VIDEO: Cycling the Camino – Step by Step Guide managing director Roland talks us through the four steps you need to follow when renting a bike for your Camino cycling adventure. The steps for cycling the Camino are as follows:

1. Take the bike out of the box

Your bike will arrive to your hotel in a cardboard box. Open the box using a key or something similar and with the help of a friend or member of hotel staff you will need to lift the bike out of the box.

2. Straighten the handlebars

The handlebars will need to be twisted into place. You will find a label on the bike explaining how to do this. Once straightened, check that the front brake is right on the front. Once this is done, tighten the screws with the allen key provided in the tool kit.

3. Attach the pedals

You’ll find the pedals on the pannier rack with a set of instructions. Make sure that the coloured stickers on the pedals match with the correct sides of the bike. The pink should go on the left and the green should go on the right. Using your hands, twist the pedals in a clockwise direction. Then tighten with the allen key.

4. Attach the pannier bag

Simply clip the bag onto either side of the pannier rack and check that it is attached securely. There is also a removable bag that you can choose to wear on your back if you wish.

now you’re ready to take off cycling the Camino!

For more detail take a look at this short how-to video!

For more information about cycling the Camino or to book your Camino trip, contact the travel specialists


  1. By Lisa

    Hi Vi, thank you for your question. On most of the Camino routes you would be cycling between 25 – 50 kms per day so your group would be well able for this. Yes, we can provide an electric bike option for the Camino Frances. Our travel specialists can help you to put the right itinerary together for your Camino trip based on your experience and the amount of terrain you wish to cover per day. You can reach our travel team directly at and they will provide the best options. Best of luck on your next cycling adventure. Kindest regards, Lisa from

  2. By Vi Peterson

    Hi, we are two senior couples (aged 82, 75, 72 and 62) who go on a cycling trip around Europe every year. We are in good shape physically and can do about 40 to 60 km/day, although some of us struggle with hilly terrain. We would love to do the Camino de Santiago on a 8-day self-guided cycling tour, but are worried about having to climb the hills. Do you think electric bikes would be suitable for this tour and do you provide this as an option on your tours? We are thinking of doing this in late May/early June 2018. Thank you for any advice.
    Vi Peterson

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