"...a pilgrimage across northern Spain to the sanctuary at Santiago de Compostela, is the finest journey in Spain and one of the two or three best in the world." So wrote James Michner in his monumental book on Spain, Iberia.
For a thousand years, since the bones of Saint James were reputedly discovered in Santiago, common people, bishops, priests, kings, popes and saints have made this famous pilgrimage. Our bicycle tour will echo their footsteps following the first guide book ever written, by a monk in the 12th century, the Codex Calixtinus.
Our guided journey starts at the one-time capital of Spain and one of its most beautiful cities, Leon. From there we follow the ancient Camino Francés pilgrimage route across the beautiful unspoiled north of Spain passing countless pilgrim stops, steeped in wonders and miracles, along the way. As we approach Santiago, the scenery changes to the verdant slendour of Galicia.
Our lodgings include luxurious monasteries, ancient pilgrim inns and small hotels. Dine in restaurants, famous for their regional cuisine and atmosphere, serving up regional specialties you simply can't find elsewhere.
Léon to Astorga - Ride of 61km / 38m
Astorga to Cacabelos - Ride of 74km / 46m
Cacabelos to O Cebreiro - Ride of 43km / 27m
O Cebreiro to Portomarín - Ride of 70km / 43m
Portomarín to Arzua - Ride of 62km / 28m
Arzua to Santiago - Ride of 50km / 30m
09-12-15 to 09-20-15
|Duration:||7 NIGHTS/8 DAYS (Pick up in Léon)|
|Included:||Bicycle Hire, all breakfasts, 5 dinners w/ wine+ more|
|Accommodation:||Mountain lodge, Luxury Hotel, Elegant B&B, Rural Hotels|
|Daily Mileage:||60km / 37miles|
|Tour Interests:||St James, Pilgrimage, Romanesque architecture, Wine|
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You have done it again. The Camino trip was most challenging at the same time very "relaxing"... You and Maggie made the evenings so much fun. CTTC really has a knack.