to arrive in Santiago de Compostela. You will be amazed right from the start, landscapes will change from plains to mountains, from villages to cities, even within locals, language changes from Castilian to Galician, just like life changes, the Camino changes too, and it makes you wonder what is around the corner. By riding on it you’ll feel part of something bigger than just a bike tour; every day you are surrounded by beauty and some kind of magic coming out from people sharing the same path, the same goal, the same world. The Camino welcomes everybody, no exceptions. It is an experience of a life time; hope you can join us this time.


GETTING THERE AND BACK:

Our trip starts in the city of Burgos. The easiest way to get to Burgos is to fly to Madrid or Bilbao. There are several daily trains and buses you can take to Burgos (3 hours from Madrid, 2 and 3 hours from Bilbao). We will rendezvous at a hotel in the city of Burgos on ---. First day of riding is -----. Tour finishes in Santiago de Compostela on --- after breakfast. Good air and bus services are available for your return to Madrid, Bilbao or other major European cities.

THE RIDING:

The first couple of days are mainly flat and after that, some climbing and descent days follow. People are expected to bike the full distance, though if your knees are sore or if your legs need a day of rest; arrangements will be made for a shuttle.
The pilgrim’s trail surface is mostly well packed gravel and very few parts of it would be considered as semi-technical, best of all is that no motorized traffic is allowed in it; you’ll find cyclists and walkers only. It often runs parallel to paved roads, so for sections, cyclists can choose between “off-road” or pavement riding. A mountain bike or hybrid bike is the way to go. Bike rentals are available through a bike store in Burgos; we will help you make the necessary arrangements if you choose to rent instead of bringing your own.

MEALS:

All (12) breakfasts and 4 dinners are included. Throughout the route you will find food stores, cafes & restaurants, some of them offer special “pilgrim’s menus” at a reduced cost. Generally restaurants in Spain open late for dinner (typically after 8:30pm). When hotels allow us, we will have snacks and beverages available by late afternoon to tie us over until restaurants open in the evenings. Tap water is safe to drink and bottled water can be purchased almost everywhere.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Hotel rooms are booked on a double occupancy basis; if traveling solo, we will try to find you a same sex roommate, if this is not possible; we will collect 50% of the single supplement fee on the final payment; if a roommate is found we will refund you the supplement fee. Persons wishing a room to themselves may do so at their own expense. Hotel nights from --- through --- (12 nights) are covered in the package.

CLIMATE:

Daytime temperatures range between 12-22°C and evening temperatures may drop to 10°C. Rain is unlikely but the average is 80 mm of rain in May, unfortunately that can’t be predicted and the best is to be prepared for it.

COST:

$ CAD Per person on double occupancy. Add $ CAD if you prefer single occupancy. We are not required to collect tax on this trip (tour is outside Canada).

$200 CAD non-refundable deposit per person reserves a spot. Full payment is due 90 days before the tour starts (-----). Please make cheques payable to GABRIOLA ISLAND CYCLE & KAYAK or if you prefer, e-transfers are possible but no credit cards of any kind. Thanks.
Cancellation fee 31-60 days prior to the start: Full deposit + 20% final payment.
Cancellation fee 1-30 days prior to the start: Full deposit + 40% final payment.To register please send us your deposit along with your details using our application form. Thanks.

WE PROVIDE:

  • 12 hotel night accommodations
  • 12 breakfasts + 4 dinners (drinks not included)
  • Bilingual guides
  • Support vehicle
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Rental bike transfer (from Santiago back to Burgos)
  • Snacks
  • Bike route logs & maps

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare to/from trip destination
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Bicycle
  • Alcohol / Wine (we keep a cooler full, everyone chips in)
  • Incidentals during the trip



    Note: Minimum 10 to run the trip. Please check for availability.

Tour Dates

custom trip available

13 days total / 12 nights accommodation / 11riding days

COST: $ CAD (based on double occupancy)

Add $ CAD ( single occupancy)

There is no tax charged on trips outside Canada.

 


Please check for availability and make sure to send in your deposit to secure your reservation.

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CYCLING THE ANCIENT CAMINO DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA.




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Spain 2012



Camino Santiago, Spain. Courtesy Jill Haras.



Spain 2012.



Spain 2012.



Camino Santiago, Spain. Courtesy Jill Haras.



Camino Santiago, Spain. Courtesy LH Wilson.