Bicycle transportation services along the Camino de Santiago
We ship your bike to your starting point and back once you have finished your Camino de Santiago.
We package your bike with a sustainable and adapted packaging -150 cm long, 30cm wide and 90 cm high- so that you hardly have to disassemble it.
Your bicycle will be insured.
How does it work?
If you want to send your bicycle to your starting point please pup in to any of our branches to book the Paq Bicicleta. Our staff will supply you special packaging so that you can pack and send your bicycle and a tracking number you can use on our website www.correos.es.
You can ship your bike to the branch of Correos nearest to your starting point (we will store it for 15 days for free) and, if your Camino begins in Roncesvalles, we will send it to the Burguete office (Calle San Nicolas, 30), 3km from Roncesvalles.
To ensure that your bicycle is there on time, please allow three or four working days before you planned to start. For any further help or queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have already completed The Way and you need to take your bicycle back home from Santiago or the place where you decide to finish the Camino, simply go to the nearest post office and we will send your bicycle back from there.
In Santiago de Compostela we have an office 2 minutes away from the Cathedral, in Rúa do Franco 4, and a pilgrim support office at the Pilgrim’s Office in calle Carretas.
You can also send you bicycle from our offices in Santiago de Compostela to other european countries. Shipping is allowed to the following countries: Austria, Azores, France, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Slovenia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania and Switzerland.
If you finish your Camino in Fisterra you can ship back your bike from the office that you will find at Calle Coruña.
WARNING! It is important to check that you do not include any items with compressed air in your shipment, since these items are prohibited because they pose a security risk for its international transportation.
In the case of electric bicycles, batteries (considered hazardous material) cannot be placed in the Paq Bicicleta box or any other luggage for international shipments.
Check out the opening hours offices here.
All rates include:
300€ insurance policy that you can increase if you wish.
Relevant information about the Camino de Santiago by bicycle
The public hostel network usually gives priority to pilgrims walking the Camino until 8 in the evening, after that, all pilgrims have the same priority. The private hostel network along the Camino, as well as boarding houses or hotels, do not make any distinction when booking.
Apart from the must-list for any pilgrim, if you travel by bike you will need some specific equipment:
-Helmet. - Cycling shorts/Jersey/Top adequate for each season. - Appropriate shoes for the pedals. - Pannier bags and waterproof covers. - Lights and reflective strips for the bike. - Air pump, patches and small tools.
You should be cycling as light as possible in order to avoid falling off and also to make climbing and descending easier. Please remember that if you do not want to carry your bags you can send your suitcase or rucksack from hostel to hostel with us. If you carry them, balance the weight. A useful tip is to take a bag on the handlebar with your Pilgrims Passport and other documents.
So you can begin the Camino anywhere you want and not have to worry about getting there with your bike, Correos sends it in special packaging from your city to your starting point of choice. The same thing goes for your arrival in Santiago de Compostela, Fisterra or wherever you have decided to finish the Camino. We will send your bike back properly packaged and insured. You can check details and prices here.
If you are going to start your Camino de Santiago in Roncesvalles, we will send your bike to the Burguete Post Office (Calle San Nicolás, 30), located just 3km from Roncesvalles. This office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
When you get to Santiago, if you want to enjoy the city without your bike you have two options, you can send it back that day itself or you can leave it in our luggage storage. Both things are possible at our Correos office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres away from the Cathedral.
International Paq Bicicleta shipments are prohibited from including a number of items considered dangerous for transport such as items containing compressed air. This includes inflators or CO2 cylinders used to inflate bicycle tyres. The full list of items that may pose a danger to international transport safety are: explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidising materials, toxic objects, radioactive materials, corrosive materials or other substances such as magnets.
Yes, the Paq Bicicleta includes, in addition to the shipping and the box, a €300 insurance. This insurance can be extended up to 6.000€. These are the rates for peninsular shipments: Insurance for 500€, Cost: 50,45€ | Insurance for 1.000€, Cost: 57,95€ | Insurance for 3.000€, Cost: 87,95€ | Insurance for 6.000€, Cost: 132,95€. For all other shipments, please consult the insurance extension at your nearest post office.
Most cities and towns will have repair shops where you can service your bike. However, take into account that there are some small villages where there are hardly any shops. You should have some basic tools with you.
You can send your electric bike with the Correos Bicycle Pack. If they are national peninsular shipments, the batteries can go in the cardboard box that is provided with the Bicycle Paq. The maximum weight of the shipment (bicycle + batteries) cannot exceed 20kg.
In international shipments, it is not possible to introduce the batteries as they are considered hazardous material.
The only official aspect related to the different routes of the Camino de Santiago is the towns the route goes through. Sections are presented as suggested stages and some of them take detours through roads for bikes as the terrain can otherwise be too hard on the wheels. Therefore, you must get organised so that you can “customize” the stages depending on your fitness level, the days you have and the places where you would like to spend more time. Riding your bike also helps you get to towns or monuments that are a bit off track.
Even if cyclists tend to cover between 50 and 60 kilometres per day, you have to understand that some sections are harder than others and that the Camino is not a race, the most important thing is to enjoy the experience.
There are many hostels with specific storerooms for bikes. Ask before booking to make sure. When you stop to rest or eat, watch out for thieves (this is very unsual) and try not to leave your bike unattended by eating on the terrace or close to the window.
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Send luggage to Santiago
Send suitcases or packages to Santiago or to any Correos Post Offices on the Camino de Santiago.
Leave your backpack, bicycle or trekking poles at our luggage storage in our Correos office in Santiago, 2 minutes away from the Praza do Obradoiro.