Camino de Santiago by Bike posted: 2016-09-26 08:54:00
For many, doing the Camino is all about ambling slowly through wonderful scenery, clearing your head as you leave behind the commotion of modern life and perhaps discovering yourself along the way. But some people want a little bit more adventure in their journey and, luckily, that desire is well catered for too.
If you find walking pace too slow, then a bike might be your answer!
On a Follow the Camino by Bike tour, you can bring your own bike, or a bike and accessories can be included in your package. For an authentic mountain bike riding experience you can cycle on the walking trail and really get a feel for the rough terrain. Alternatively, for a less physically demanding (and smoother) ride, you can choose to cycle on the nearby road. On the Camino, the strain of going uphill is well worth it for the exhilaration and reward of freewheeling back down.
Cycling is the main alternative to walking the Way of Saint James. While there are pros and cons in cycling the Camino over walking the Camino, it is an interesting way of achieving the compulsory 200km to get the Compostela, the pilgrim certificate.
Cycling through breath-taking landscapes - cover some miles!
In just one week, you can do complete at least twice the walking distance. In less than 3 weeks, you can complete the whole French way (800km) from France to Santiago! Also, when cycling, you can choose between sticking to the Camino or taking roads that cross cultural towns and enable you to visit monuments such as the Monastery at Samos.Previous Blog:
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