03 December 2011

Bring on the Camino!

It's official -- we will be cycling approximately 1100 kilometers in France and Spain this summer on the Camino de Santiago!

The Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James in English) is a historic pilgrimage route to the city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, northern Spain. There are actually several routes but we'll be taking the traditional Camino Frances, starting from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees. We're actually flying in to Bordeaux though, so we'll start cycling from there. Hopefully we can stop off at the Dune du Pyla before making our way to the route of the Camino.

Dune du Pyla (source)

We leave London on the 20th of May and have a flight from Madrid back to London on the 5th of June. That should give us plenty of  time to complete the Camino and hopefully spend a few days with Alberto's family in Madrid as well.

Now that the flights are booked, there is just the small matter of training so that we can actually make it over the Pyrenees!


  1. Wow! I'm jealous! That will be so cool. One of these days we're gonna make it over there and do something like that. Ahh...just waiting for retirement!

  2. No need for retirement Tracy! We reckon it can be done quite comfortably in 10 days from Roncesvalles. Or you can do the last 200 km to get the "Compostela" if time was tight?!