E-bike Camino de Santiago

Travel back in time along the Portuguese Way to Santiago! Starting in the charming village of Ponte de Lima in Portugal, our e-bikes will bring you to Santiago de Compostela in Spain along scenic routes and villages.

Duration: 
3 days/2 nights
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Highlights

  • Electrical Mountain Bike KTM full suspension / Macina Kapoho274
  • One of the most popular pilgrim routes in Europe
  • Beautiful trails and charming villages
  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Ponte de Lima
  • Rural accommodation on the way
  • Guide
  • Support vehicle with second guide
  • Transfer back from Santiago de Compostela to Braga or Porto

 

Electric bikes offer great advantages: they allow you to go further, faster with more comfort and quality, keeping in touch with nature in a pure way. The combination of bulky tires in a dynamic 125mm frame and powerful electric motor results in an experience that amplifies the best of mountain biking: discover the energy flow and enjoy the Camino de Santiago ... up or down!

DAY 1 Ponte de Lima

Welcome to Ponte de Lima, a charming small town where time seems to have had no impact. Situated on the banks of the Lima River, between Peneda - Gerês National Park and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy your day exploring the surroundings at your own pace.

Overnight in Lima.

DAY 2 & 3 CAMINHO DE SANTIAGO

In the morning of day 2 we will set off on this adventure. This one of the pilgrim’s routes to Santiago de Compostela to venerate the Apostle Santiago Maior, since the 9th century, when discovered in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. On both days you will cover about 60 km per day. This will take you around 5 hours. At the end of day 2 we will stay overnight in Galicia, Spain. On the 3rd day we will transfer you back to Portugal to your hotel in Braga /Porto/Guimarães. 

Let the scenic route and the small villages in both countries, each with their specific culture, enchant you.

Pricing and options

The price for this sample itinerary, VAT included, based on 4 persons in 2 double rooms is 510 EUR per person.

This price is indicative and subject to availability. It can also vary according to personal wishes, extra services, changes in the itinerary, amount of participants, accommodation and so on. Only the confirmed price on your definite order form is valid. Please contact YŪGEN tours to request a personalized itinerary and quote according to your personal wishes. 

Included:

  • Electrical Bike KTM full suspension / Macina Kapoho 274
  • Guide
  • Meals included: 1 dinner, 2 breakfast
  • Accommodation: 1 night rural tourism/1 night hotel in Ponte de Lima
  • Transfer from Santiago do Compostela to Braga or Porto
  • Extra battery, helmet, gloves
  • Photos and videos
  • Support vehicle with second guide
  • Activity insurance

Not Included:

  • Flights.
  • Own car or car rental (please ask us for a quote if you need a rental car).
  • Drinks, personal expenses and everything not described as included 

Possible options:

Our tours in Northern Portugal are very flexible and can be customized in any way. Let us know if you like to adapt the schedule or extend it with a few days at the beach, a city trip or any other wishes you may have. We are more than happy to assist in putting together your personalized itinerary. Feel free to also have a look at other biking tours we offer. Here are also some suggestions:

BRAGA WALKING CITY TOUR | GUIDED | HALF DAY 

Braga is a 2000 year old city with ancient narrow streets, closed for traffic. Sprinkled with plazas and baroque churches it is a must-see for culture-lovers. The constant chiming of bells is a reminder of Braga's devotion to the spiritual world. The upscale historical center is filled with lively cafes, boutiques and excellent restaurants. Travel back to Roman times in Braga!

GUIMERAES & BRAGA DAY TOUR | LOCAL GUIDE | LUNCH

The historic town of Guimarães is associated with the emergence of the Portuguese national identity in the 12th century. An exceptionally well-preserved medieval city center with picturesque plazas framed by 14th-century edifices, a 1000-year-old castle on an adjacent hill and the massive Palace dos Duques have led to Guimarães' recognition in 2001 as World Heritage Site.

DOURO VALLEY TOUR | LOCAL GUIDE | RIVER CRUISE & PORT WINE TASTING

The Douro valley, famous for its Port wine, is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. First, the river carved deep valleys out of the land and then man transformed the mountains into soil and walls, planted the vines which are green in summer, flame-colored in autumn. This is a very unique and special region worth exploring.

Important information

Best time to travel

Best time to travel is spring and September as the weather is normally excellent. During summer months it may get hot and crowded as many Portuguese try to escape the crowds in the South and come to Northern Portugal to spent their holidays, especially in August.

Travel insurance

  • It is always recommend to take out a travel insurance, covering for cancellation and curtailment, medical situations, baggage, emergency evacuation. Always check the specific conditions and coverage of your insurance policy, especially when participating in more adventurous activities.
  • YŪGEN tours does not provide travel insurance.

Medical Precautions

  • Check with your local immunization authority, travel clinic, public health facility or personal physician.
  • Visit the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION website for up to date information www.who.int

Travel documentation

If you do not have the Belgian nationality, you should inquire at the embassy in your country. The following is valid for people with Belgian nationality:

  • A valid Belgian identity card or an international passport. 
  • A visa is not required.
  • Children need their own identity card. Within the Schengen Zone it is recommended to bring a copy of the passport of the parent which does not accompany the other parent and the minor during the trip, as well as a document of consent of the non-traveling parent. This can prevent delays.
  • Belgian citizens should consult the website of the Federal government for all travel related advise: diplomatie.belgium.be/nl/Diensten/Op_reis_in_het_buitenland/reisadviezen/portugal

Flights

  • Flights are not included in the price of the tour. You are free to choose your flight dates, route, price and airline company if you wish to fly to Portugal.
  • If you opt for flights with a stopover or transfer in the United States of America, please note that you must complete a VISA WAIVER. You can do this up to a minimum of 72 hours before arrival, and this on the website of ESTA (link is external). The permission is valid for 2 years and costs approximately 14 USD per person.
  • Before booking your flights, please contact YŪGEN tours first to check if our local partners are not fully booked on the desired dates.
  • The closest international airport to our suggested trips is Porto's Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport.

Drive and self-drive tours

If you do not have the Belgian nationality, you should inquire in your country of nationality. Travelers from the Netherlands can consult the website of ANWB. The following is valid for people with Belgian nationality:

  • Your identity card and drivers license should be sufficient. In case of renting a car, do check the specific regulations of the rental company. Often a credit card is required to be able to rent a car and you need to be in possession of a drivers license during a certain amount of time already and/or a minimum age may apply.
  • More information on driving in Portugal and regulations can be found here: www.vab.be/nl/info-en-diensten/wegeninfo/europa/portugal
  • Please note that there are several toll roads in Portugal. Rental companies offer different solutions. On some highways you can pay in cash, but some are fully electronic and you need a special device to use them. Car rental companies can provide the device against an additional cost. Dutch speaking travelers can consult https://www.vab.be/nl/info-en-diensten/wegeninfo/europa/portugal. In case of renting a car always consult the car rental company.
  • In case you are flying to Porto and you would like a rental car, contact us for a customized quote, including a car according to the amount of travelers you are traveling with.

Feel free to contact YŪGEN tours for more information and assistance. We will be more than happy to assist.