Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Cycling (road) in Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal

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HYBRID BIKE TOUR
Guided or Self-Guided Tour

«« Camino de Santiago de Compostela »»

Tour Highlights
1. Braga: the oldest Portuguese city and... Show more

HYBRID BIKE TOUR
Guided or Self-Guided Tour

«« Camino de Santiago de Compostela »»

Tour Highlights
1. Braga: the oldest Portuguese city and one of the most ancient Christian cities in the world
2. Feeling the mystic atmosphere along the way
3. Adventure, Art and Mysticism
4. Churches and religious symbols everywhere
5. The way covered by pilgrims since the 9th century.
6. The medieval architecture in Ponte de Lima
7. The fortified city of Valença
8. The luxuriant vegetation in the north of the Iberian Peninsula
9. The rich gastronomy and the famous wine of the region: vinho verde
10. The Romanic Cathedral in Santiago

Summary
Camino de Santiago is a tour that is different from all the other PortugalBike Tours. This is not a touristic tour like the other PortugalBike Tours, where we ride along awesome places and spectacular views. On this tour we follow the way to Santiago de Compostela, a city located in Galicia, a province in the north of Spain. This way is very mystic, full of positive energy, of belief and of faith. This 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. This way 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. This PortugalBike Tour takes us along the Portuguese Way to Santiago, also known by the Medieval Way. The tour starts in Braga’s Cathedral, the city that was called Bracara Augusta by the Romans; it covers innumerous paths and trails, ancient Roman roads, dense woods, crosses small stone bridges, covers footpaths and roads among small houses, crosses streams and mountains… Many sections of the original way have been asphalted and civilized, …but it is still “O Camino de Santiago” (The Way to Santiago).

Technical Data
Type: Hybrid Bike Tour *Class:*HISTORIC TOUR
Version: Guided or Self-Guided
Regions: North of Portugal (Minho) and Spain (Galicia)
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days cycling
Begin: Braga (Minho)
End: Santiago de Compostela (Galicia)
Difficulty level (1-5): 1 2 3 4 5 (Intermediate. You must be in good shape)
Distance: 207km (129mi)
Average: 41km/day (26mi/day) *Trails:*85% asphalt – 15% off-road

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From
$1,813.00
(€1.760,00)
Duration
7 days

Location

Directions:

We provide transfers from and to Lisbon airport to the starting point of the PortugalBike tour, or from and to Faro airport, depending on the tour. Don’t worry! :)

City
Lisbon
State / Region
Lisboa
Zip / Postcode
Country
Portugal
38.7070186 -9.1362056

Itinerary

Programme
Day 1: Arrival – Welcome at Oporto airport. 00H40 drive to Braga followed by dinner. Lodging in a Pousada which is the result of the restoration of a late nineteenth-century palace and is the ideal base to discover the magnificent city of Braga.
Day 2: Riding to the medieval town of Ponte de Lima – 43km (27mi), level 3. Lodging in a new 4* hotel overlooking Lima river and very near to the historic centre.
Day 3: Riding to the border, always following the way – 38km (24mi), level 3. Lodging in a 3* hotel very near to the fortress and the Spanish border.
Day 4: Crossing the border by bicycle – 57km (35mi), level 5. Lodging in a 4* hotel near the historical and commercial centre in Pontevedra.
Day 5: The luxuriant vegetation and the mysticism of the way – 43km (27mi), level 3. Lodging in a 4* hotel with a swimming-pool; the building was built in the 16th century and it was the vacation house for the archbishops from Compostela.
Day 6: Mixed emotions when we arrive to Santiago – 26km (16mi), level 2. Lodging in a 4* hotel very near to the Cathedral and that was originally a convent from the 13th century.
Day 7: Departure – Farewell at Oporto airport. 2H00 drive to the airport.

Dates and Prices for 2011:
June 05 – 11:
Guided: Euro 2210 (Single Suppl. + € 220)
Self-Guided: Euro 1760 (Single Suppl. + € 220)
July 10 – 16:
Guided: Euro 2250 (Single Suppl. + € 250)
Self-Guided: Euro 1800 (Single Suppl. + € 250)
August 07 – 13:
Guided: Euro 2270 (Single Suppl. + € 270)
Self-Guided: Euro 1820 (Single Suppl. + € 270)
August 28 – September 03:
Guided: Euro 2270 (Single Suppl. + € 260)
Self-Guided: Euro 1820 (Single Suppl. + € 260)

=> Prices per person, double bedroom occupancy, 4* quality Hotel.
=> If you want a different date, ask us about prices and availability.

Inclusions

The price includes: – 7-day Hybrid Bike Tour with a Guide (*) – Hybrid Bike rental with helmet – Transfers from and to Oporto Airport – Accommodations (6 nights): 1 Pousada (former Palace), 1 four* Hotel (former Convent), 1 four* Hotel (Historic building), 2 four* Hotels, 1 three* Hotel. Double bedroom occupancy – 6 Breakfasts – 5 nourishing and energetic picnics (*) – 6 Dinners (including our famous wines, our amazing cheeses and lovely desserts) (*) – Daily energy-bars and water (*) – Luggage transport from Hotel to Hotel – Documentation about PortugalBike Tour – Liability Insurance – Personal Accident Insurance – Techno-Mechanical Assistance – First-Aid assistance on location – Permanent Backup Vehicle (*)

  • Not included in Self-Guided Tours*

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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