THE SAINT JAMES WAY - Camino de Santiago de Compostela 2018 / By bicycle
From Le Puy en Velay to Santiago by bicycle
For hundreds of years, these tracks have been used by pilgrims and walkers. Following these footpaths which are steeped in history and visit so many different places, you will be captivated by both the variety and interest of the countryside you pass through. This long-distance walk may be the world's oldest, following as it does the Roman road known as the "Via Agrippa" which linked Lyon and Toulouse.
Using roads parallel to or close to the pilgrims' way, we offer you a nine-day cycling holiday, which includes opportunities to vary the distances travelled
Getting thereTrain: Train to Bayonne, then the local SNCF (French railways) service (train or bus depending on the timetables) to Saint Jean Pied de Port (journey time: 1h15).
Plane: Airport of Biarritz - Anglet - Bayonne, then take the regional SNCF train service as far as St Jean Pied de Port.
GradientThe daily stages we have arranged vary between 80 and 90km on average. The route follows small country roads. There are no special difficulties but the route does pass through some hilly areas. We draw your attention to the fact that we can arrange the stages of the holiday so that their lengths suit your own preferences.
Level of difficulty
The price includes: - Half board accommodation (except for the evening meal on Day 2).
- Transportation of baggage
- A cycle touring guidebook (1 guidebook between 1-2 people).
The price DOES NOT includes : Hiring the bicycle
The evening meal at Pamplona
Packed lunches/midday picnics
Transport between your home and the starting and finishing points of the holiday; parking costs.
Buses or taxis to get back to your vehicle, or to shorten certain stages.
Booking fees (15 € per person) and postal costs ( 15 € ) .
Drinks and personal spending.
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