St. James Way: Roncesvalles to Santiago

  • 9 days, 8 nights, 7 stages
  • Level 2/3 - Available All Year
  • Roncesvalles (Navarra) and León (Castilla y León)
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included
  • Mountain or Hybrid BikeThe route is mostly on unpaved roads, tracks, small roads with almost no traffic.
  • Self-guided. Travel at your own pace and at your own rhythm.We will give you everything you need to pedal from one lodging to the next with ease.
  • 9 days, 8 nights, 7 stages
  • Level 2/3 - Available All Year
  • Roncesvalles (Navarra) and León (Castilla y León)
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included

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Details of the Road to Santiago from Roncesvalles to León by bike trip

Cycle the section of the Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles to León. Cross the Pyrenees and cycle through vineyards, moors and meadows to León. If you prefer, you can cycle the second section from León to the cathedral of Santiago.

This is a good option for those who want to do the Camino de Santiago by bike in two sections. This time you will cycle from Roncesvalles, in the heart of the Navarrese Pyrenees, to León in 7 stages and 8 nights.

But for the more adventurous, we leave you the challenge of doing it all at once. Cycling from Roncesvalles to Santiago.

Day 1: Arrival at Roncesvalles

The starting point will be the first accommodation in Roncesvalles. It will be a day to relax and prepare for the first part of the Camino de Santiago by bike.

Day 2: Roncesvalles – Pamplona 42km

After breakfast we will start the bike tour. We will leave Roncesvalles behind, pedaling comfortably through Burguete and Espinal towards Pamplona.

We will arrive at the top of Erro before visiting the beautiful villages of Zubiri or Akerreta, where, next to the Arga river, we will reach the fabulous city of Pamplona.

If you have the opportunity, do not miss the opportunity to go to the old part of the city to feel the real history of Pamplona and taste its gastronomy.

Day 3: Pamplona – Estella 42km

On the second day of the trip we will finish crossing Navarra, since at the end of today’s stage we will sleep in Estella.


The first part of the route will take us to Cizur, a small town near Pamplona, and will lead us to the Alto del Perdón. From this mountain that watches over Pamplona from above, we will descend through the municipalities of Uterga, Muruzábal and Óbanos to Puente la Reina.

We will cross Puente la Reina through the Calle Mayor and along paths and dirt tracks we will arrive at the village of Cirauqui, which welcomes us with the beautiful ogival gate of the old wall.

Here we will pedal along the Roman road through the towns of Lorca and Villatuerta to the bridge over the Salado River. Where we will have a few kilometers to go to Estella (Lizarra).

Day 4: Estella – Logroño 50km

As soon as you leave Estella, you will see the “Fuente del Vino” and the fabulous Monastery of Nuestra Señora Real de Irache, which is well worth a visit.

The landscape changes and we will pass through fields full of cereals that will alternate with kilometers of vineyards that will accompany us in the next stages of this section of the Camino de Santiago by bike.

We will go up to Villamayor de Monjardín where we will be welcomed by its “Fuente de los Moros”, a jewel of the late Romanesque dating from around 1200. From here we will ride up and down through uninhabited villages to Los Arcos, Sansol and Torres del Rio in the valley of the river Linares.

We will continue through a relaxing landscape of vineyards, olive and almond groves to Viana. From there we will descend to the capital of La Rioja, Logroño.

Day 5: Logroño – Santo Domingo de la Calzada 49km

After a good breakfast, we will leave Logroño behind, passing through the Grajera park to Navarrete. Here we will see the ruins of the old pilgrims’ hospital San Juan de Acre.

From here, we will ascend to Monte de San Antón to locate the town of Nájera and the Monastery of Santa María la Real. We will continue pedaling through a beautiful hill in the center of the valley of Cañas, where the ancient village of Azofra is located.

It will be only a few kilometers to the village of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Here you will learn the origin of the popular saying: “In Santo Domingo de la Calzada, where the hen sang after roasting”.

Day 6: Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Burgos 72km

Today we will enter the Castilian plateau through Grañón and Redecilla de Camino (the last village of La Rioja and the first Castilian village respectively).

We will pass through Belorado, where we can still see the ruins of the castle and the caves of the hermits.


After a few kilometers of plains, we will ascend to the Montes de Oca for one of the best panoramic views of the trip.

The next point of interest before arriving in Burgos will be Atapuerca and its vestiges of ancient life.

Once in Burgos, don’t forget to see the impressive cathedral and enjoy its many gastronomic options.

Day 7: Burgos – Carrión de los Condes 87km

Today we will leave Burgos cycling along Calle Ferrán González and the Malatos Bridge over the Arlanzón River. It will be a varied terrain, sometimes flat and sometimes undulating.

Among wheat fields we will reach Hontanas, the Convent of San Antón and the village of Castrojeriz before ascending to the top of Mostelares to see the half Castilian plateau.

We will descend to the Pisuerga River where we will cross part of the Canal de Castilla (an engineering work of the 18th century) until we reach the beautiful village of Frómista.

There are only a few kilometers left to Carrión de los Condes and its outstanding heritage.

Day 8: Carrión de los Condes – León 93km

Last day of cycling that will take us to León through a long but easy ride.

We will pass through Calzadilla de la Cueza, Lédigos, Terradillo de Templarios and Moratinos before arriving at the town of Sahagún, with much to offer in terms of historical and artistic heritage.

We will cross the river Cea and head through Bercianos del Camino to El Burgo Ranero, close to the city of León.

But first we will have the opportunity to cycle through Mansilla de las Mulas and Villarente to climb a short steep slope to finally see, at your feet, the city of León.

Day 9: Breakfast in León and end of the trip

After a good breakfast, this first section of the Camino de Santiago by bike from Roncesvalles will be over.

Price includes:

  • 8 nights lodging
  • 8 special breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer between lodgings (1 piece of luggage / Pax)
  • Tour in digital format and GPS
  • Documentation and road book of the trip
  • Telephone assistance 09:00 – 18:00


Optional services not included:

  • Rental of traditional or electric bicycles (on request)
  • Private transfers, extra nights, other types of bicycles (please ask)
  • Extra nights in hotel (consult)
  • Supplement picnics: 7 picnics, includes sandwich, drinks and dessert.
  • Dinner supplement: 8 dinners, includes drinks.
  • Single room supplement

What is it like to do the Road to Santiago from Roncesvalles to León by bike trip

Since the discovery of the tomb of the Apostle Santiago in Compostela in the 9th century, the Camino de Santiago became the most important pilgrimage route.

With this trip we propose you to cycle the first section of the Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles to León.

In this first section you will cycle through many historical places that will make your bike trip a real experience. For example, you will pass through Pamplona, Santo Domingo de la Calzada or Burgos. With its gastronomy, cultural richness and landscape will not go unnoticed on this trip along the Camino de Santiago by bike from Roncesvalles.

  • A varied cultural heritage
  • Cycle the first section of the road to Santiago
  • Cycle through vineyards
  • Nature in its purest form

Usual accommodations
The accommodations for this trip have been selected for their quality and location, as close as possible to the route. Always valuing the comfort when arriving with the bike and inspected by our team. They are 3-4 star hotels and rural tourism accommodations, always in private rooms with bathroom and good food!

I am only one person, can I still book?

Yes, you can book as a single traveler.

Is it possible to rent a bike?

Yes, this trip can be done with either your bike or ours. You can choose it during the booking process, hybrid or electric mountain bikes are available.

Is the daily luggage transfer between accommodations included?

Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You only have to leave it at the reception desk, and we will take care of everything. Normally it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.

Is it possible to cancel?

We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in case of unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip free of charge so that you can travel within the same year, as long as you let us know at least 3 weeks in advance.

And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following handling fees will apply:

– with more than 30 days, the management fees will be 20% of the amount of the trip.

– between 30 and 15 days, the handling fee will be 50% of the amount of the trip.

– with less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.

In order to have more flexibility, we recommend taking out travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance. Check with us the conditions. Please note that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.

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