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Location

St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago

Difficulty

4

Moderate

Length

35

Trip Cost

From $5600
twin share

Overview

  • Follow in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims and over 1,000 years of history on the world’s greatest historical trail.
  • Enjoy a sip of wine at the famous wine fountain of Irache!
  • Bring a rock from home to leave at the Cruz de Ferro, each stone is a symbol of a burden the pilgrim wants to leave behind.
  • Indulge the tastebuds with a visit to the Museo del Chocolate in Astorga.
  • Finish your pilgrimage walking into the incredible city of Santiago de Compostela, there is nothing like the energy & excitement that is shared with your fellow pilgrims!

Looking to mix it up on the Camino? Travel the full length of the Camino from St Jean Pied de Port to the end of the trail at the legendary city of Santiago de Compostela in 31 days with 8 days on the bike, 19 days walking and 6 rest days in historical Spanish cities.

The cycling sections on this trip covers 357km of the trail, mainly through the flatter section of the Meseta though there are some hills to contend with. This trip does require experience in riding off-road, but not technical mountain biking skills.

A mixed walking and cycling trip is an excellent way to experience the full “French Way” in a shorter time frame and provide variety to your Camino experience. The walking trails of ‘ the Way’ are also open to cyclists and it is an accepted way to experience the pilgrimage.

Extend Your Holiday – City Breaks

Double your holiday experience by including a stopover on your journey! A city break is a great way to explore another place, indulge in some extra shopping, dining or sightseeing and is a great way to break up a long flight. Our fabulous array of RAW Travel city breaks can be tailor made to your requirements and usually include an arrival transfer, 2 nights accommodation and a city sightseeing tour.

Read more about our city breaks.

Are you a first-time or solo traveller?

We’ll support you all the way! View our preparation and training resources.

Itinerary

Section 1: Trek St Jean Pied de Port to Pamplona – 5 days

Day 1: Arrive in St. Jean Pied de Port

Day 2: Walk St Jean Pied de Port to Roncevalles (25km)

Day 3: Walk Roncesvalles to Akerreta (28km)

Day 4: Walk Akerreta to Pamplona (17km)

Day 5: Rest day in Pamplona

Section 2: Walk Pamplona to Logrono – 5 days

Day 6: Walk Pamplona to Puente de la Reina (23.8km)

Day 7: Walk Puente de la Reina to Estella (21.9km)

Day 8: Walk Estella to Los Arcos (21.5km)

Day 9: Walk Los Arcos to Logrono (27.8km)

Day 10: Rest day in Logrono

Section 3: Cycle Logrono to Burgos – 4 days

Day 11: Cycle from Logrono to Santo Domingo de La Calzada (50.2km)

Day 12: Cycle Santo Domingo to Villafranca Montes de Oca (34.8km)

Day 13: Cycle Villafranca Montes de Oca to Burgos (38km)

Day 14: Rest day in Burgos

Section 4: Cycle Burgos to Leon – 5 days

Day 15: Cycle Burgos to Castrojeriz (41.1km)

Day 16: Cycle Castrojeriz to Carrion De Los Condes (44.2km)

Day 17: Cycle Carrion De Los Condes to Hermanillos de la Calzada (54km)

Day 18: Cycle Hermanillos de la Calzada to Leon (45km)

Day 19: Rest day in Leon

Section 5: Cycle & Trek Leon to Sarria – 9 days

Day 20: Cycle Leon to Astorga (50km)

Day 21: Walk Astorga to Rabanal del Camino (21km)

Day 22: Walk Rabanal del Camino to Molinaseca (26km)

Day 23: Walk Molinaseca to to Villafranca del Bierzo (31km)

Day 24: Walk Villafranca del Bierzo to Herrerias (21km)

Day 25: Walk Herrerias to O Cebreiro (10km)

Day 26: Walk O Cebreiro to Triacastela (21km)

Day 27: Walk Triacastela to Sarria (19km)

Day 28: Rest Day in Sarria

Section 6: Sarria to Santiago – 7 days

Day 29: Walk Sarria to Portomarin (22.1km)

Day 30: Walk Portomarin to Palas de Rei (24.8km)

Day 31: Walk Palas de Rei to Arzua (28.9km)

Day 32: Walk Arzua to O Pedrouzo (19km)

Day 33: Walk O Pedrouzo to Santiago (19.8km)

Day 34: Free day in Santiago

Day 35: Depart from Santiago

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Dates

Self-guided trips offer flexibility, independence and choice. Set your own agenda while someone else worries about the logistics. Our self-guided walking holidays are fully flexible which means you can normally start your walk on any day during the season and customise by adding extra days for resting or sightseeing. As you’re walking independently, you’re free to follow the trail at your own pace. You set your own speed as you are not limited by the constraints of group travel.

Note that if booking for a start date of less than 30 days from the time of booking we cannot guarantee that your trip is possible unless you have contacted us first and your trip details have been confirmed.

For any part of your trip that falls before 15 March or after 31 October there is an out of season luggage transfer surcharge cost of $30 per day.

Inclusions

  • 34 nights excellent accommodation including historic hotels and character country houses.
  • Specialized Carve Comp 29 mountain bike (15”-21” frame sizes)
  • Ortlieb rear panniers
  • Tool kit, lock, and pump
  • Drop off and collection of bike
  • Private en suite rooms on a twin share basis
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transfer each day from hotel to hotel (1 x 15kg bag per person)
  • Full Camino guidebook with maps (one book per two people in twin/double share)
  • Pilgrim’s passport per person
  • Spanish phrase book (one book per two people in twin/double share)
  • Document case
  • Daily luggage tags
  • Maps of your hotel locations
  • Local and Australian emergency contact numbers
  • Pre-trip Camino guidance and planning
  • Dedicated local support person in Spain for reassurance

Not Included

  • Single supplement $1700 extra
  • Cycling helmet – please bring your own
  • Travel insurance
  • Flight to/from Spain

Options/Add Ons

RAW Travel also offer tailor-made arrangements and can adapt this itinerary to suit your needs. Please note that tailor-made arrangements incur higher costs due to the extra work involved.

For an extra indulgence, upgrade your hotel in Santiago to a Parador for only $120 per person/per night twin share, when booked 6 months in advance (subject to availability).

For an unforgettable birds-eye view of the city and the cathedral interior, add the Rooftop Cathedral Tour for $25 per person.

For any part of your trip that falls before 15 March or after 31 October there is an out of season luggage transfer surcharge cost of $30 per day.

Single supplement $1500 extra

Map & Guide

Reviews

Jean Cassidy, Launceston (TAS) – April 2018
It was great having the pack sent through to the next destination, this went smoothly every day.

Christopher Fleming, Donvale (VIC) – August 2017
This was a brilliant trip and probably the best holiday my wife and I have had together!

Melanie De Wet, Buderim (QLD) – March 2017
What an unbelievable totally awesome adventure. Thank you for making it effortless for me. The accommodation was great, the luggage transfers spot on and bookings perfect. The bike rentals were reliable and German was a real help. I lived, love and treasure my Camino!

Peter & Jenny Clarke, Albury (NSW) – August 2016
We are home safe with the most extraordinary memories that just can’t leave my every thought. It’s like a music/song in your head, these thoughts of mine are much more positive. We both want to thank you and RAW Travel for your exceptional-ness. I have read the accolades of other happy travellers, I know exactly how they feel. I want to add more, as simply everything was perfect. We adored each and every accommodation option, the variety was fabulous and always a surprise. Your idea of the bike riding was so appropriate, tough at times, good tough!! and the challenge of the hills and highways. Always happy to see that cafe/bar/restaurant for a beer and vino blanco, we excelled at drinking Spanish wine of each colour along with the culinary delights of tapas and pintxos, so beautiful. Thank you again, Sandra – you are all a very professional outfit.

David Stevenson – May 2015
We rate our experience as exceptionally good. All the big things with the trip just happened as you would hope. Even when there was a problem with accommodation RAW travel’s “in country” team member had it sorted so quickly it was as though the problem never arose. It was obvious that all the accommodation providers had been well briefed by RAW Travel on what was required and they were keen to make our time with them as good as possible. The scenery, the pilgrims, the Spanish people, the historic towns and villages, and the amazing range of accommodation all contributed to make our Camino experience fantastic.

Emma Capaldi and David Corin – July 2015
Our trip was fantastic and we loved it. We were gobsmacked by the accommodation, it really blew us away. We had a lovely time in St Jean. Cycling Pamplona to Estella was a bit of a shock as it was a hard day but things just got better and better as we went along. We met lovely people along the way, both cyclist and fellow walkers. Our hotel in Estella was one of our favourites, superb and we never had a bad room anywhere. Daniel was great, we only needed to contact him once but he quickly answered our question and reassured us. We were really really pleased with how everything went. The bag transfers all worked well. Overall it was absolutely wonderful, we want to do the Kumano in Japan next and will definitely use Raw Travel.

Wendy and Chris Fletcher – August 2015
The itinerary was 5/5 and everything went according to plan – the highlight was Astorga and combining walking and cycling in our Camino trip. We enjoyed the hotels, especially the Paradors. This was a high quality experience from start to finish and we would travel with RAW Travel again.

What our Clients Say

The scenery, the pilgrims, the Spanish people, the historic towns and villages, and the amazing range of accommodation all contributed to make our Camino experience fantastic.

David Stevenson, NSW - May 2016

What an unbelievable totally awesome adventure. Thank you for making it effortless for me. I lived, love and treasure my Camino!

Melanie De Wet – March 2017

Our trip was fantastic and we loved it. We were really really pleased with how everything went. The bag transfers all worked well. Overall it was absolutely wonderful, we want to do the Kumano in Japan next and will definitely use Raw Travel.

Emma Capaldi & David Corin - July 2015

The itinerary was 5/5 and everything went according to plan - the highlight was Astorga and combining walking and cycling in our Camino trip. We enjoyed the hotels, especially the Paradors. This was a high quality experience from start to finish.

Wendy & Chris Fletcher - August 2015

This was a brilliant trip and probably the best holiday my wife and I have had together!

Christopher Fleming, Donvale (VIC) – August 2017

It was great having the pack sent through to the next destination, this went smoothly every day.

Jean Cassidy, Launceston (TAS) – April 2018

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Trip Grading

This trip is rated as Moderate