Knulps Reisen

Special tours in Galicia and Northern Spain
 
Guided tours/Cycling by the sea
Travel dates and prices
prices per person in Euro

Travel date on request
price for double room               668,- €
supplement for single room      170,- €

rental bike                                           60,- €
GPS                                                      30,- €

 

Participants

minimum 4, max. 8 persons

Cycling level

easy to middle
cycling distance per day: 
35 - 49km
total altitude gain per day: 250 - 600m 

The stages lead through hilly terrain and follow primarily well-maintained dirt roads or paved country roads.

Services

• 6 nights (all rooms with bathroom) and breakfast
• bus for luggage and bicycle transport from / to Santiago
• transfers as described 
• information package (including route description with cycling maps, city maps, and hotel location maps) 
• bike repair service on call 
• service phone number

Not included services

• arrival and departure to / from Santiago de Compostela
• dinner, lunch

Your accommodations

You stay at cozy 2-3 star hotels in or close to village centers.

Your tour guide
Eva Pick or Anette Schindler

Tour operator
Vuelta

Please note

For those flying to Galicia, Spain, there are several airlines: e.g. Ryanair (direct flight from Frankfurt / Hahn (Germany) to Santiago de Compostela), or Air France (flights from Düsseldorf, Hamburg or Berlin via Paris to Vigo). From Vigo city center, buses run regularly to Santiago de Compostela.

If you would like to take part in the transfers, you need to plan your arrival and departure via Santiago airport. You are welcome to organize the arrival and departure on your own, or you can ask us to send you a nonbinding offer.

The tour guide might need to change the daily itinerary for organizational reasons or due to weather conditions.

The tour operator reserves the right to cancel the bike trip up to 14 days prior to departure date, if the indicated minimum number of participants could not be reached. 

Cycling by the sea


Semi-guided bike tour on the Galician coast

Semi-guided bike tour. With stunning views of the sea and coast, you cycle through a fascinating landscape, past sleepy coves and miles of beautiful beaches, dunes and lagoons, pine and eucalyptus forests, as well as authentic fishing villages.

Itinerary

During the whole trip, a support vehicle is nearby. Besides from booking the accommodations and the luggage transfer with us, you are also welcome to rent bikes from us. Our detailed Vuelta's info package provides you with everything you need to plan your daily itinerary any way you like.

Day 1  Arrival and transfer

Your tour guide welcomes you and picks you up from Santiago airport. Transfer to Noia, a town on the Atlantic ocean. Noia invites you to take a turn through its medieval historic old town and offers a variety of tapas bars and taverns.

Day 2  Coastal roads from beach to beach

The first stage leads you on quiet coastal roads to Muros, a fishing village widely known for its picturesque alleys and archways. You cycle along secluded coves and miles of beaches, which represent a great part of the western Galician coast. You pass Monte Louro, a peninsula with a distinctive, 220m tall double peak. You continue to Carnota, a tranquil seaside village, that is famous for one of the longest corn storage structure of Galicia and a 7 km long sandy beach (cycling distance: 49 km, total altitude gain: 250m).

Day 3  Dunes on the Atlantic

On a scenic road, you cycle through the Carnota Nature Reserve. On your right, you pass the Celtic mountain O Pindo, an impressive granite mountain with bizarre shaped granite stones. On your left, you see natural white beaches by the turquoise sea. You finish your stage at Cape Finisterre (literally: end of the world), where, as the legend tells, the bones of Saint James landed by boat. (cycling distance: 48 km, total altitude gain: 400m).

Day 4  Magic Costa da Morte

At the far end of the Costa da Morte, today's cycling stage leads you past secluded coves and beaches to the coastal town of Muxia with its famous church Santa María da Barca. The church was built on big granite rocks on the Atlantic shore (cycling distance: 35 km, total altitude gain: 500m).

Day 5  Lighthouses and shipwrecks

Along the coastline, you continue to the ragged Cape Vilán. From the lighthouse, you enjoy sweeping views of the coast, which is considered one of the most dangerous sections of the Costa da Morte. The small museum inside the lighthouse explains the cape's eventful history over the centuries. Sheltered in a small bay lies Camariñas, a picturesque harbor town where you spend the night. (cycling distance: 36 km, total altitude gain: 600m).

Day 6  Art by the sea

Today, you cycle to the small fishing village Camelle, where "Manfred's House" awaits your visit. Manfred was a German artist and hermit, who created a fascinating sculpture garden from round granite stones he found on the coast. This stage ends in Laxe, a bustling coastal village with a wide dune beach. (cycling distance: 41 km, total altitude gain: 260m).

Day 7  Transfer and individual departure, or extension

Transfer to Santiago airport and individual departure, or you extend your stay, e.g. in Laxe or Noia.

 
 

Feedback of our guests

Dear Anette, thank you so much for your mindful guidance and the information package you prepared with great commitment and love of detail. They helped us a lot to discover beautiful Galicia with all its facets. Thank you also for allowing us to keep the bikes until we left for home. Best regards, Gaby and Franz

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