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Location

St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago

Difficulty

6

Challenging

Length

31

Trip Cost

from $5200
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 9 days on the bike, 15 days walking and 3 rest days in historical Spanish cities.

The cycling sections on this trip covers 446km of the trail, cycling through the Navarra and Rioja wine regions over some more rugged terrain before entering the flatter section of the Meseta. 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 Akaretta (28km)

Day 4: Walk Akaretta to Pamplona (17km)

Day 5: Rest day in Pamplona

Section 2: Cycle Pamplona to Burgos – 5 days

Day 6: Cycle Pamplona to Estella (46km)

Day 7: Cycle Estella to Logrono (49km)

Day 8: Cycle Logrono to Santo Domingo de La Calzada (50km)

Day 9: Cycle Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Burgos (73km)

Day 10: Rest day in Burgos

Section 3: Cycle Burgos to Leon – 5 days

Day 11: Cycle Burgos to Castrojeriz (41km)

Day 12: Cycle Castrojeriz to Carrion De Los Condes (44km)

Day 13: Cycle Carrion De Los Condes to El Burgo Ranero (57km)

Day 14: Cycle El Burgo Ranero to Leon (37km)

Day 15: Rest day in Leon

Section 4: Cycle & Trek Leon to Sarria – 9 days

Day 16: Cycle Leon to Astorga (50km)

Day 17: Walk Astorga to Rabanal del Camino (21km)

Day 18: Walk Rabanal del Camino to Molinaseca (26km)

Day 19: Walk Molinaseca to to Villafranca del Bierzo (31km)

Day 20: Walk Villafranca del Bierzo to Herrerias (21km)

Day 21: Walk Herrerias to O Cebreiro (10km)

Day 22: Walk O Cebreiro to Triacastela (21km)

Day 23: Walk Triacastela to Sarria (19km)

Day 24: Rest Day in Sarria

Section 5: Sarria to Santiago – 7 days

Day 25: Walk Sarria to Portomarin (22.1km)

Day 26: Walk Portomarin to Palas de Rei (24.8km)

Day 27: Walk Palas de Rei to Arzua (28.9km)

Day 28: Walk Arzua to O Pedrouzo (19km)

Day 29: Walk O Pedrouzo to Santiago (19.8km)

Day 30: Free day in Santiago

Day 31: 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.

 

Inclusions

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

Not Included

  • Single supplement $1550 extra
  • Cycling helmet – please bring your own
  • Travel insurance
  • Flight to/from Spain

Options/Add Ons

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.

Map & Guide

Reviews

Janet Nolan, Mount Riverview (NSW) – September 2017
The trip exceeded my expectations by a factor of about 10! It was amazing, wonderful, fantastic. Physically and emotionally challenging at times but so much fun. Spain is stunningly beautiful, the accommodation was great and the food delicious. We have made new friends for life and memories to treasure forever. Thanks RAW Travel for brilliant arrangements.

Melanie De Wet – 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!

Victor Lim, Brisbane – September 2016
The organisation of the trip by RAW Travel was exceptional. The itinerary was easy, giving me plenty of time to absorb the atmosphere of The Camino. Accommodation was great, even in some of the smaller villages where choices were limited. The hotels/casa rural/B&B’s were clean, had hot showers and warm beds. My bag turned every day at the next stop. The RAW Travel representative in Spain (German Limeres) was great. I had to contact him twice with some issues, which he sorted out promptly without any inconvenience to my trip. Overall 10/10 and I would recommend RAW Travel to anyone thinking of doing the Camino.

Cinea Ryan, Canberra – August 2016
A trip of a lifetime!

Emma Capaldi & 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 & 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 trip exceeded my expectations by a factor of about 10! It was amazing, wonderful, fantastic. Physically and emotionally challenging at times but so much fun.

Janet Nolan, Mount Riverview (NSW) - September 2017

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

The organisation of the trip by RAW Travel was exceptional. Accommodation was great, even in some of the smaller villages where choices were limited. Overall 10/10 and I would recommend RAW Travel to anyone thinking of doing The Camino.

Victor Lim, Brisbane - Sep 2016

A trip of a lifetime!

Cinea Ryan, Canberra - Aug 2016

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.

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

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Trip Grading

This trip is rated as Challenging