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Pamplona to Santiago: by E- Bike

Travel over 700km along the Camino trail to the famed end point at Santiago, taking in all that the Camino has to offer, and do it by bike. While most people choose to walk the trail it is possible to cycle (or ride a horse) along the ancient pilgrimage trail. We supply a top quality e- bike and look after your luggage and accommodation, while you enjoy the ride.

Cycling the Camino will take you over ancient bridges, through tiny hamlets and across a large part of the Spanish landscape. The trail is full of variety with sections on sealed road, track, rocky paths and everything from long flat days to long climbs and short sharp ascents. In most cases, it is possible to get off the trail and use roads that run parallel to the Camino. The e-bike allows you to take on the many hills and climbs of the Camino much more easily than with a regular bike whilst having the full experience. It’s a great option for people who may be less certain of their fitness levels and abilities to ride long distances. Enjoy the wonderful food, stay in interesting and tasteful accommodation, and feel the history of the millions of pilgrims who have traversed the trail over the centuries.

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The Camino Stage 2-5. Pamplona to Santiago: Mountain Bike


Get Ready For

  • E-Bike the Camino Frances from Pamplona to Santiago
  • Follow original trails and roads along 675km of the route
  • Tackle the hills and mountains more easily with e-bike assistance
  • Finish your pilgrimage riding into the Cathedral plaza of Santiago de Compostela



Week 1: Pamplona to Burgos
Day 1: Arrive Pamplona

Arrive into the historic city of Pamplona. Your bike will be waiting for you when you arrive at your hotel and you just need to assemble the handlebars and pedals from the box – an easy 10-minute job!

If you have time, get out and immerse yourself in the narrow cobbled streets of Pamplona which burst with colour and life. Explore the many galleries, churches and sights of this vibrant city. Alternatively, head to Cafe Iruna on the main plaza where Hemingway and other celebrities hung out, pay close attention to its art deco interior which has not changed over the decades. That evening, dine in one of the city’s award-winning restaurants specialising in elaborately prepared ‘pinchos’ or finger foods.

Day 2: Cycle Pamplona to Puente la Reina (24km)

From Pamplona you head off on your first ride along the Camino Trail. The first 13km of today’s ride is a fairly steep ascent once you get past Cizur Menor to the peak of Alto del Perdon (the Hill of Forgiveness), as you ascend you can get some amazing views back over Pamplona and onto the south. After your steep ascent you now get to descend for the next 11km taking you into Puente la Reina.

Meals: B

Day 3: Cycle Puente la Reina to Los Arcos (43km)

The morning starts crossing the Queens Bridge whose six arches span the Arga that over time has swollen to become a powerful river. Ride over gently rolling hills made up of farmland and vineyards towards Estella. Estella is a vibrant town with lots to do and see, and may be a good place to stop for lunch as it is filled with varied restaurants and bars.

From Estella you can embark on your last 22kms riding for the day, there is a steep ascent once you pass Azqueta to Villamayor de Monjardin which is at an elevation of 650m. But you will be rewarded with gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. From here you will be pleased to know it is a gradual descent all the way to Los Arcos where you will be spending the night. Los Arcos is a classical pilgrim halt and has Roman origins. Make sure you take a walk through the narrow streets and breathe in the tranquility.

Meals: B

Day 4: Cycle Los Arcos to Najera (57km)

Prepare for some steep ascents today. Early in the ride pass by Ermita de la Virgen which is precariously perched on the road’s highest point. You will get great views over the flat plains ahead with Viana and Logrono in sight. From the village of Bargota the path descends sharply down into a ravine and you cross the river Cornava (often dry). Once you make your way up to the top of the next hill Viana should be clearly in sight. Viana is a historical town that has changed little since medieval times and the majority of its 15th century architectural heritage is still intact.

From Viana enjoy the downhill riding towards Logrono which is a great halfway point to stop for lunch. Longrono is a vibrant city with a population of approximately 130,000. Logrono is the capital of La Rioja which is a famous wine-growing region. This old town is a fantastic mix of medieval and modern with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops centered around the main pedestrian street.

Hopefully after lunch you have fueled up and are raring to go as there is a challenging ascent of up to 400m over the next 22km. You pass through Alto de la Grajera which will give you views back over the route you have just come and to Longrono, along this section we are told there is no way to happiness – Happiness is the Way! Your legs will get a short break over the next 3km as there is a gradual descent into Navarrete before you continue your ascent up to Alto de San Anton.

Navarette is another town where all efforts have been made to preserve the original period homes and the 16th century Church of Assumption takes a commanding position at the top square. On the main road at the other side of town there is another busy square with a number of cafes and restaurants, you may want to stop here for a celebratory coffee or wine as it is now downhill all the way to Najera, your final destination for the day!

Najera is where you will spend the night and is another good mix of old and new. You will enter this town via the modern eastern quarter with the old town sandwiched between the river Najerila and the towering rock face that acts as a spectacular backdrop with its ancient Castillo.

Meals: B

Day 5: Cycle Najera to Belorado (44km)

Today is a shorter day of riding again, with the first half of the day being along wonderful wide country tracks passing through remote and gently rolling farmland. The first 5km is a fairly leisurely ride which takes you into the town of Azofra. Azofra is a small village with a population that barely hits 500 and relies on the Camino for its survival. From Azofra you pass over the river Rio Tuerto and continue on a pleasant track that winds all the way up to Ciruena. From here you start an enjoyable descent into Santo Domingo de la Calzada.

Santo Domingo de la Calzada owes its inspiration to Saint Dominic of the Road who built a pilgrim hospital, now the Parador and a church which has evolved into the Catherdral, both are located in the historic town square Plaza del Santo. Saint Dominc of the Road dedicated his life to improving the physical route for the pilgrims. This town has a good variety of places to eat and shop along the main busy streets and also in the smaller interconnecting laneways.

The rest of today’s riding towards Belorado is along the newer roads which is quite close to the main N-120 with little shelter and water, so be careful on your bikes along this section and make sure you have filled up your water bottles. You will get a respite from the busy road when you pass through the villages en route.

You will pass through Granon, Redecilla del Camino, Castildelgado, Viloria de Rioja and reaching Villamayor del Rio which might be a nice rest spot before your final 5km into Belorado.

Belorado has a nice down to earth feel about it and is populated by people who work at a leisurely pace. There is a medieval arcade lined with shops, bars and restaurants which is located in the spacious Plaza Mayor. The 16th century Church of Santa Maria has a lovely altarpiece with images of Santiago Matamoros y Pelegrino and is built alongside the limestone cliffs.

Meals: B

Day 6: Cycle Belorado to Burgos (50km)

Varied terrain is today’s mission with a nice change from yesterday riding on busy road to paths and earth tracks. From Belorado you will travel along level open countryside with some shade provided by hedgerow and woodland. Once past Villafrance Montes de Oca you will start the fairly difficult ascent to the highest point for the day at Alto de Valbuena, you will pass through beautiful oak woods and when you reach the peak it is a gradual descent to San Juan de Ortega.

San Juan, a disciple of Santo Domingo, was known for his work to serve the pilgrim to Santiago. He built bridges, hospitals, churches and hostels and even founded an Augustinian monastery, which is dedicated to San Nicolas de Barri who is said to have saved San Juan from drowning on his way back from the Holy Land.

From here the riding isn’t too bad and is mostly downhill all the way to Burgos. From San Juan de Ortega you drop down into the peaceful valley of the Rio Vena and once past Atapuerca you have one final hill to conquer before you descend the rest of the Way.

Once you hit Burgos make sure you make a stop at the Burgos Cathedral. The 13th century Catedral de Santa Maria is one of Spain’s largest and most beautiful, and combines many different styles but is predominantly Gothic. Whatever condition you are in it is worthy of a visit to the interior. You will stay in Burgos for the night and have all of tomorrow to explore, rest and recuperate!

Meals: B

Day 7: Burgos - rest day

Today is yours to explore. Spend the day checking out all that Burgos has to offer including the beauty of many of the city’s buildings. Burgos is sometimes known as the Gothic capital of Spain and has a growing population of around 200,000. The week either side of 29 June is the city’s main festival of San Pedro y Pablo.

Caution is recommended in Burgos with common stories of theft and overcharging so it is best to keep your wits about you.

Meals: B

Week 2: Burgos to O Cebreiro
Day 8: Cycle Burgos to Castrojeriz (41km)

Back on the bikes today we leave the bustling city of Burgos to virtual wilderness. The track on this section is mainly earth and you travel through what seems like never-ending crop fields. This section of the route is often referred to as the Meseta. You may come across a shepherd and his herd but if not it will most likely be just you and the birds. The Meseta also has zero shade from the sun so make sure you are well covered up.

Hornillos del Camino is your half way point for today’s riding and is a classic pilgrim village where little has changed over the centuries. This is a great place to immerse yourself in the ancient atmosphere of the way.

Once past Hornillos del Camino there are few towns en route to Castrojeriz so make sure you are stocked up with any water and supplies you might need. We are again traveling along the lonely Meseta towards Hontanas, a small town of just 80 which is tucked away in a fold in the landscape. This town is largely undiscovered except by pilgrims and has a solid parish church which dominates the tiny village square.

From Hontanas there is less than 10km to go, the last 2km downhilling into Castrojeriz where you will spend the night. Castrojeriz is the perfect place to rest for the night as it is a small sleepy town of just 600 with an obsession with siesta. If you still have a little energy left it is well worth the walk up to the hilltop castle Castillo as you will get lovely views over the town and countryside. If not just take a load off and relax in one of the local bars with a beer.

Meals: B

Day 9: Cycle Castrojeriz to Carrion de los Condes (44km)

Today you start with a steep climb out of Castrojeriz to get back onto the Meseta, but never fear there is a downhill slope on the other side. Again today’s riding will see you in little shade on earth tracks with few water stops so make sure you take precautions. About 7km into your ride you will come across a small village called Itero de la Vega with a population of only 190. After Itero de la Vega you will pass over the Canal Pisuerga with a gentle incline before descending into Boadilla del Camino.

Boadilla del Camino originally had a population of over 2,000 which once served the multiple pilgrim hospitals, but the population is now only a mere 200. Continuing on a few more kilometres you will reach Fromista. Fromista is best known for the beautiful 11th century Iglesia de San Martin which was built with a gorgeous mellow stone. With over 300 external corbels each carved with a different human, animal or mystical motif this is a must see site.

From here we are off the earth tracks and onto what is often referred to as the pilgrim autopistas which run alongside the main roads. Around 13km from Fromista you will enter the town of Villalcazar de Sirga which is well known for its hospitality. Now declared a national monument, the town of Villacazar de Sirga is home to the superb 13th century Templar church of Santa Maria la Virgen Blanca. This church houses the tombs of royalty and nobles alike.

Only a short 5km to your resting place for the night – Carrion de los Condes. This fascinating town retains its medieval atmosphere in its quiet side streets and was home to no less than 14 pilgrim hospitals. The town has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants so take your pick!

Meals: B

Day 10: Cycle Carrion de los Condes to Mansilla de las Mulas (77km)

Today’s ride is a long one but it is generally flat all the way. Make sure your bellies are full and your water bottles are filled as there are no facilities for the first 17km until you reach Calzadilla de la Cueza. If you need to stock up on snacks you can do so here or wait until you make it to Ledigos which is only another 6km down the track. From Ledigos it is a short ride to Terradillos de los Templarios a small humble village of just 80 residents.

The next major town we hit is Sahagun, which is full of ancient monuments. Sahagun was the seat of great religious power, largely because of the influence of Alfonso VI who, along with his numerous wives, is buried in the Benedictine convento de Santa Cruz. From Sahagun you will make your way to Bercianos del Real Camino where you may want to stop for lunch or a break as there are not many townships over the final kms to your overnight stop of Mansilla de las Mulas.

Meals: B

Day 11: Cycle Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon (18km)

Arrive into the lively city of Leon, capital of Castile and Leon. Spend the day exploring this beautiful city and its incredible Gothic cathedral which is renowned for its marvellous stained glass windows. The streets of Leon come alive in the evenings when people parade the streets and its bodegas are overflowing with people.

Meals: B

Day 12: Cycle Leon to Astorga (53km)

There are two routes available for this morning, both start at ‘La Virgen Del Camino’ and converge at ‘Hospital de Orbigo’ – one is a more indirect route that goes via Villar de Mazarife and has better scenery and less traffic, a more pleasant ride. The other route runs parallel to the autopista (highway) is less peaceful but quicker. You will see pilgrims on both routes but we’d recommend the quieter one via Villar de Mazarife. Stop for refreshments at the cafe overlooking the extraordinary bridge the ‘Puente de Orbigo’ – built on a Roman bridge this one dates from the 13th century and is one of the best preserved bridges in Spain.

You then ride the final 15km to reach the beautiful walled town of Astorga, with views of the mountains of Leon in the distance. On this last section you will cross over a few kilometres of quite rough tracks over rolling terrain before you reach the cross which overlooks Astorga. Look out for the small basic ‘Cantina’ at the top of the hill, a welcome refreshment stop before you reach the cross. Continue on to Astorga, which offers a number of attractions including a Cathedral by Gaudi and a delicious chocolate museum!

Meals: B

Day 13: Cycle Astorga to Molinaseca (46km)

Leaving behind Astorga you cycle on pleasant paths across the plains with good views of the hills before you. Look out for the Cowboy Bar at El Ganso, a good place to stop for morning coffee. After El Ganso you start to climb to Rabinal del Camino and you’ll start to feel the incline which will steepen as you get further into the hills towards Foncebaddon – the infamous deserted village which is no longer deserted! The incline is always rideable however and there are plenty of switchbacks with great views back over the plains from where you’ve come. At the top of the hill is the Iron Cross, where pilgrims leave something whether a pebble they’ve carried or a bad habit or memorial to a loved one.

Meals: B

Day 14: Cycle Molinaseca to O Cebreiro (61km)

Today is a big day of hills, the Camino climbs into the city of Ponferrada past the castle of the Knights Templar, worth a quick coffee in the plaza to admire the hills you’ve just climbed over the day before. After Ponferrada continue on through gentle rolling hills and vineyards to reach the charming town of Villafranca del Bierzo, nestled in the hills that mark the border with Galicia. From here continue onwards and upwards to overnight at O Cebreiro which lies at the top of the mountains, a further 30km and 800m vertical ascent.

Meals: B

Week 3: O Cebreiro to Santiago
Day 15: Cycle O Cebreiro to Samos (40km)

From O Cebreiro you have one or two more uphill stretches to conquer before an amazing long freewheeling descent of almost 20km to reach Triacastela. After Triacastela you continue along the river valley to Samos, home to an impressive monastery which dominates this little town. The monastery is now a museum and well worth a look. From here you will continue along the road to Sarria.

Meals: B

Day 16: Cycle Samos to Palas De Rei (58km)

Today you’ll continue through the beautiful green Galician countryside to the modern town of Sarria, which is a major stop on the pilgrim trail – walking pilgrims can start here to cover the last 100km and earn their Compostela. Immediately after Sarria you will cross a series of low hills of up to 600m which will eventually lead you down to Portomarin, the route is along tree lined paths and country roads so very pleasant riding. After Portomarin the Camino climbs again for 400m of ascent before finally rolling down the last 20km to Palas De Rei, a modern town.

Meals: B

Day 17: Cycle Palas De Rei to Santiago (70km)

Your final day on the bike as you approach the holy city of Santiago. Today’s ride is a fitting end to the Camino, as you pedal along rural roads through woodlands and pastures to Santiago, meandering along forgotten country roads through the beautiful Galician countryside. Rolling hills and green pastures predominate as you approach the final stretch to Santiago and feel the excitement building as you glimpse the towers of the Cathedral.

Meals: B

DAY 18: Santiago at leisure

This morning you will need to take your bikes on a short ride back to the bike shop to drop-off, and you will then have the whole day to enjoy and explore historic Santiago with its many enticing tapas bars and restaurants. You can attend the midday pilgrims mass and look around the famous Cathedral of St James which forms the city’s heart and watch the steady stream of pilgrims arriving into the square as they finish their epic journey.

Meals: B

Day 19: Depart Santiago

You are free to check out of your hotel any time before 10am. If you would like to explore Santiago further you are able to leave your bags with reception.

Meals: B

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While the small city of Pamplona is world-renowned for its Fiesta de San Fermín held every July, there is so much more to this atmospheric city than wild bulls stampeding down the main street. This vibrant Spanish city is bursting with artistic, historical and gastronomical highlights! You can spend hours happily getting lost while discovering some of the main sites and hidden gems. We recommend dining in the city’s award-winning restaurants that specialise in elaborately prepared ‘pinchos’ (finger foods) and doing a foodie tour.

Puenta de la Reina

The small town of Puenta de la Reina (translated as ‘Bridge of the Queen) is famous for its perfectly balanced 11th century stone bridge; it’s one of the most famous photos of the Camino. It is the point where the Camino Francés meets the Aragonese Route. As a result of the two paths crossing, Puente la Reina has been a major meeting point along the Camino for hundreds of years.


Estella is a lovely small town split in two by the Ega River and surrounded by conic, wooded hills topped with castles (or their ruins) and churches attesting to its long history as a crucial centre of commerce. Just outside of Estella you will find the famous Irache fountain that dispenses free red wine to thirsty pilgrims (courtesy of the Bodegas)!

Los Arcos

Los Arcos is another charming village situated along the Camino. It is a classical pilgrim halt that is known for its old town, with cobbled streets and well-preserved buildings. The village offers a range of services for pilgrims, including restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies and medical facilities.


The capital of the La Rioja region is home to some of Spain’s most celebrated red wines. It has one of the most distinguished culinary traditions in Spain. There are over 50 taperías (tapas restaurants) located within a four-block area close to the town centre. The traditional tapas restaurants often serve only one tapa (such as mushroom), served as pincho (pintxo in Basque), meaning one serving. Many pilgrims also elect to include a rest day here.


Historically important, Nájera was used by Navarran kings during medieval times after King Garcia Sanchez chose it as his base. The town is built on the banks of the river Najerilla and along its banks, you will find the Monasterio and Iglesia de Santa María La Real built in 1032. You enter this town via the modern eastern quarter and the old town sandwiched between the river Najerila and the towering rock face that acts as a spectacular backdrop with its ancient Castillo.

Santo Domingo de la Calzada

This town owes its inspiration to Saint Dominic of the Road who dedicated his life to improving the physical route for the pilgrims and built a pilgrim’s hospital (now the Parador) and a church which has now evolved into the Cathedral. Both buildings are located in the historic town square Plaza del Santo where you will find a good variety of places to eat and shop.

San Juan de Ortega

This small village in the province of Burgos is home to the Monastery of San Juan de Ortega, a Romanesque architectural gem. Setamidst beautiful forests and fields, it is peaceful and tranquil.


Burgos is sometimes known as the Gothic capital of Spain. The Burgos Cathedral is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is often considered one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Spain. The city’s dining scene offers a taste of Castilian gastronomy. Pilgrims often have a rest day here.

Hornillos del Camino

In this classic pilgrim village, little has changed over the centuries. It is a great place to immerse yourself in the ancient atmosphere of ‘the way’. Once you leave Hornillos del Camino you are again travelling along the Meseta. There are few towns en route to Castrojeriz, so make sure you are well stocked with any water and supplies you may need.


Castrojeriz is the perfect place to rest for the night as it is a small sleepy town with an obsession for siestas. If you still have enough energy it is well worth the walk to the hilltop castle Castillo where you enjoy lovely views over the town and countryside. If not, relax with a beer in one of the local bars.


Frómista is best known for the beautiful 11th century Iglesia de San Martin which was built with gorgeous mellow stone. With over 300 external corbels each carved with a different human, animal or mythical motif, this is a must-see site.

Carrión de los Condes

This fascinating town retains its medieval atmosphere with its quiet side streets. At one time it was home to no less than 14 pilgrim hospitals! The town has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants.

Terradillos de los Templarios

This small humble village of just 80 residents is the approximate halfway point of the full length Camino.

Calzadilla de los Hermanillos

This small village in the province of León is set amidst the beautiful Castilian landscapes, characterised by open plains, farmland, and the distant peaks of the Cantabrian Mountains. The scenery adds to the tranquil and rural ambiance of the place.


Mansilla de las Mulas

As you head towards the walled town of Mansilla de las Mulas the landscape becomes a little hillier with wine storage cellars and bodegas set into the hills. The town’s name is derived from the Latin ‘mansio’, which means ‘stopping place’. Notable landmarks include the Puerta del Sol, a medieval gate that was part of the town’s defensive walls, and the Church of Santa María, which is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture.


León is a beautiful city with an incredible Gothic cathedral, renowned for its marvellous stained-glass windows. In the evening the narrow streets and plazas come alive when locals flood the local bodegas, cafes and restaurants. León is surrounded by picturesque natural landscapes, such as the Picos de Europa mountain range and the green, hilly countryside of Castile and León. Pilgrims often have a rest day here.

Hospital de Órbigo

The small town of Hospital de Órbigo is famous for its remarkable medieval bridge, the Puente de Órbigo. This bridge, also known as the “Passo Honroso” (the Passage of Honor), was the site of a medieval jousting tournament where knights vied for the affection of a lady. The bridge and its history are significant for pilgrims on the Camino.



Astorga has a rich history dating back to Roman times and remnants of Roman walls and mosaics can still be seen in the town. The cathedral is a Gothic and Renaissance masterpiece and a must-visit. Astorga is also famous for the Episcopal Palace designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí. This modernist building is a distinctive architectural gem and now houses the Gaudí Museum.

Rabanal del Camino

This village has a long history related to the Camino de Santiago. It was historically known for its hospitality to pilgrims and many pilgrims find it to be a spiritually significant place.


This picturesque village offers a charming atmosphere with its cobbled streets and a medieval bridge over the Meruelo River.

Villafranca del Bierzo

This charming town is nestled in the hills that mark the border into Galicia. Both Molinaseca or Villafranca del Bierzo are great places to consider an additional rest day.


The atmospheric hilltop hamlet of O’Cebreiro feels vaguely Irish. It’s known for its straw roof houses (pallozas) and is located on the Galicia border, about 150km from Santiago.


Triacastela is a charming village located in the province of Lugo. It is surrounded by beautiful Galician landscapes, including rolling green hills, lush forests, and serene rivers.


Sarria is a busy, modern town with plenty of shops, hotels, restaurants and bars. It is bustling with pilgrims – those who began their Camino hundreds of kilometres back as well as the large number that walk the final 100km to Santiago de Compostela to qualify for their Compostela.


Portomarin has been inhabited for thousands of years and its importance grew with the popularity of the Camino in the middle ages. At one time it had three orders of Knights: the Knights Templar, the Knights of St John and the Knights of Jerusalem, which may go some way to explaining the castle-like edifice of the 12th century Romanesque Igelsia San Nicolas church which still stands in the square at the centre of town.

Palas de Rei

This town was a favourite place of residence of the Galician nobility and the importance of the Jacobean pilgrimage in this village goes back to time immemorial.


This is the last large town before you reach Santiago. It has plenty of restaurants bars and cafes and a few ATMs. The 14th century Capilla de la Magdelena is the town’s main monument. Arzúa is most famous for its local cheese, Queixo, a smooth creamy cheese made from cow’s milk which most restaurants feature in some way and is definitely worth trying.

O Pedrouzo

This small busy town has plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. It is the last stage of the Camino before entering Santiago de Compostela.

Santiago de Compostela

The wonderful and historic city of Santiago is the end of the Camino journey for most pilgrims. Praza do Obradoiro and the wonderful ancient Cathedral form the city’s heart. Attend the midday pilgrims mass and watch the steady stream of pilgrims arriving into the square as they finish their epic journey. There are many enticing tapas bars and restaurants in which to celebrate your journey.



What's included?

  • E- bike (S-M-L frame sizes) & charger
  • Ortlieb rear panniers
  • Toolkit, lock, and pump
  • Drop off and collection of bike
  • 18 nights excellent accommodation including historic hotels and character country houses.
  • Private en-suite rooms on a twin share basis
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transfer each day from hotel to hotel (1 x 20kg bag per person)
  • RAW Travel navigation APP with maps of your hotel locations and emergency contact numbers
  • Local and Australian emergency contact numbers
  • Pre-trip Camino guidance and planning
  • Dedicated local support person in Spain for reassurance
  • Single supplement $1260
  • Cycling helmet
  • Travel insurance
  • Flight to/from Spain
Added Extras

RAW Travel also offers 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 from $170 per person/per night twin share and $250 per person/per night single occupancy, when booked 6 months in advance (subject to availability).

For any part of your trip that falls between 31 October and 31 March there is an ‘out of season’ luggage transfer surcharge cost of $30 per person per day.


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What's my ride?

The E-bike

Our E-bikes are the most current models and are equipped with the new Bosch 4a motor, a battery of 625W, which allows for upto 100km on each charge, dependent on the level of pedal assistance chosen.These are ‘Pedelec’ bikes meaning you still need to pedal and the bike motor assists you upto 25km/h, which is the legal limitation. The bike has MTB geometry with 27.5″ – 29″ wheels (Size XS: 27.5″) and Shimano Deore gears. There is an easy to read handlebar display that gives you all the stats you need including speed/distance. See our FAQ’s for more bike details.

Please note that the E-Bike model supplied may vary according to availability on any chosen date but will be a similar quality and range.



What's it like to ride an e-bike?

E-bikes make it far easier to cycle long distances with assistance from electric motors. They are not electric motorbikes though and don’t have a throttle! i.e. you still have to pedal and put effort in but less so than with a regular bike.You can choose between different levels of assistance: you may want light assistance on a flat section, or none on a downward slope and the highest assistance going up steep hills. They are an excellent way to cycle long distances and multiple days without feeling physically drained or exhausted at the end of each day. Typically, they are a very enjoyable and easy ride for people used to riding a bike.

Who are they suitable for? Can a non cyclist ride the Camino on an e-bike?

In essence e-bikes make cycling accessible to a very broad range of people and have proven quite revolutionary in encouraging people to ride. HOWEVER, that does not mean you should attempt to ride the Camino if you are a non-cyclist. We strongly advise against this – the Camino is not the place to learn to ride a bike or an e-bike!

They are very suitable for people who are already cyclists and have basic confidence with riding a bike on and off road. Older cyclists appreciate the assistance offered by an e-bike and people who may not be confident in their ability to ride longer distances day after day – they an excellent choice Though you should be complacent, you still need to train and get your fitness up.

You will need to bring your own helmet ( or buy one there) for hygiene reasons and make sure you check your chosen travel insurance provider covers e-bikes.

How about range and battery life?

E-bike batteries are classified with a battery wattage: for instance a 650W battery will have a much longer range than a 250W battery. Then how long that battery will carry you depends upon a few factors:
1) The terrain you are riding – steep uphills will use up your battery far faster than level terrain

2) The level of assistance you choose: ECO, TOUR, EMTB and TURBO – each uses progressively higher levels of assistance and therefore your battery life shortens. So riding in Turbo assist all the time will significantly reduce your range compared to ECO which gives a light level of assistance. It is easy to switch between modes with your handlebar controls.

3) The Weight you carry – The bikes are capable of carrying a combined weight of bike, rider and luggage of upto 150kg. The bikes weigh around 22kg and if you are a heavier rider plus carrying more gear then you will use up the batter faster than a lighter rider also carrying less gear in their panniers.

Typically you will have no trouble making then battery last for each day’s Camino stage providing you are Keeping an awareness and varying the level of assistance as required, it should be perfectly adequate. On the largest climbs like the Cruze De Ferro you may use up your battery to reach the summit but you can freewheel down the long descent without needing any battery assistance at all. You will need to recharge the battery after each days ride unless you have had it on minimal assistance and/or medium distances. The battery is certainly capable of doing two full days ride on moderate terrain and medium assistance.

How do you recharge the bike?

Each e-bike comes with a power pack and cable which you just plug one end into a mains power point and the other into a socket on the bike. Typically it’s about 4 hours to get a full charge and your handlebar display tells you how much charge you have in the battery when riding it or when recharging it.

Hotels along the Camino are used to riders with e-bikes and so it should be easy enough to find a suitable charging point each night, they can advise you on where to charge and the securely store the bike each evening.

What's the downside to an e-bike?

1) The weight! Typically an e-bike will weigh around 22.5kg, so significantly heavier than a normal bike because of the motor and battery. This can be significant if you need to lift up the bike up stairs or other obstacle, unless you’re quite strong you will need assistance. If two or more of you are riding together then you just help each other, otherwise ask a passing walker for help. There are places where it makes more sense to jump on a nearby road than follow the trail if its over a particularly rough stretch of ground, you just have to be the judge of this at the time. Any short sections of downhill where you may not be confident to ride then just factor in that extra weight as you wheel it downhill. Generally speaking the bikes can handle rough terrain, its whether the rider can or should!

2) The Compostela certificate. At the time of writing if you arrive in Santiago having used an e-bike you are not eligible to receive a Compostela certificate.

3) Cyclists don’t enjoy the same level of Camaraderie as walkers do as its easier to meet other people walking on the Camino.

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