Camino Biking Trip Summary and Advice

Route: St. Jean Pied de Port (France) to Finisterre, return via…

Days 13-15: To the end of the world & back! (Santiago - Finisterre - Muxía - Santiago)

After taking a rainy rest day in Santiago de Compostela,…

Day 12: Arrived! (Melide to Santiago de Compostela)

Distance: 40 miles (64km) Climbing: 3,829 feet (1167m) I've…

Day 11: Hills of Galicia (Triacastela to Melide)

Distance: 59.5 miles / 96km Climbing: 5769' / 1758m   Today…

Day 10: Climbing into Galicia (Ponferrada to Triacastela)

Distance: 51.5 miles / 83km Climbing: 5157' / 1561m It was…

Day 9: Entering the Cantabrian Mountains (Astorga to Ponferrada)

Distance: 36.6 mi / 59km Climbing: 2986 ft / 910m Even though…

Day 8: León & Astorga (Mansilla to Astorga)

Distance: 50 mi / 80km Climbing: 2024 ft / 617m   Another…

Day 7: Powering across the Meseta (Carrión de los Condes to Mansilla de las Mulas)

Distance: 51.1 mi / 82km Climbing: 1,329 ft / 405m I'm…

Day 6: Entering the Meseta (Burgos to Carrión de los Condes)

Distance: 57.2 mi / 92km Climbing: 2,277 ft / 684m The…

Day 5: Easier riding (Belorado to Burgos)

Distance: 35 mi / 56km Climbing: 2,224 ft / 677m I enjoyed…

Day 4: Into Castilla y León (Logroño to Belorado)

Distance: 56 mi / 90km Climbing: 4,098 ft / 1249m This was…

Day 3: Rolling hills into Rioja (Puente la Reina to Logroño)

Distance: 49.6 mi / 79.8km Climbing: 4544 ft / 1385m Today…

Day 2: Through Pamplona & the Alto de Perdon (Zubiri to Puente de Reina)

Distance: 40.8 mi / 65km Climbing: 2894 ft / 882m The road…

Day 1: Crossing the Pyrenees (St. Jean to Zubiri)

Distance: 34.4 mi / 55km Climbing: 5978ft / 1822m When I…

Madrid to St-Jean-Pied-de Port

After another long travel day, I'm ad St. Jean in France at the…

Travel day to Madrid

After a long and tiring day of travel, I'm glad to be at my hotel…

From hiking to biking the Camino de Santiago

Tonight I travel to Spain for my sixth trip on the Camino de…

Days 13-15: To the end of the world & back! (Santiago – Finisterre – Muxía – Santiago)

After taking a rainy rest day in Santiago de Compostela, I was ready to hit the trail again and make the journey to the Atlantic Coast. Two fitting destinations mark the end of the path, one called Finisterre (literally “end of the earth”), and the other is the village of Muxía, which has a chapel […]

Day 12: Arrived! (Melide to Santiago de Compostela)

Distance: 40 miles (64km) Climbing: 3,829 feet (1167m) I’ve made it to Santiago! Another hilly day with many short, steep climbs, but better trail surface overall. I was eager to get in before too late, so I didn’t take too many photos or stop very often, only to eat a sandwich and meet the two bikers […]

Day 11: Hills of Galicia (Triacastela to Melide)

Distance: 59.5 miles / 96km Climbing: 5769′ / 1758m   Today was the longest of the trip so far, also with a lot of climbing. Galicia’s riding has proven to be harder than I expected, and part of the reason is that I’m trying to finish a day early to beat a big rainstorm on […]

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