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Camino de Santiago E-Bike Journey

Capture the essence of the Camino on electric bikes

From: 5900€

DAYS

14 days / 13 nights

LEVEL

Active

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Small Group
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Camino de Santiago

Biking Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela

Capture the essence and spirit of the Camino de Santiago, which probably ranks as one of the most spectacular trips in the world today. This ebike journey is for travelers interested in riding the Saint James Way, a pilgrimage route that dates back to the 12th century, and laid over ancient Roman roadways. This route has seen thousands of pilgrims and other travelers who have set out on a journey through the gorgeous Spanish countryside. Feel the culture and history under your wheels as you ride the ancient paths that lead to Santiago de Compostela. From rustic farm-fresh meals, the food and wine along the way is also phenomenal. We will be visiting the cities of Pamplona, Logroño, Burgos, Leon and Santiago de Compostela.

Best Time to Visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

Highlights

  • Learn about the traditions and feel the intense comradery of the pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.
  • Sleep in the best accommodation the Saint James Way provides.
  • Enjoy a rest day touring wineries and wine tasting in the Rioja region.
  • Explore the beautiful cities of Pamplona, Logroño, Burgos, Leon and Santiago.
  • Feel the joy and freedom of e-biking through a variety of stunning landscapes.
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September 23, 2024

 

 

 

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Itinerary
Pamplona – Estella – Logroño - Santo Domingo de La Calzada - Burgos - Carrión de los Condes - León - Villafranca de Bierzo - Sarria - Arzua - Santiago

Day 1Settling in

We begin with a meet and greet welcome in Pamplona, and a prepare your E-bike to ensure a perfect fit and be handed your Camino credentials. We enjoy on on foot walk through Pamplona’s historic quarter, including the running of the bulls course followed by dinner will be pintxos and wines in the historic quarter of Pamplona.

Food: Dinner
Travel: Pamplona
Sleep: Hotel****
Afternoon Pleasures: Pintxos (tapas) and wines tour

Day 2Start at the Top

We transfer to Roncesvalles and cycle to Pamplona. Dinner will be a locals’ experience at our private social club, where you join us food-lovers as we cook up a storm. This will give us an opportunity to dine together and discuss your Way. There is nothing better than hearing us locals conversing about this fabulous region over a delicious meal and wine in abundance. A tribute to Navarra wines. Learn how to make a Paella, in tune with the local seasonal produce and using only the best ingredients. Enjoy the club with a fine wine in hand. In a nutshell, you will fall in love with Pamplona, northern Spain and your NST team.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Travel: Roncesvalles / Pamplona
Sleep: Hotel****
How far: 26 miles / 43 km, elevation gain: 300 meters up /760 meters descent
Afternoon Pleasures: Culinary evening with a show cooking experience

Day 3Into The Medieval Ages

We cycle to the pearl among vineyards of Northern Spain, the Arínzano Estate, which is the oldest wine estate in Spain, going back to the year 1055. when the wine was cultivated by the monks of the neighboring Aberin monastery, who soon marveled at the extreme quality of the wines they grew. You visit the premises, designed by the well-known architect Raphael Moneo, and enjoy a wine tasting. After an early dinner we will transfer to your hotel in Logroño. Dinner will be pintxos and wines in the bustling streets of the famous Calle Laurel in Logroño.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Travel: Pamplona / Puente de la Reina / Arinzano winery / Logroño
Sleep: Hotel****
How far: 27 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 624 meters up
Afternoon Pleasures: Visit to an exclusive winery, for wine tasting among the vineyards.

Day 4Pleasures of castles and wines

A day out with NST to explore the region known for its truly world-class wineries. We will visit the heart of the wine region and central to top wineries. We will make a private visit to a centuries-old winery with winding tunnels deep underground and thousands upon thousands of bottles, sometimes referred to as the Sistine Chapel of wine. Hemingway himself loved to visit this winery and we can enjoy a tasting afterwards with high quality jamon de bellota. (Or another from a shortlist of recommendations). We will also enjoy wine tasting in a handful of top winery wine bars, like Muga, la Rioja Alta, Gomez Cruzado. Lunch will be either in the vineyards as a show cooking type catered meal or as a tasting menu in La Vieja Bodega (a Michelin recommended restaurant), which was once a 17th Century winery of the Marqués de Vargas, whose manor is also in that town.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Travel: Logroño
Sleep: Hotel****
Take a break from the bike: Touring the Rioja wine region

Day 5Soak up the vineyards

We will cycle along the Camino to Burgos. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the way. Afternoon pleasures include a visit to the historic quarter of Burgos, as well as explore the UNESCO Cathedral of Burgos. and enjoy the charming historic quarter. The rest of the afternoon is for you to discover this city. This evening dine on your own – our guides can readily recommend a few favorite restaurants.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Travel: Logroño / Burgos
Sleep: Hotel ****
How far: 34 miles / 55 km, elevation gain: 475 meters up
Afternoon Pleasures: City tour of Burgos

Day 6Ride past the pretty vineyards

Both the scenic countryside and the diversity of landscape make this section of the Camino great fun. We ride past the pretty vineyards of the region, making our way to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, thus ending this stage of our route through the Ebro valley. At the end of the day take time on your own to explore the hotel. We regroup for a visit to Santo Domingo de la Calzada – a small town with a huge history and dinner at the Parador.

Food: Breakfast and lunch
Travel: Burgos / Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Sleep: Hotel Parador***
How far: 34 miles / 55 km, elevation gain: 475 meters up
Afternoon Pleasures: Tour of Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Day 7Serenity on the Castilian Plateau

On leaving Santo Domingo we ride on level pathways, then proceed on winding paths up hills into the Oca Mountains, followed by vertiginous descents to San Juan de Ortega. Along the Camino across the Castilian plateau, we will find many small villages with centuries-old churches. We cross the impressive Fitero bridge over the Pisuerga River. Later we stop to admire the Spanish Romanesque architecture of the church of San Martín in Fromista, or the the ruins of the convent San Antón in Castrojeriz. No less impressive is our magnificent four star accommodation at the Hotel Monasterio de San Zoilo.

Food: Breakfast and lunch
Travel: Santo Domingo de la Calzada / Carrión de los Condes
Hotel: Four Star Hotel Monasterio ****
How far: 43 miles / 70 km, elevation gain: 380 meters up
Afternoon Pleasures: Enjoy your Monestary hotel accommodation

Day 8The labyrinth of León

This day of the Camino provides easy riding through the field of Palencia on wide paths that will take us straight to the beautiful city of León. We cycle along the route of the Roman Vía Aquitana that linked the towns of Bordeaux and Astorga. Welcome to the city of Leon, a labyrinth of streets where bars and inns are plentiful. This is the ideal place to celebrate reaching the halfway mark with a Ribera de Duero wine and tapas dinner out on the town.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Travel: Carrión de los Condes / León
Sleep: Four Star Hotel ****
How far: 56 miles / 97 km, elevation gain: 392 meters up
Afternoon Pleasures: Tapas and wine in Leon’s city center

Day 9Relax day in Leon

Enjoy a day on your own in the magestic city of Leon and its labyrinth of streets where bars and inns are plentiful. We will regroup for dinner at the hotel, and discuss the coming stages of our Camino de Santiago.

Food: Breakfast and dinner
Travel: Carrión de los Condes / León
Sleep: Four Star Hotel ****
Take a break from riding: Enjoy Leon on your own

Day 10Templars and Gaudi arquitecture on Camino

We cycle sections of the Camino to Cacabelos. We will visit Gaudi’s Palace. Gaudi’s construction was never actually put to use but makes for a delightful walk through. The cathedral was declared a National Monument in 1931, dating back to the early 11th century.. If there is time we will visit the Museum of chocolate. We cycle to El Cruz de Ferro. We make a stop to visit Ponferrada, the famous town of the Templars. Visit the Castle famous for Paulo Coelho’s book. Continue your Camino to Cacabelos. One of the famous towns is el Bierzo. We have lunch at the Moncloa de San Lazaro Cacabelos, then transfer to your hotel. We will enjoy an in house dinner.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Travel: León / Villafranca de Bierzo
Sleep: Hotel Parador****
How far: 56 miles / 97 km, elevation gain: 392 meters up

Day 11O'Cebreiro day

We will cycle sections to Sarria. We will visit O’Cebreiro, considered for many the place where the actual Camino was born. Elias Valiño, was the priest who in the 60’s took a brush and some yellow paint and started painting arrows all over the Camino. There is a famous story that says that when Elias was stopped by the police and was asked who he was he responded: “I am just a priest”. Then, he was asked what he was doing and he replied: “I am preparing an invasion” and later explained that the ‘invasion’ was of pilgrims. Elias is probably one of the few priests buried inside a church. It is usually only a reward for bishops and popes..We spend the night in Sarria and have dinner in the best steak house in the region.

Food: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner
Travel: Villafranca de Bierzo / Sarria
Sleep: Hotel ****
How far: 56 miles / 97 km, elevation gain: 392 meters up

Day 12Crossroads of the Camino Primitivo

We ride to Arzua and stop for a picnic on the crossroad for pilgrims coming from the Camino Primitivo who join the Camino. We cycle through Galician landscapes of green plots of divided by stone hedges, towards the distant horizon which is always inviting us forward. Our accommodation is on the winery grounds surrounded by picturesque vineyards. We regroup for dinner in the hotel.

Food: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner
Travel: Sarria / Arzua
Sleep: Hotel ****
How far: 56 miles / 97 km, elevation gain: 392 meters up
Afternoon Pleasures: Winery visit and wine tasting

Day 13Savouring the last ride

We savour our last riding day of the Saint James Way. It is a fun last peddle to the main square of Santiago and hooray, you made it! Time to celebrate. Santiago de Compostela has many museums, churches. and monuments that you can discover on foot. We will regroup for dinner to celebrate a fabulous NST adventure together.

Food: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner
Travel: Arzua / Santiago de Compostela
Sleep: Hotel Paradpr ****
How far: 56 miles / 97 km, elevation gain: 392 meters up
Afternoon Pleasures: Walking tour of Santiago and group dinner

Day 14Farewell and until the next journey

After a fine breakfast at your hotel, we will transfer you to the Santiago airport. Feel free to ask us to arrange the logistics of your next destination outward bound.

Food: Breakfast
Travel: Transfer to the Santiago de Compostela Airport

* NST itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications, like restrictions in natural parks, protection areas, and reserves we travel through.

Inclusions

Accomodation

  • Select holiday homes in the heart of Pamplona
  • Select hotels that reflect the uniqueness of each destination

Food

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and cocktail hour
  • Gourmet dinners at our hand-picked restaurants and culinary events
  • Unlimited local wine, or beer with every meal

Support

  • NST local guides
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Always accompanied by an assistance vehicle, we customize our routes so that the difficulty and distances are tailored to your abilities and personal challenges

Gear for Cycling

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary cycling jersey, t-shirt, water bottle

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Dinners on free evenings
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Extra services not outlined in the itinerary
  • Hotel Alma Pamplona *****

    Oasis from the City Hub Bub

    Alma Pamplona is an active travel friendly hotel. Modern and avant-garde, has its own personality, which seeks to surprise. This quiet enclave is where we luxuriate in the Spa and Treatment center, and chill at the gastro bar after a morning of activity.

  • hotel palacio las pujadas

    Hotel Palacio de Pujadas ***

    This quaint palace combines the historical building charm of the 16th century and the comfort of a modern hotel. It is located within the town of Viana (Navarre), at the foot of the Camino de Santiago pilgrim route in the historical part of the town.

  • Hospedería Chapitel****

    Estella

    One of the best hotels in Estella is the charming four star Hospedería Chapitel. In the heart of the historic quarter in Estella, this boutique hotel is located in the Jewish neighborhood right by San Miguel de Estella church and is surrounded by historic monuments. Famed for its original and cozy feel, this regional hotel will meet all your expectations.

  • Apartments Heart of Pamplona

    City Center of Pamplona

    Located in the center of the capital of the province of Navarra, Heart of Pamplona Apartments are ideal for visitors to Pamplona, Navarra or the Basque Country. HOP apartments are located right by all the necessary services for a pleasant stay. They are silent corners in the middle of lively streets, in the most popular areas of restaurants and bars.

  • Sercotel Calle Mayor

    Hotel Sercotel Calle Mayor****

    La Rioja

    Hotel Sercotel Calle Mayor is a four star hotel in the capital of the Rioja province.  This design hotel occupies an 16th-century mansion in the historic center of Logroño. Traditional warm stone and authenticity with a modern interior. This charming hotel is in the heart of Logroño. The hotel offers a dinner menu that is adapted to seasonality and that is of course, accompanied by one of the most incredible wine lists you will ever encounter.

  • Outstanding accommodation

    Propriedad de Arinzano

    Sleep on the Arinzano Estate

    Señorío de Arínzano is one of the oldest wineries in Spain, but is also one of our favorite accommodations for walking, cycling and food and wine visits.

Tour Designers

Stephanie Mutsaerts

Founder of Northern Spain Travel & Heart of Pamplona

Stephanie, the dynamo of our organization, is a Canadian who has fallen in love with this region of Spain. She is enterprising, innovative and has an endless amount of energy to design unique outstanding travel plans, making her passion her profession. She has the firm conviction that until the product standards are exceptional, they should not be offered.

“Our goals are two: one is to dazzle our visitors and another is to share with them what we find so extremely enchanting about this region of Spain”.

Oliver Blazquez

Product Manager & Public Relations

Oliver is our greatest ambassador of Pamplona. Oliver has it all: charm, conversation and deep knowledge of his Basque culture. You will feel like you’ve made a new friend during one of his energetic tours. Oliver is always on the beat searching for the perfect pintxo and exciting, outside-the-box experiences. He is dedicated to designing the most exclusive events for our guests, such as the Hemingway to the Basque Coast tour, or a walking tour of the Running of the Bulls course with an international bull runner.  He knows the all the best destinations and activities on the off-the-beaten cultural track.

“This is our essential hallmark that sets us apart from any other events agency”.

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