Doing any of the Jacobean routes by bicycle is really a great plan for holidays or days off, and even more so if you are a fan of pedalling. One of the advantages of doing the Camino de Santiago in this way is that you can cover a greater number of kilometers in less time, being able to complete most of the routes in one or two weeks. Here are some tips for beginners that you will need if you want to do the Camino de Santiago by bike.
Many people insist on doing the Camino by bicycle without having sufficient technique or experience in mountain biking. The truth is that this trip has nothing to do with a one-off weekend outing. Bear in mind that for at least a week, you will cycle a considerable number of kilometres on forest tracks, roads and paths, often in poor condition, with steep climbs and descents that will put you to the test more than once. Add to this the accumulated fatigue as the days go by, not to mention the added weight of your luggage in the saddlebags. If it is your first time as a bicigrino, our recommendation is that you assess your physical condition and your experience as a cyclist before embarking on the adventure.
Once you have it clear, we give you a series of tips that will make things much easier when doing the Camino de Santiago by bike.
Choose and study the route of the Camino de Santiago that you are going to walk.
Choose well the route of the Camino de Santiago that you are going to do. This experience can be as demanding as you want it to be. You can cover 800 kilometres in ten days, with stages of between 80 and 100 kilometres, or do it in a month with stages of 20 km.