2008 Pedalling Pilgrims Tour
The Camino de Santiago
Our 2008 tour was a classic journey to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain
Looking to make 2008 a summer of spirited adventure, we turned ourselves into a family of Pedalling Pilgrims for a six week journey along the Camino Frances, one of the ancient Pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. Travelling with three children, on two tandems with trailers, our 1400km journey, from Bilbao to the Pyrenees to Santiago and then Finisterre, took us across an extraordinary slice of rural Spain, across mountains and meseta, through hamlets, villages, towns and cities on a journey with a history stretching back over a thousand years.
From this page you can get a virtual taste of this unique family adventure from the comfort of your computer, learn a little about the history and traditions of pilgrimage and find out what it’s like to travel as a modern pedalling pilgrim family. If you'd like us to come and talk to a group about our experience then do contact us . We've an entertaining talk and slideshow ready to go. You can listen to it below.
Our route took us along the Camino Frances, from Roncesvalle to Santiago, then beyond to Finisterre.
We started in Santander, rode to the start then took a van from Finisterre back to Blbao for a ferry home.
We blogged and tweeted on the road so if you’d like to join in our virtual journey, why not take a look at our tweets and blogs. You can find us on Twitter, subscribe to our blog or hook up with us on Facebook.
From this page you can read more about our journey from the blog postings we wrote as we rode across Central Europe on this pedal powered musical extravaganza.
You can also view our route, look at some of the video we shot, see some pictures from the tour or even buy resources so you can do a similar tour yourself.