The pilgrimage by bicycle offers two routes: by road and by a signposted track. The first runs along country roads; the expressways built in recent years have taken a lot of traffic off them, but you still need to take care with the traffic, especially when entering towns and large villages. The second option involves hard sections with steep slopes and rough terrain; you will often have to get off the bike. At the end of each stage you will find information of interest.
Your are reminded that, for safety reasons, from November 1 to March 31, the first stage between Saint Jean de Pied de Port and Orreaga-Roncesvalles has to be travelled along the western route via Luzaide-Valcarlos and the Ibañeta mountain pass.
The stages are the same as those carried out by pilgrims on foot, but for those that choose to go by bike, normally two or three stages of those suggested here can be completed each day; between 40 and 60 km depending on physical fitness.
- Pilgrimage by road
- Pilgrimage via the indicated route (to do in MTB)
French route by Orreaga/Roncesvalles
Stage 1: From St. Jean-Pied-de-Port to Orreaga/Roncesvalles (21 km.)
Stage 2: From Orrega/Roncesvalles to Zubiri (22 km.)
Stage 3: From Zubiri to Pamplona (20 km.)
Stage 4: From Pamplona to Puente la Reina (23,5 km.)
Stage 5: From Puente la Reina to Estella (21 km.)
Stage 6: From Estella to Los Arcos (24 km.)
Stage 7: From Los Arcos to Viana (21 km.)