The Way of Saint James by bicycle: From Burgos to Santiago (11 days / 10 nights)
|Accommodation & Breakfast in Hotels + Luggage transfer + Travel documents + Travel Insurance
This itinerary begins in Burgos and leads us to the most monumental cities along the Way of Saint James: Leon, Astorga, Ponferrada, Portomarín, Rùa... Accommodation is in well located hotels with nice and personal treatment.
This route (306 miles / 493 km) leads from the scant landscapes of Castile to the green Galicia. En route, one is reminded by the numerous crosses and statues again and again of the pilgrims of centuries past, and the highlights of the tour include the historic cities of Burgos, Leon, Ponferrada and Astorga. In the valley of Ponferrada, O Cebreiro welcomes us to the gates of Galicia and leads us to the fabled Santiago de Compostela.
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The offer includes 10 nights in hotels, breakfast, luggage transfer, travel documents and travel insurance.
All hotels are tourist class and are located directly at the Way of St. James or very near to. Depending on availability you may also be accommodated in good hostals, pensions or country houses ("casas rurales") which in quality are at least equal to the corresponding hotel. All rooms have private bath/shower and toilet. All prices are per person in a double room, the single supplement is 325 €.
Your luggage (guideline: 1 suitcase/rucksack of max. 20 kg per person) will be transported from hotel to hotel, so you do not have to carry a heavy weight during the Way.
Your travel documents will be awaiting you at your hotel. It includes your "Credencial" (Pilgrim's Passport), your travel insurance and a 24h emergency telephone number.
If you do not bring your own one, you may rent a bicycle (+ info) at the price of 280 € / 10 days. The bike is delivered to your hotel in Roncesvalles and you will then return it in Santiago.
You may also add dinner in all the hotels where you stay. The menu usually consists of 2 dishes, bread, wine, water, and dessert. All hotels offer good regional cooking. The price for 10 dinners is 200 €.
In Santiago de Compostela you will stay in a 3* hotel with central location very close to the cathedral. If you wish, you can book additional nights at the rate of 55 € (per person in double-room) or 95 € (in single room).
From Santiago, you will start your return trip on your own. Or, maybe you wish to make also the last part of the Way of St. James: from Santiago to Fisterra by foot or by bicycle (in this second case, do not hesitate to ask for quotation. You may also do a Day Trip to Fisterra including Lunch at the price of 65 €
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