This year Galicia will be celebrating Xacobeo, also known as the Holy Year or Jubilee Year. Pilgrims from all over the world anticipate the Holy Year as the Camino de Santiago fills with cultural events and festivals. It’s the perfect trip to take, post-pandemic, to escape from daily-life, reconnect with nature, and self-reflect.
Xacobeo 2021– The definitive 2021 trip. Read our blog post here
The origins of the Camino de Santiago can be traced all the way back to the beginning of the 8th century, when Christians first started the pilgrimage to the shrine of St James, whose remains had supposedly been carried by boat from Jerusalem and buried in Santiago de Compostela. Over the years it has converted into one of the most acclaimed treks for modern day pilgrims, adventure travelers and bicycle tourists alike. In 1987, the Camino de Santiago was named the first European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe, and in 1993 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At Bike Spain Tours we offer guided and self-guided tours of the Camino de Santiago with two different options to see some of the most beautiful parts of this unforgettable journey. You can start either in Burgos, the former capital of Castile founded in the 9th century, or in León, another historical city with a splendid cathedral and pleasant old quarter. Take a look to see which tour suits you best!
Please click on the tour of your interest to see the options.