How to transport your bike

The Camino de Santiago by bicycle

To make the Camino de Santiago by bike is necessary carry your bike to the starting point of your trip. So, what you must doing now?, keep calm, is not a problem. We offer you many options to choose the best for your needs.

How to transport your bike
Llévate contigo la bici al Camino

Llévate contigo la bici al Camino

The train is a good idea

Many galician trains have hooks for bikes but often are short-haul trains. To the long trips is necessary to fold or take apart your bike.

There are services with bicycle's reservation but if the train has not, may limit the number of bicycles by train and we must respect the others passengers.

Bike on the bus

If you prefer the bus to transport your bicycle you must to know the conditions that you must respect. Monbus is the company that makes more trips to Galicia. Is necessary check in the bike, there is a special rate that you must pay when buy your ticket by web.

The possibility of transporting the bike depends on the availability of space in the trunk of the bus although a maximum of 3 units per vehicle and each passenger can carry only 1 and the bicycle must be properly packed (without the front wheel) to prevent it spoiling or the travelers' luggage.

Things to keep in mind

it is necessary that you present at the station in advance. If there no room in the train, the train company you will back the money but there are not this service in the bus.

Despite this, the best option to us if your planning making the Camino de Santiago by bike is to use a post service. There are a lot of companies but we recommend Correos because for good conditions offered.

Reasons to choose post service

• Although there are cheaper services however the post service has everything you need to transport your bike.

• Packaging is includes.

• You can keep the bike in the post office for 15 days. After this, you can keep your bike to 3 euros/day.

• Don´t need to go with the bike

• You can store another things inside the box.

In short , you have the opportunity to do all process by yourself. There are companies that provide you low-cost packaging , transport other bike…

Do not forget that your travel planning is very important. The Camino de Santiago is a very special trip, is a pleasure in the middle of the nature.  

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