Luggage transfer is included in your package on a daily basis. After breakfast, leave your bags at the reception or lobby of your hotel before starting your stage. Your luggage will be picked up and transported to the hotel where you will stay the following night according to your itinerary.
CaminoByTheWay and Bierzo a Pedales provide special labels for you to mark your belongings with your name. Labeling your belongings avoids confusion, delays, and losses.
El traslado de equipaje está incluido en tu paquete a diario. Después del desayuno, deja tus maletas en la recepción o lobby de su hotel antes de comenzar su etapa. Tu equipaje será recogido y transportado al hotel en el que se hospedará la noche siguiente según su itinerario.
CaminoByTheWay y Bierzo a Pedales proporciona etiquetas especiales para que marques tus pertenencias con tu nombre. Etiquetar sus pertenencias evita confusiones, retrasos y pérdidas
The concept behind all CaminoByTheWay and El Bierzo a Pedales trips is “the cultural and spiritual experience coupled with an active vacation”. The fitter you are, the easier you will adapt and enjoy yourself. We encourage people to take responsibility for their fitness and preparation consistently before departure and to INCREASE their regular weekly training program in the two months leading up to departure. That way, when you start pedaling, you’ll feel relaxed, comfortable, and strong, having done more than enough preparation for the ride. You’ll also have more energy to enjoy the sights, take photos and explore the sights at your leisure, rather than just getting to the next hotel.
There are many interesting sights and experiences to be found during the day and being fit allows you to enjoy them all. At a minimum, we recommend 40 minutes of aerobic-type exercise (running, swimming, cycling, walking up a hill, or working out in the gym) two to three times a week for two to six months prior to your departure. Training should intensify as you get closer to departure, up to an amount you feel is appropriate.
*We recommend cycling the Camino only if you have some cycling experience and essential knowledge of bicycle maintenance.
On the first day you will start with a flat and then undulating terrain through the beautiful region of El Bierzo, once at the base of O Cebreiro, you will ascend by secondary roads and mountain trails that are progressively ascending until you reach the top of the mythical O Cebreiro, one of the highest peaks of the entire Camino Frances. From O Cebreiro you pedal along country roads and dirt tracks through forests, meadows, and historic villages, with a constant up and down, the typical Galician orography. In general, it is a moderate grade.
The trail runs along dirt paths, cobblestone lanes and secondary roads. All sections are very well marked: just follow the yellow arrow, which can be found on walls, rocks, trees or marked on the surface itself. A simple tip: one of the differences between the Camino on foot and the Camino by bike is the speed, in the same way that walking is easy to see the arrows in advance, it is not so easy when we do it by bike, so always make sure you see an arrow before making any change of direction.