People Cycling Rides

Cycling the Camino de Santiago.

This is a Proposed Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Alex Morphet
Tour Dates
Start Location
End Location
Camino de Santiago
Cost (est.)
$1800 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$300 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
40 mi / 64 km
Avg. Elevation
2789 ft / 850 m
Ride Description

Pilgrims have been making their way to the shrine of St James in Santiago de Compostela since AD814. The Camino de Santiago is considered to be a spiritual expedition in its original form. A spiritual quest, the sense of physical accomplishment, making unique friendships and experiencing amazing landscapes are all reasons why thousands of people make the pilgrimage each year. Traditionally it’s done on foot but completing this expedition on two wheels is a magical way to see even more of this beautiful area and complete the 200km required to officially become a 'pilgrim'.  We will be taking the Northern Way, an on and off-road route from Oviedo in Asturias along its stunning rugged coastline, into Galicia and then up to Santiago de Compostela. You'll also experience magnificent mountain scenery and arguably the best food Spain has to offer along the way.


Day 1 - Oviedo to Aviles
Setting out from Oviedo we will take on a challenging and rewarding first day, much of which is along the beautiful Asturian coastline. We will pass through small hamlets and villages, many with traditional ‘horreo’ (small granaries or barns raised on pillars). Your Asturian local cider in the traditional La Sidreria will be well deserved… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

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