CYCLING 2016-17 p090-091

exodus Cycling2016

SELF-GUIDED • SPAIN 90 ACCOMMODATION 8 days land only from £799 Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia Spain 1 2 3 4 Activity Level MODERATE Trip Code LSS At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Start Astorga. 2 Cycle towards the mountains of Leon via the 'Iron Cross' (1510m) and on to Molinaseca. 3 Pedal fertile valleys and vineyards up to O'Cebreiro to admire its amazing views. 4 Cycle to Samos to see one of the most beautiful monasteries in Spain, then on to Sarria. 5 Ride through small rural communities to reach Palas de Rei. 6 An undulating ride through the Galician countryside and a chance to try octopus in Melide. Ride ends in Rua. 7 Short ride into Santiago de Compostela to reach the famous cathedral; free time to explore. 8 End Santiago de Compostela. Call Camino de Santiago Ride Cycle the famous pilgrimage route l Rich history and culture l Santiago de Compostela • 6 days cycling with luggage transfers • 100% quiet tarmac roads • Mainly undulating riding with some more challenging sections • Self-guided holiday. Min age 16 yrs • 7 nights hotels • All breakfasts included With its well-marked route and rural setting, this historical pilgrimage path lends itself perfectly to self-guided cycling. We have chosen the section from Astorga to Santiago de Compostela, which offers interesting and diverse riding from the mountains through to open plains. With the freedom of independent cycling you can spend time in the places that most interest you and soak up the atmosphere of the historical villages. The ride ends in the historic City of Santiago de Compostela with time to explore and reflect on your memorable journey. Dates & Price Guide Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Any start date available on request from 03 April to 23 October 2016 • 2017 dates and prices available online • All dates £799 • Price is land only and does not include travel from London • Compulsory single supplement £125 • Low cost flights available with Ryanair to Santiago de Compostela • Land only start Astorga day 1, end Santiago de Compostela day 8 • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • 21 speed Orbea Ravel hybrid bike, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 GALICIA Oviedo SPAIN CASTILLE Leon O‘Cebreiro Astorga Santiago de Compostela Palas de Rei Sarria Molinaseca In the smaller villages we use characterful family-run 'Casas Rurales' (rural houses) and in towns we use larger 3-star hotels. All have en suite facilities and are beside the actual Camino de Santiago path. 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code 2 49 3 58 4 47 5 46 6 47 7 21 Daily Distance (km) BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10


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