Camino By Bike

What to Expect While Cycling the Camino


You have decided to cycle the Camino, you have booked your self-guided holiday and you are now wondering how it will work. We can also organise guided Camino de Santiago cycling tours for groups, contact our group team at

We recommend you cycle the Camino only if you have some experience as a cyclist and are familiar with essential bike maintenance such as changing a tube, fixing the chain if it comes off or attaching the pedals. If you are cycling for over a week we also recommend adding rest days, particularly if you are cycling with children. This would allow you to have a day’s rest and also explore some of the great cities and towns along the routes such as Burgos, León, Porto, etc…


The Camino provides so many people say, and that’s a good way to think about things.  Positive and ready to believe whatever you need will come your way.  Knowing what to expect along the way and being informed is wise and prudent.  There will be lots of pleasant surprises that you can revel in while still understanding what the Camino does and doesn’t provide.

There are basics that you will need to know and understand about water, food, the different types of accommodation, maps and waymarks, laundry, staying connected with family, illness, how to use the bag transports, the postal service, local bus and train services.

From there you can determine how you choose to walk the Camino, the way that suits you best.

Be informed!

Need to Know Basics

  • Water quality and availability.
  • Restaurants and cafes.
  • Grocery stores and shops.
  • Camino waymarks.
  • Types of accommodations.
  • Camino costs.
  • Where to do your laundry.
  • What to do in case of an emergency.
  • Replenishing supplies.

More Need to Know Basics

  • Where to get a SIM card.
  • First-aid and health care.
  • Bus and train stations.
  • Postal services and offices.
  • Bag/backpack transportation.
  • Pilgrim shops.
  • Camino etiquette.
  • Wifi and internet.
  • Pilgrim credentials/passports.
  • Must-see sites and cities.

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