The Way of St James Guided
Mountain Bike | Guided | Historic
This is THE PORTUGUESE PILGRIM’S WAY to Santiago de Compostela (Camino Portugues). Camino de Santiago de Compostela (The Way of Saint James) is a bicycle tour that is different from all the other PortugalBike Tours. This is the Way made by the pilgrims to get to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain, but along the Portuguese Coast Line. This is the most beautiful tour that you can do along the Portuguese coast line in the North of Portugal. This tour is impossible to be done with a Road Bike, or even with a Hybrid Bike. We will ride sometimes on asphalt, other times on bike lanes, wood lanes along the beaches and some dirt roads, or even some single tracks and rough trails. That’s why we have to ride a Mountain Bike on this tour. This is not a “real” Mountain Bike tour, but you need to ride with a mountain bicycle. The part of the way in Portugal is pretty flat and mainly along the beaches.
The overall difficulty level of this tour is 3, Intermediate (more precisely, level 3.2 between 1~5). It is recommended for “bikers” and “cyclists”. It is supposed that you are in good shape.
Cycling the way of St James we follow the way to Santiago de Compostela, a city located in Galicia, a province in the north of Spain. The Portuguese Way to Santiago is very mystic, full of positive energy, of belief and of faith.
Camino de Santiago is a way that has been covered by thousands and thousands of pilgrims along the centuries since the 9th century. We cannot say that there is only “one” way (“camino”) to Santiago de Compostela. There are several, because the idea is to get to the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. You can say that The Way starts at your door step!
The Way of St James (the Camino de Santiago) was originally covered on foot by devote pilgrims, beggars, clergymen and nobles; it is still covered today not only on foot but also by bicycle by people from all over the world and for many different reasons. It follows off-road trails, narrow roads and footpaths, always in a straight line when possible in order to make the way as short as possible to get to Santiago de Compostela. You will cycle on many different types of pavements and will see a very diverse landscape.
This PortugalBike Tour takes us along the Portuguese Way to Santiago de Compostela. We start in Porto (Oporto – known by its famous Port Wine) always along the Portuguese north coast until we get to the border with Spain. Then we continue along the Medieval Way (Caminho Medieval) to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain. Biking the Camino Portugues to Santiago you will cover innumerous paths and trails, ancient Roman roads, dense woods, you will cross small stone bridges, cover footpaths and roads among small houses, cross streams and mountains… Many sections of the original way have been asphalted and civilized, …but it is still the “Camino de Santiago de Compostela” (The Way of St James).
Level 3 (3.2)
42% trails and bike-lanes + 58% asphalt
Start | End
Porto | Santiago de Compostela
22 Apr – 28 Apr, 2018
29 Jul – 04 Aug, 2018
26 Aug – 01 Sep, 2018
09 Sep – 15 Sep, 2018
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