Cycling the Camino de Santiago
Spain’s Camino de Santiago, known as the Way of St. James, stands as one of the most important pilgrimage routes in Europe. Originating in the 9th century with the discovery of the remains of St. James in Santiago de Compostela, the Camino became a conduit for the faithful seeking salvation, forgiveness, or divine guidance.
The Camino’s network of routes begins wherever one starts their “pilgrimage” but all lead to Santiago de Compostela, located in Spain’s northwest corner of Galicia. Along the way, architectural marvels like the Romanesque cathedrals of Burgos and León, Puente La Reina’s medieval bridge, and the towering Pórtico de la Gloria in Santiago de Compostela, bear witness to the devotion and infrastructure that has grown from this important route.
The Codex Calixtinus, a medieval guidebook, not only provided insights into the pilgrimage’s cultural and spiritual significance, it offered practical travel advice on how to avoid danger and where to obtain food and lodging along the route.
Today, the welcoming hospitality of locals, the communal spirit of albergues (pilgrim hostels), and the shared stories and camaraderie among pilgrims creates an atmosphere of unity and shared purpose for anyone following the path, whether by bike or foot.
Regardless of religious affiliation, nationality, or background, all “pilgrims” who travel the Camino become part of a living legacy that bridges cultures and spans centuries. Whether undertaken as a spiritual pilgrimage, a cultural exploration, or a personal challenge, the Camino de Santiago remains a timeless route.
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Cycling the Camino de Santiago – Roncesvalles to Santiago
May 17, 2024 – May 31, 2024
Jun 07, 2024 – Jun 21, 2024
Aug 16, 2024 – Aug 30, 2024
Cycling the Camino de Santiago – León to Santiago
May 24, 2024 – May 31, 2024
Jun 14, 2024 – Jun 21, 2024
Aug 23, 2024 – Aug 30, 2024