Rent a bike for Camino de Santiago
Our bicycle rental service includes delivery to the place where you plan to start the route and simply return of the bike at arrival in Santiago de Compostela or any other destination. This service is valid for all routes of the Camino de Santiago (French Way -from Saint Jean Pied de Port in France-, Camino del Norte, Vía de la Plata, Camino Mozárabe), or any other bike tour within Spain.
If you don’t have a bike or if you prefer not to use yours to ride the Camino de Santiago, either because of the inconvenience of travelling with it, or because it isn’t really suitable for cycle tourism (carbon, road, etc.), Explorabike offers you a large fleet of bicycles from the renowned company Trek, fully equipped with everything you need for your trip.
Bike delivery service to your start point and return at destination
Start and finish your Camino de Santiago wherever you want. With this convenient service, the bike will be waiting for you at the hotel or hostel where you start the tour, and you just have to return it to one of our partner establishments in Santiago de Compostela, or at any other point where you plan on finishing the route.
Guaranteed reliability. The bike will be delivered to your hotel or hostel well in advance of your arrival. We will contact the hotel or hostel beforehand to schedule delivery.
Trek bicycles fully equipped for bike touring:
The Trek X-Caliber 8 with 29” wheels is the ideal model for riding the Camino de Santiago. Our team’s experience of years of trips throughout Europe, and in particular the Camino de Santiago, makes us confident that this bike is best suited to the terrain.
In addition to the bike’s standard configuration, we include the following accessories:
- Rear rack
- 2 waterproof rear panniers
- Basic puncture repair kit + spare inner tube + pump
- Valve adapter for inflating wheels at a petrol station
- Security lock
- Hybrid pedals for normal footwear or with SPD cleats
- Practical handlebar bag that keeps useful items to hand, such as a mobile phone, documents and maps.
- Approved helmet
- Gel saddle cover (on request at no extra cost)
And in addition, Civil Liability Cover and Roadside Assistance.
(*) The colour and some basic features could be different from the picture, but always the same manufacturer "Trek" and model (X-Caliber 8)
Bike rental rates
Deposit: 150 €/bicycle
* The price includes bike hire with all its accessories, delivery to your start place and return at destination Santiago de Compostela, civil liability cover and roadside assistance in case of mechanical failure (except punctures).
** The return of the bicycle in any place other than Santiago de Compostela has a supplement of 25 €
Delivery of luggage to the end of your route
If you are travelling with suitcases and don’t know what to do with them once you get to the starting point of your Camino, you can send them to Santiago de Compostela or any other place where you plan to finish your pilgrimage, and pick them up once you get there. You can take the opportunity to include other belongings if you plan to continue your holiday at the end of your bike tour.
Discover the Camino de Santiago by bike
More and more pilgrims decide to discover the St. James Way "Camino de Santiago" by bicycle. On a bike you can cover longer distances each day and therefore take fewer days to complete it.
Renting a bike to ride the Camino de Santiago is without a doubt the most practical option if you don’t have a bike and equipment, or if you prefer to not get involved in complications for transportation. Another major value of travelling by bicycle is that you can leave the official route from time to time to visit a particular place of interest.
With Explorabike’s flexible bicycle rental service, you can decide how many days you will need the bike, and where you want to start and end your bike tour.
Any of the routes of the Camino de Santiago (Primitivo, Francés, Camino del Norte, Vía de la Plata...) follow secondary roads and paths, and the route is largely well signposted with the unmistakable “pilgrim’s shell” and the famous “yellow arrow”, although taking a guidebook with maps and route information is always a good idea so that you don’t miss any detail.
When choosing the number of days for your trip, we recommend you to consider the your physical condition and difficulty of the route.
You can also forget all about the planning of the tour and book one of the tours that we offer in our section "Trips and Routes" or ask for a tailormade bike tour. We offer a wide range of services at an excellent price.
Contact us for more information about the Camino de Santiago by bike.