What are the bikes and accessories?

bike-cycling-camino-de-santiago-caminowaysIf you are cycling the Camino de Santiago with CaminoWays.com, we will supply your group with mountain bikes from a leading brand. These bikes are specifically designed for terrain like the Camino de Santiago. We work with local specialists and bikes will be delivered at your hotel the day before your first day cycling. Bikes  leave headquarters fully prepared, checked and perfectly packaged in their box. Ask our team if you would like to upgrade your bike for the Camino trip or if you need any specific accessories.
The bike:
Aluminium bike with 27-gears, 27.5 inch wheels and disk brakes

Accessories included:
Small pannier bag with pump, tools & repair kit.

The repair kit contains pump, multi tool and pedal keys, levers for tyres, spare inner tube and cables; as well as a map of Santiago with bike drop-off location.

All bikes include bell, bottle holder, lock and reflectors.

More details about your bike:

Frame – Aluminium
Fork – Suntour SF-15 XCM RL
Pedals – Aluminium (not automatic)
Hubs – Shimano BRM 33
Front derailleur – Shimano FDM 370
Rear derailleur – Shimano RDM430 Alivio
Shifter – Shimano SLM 370 Altus
Disc brakes – Shimano AM355
Chain – KMC X9
Saddle – Selle Royal Mach
Rims – Mach Neuro Disc


Both bicycle drivers and passengers must use officially approved protective helmets when circulating within urban areas, except in long steep slopes, on the grounds of medical reasons or under extremely hot conditions by Spanish law (Spanish Law 43/1999: November 25th 1999). Failure to comply with this will result in a traffic fine.

We recommend you take your own helmet or purchase one locally if you are starting in a town or city (for instance Pamplona, Ponferrada and Sarria will have local shops where you can purchase a helmet).

If you would like to cycle the Camino with children, we also have various options, contact the CaminoWays.com team for more information.

*We recommend you cycle the Camino only if you have some experience as a cyclist and are familiar with essential bike maintenance (how to change a tyre for example and basic bike repairs such as tube changing and attaching pedals).

You might also want to read:

Cycling the Camino with CaminoWays.com – How it Works

Tips for cycling the Camino

Want to cycle the Camino?



  1. by Lisa

    Hi Nicholas, here is an image of the panniers. There is plenty of room on each side but if you feel more comfortable having your own then please feel free to bring them along: http://caminoways.com/our-services#symple-tab-bike-rental Kindest regards, Lisa

  2. by Nicholas

    I am wondering what the small pannier looks like that is provided with the cycle. The reason is that I am wondering about whether I should take my own pannier for other gear.

  3. by Lisa

    Hi Daniel, we can provide them for a minimum of 10 days rental and your journey must end in Santiago. There are not many of these bikes available so we would need to check availability for the dates that you need them. You can request more details from our travel team on info@caminoways.com Kindest regards, Lisa.

  4. by karl

    Hi Daniel, unfortunately that’s not something that we have available at the moment, however we may look into this in the future.

  5. by Daniel

    Can battery powered bikes be arranged?

  6. by Lisa

    Hi Vincent, thank you for your comment. I spoke to our travel team and if you are want to use clipless pedals then they’re better off using your own. We provide standard flat pedals but both need to be screwed on. Also if you have your own clipless pedals it would be safer as starting a trip like this with a set of clipless pedals that your not used of could lead to knee injury. Buen Camino, Lisa.

  7. by Nowell

    Could we rent clipless pedals? Thank you!

  8. by Maria

    Hi Amy, you could cycle the Camino Portugues from Porto to Santiago in a week, see our itinerary here: http://caminoways.com/ways/portuguese-way-camino-portugues/portuguese-way-section-2-cycling. Bike rental can be included as part of our accommodation packages. 7 nights cycling from Porto to Santiago would start at €967 per person sharing, including bike rental, luggage transfers and half-board accommodation. Let us know if you’d like our Customer Care to send you a quote and itinerary. Kind regards.

  9. by Amy

    I’m curious about the cost of a bike rental to follow the Portuguese route to Santiago for 6-7 days, though I’m not sure which city I should start in to fit this timeline.


  10. by Darlene Esquibel

    Thank you. The bike shown should be ok for my purposes of biking the Camino