Cycling the Camino de Santiago - Roncesvalles to Santiago

Cycling the Camino de Santiago - Roncesvalles to Santiago

Selected by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of "50 Tours of a Lifetime, this is truly an experience not to miss.

"A pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is the finest journey in Spain," wrote James Michener in his book Iberia. Join our bicycle tour across northern Spain and you too will discover the magic of the Camino de Santiago. Our tour follows the original guide for the Camino written by a monk in the 12th century. Along the way you'll explore Gothic cathedrals, visit medieval monasteries, pedal through one of Spain's premier wine growing regions - the Rioja - and encounter adventurous travelers from around the world. More than just a bicycle tour, this is an adventure of a lifetime.

If this sounds great but you don't have time for the full 15 days, check out our shorter Cycling the Camino de Santiago - León to Santiago tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Date
Price
Private Room Fee
Note
May 24-Jun 7, 2019
USD$5525
USD$650
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Jun 14-28, 2019
USD$5525
USD$650
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Aug 16-30, 2019
USD$5525
USD$650
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Aug 23-Sep 6, 2019
USD$5525
USD$650
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* We are happy to match solo travelers who would like to share a room with someone of the same gender. If no match exists, due to hotel pricing, we will charge 50% of the private room charge. This charge will be collected at the time of the final payment. If a roommate assignment is available it will be refunded at the conclusion of the tour.

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Trip At-A-Glance

  • Length / 15 Days
  • Total Distance / 860 km (531 miles)
  • Avg. Distance / 72 km (44 miles) per riding day
  • Tour Level / 3.5
  • Countries / Spain
  • Begin/End / Pamplona/Santiago de Compostela
  • Price / From USD$5525
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Tour Summary

Tour Summary

  • Highlights
    Follows the route of the Codex Calixtinus , 1000 years of history in along the Camino de Santiago, Coordination to obtain your Pilgrim's Passport, Guided tour of León, Option to hike one day, Burgos

    Keep in Mind: We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.

    Though we try and arrange dinners together as early as possible in Spain this means 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. There are times when we will divert from the traditional Camino route because it is gravel, or because we've chosen a more scenic way with less traffic.
  • Includes
    Use of a quality 27-30 speed bicycle; 15 days, 14 nights accommodation; 10 dinners with wine, 14 breakfasts; winery visit and tasting; guided walk in León; group shuttle from Pamplona to Roncesvalles plus

    The Usual (Included with every ExperiencePlus! tour)

    • Superb tour leaders who are fun, bilingual and avid cyclists.
    • Help with flights, trains and pre/post tour hotels.
    • Comfortable lodging in 3-4 star hotels. 
    • All breakfasts and at least half of your dinners.
    • Use of a high quality 27-30 speed bike.
    • Full van support to carry luggage – and tired cyclists, too! 
    • Special events like wine tastings, cultural visits and chocolatiers.
    • All tips and gratuities at tour hotels and group meals.
    • Unique routes, marked with our famous chalk dust arrows.
    • Daily mileage options.
    • Detailed route map and free use of our traveling resource library.

    What's not included:

    • Transportation to and from the bicycling tour including airfare, or train travel
    • Helmets - we ask that you bring your own to ensure the best fit
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary
    • Tour Leader gratuity

    See the complete list of what's included with every ExperiencePlus! Tour.

  • Arrive / Depart
    Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) to Pamplona Airport (PNA) / Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
  • Overall Tour Level
  • Daily Ride Summary

    Day

    **Distance/Gain
    mi/ftkm/m

    Terrain

    Day Level

    Notes

    1
    Test ride
    2
    75km / 681m
    Hilly
    difficulty level 3.5
    3
    85km / 1346m
    Hilly
    difficulty level 4.5
    4
    57km / 687m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 2.0
    5
    92km / 929m
    Hilly
    difficulty level 4.0
    6
    98km / 682m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 3.0
    7
    108km / 550m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 3.0
    8
    Rest day
    9
    61km / 390m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 1.5
    10
    76km / 880m
    Very hilly
    difficulty level 4.0
    11
    60km / 1328m
    Mountainous
    difficulty level 5.0
    12
    50km / 729m
    Very hilly
    difficulty level 3.5
    13
    77km / 1326m
    Hilly
    difficulty level 4.5
    14
    40km / 759m
    Hilly
    difficulty level 3.0
    15
    Last day

    Tour Level Note: Varied terrain throughout the trip, days with longer mileage (50 to 65 miles) have less climbing. There are 3 days with sustained climbs of 5 to 8 miles.

    **We use Ride With GPS (ridewithgps.com) to calculate elevation and mileage information. Due to variance between mapping technologies, totals may differ slightly across devices and applications

Terrain Legend

Mostly flat Mostly flat

Rolling hills Rolling

Hilly Hilly

Very hilly Very hilly

Mountainous Mountainous

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1: Tour begins in Pamplona - Shuttle to Roncesvalles

Highlights: Pilgrim's Passports, introductory dinner, bike fitting

Meet mid-afternoon today in Pamplona, then we'll shuttle as a group to Roncesvalles. There, we'll fit bicycles, visit the 13th-century monastery that is the traditional starting point for the Camino, and pick up our pilgrims' passports. This evening we'll celebrate with a welcome dinner at our hotel.

Test Ride.

DAY 2: Roncesvalles to Puente la Reina

Highlights: Church of Santa María Eunate, historic Puente la Reina

Our journey begins with a downhill ride from Roncesvalles following the Iratí River. Along the way, we'll visit the 12th-century Church of Santa María Eunate. Our hotel tonight is in Puente la Reina, where all the pilgrim's routes from France become one.

  • Distance: 75 km (47 mi)
  • Gain: 681 m (2234 ft)
  • Terrain: Hilly
  • Day Level: Day Level 3.5
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 3: Puente la Reina to Laguardia

Highlights: Scenic cycling, winery visit, wine tasting

This morning we'll head across the Rio Salado before reaching medieval Estella. From there, we'll head through farmlands and vineyards on the way to our hotel in the walled town of Laguardia. There we'll visit one of the oldest and smallest wineries in Spain, where we'll enjoy a wine tasting, before dinner together.

  • Distance: 85 km (53 mi)
  • Gain: 1346 m (4415 ft)
  • Terrain: Hilly
  • Day Level: Day Level 4.5
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 4: Bicycle Laguardia to Santo Domingo

Highlights: Cycling in Rioja Alta wine region, winery visits

A short detour today leads us to one of Spain's most important wine-producing areas, the Rioja Alta. Along the way, our route passes through the 16th-century town of Haro. Then, it's back to the Camino and on to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, where we'll spend the night.

DAY 5: Santo Domingo to Burgos

Highlights: Ancient Burgos, Gothic cathedral

You will enjoy a beautiful ride today as we cross the Oca Hills to the ancient city of Burgos, home of Spain's favorite son, El Cid. Our hotel is in front of the city's famous cathedral - one of the most impressive in Europe - and the tomb of El Cid.

  • Distance: 92 km (57 mi)
  • Gain: 929 m (3047 ft)
  • Terrain: Hilly
  • Day Level: Day Level 4.0
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Lodging:

DAY 6: Burgos to Carrión de los Condes

Highlights: Historic Church of St. Anton, overnight in refurbished monastery

This morning we head across the rolling plains of the meseta to Castrojeriz, where the Camino runs right through the ruins of the Church of St. Anton. We'll finish today's ride in Carri?n de los Condes where we'll spend the night in a refurbished monastery.

DAY 7: Sahagún to León

Highlights: Sahagún, Basílica de San Isidoro

Passing through one of the most famous stops on the Camino, in Sahagún, we'll pedal our way to León today. A former capital of Spain, León is famous for its cathedral and the Basílica de San Isidoro. Since we'll be spending the next two nights there, you'll have plenty of time to explore both. Our hotel is just a short distance from the cathedral.

  • Distance: 108 km (67 mi)
  • Gain: 550 m (1804 ft)
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • Day Level: Day Level 3.0
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Lodging:

DAY 8: Rest day in León

Highlights: Guided walking tour of León museums, shops

Sleep in this morning, as this is a rest day in León. A local historian will lead us on a guided walking tour of the city, then you're free to spend the day as you wish. Explore the local shops and museums. Catch up on your reading. Or just relax in one of the local cafés. It's your choice. Dinner together tonight, we'll meet anyone joining us on the last part of our trip.

DAY 9: León to Astorga

Highlights: Visit to cathedral and palace designed by Antonio Gaudí

On your way to Astorga you will cross the Puente de Orbigo, one of the oldest and longest bridges on the Camino. Astorga is home to the 15th-century cathedral and neo-Gothic palace designed by the famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí.

  • Distance: 61 km (38 mi)
  • Gain: 390 m (1279 ft)
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • Day Level: Day Level 1.5
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Lodging:

DAY 10: Astorga to Cacabelos

Highlights: Scenic cycling through the Spanish countryside, Cruz de Ferro (don't forget to bring your pebble from home!)

Leaving Astorga today, we head toward the hills that separate the provinces of León and Galicia. As we pass through tiny hamlets and monuments untouched since early Christianity, it's easy to imagine the awe that original pilgrims making this trek must have felt. By mid-afternoon, we'll arrive at our destination in Cacabelos.

  • Distance: 76 km (47 mi)
  • Gain: 880 m (2886 ft)
  • Terrain: Very hilly
  • Day Level: Day Level 4.0
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 11: Cacabelos to Tricastela

Highlights: Countryside of Galicia, historic Villafranca del Bierzo, optional hiking opportunity

We head into the green fields of Galicia today. On the way, you'll pass through the old Camino town of Villafranca del Bierzo, founded by French pilgrims as a place of absolution for those too weak to continue their pilgrimage. There is the opportunity to cut the ride short and do an optional 8km (5 miles) hike so be sure to pack sneakers or light hikers if you are interested as the trail is fairly steep.

Lodging: Our hotel this evening is in Tricastela or Samos. May departure is staying in Casa de Diaz

DAY 12: Tricastela to Portomarín

Highlights: Galician culture, visit Samos monastery

You will get a real taste of Galicia today - a region with a culture and musical style reminiscent of Ireland - as we pedal our way to Portomarín, where our hotel overlooks the Minho River.

  • Distance: 50 km (31 mi)
  • Gain: 729 m (2391 ft)
  • Terrain: Very hilly
  • Day Level: Day Level 3.5
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 13: Portomarín to Touro

Highlights: Quiet & scenic roads, stay in a country manor

One of the prettiest rides on the tour awaits you today as we meander along forgotten country roads through the beautiful Galician countryside. Rolling hills and green pastures lead us to our destination for the evening near Touro, where we'll stay in one of the traditional country houses (similar to B&Bs) that dot the landscape.

  • Distance: 77 km (48 mi)
  • Gain: 1326 m (4349 ft)
  • Terrain: Hilly
  • Day Level: Day Level 4.5
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 14: Arrive in Santiago de Compostela

Highlights: Arrival in Santiago, Cathedral of St. James, farewell dinner

Today's ride is a fitting end to the Camino, as we pedal along rural roads through woodlands and pastures to Santiago. Once in town, you'll have plenty of time to look around the famous Cathedral of St. James that forms the city's heart. Tonight, we'll celebrate our journey's end with a great farewell dinner together.

  • Distance: 40 km (25 mi)
  • Gain: 759 m (2490 ft)
  • Terrain: Hilly
  • Day Level: Day Level 3.0
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 15: Tour ends in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Highlights: Pilgrim's Mass at Noon

Remember that we will offer a tour of the roof of the Santiago cathedral this morning. You will also want to stick around for the Pilgrim's Mass at noon because you may not arrive in time to take part on Day 14. If you would like to participate in these activities, schedule flights after 3:30 p.m. Buen viaje!

  • Meals: Breakfast
Travel Information

Travel Information

Day 1: Arrival Information

Tour begins in Pamplona - Shuttle to Roncesvalles

Lodging: Hotel Roncesvalles Casa de Beneficiados

On Day 1, meet the complimentary ExperiencePlus! Shuttle at the Meeting Hotel in Pamplona (your spot is already reserved on this shuttle):

We will be glad to arrange your pre- and post-tour stay at the Meeting Hotel for you upon request. Note that we will not sleep there as a group and the stay there is not included in the tour price.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

The closest airport to the tour start is Pamplona (PNA). Most flights to Pamplona connect through Madrid (MAD)

  • You can also take a train or bus from Madrid to Pamplona (3-4 hours)
  • You can also take a train from Barcelona - 3.5 to 4 hours by train

Getting to the Meeting Hotel in Pamplona:

  • Taxi from airport or train station (20 min/EUR 15-20)
Spanish Train Schedules:

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

For more travel planning tips, including our packing lists, visit our After You Book Pages online.

Day 15: Departure Information

Tour ends in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The tour ends on the final day after a tour of the roof of the Santiago cathedral this morning. You may also want to stick around for the Pilgrim's Mass at noon. If you would like to participate in these activities, schedule flights after 3:30 p.m.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

We recommend flying out of the Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ).

  • A train or bus to Madrid or Barcelona is at least a 9-hour trip.
  • Iberia airlines provides one-way flights to numerous destinations from Santiago.

Flying out of SQL

  • Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the airport (20 min/EUR 21)

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

What's Included

For a full list of what's included before, during and after your bike tour, visit our What's Included page.

Keep in Mind

We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.

Though we try and arrange dinners together as early as possible in Spain this means 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. There are times when we will divert from the traditional Camino route because it is gravel, or because we've chosen a more scenic way with less traffic.

Pre-Trip Planning Checklist

To do right after you booked!

6 to 3 Months Prior to Tour Start Date

  • Check the online itinerary of your trip and review the arrival and departure information under the "Travel Information" tab to see meeting place and time, if a reservation on a complimentary ExperiencePlus! Shuttle (if applicable) is required, and other important information to help you plan your arrival and departure.
  • Reserve your flights after you know you have a confirmed tour departure. Please check with our office if you do not know if your trip is confirmed.
  • Book your pre and post-tour hotel nights.
  • 12 weeks before your tour begin your training program: https://www.experienceplus.com/blog/travel-planning/bicycle-tour-training/
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to the tour start. Please refer to your Deposit Payment Invoice and the Final Payment Reminder e-mail you have received for detailed instructions.

6 to 2 Weeks Prior to Tour Start Date

Day of Your Flight

Get as much sleep on the plane as you can. Pack your one day of cycling gear in your carry-on. See you soon!

What to Expect on Tour

Bicycles

Your bike comes with a pack for the rear rack, lock, cyclometer (bicycle computer), a spare tube and patch kit and pump, a rear light and in some places a bell. If you would like to bring your own pedals and shoes we recommend doing so—your tour leaders will install them during the bike fitting. We have flat pedals with or without cages available. For safety and hygiene reasons you are responsible for bringing a helmet.

Daysheets

Each day you'll receive a daysheet with information on the day's activities, meals and ride. These also include Tour Leader phone numbers, hotel information and interesting historical and cultural information about sites that you may want to stop and see along the route. Your Tour Leaders will also post daily announcements in the hotel lobby with information about sightseeing in town or restaurant recommendations for dinners on your own as well as important information about breakfast, luggage down and "arrows down" time.

Navigating on Tour

Each day we will provide you with a route map with the day's ride highlighted route. Of course, we also mark the route every day with our signature chalk dust arrows. Our arrows make navigating very easy—you may never need to look at the map! The arrows also allow you to ride at your own pace. There is no need to "keep up" with the group—this is your ride!

But what if it rains? What happens to the arrows? In a light rain, the arrows actually "set up" and become more permanent. In a heavy rain, they do wash away. If that happens, we'll re-group to cycle together for those who want to continue cycling while those who prefer to stay dry can shuttle.

For the tech-loving riders out there we offer the opportunity to download GPS tracks of most tour routes to your personal GPS device using RideWithGPS.com. Tracks are available upon request approximately three to four weeks prior to the departure.

Van Support

The van carries luggage and supports cyclists. It also has water, fruit and snacks. Though the van has snacks, we encourage you to stop and enjoy markets and find your own favorite local specialty.

Hotels

We have carefully chosen all of our accommodations for their charm and location. They are typically small, family run hotels that offer you a glimpse into the local culture.

We prefer hotels near interesting sites in the center of town located along the best cycling route in the area. Because many of the hotels are small not all of the rooms will be exactly the same. We keep this in mind and do our best to distribute rooms fairly by the end of the tour. Our itinerary lists our primary hotels. On rare occasions, listed hotels are subject to change.

Meals and Restaurants

Breakfasts: we work hard to arrange complete breakfasts but some hotels still serve continental style breakfasts; cycling is energy intensive so we do recommend you plan for a morning or mid-morning snack on the road at a local café or market.

Water is OK in almost all hotels and in country fountains; if there is a problem, we will advise you.

We'll recommend lunch locations en route and most itineraries include a few group picnics. We limit the number of picnics so you don't feel pressured to be at a certain place in the middle of your ride.

Dinners together are often pre-planned and pre-ordered. We'll ask you prior to your trip if you have special dietary requirements. Preplanned meals allow us to provide a variety of regional specialties and facilitate efficient service. Water, wine and beer are included.

Tipping Your Tour Leader Team

If you feel your tour leader team has demonstrated great expertise and service, common practice within the travel industry is to tip. Tipping is voluntary and greatly appreciated, and gratuity amounts vary widely. Should you decide to leave a tip, as a guideline, we suggest 5% of the tour cost per traveler – this for the entire tour leader team, not each Tour Leader. If you’d like to show your gratitude for your Tour Leaders’ excellent service you can give the tip to any member of the tour leader team, as they share it evenly. In order to avoid social tensions, we encourage you to tip as individuals and not as a group. If you feel your Tour Leaders did not quite meet your expectations, then we would like to know about it. You will also have the opportunity to leave your comments in our evaluation survey which we email to you after your trip.

Photos

By reserving space on tour, you agree that ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours may use, re-use and reproduce any images, photos or videos that you send to us, or that are taken by our guides and/or other travelers of you individually or in a group, in any medium, including but not limited to print, electronic media, or Internet, free of charge and without your right to inspection, for promoting and publicizing our travel products and services worldwide. If you do not want us to use any images of you that are taken by us or other participants during the tour, you must inform us or your tour leader in writing at the start of the tour.

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Reviews

Reviews

  • Absolutely incredible. Once in a lifetime experience!!

    Kristen W., Centennial, CO - August 2018
  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? Great long ride on historic route. Great food. Good sites. Long stretches with flat and then grades and hills. Happy to join EP on future tour. Likes the arrows on road.

    Craig K., Santa Monica, CA - May 2018
  • What was your favorite experience on this trip? The friendship, the scenery, the culture, the food, the history, the.... just everything. We loved our trip and would do it again tomorrow.

    Gordon B., Calgary, Canada
  • A must do! An opportunity of a lifetime. You have a wonderful business model of care, quality, providing incredible opportunities for cyclists, wonderful tour leaders and staff. Keep up the excellent work. We would not use anyone else.

    Laurie U., Fort Collins, CO
  • Any future tours will be difficult to compare to our Camino de Santiago trip. It was expertly planned and executed. Communication before and during trip was consistently excellent and satisfyingly personal. I am a lifelong casual athlete but have never been so physically challenged (delightfully so!) as on this bike tour. Spiritually, I was continuously nourished the entire trip. Tour leaders Rick, Fabio and Maria Elena worked as a well-oiled machine - superlatives are inadequate. I will forever savor the memories and friendships of this grand adventure.

    Heidi H., Longview, WA
  • I have already recommended ExperiencePlus! to people I was traveling back with on the plane. My first time with you....I would look no further for another bicycle touring company.

    Jane M., Nome, AK
  • Fantastic tour with incredible guides who had excellent knowledge, language and guiding skills as well as a wonderful experience on the Camino. Impressed with your company!!!

    Annie I., Olympia, WA
  • Great trip! I'm so glad that we did it! It truly was the trip of a lifetime. I'll never forget it!

    Kathy C., Portland, OR
  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? An exhilarating trip though a beautiful country with great food, great cultural experiences, and wonderful companions and guides.

    Thomas D., Park Ridge, IL
  • Out of the 6 trips we have done, we think this is the best we've taken. We loved leaning about the Camino and seeing the pilgrims.

    Kathy P., Fort Collins, CO
  • It was outstanding. Great route, loved the option to experience walking on the actual Pilgrim trail for 5 miles, the arrow method continues to be a great way to manage the route, excellent guides, great bikes, attention to detail by guides for trouble shooting any problems with bikes, a great way to experience local food, customs. one of the things that made this so special was the credential that we got and the stamps we accumulated along the way. The opportunities to meet Pilgrims who were walking the Camino, the opportunities to attend Mass, the receipt of the final certificate, the opportunity to experience what the medieval pilgrims experienced as they came into Santiago, the 0 Km plaque in the square, the tomb of St. James, embracing the statue of St. James and attending the Pilgrim Mass.

    Kay E., Seattle, WA - August 2017
  • The scenery was beautiful and the route followed hundreds of years of Spanish (European) history.

    Steve M., San Diego, CA
  • A blast! A physical challenge, a buzz, lots of laughter over dinners. Guides were terrific.

    Warwick G., Sydney, Australia
  • This was my first (not my last) tour with ExperiencePlus!. You definitely exceeded my expectations.

    Michelle L. Oregon City, OR
  • It was one of the most fulfilling journeys I''ve ever taken. The miles of sunflowers, the churches and cathedrals, the food, the company, the guides...

    Terry G., Annapolis, MD
  • This tour ranks among the top in my cycling resume, an 'ExperiencePlus'!

    Gerrie H., Fresh Meadows, NY
  • This tour is a trip of a lifetime. The cultural experience is perfect. While you are not on the Camino in the same way as the peregrinos, it is the perfect amount of time to accomplish the Camino. (I was so glad to be on a bike and we did have the experience of running into bicigrinos.) The bike riding was superb with great routes on well maintained roads. The Spaniards are extremely bike friendly, which added to the bike riding pleasure. The tour guides were always friendly and positive and did so much work. I loved being able to ride following the arrows without have to do any stopping and route finding. Then to arrive at the destination and to give my bike to the guide and take my key up to my room where my luggage was.... that was such a treat!

    Susan M., Telluride, CO
  • The back roads of Northern Spain were a delight and I enjoyed every minute of the cycling, especially following the arrows. Thanks to all who made our tour possible!

    Tim D., Boulder, CO - June 2017
  • This tour has all the ''usual'' things you find in Europe; beautiful scenery, historical towns, etc, with the added experience of the Camino. Cycling along with the peregrinos, stopping along the way to get your pilgrim''s passport stamped, visiting monasteries that have hosted peregrinos for centuries made this feel like a spiritual experience.

    Jim B., Longmont, CO
  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? Marvelous, enriching and extremely well supported.

    Kenneth N., Mecedon, NY
  • It is not just a bike trip, it is a journey, a pilgrimage. You will feel exhilarated, contemplative, spiritual, exhausted, happy.

    Julie S., Blue Island, IL
  • Far exceeded my expectations. Unbelievably well organized and supported. All three guides were outstanding with knowledge and obvious love of The Camino.

    Janet B., Sacramento, CA
  • Amazing!

    Diego G., Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Life-changing. This is no ordinary tour, because it''s the Camino. I''m still there, in spirit. This one has to be repeated...

    Jarmila G., Idledale, CO
  • It was a tremendous experience culturally, artistically, the accommodations were not only excellent but I appreciated the diversity. The food experience was also very good.

    Kevin D., Midland Park, NJ - May 2018
  • What was your favorite experience on this trip? On Day 13 we road through beautiful farmland on quiet tree lined roads. We stayed that night in a lovely manor house and had another wonderful meal. Complete with music by our fellow riders. I could have stayed for a week!

    Nancy L., Calgary, Alberta
  • It couldn't have been more fun for my family (7 out of the 15 on the trip!) to be together for the 2 weeks of the ride. And I can't thank you all enough for making it so special for Jerry and me. It was our 10th trip, so a FREE one, and we were treated royally! Many times we were given the best room, or one of the best, and I'd forgotten until reminded one day that this was company policy: we had been on more trips than anyone else, and we were the eldest on the trip, (and we were responsible for half the participants signing up?) and we happened to celebrate our 42nd anniversary during the trip. For many reasons, a very special 2 weeks!

    Heidi & Jerry L.
    Boulder CO
    June 2006
  • An amazing, unforgettable experience. Physically challenging/rewarding. Great variety of hotels and food, scenery. We loved staying in the farmhouses and monasteries, especially the farmhouses. The FOOD!! The guides were wonderful! The camaraderie among the group.

    Karen H., Yucaipa, CA
  • Fabulous, fun and great riding!!

    Jennifer R., Longmont, CO - June 2017
  • A life changing experience.

    Terry B., Larkspur, CA - May 2018
  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? This tour is about the journey. Your ride on great roads and see some great towns/cities along the way. There are lots of amazing cathedrals, monasteries, and convents along the way. This tour was a nice compliment to Andalucia.

    Mary Ann D., Pleasanton, CA - May 2018
  • Every day brought new, wonderful experiences, each special in its own way. Thank you! It was an awesome trip. I''m a peregrino now, and life is a camino.

    Dana S., Fairpoint, NY
  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? Fabulous, wonderful...ExperiencePlus! booked us into places that we normally wouldn''t consider...like castles, monasteries and glamping! At the end of each day someone took your bike and when you got to your room your luggage was waiting for you.

    Valya K., Fredericksburg, TX
  • This was an amazing experience to follow and learn the history of the Camino trail. The food was wonderful the hotels great! The riding was challenging at times, but with a good balance of terrain. The guides were outstanding and we had a very special group of people.

    Jocelyn S., Boulder, CO -June 2017
  • For the cyclist, this tour has great roads with little traffic, challenging hills and beautiful scenery. For those into the culture and history, you have a chance to participate in something that has gone on for centuries: seeing the pilgrims, carrying your scallop shell, visiting churches and attending Mass at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

    Anne K., Portsmouth, RI - August 2017
  • This tour was the very best in every way! Fabulous concept, biking, hotels, food, and very special tour leaders.

    Mark W., Telluride, CO
  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? Absolutely a must go! Crossing the Spain from Pyrenees to nearly Atlantic, soaking up the stunning landscape, the history, The Way, not to mention challenging biking, can''t be surpassed.

    Dana S., Fairport, NY
  • This trip has been planned to perfection. The Camino is beautiful in so many ways and you will see them all from 2 wheels.

    Joseph M., Chicago, IL
  • Excellent scenery, must see in Spring for the wildflowers in bloom! Love the trips, company and guides!

    Tim C., Fort Collins, CO
  • The Camino de Santiago was an awesome bike tour and a great adventure not to be missed. Experience Plus did a super job with all aspects of this ride.

    Shelley M., Scottsdale, AZ
  • Thanks for putting together this great tour! It's great to have high expectations for a cycling vacation and to never be disappointed! Our favorite part was O' Cebreiro! After the physical challenge of the mountain, coming upon that beautiful little town, the warm taberna, the great food, it was a sensory overload!

    Lani M., Fort Collins, CO
  • Amazing, lots of fun,tour was well planned. What was your favorite experience on this trip? Riding through the countryside, amazing scenery, the food, walking and experiencing the 7 km Camino path like a pilgrim.

    Rhonda W., Melbourne, Australia
  • Jump at the chance to do the Camino. My second ride with ExperiencePlus!, and loved every minute! Now for the next one!!

    Lyndon J., Trafalgar, Australia
  • If you can bike, this is a tour of a lifetime. You HAVE to do it. ExperiencePlus! is the best bike tour company on the planet.

    Milan S., Fairport, NY
  • A challenging and scenic journey with a spiritual aspect. We were able to understand and appreciate the culture of the regions we visited. The arrows are wonderful!

    Bill W., Naples, FL
  • Excellent. Outstanding. Memorable. Challenging. Top of the line. Was a super fantastic experience. Many thanks.

    Kirk A., Louisville, KY
  • What was your favorite experience on this trip? The whole trip was really wonderful! Dinners maybe get my vote; or tied with our guides! We loved our trip and can't wait for the next one! Thanks for everything!

    Sue S., Mesquite NV
  • Epic! A must do! Well organized! All three tour leaders were really off the charts ratings-wise. I would be very happy and comforted to learn that all three would be tour leaders on my next ExperiencePlus! adventure...sign me up for whatever they lead in 2016!

    Cathy P., Henderson, NV
  • If you go into this tour with an open mind to religious/spiritual opportunity, you will find whatever religion works for you. Very moving experience. The whole trip was great. The climb to O'Cebreiro was incredible.

    Bob L., Fort Collins, CO
  • What a great tour! The experiences, and attention to detail were so appreciated. From the places we stayed, to the wonderful meals to a perfect cycling itinerary, all was done superbly!

    Carla A., Eastchester, NY
  • A fantastic way to experience the Camino without taking the time needed to walk it. Also, able to get off the route to enjoy towns like Laguardia. A great way to see Northern Spain. I love your trips!!!

    Zoe E., Williston, VT
  • It was my 50th birthday and this was what I wanted to do. It exceeded all of my expectations and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves to ride!! I was worried that my husband would not have a good time but it was his favorite trip so far!! Well done we had fun!!

    Staci C., Santa Barbara, CA
  • We found your office staff to be efficient and courteous, and quite willing to answer any of our pre-tour questions.

    Donna & Ray B.
    Happy Jack, AZ
  • Wonderful. Riding and seeing the scenery, the wildflowers in the spring and along the Meseta were stunning!Hard Riding, a 401 tour has challenging riding be prepared. This was our 5th and we are looking forward to many more. I am already excited about choosing our 2017 tour.

    Susan C., Fort Collins, CO
  • What was your favorite experience on this trip? 1. Learning about the Camino and its history 2. Great tour leaders and good cycling 3. The climbs-Laguardia and to O'Cebreiro.

    Rich H., Cheyenne, WY
  • Truly a tour of a lifetime, hard to imagine that anything will match it again.

    Catherine S., Melbourne Australia
  • This was my best vacation in my life! The food, the people, the sights the biking, were fabulous!

    Robin S., Littleton, CO
  • Just a brief note about the trip on the Camino with ExperiencePlus!. In a word. Great.

    Colin C., Calgary, Alberta
  • LOVED my trip. Can''t wait for the next one!!!!!

    Shaunna J., Toronto, Canada
  • Outstanding selection of the route, hotels, food, bikes...Best biking tour we have ever taken.

    Milan S., Fairport, NY
  • The cycling was challenging but really fun and beautiful. You really needed to be in decent shape to really enjoy it. Our leaders were phenomenal and the cultural experience was absolutely fantastic.

    Elizabeth L., Albuquerque, NM
  • The best bicycle tour I have taken -- it will be hard to top this one.

    Guy C., Vallejo, CA
  • Beautiful landscapes, great guides and cathedral tours. Keep up the good work.

    Carolyn B., Longmont, CO
  • Great trip. Especially given the historic fibre woven into the ride. The hotels were fantastic. The guides were the best. I have no idea how you consistently find such competent people. Keep it up!

    Charlie P., Pasadena, CA
  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? The tour was challenging, opportunity to see Spain as the beautiful country it is and new friends can be made, the tour leaders exceptional.

    Leanne C., Kooyong, Victoria
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