A Taste of Camino de Santiago Bike Tour

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Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,799 - $5,199 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

A Taste of Camino de Santiago Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May-Oct 2025: Apr-Oct

From $4,799 - $5,199 /person

Spain's Atlantic Coast & Vineyards to Northern Portugal

Santiago de Compostela. A fabled destination for pilgrims, for us it’s only the beginning. It’s the gateway to a rugged land where Europe ends and the Atlantic begins. A land of white-sand beaches and soaring vineyard-laced canyons. A land of Celts and Romans, of stone-hewn villages and gracious palaces. Along the northern border of Spain and Portugal, blaze your own Camino. 

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Highlights

  • Trace gorgeous coastal sections of the famed Camino de Santiago, a still-active pilgrimage route dating back thousands of years
  • Unwind in breathtaking historic hotels, from a medieval castle on a surf-battered bluff to a dreamy Baroque villa adrift in formal gardens 
  • Delve into Spain’s up-and-coming Ribeira Sacra wine country and the remote mountain towns of Portugal’s Trás-os-Montes 
  • Sample divine seafood and hearty recipes made with sustainable centuries-old methods—and, of course, exquisite local wine
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Spain & Portugal

Start Santiago de Compostela

End Porto

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Begin your journey in Santiago de Compostela, whose cathedral is a legendary Catholic pilgrimage destination Try fresh zamburiñas (scallops) or merluza a la gallega (hake with paprika and potatoes) at a luxe coastal diner The province of Galicia is known in Spain for its lush green coast, showcased on our first ride of the trip Make yourself at home in an oceanfront parador, or castle guesthouse Taste the wines (and climbs!) of the Rias Baixas wine region as you ascend into the woods of Monte Aloia Nature Park Experience sections of the famed Camino de Santiago by bike.  

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Parador de Baiona
Baiona
Premiere Hotel

Originally the castle of the Conde de Gondomar, this grand parador holds a spot in history as the first observation site of La Pinta as it approached Spanish soil with news of what was then called the New World. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Head inland to the Ribeira Sacra wine region, whose vineyards cling to aerie-like perches atop a mountainous maze of rocky canyons • Ride a roller coaster of quiet roads with soaring views • Enjoy a fresh local lunch spread at a winery along the way • Try the thermal waters at our chic abode in a historic palace • Behold the fjordlike Sil River from a beautiful cycling route.

Accommodations

Night 3

Áurea Palacio de Sober
Sober
*Casual Hotel

Tucked away in a winemaking town in the heart of Galicia, this historic palace gleams with chic updates, including floor-to-ceiling windows set in its 7th-century arches and porticos. (pool) 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Cross the border into Portugal’s remote region of Trás-os-Montes, which translates to "Beyond-the-Mountains" • Discover the traditional farming practices of Barroso province, which have been recognized by the United Nations as a “Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System” • Sip a coffee in the farming village of Montalegre before hopping back on the bike saddle • Wander the cobblestone streets of Chaves and stroll its Roman bridge arching over the Tâmega River • Spin through serene pine forests • End your trip oceanside in the incomparable city of Porto, where you may want to extend your vacation. 

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Vidago Palace Hotel
Vidago
Premiere Hotel

A Leading Hotels of the World member, this property was commissioned by King Carlos I and lives up to its name with palatial elegance, top-notch service and a gorgeous natural setting. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations & Service Standards

The slower pace, relaxed approach to life and old-world qualities in Spain and Portugal are some of the highlights of this spectacular region and are reflected in the hotels and restaurants on this trip. That said, service can lack a sense of urgency when compared with the service found in other parts of Europe. While the Premiere hotels we've chosen are some of the finest in the area, they may seem a bit simpler than the Backroads European standard. The same can be said for Portuguese cuisine, a celebration of local flavors which is more rustic than that of other places we visit in Europe.

Air-Conditioning

Parador de Baiona is a Premiere Hotel housed in a beautiful historic building. This hotel is equipped with an eco-friendly air-cooling system that may not be as cold as you are used to. Despite the region's generally temperate climate and cool nights, guestrooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.

From $4,799 - $5,199 /person

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Parador de Baiona
Baiona

Premiere Hotel

Originally the castle of the Conde de Gondomar, this grand parador holds a spot in history as the first observation site of La Pinta as it approached Spanish soil with news of what was then called the New World. (pool)

Night 3

Áurea Palacio de Sober
Sober

*Casual Hotel

Tucked away in a winemaking town in the heart of Galicia, this historic palace gleams with chic updates, including floor-to-ceiling windows set in its 7th-century arches and porticos. (pool) 

Nights 4-5

Vidago Palace Hotel
Vidago

Premiere Hotel

A Leading Hotels of the World member, this property was commissioned by King Carlos I and lives up to its name with palatial elegance, top-notch service and a gorgeous natural setting. (pool, spa)

From $4,799 - $5,199 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS
  • Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package
  • Built for hard-core riders
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.

From $4,799 - $5,199 /person

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