Camino Frances by bike
October 05-26, 2023
Polarsteps Day-by-Day Pictures


  • Oct 26 - Travel back to Cleveland
    Hotel shuttle to Madrid airport
    Turns out skipping our first flight also cancelled the other two, so we had to rebook flights to Chicago then Cleveland.
    About 27 hours from packing up to being ready to sleep at home.
  • Metro yellow line, Metro green line
    Oct 25 Train from Porto to Vigo
    Walk between train stations
    Oct 25 Train from Vigo to Madrid
    * 250kph/155mph some places
    * Tunnel after tunnel through the mountains so ignore the elevation profiles and max speed for the trains.
    * First part missing due to underground rail lines through Vigo. (no gps signal)
  • Oct 24 Rainy day in Porto, not walking around much. Visited Apple store, bought USB-C to DV adapter, watching movies off iPhone.
  • Oct 23 Walking around Porto, Lello bookstore, Tower Museum, Calém, etc.
  • Oct 22 Fast Train from A Coruña to Vigo. Tunnel after tunnel through the mountains so ignore the elevation profiles and max speed for the trains.
    Oct 22 Crowded Bus from Vigo to Porto, Portugal
  • Oct 21 Bus from Fisterra to Santiago
    Oct 21 Bus from Santiago to A Coruña
  • Oct 20 Bus from Santiago to Muxia
    Oct 20 Bus from Muxia to Fisterra
  • 13 - Oct 19 34.0 Burres - Santiago de Compostela!
    Rain the whole way.
    Bike odometer recorded 825km/512.6mi
  • 12 - Oct 18 59.7 Portomarin - Burres
  • 11 - Oct 17 70.8 O Cebreiro - Portomarin
    Rain and VERY windy in mountains
  • 10 - Oct 16 64.5 Molinaseca - O Cebreiro
  • 09 - Oct 15 65.8 Hospital de Orbigo - Molinaseca
    Astorga, Cruz de Ferro (stone pile)
  • 08 - Oct 14 81.4 Bercianos Del Real Camino - Hospital de Orbigo
    Past halfway point, Leon, bridge
  • 07 - Oct 13 68.5 Villaherros - Bercianos Del Real Camino
  • 06 - Oct 12 90.3 Burgos - Villaherreros
  • 05 - Oct 11 80.9 Najera - Burgos
  • 04 - Oct 10 59.9 Los Arcos - Najera
  • 03 - Oct 09 73.9 Cizur Menor - Los Arcos
  • 02 - Oct 08 51.5 Espinal - Cizur Menor
  • 01 - Oct 07 36.8 SJPDP - Espinal
  • Oct 5-6 Travel to Saint Jean Pied de Pont, Fr

Bike recorded 825km SJPDP to Santiago

Halfway Point

Cathedral in Leon