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The Camino de Santiago
Travel Back in Time
I took a trip to the city of Madrid in July 2019,because I’m a cycling enthusiast, i knew the city wasn’t great for cycling, there is a lack of bike lanes, bike rental amenities, but i knew of the Camino walk and wanted to try the cycling route, its an intermediate cycle for those looking to reward there exercise with a look into the past.
Most roads lead to the same destination when you’re The Camino de Santiago , in this case, do it by two wheels while you travel the Way of St. James. Step back in time to peruse the well-preserved prehistoric stone and thatched-roof huts of O’Cebreiro, as you make your way from the top of a ridge and cruise downhill through the verdant lushness of Galicia, ending at a working monastery.
Here is a link to the route followthecamino.com
What Shoes to use in hot weather…
1. Camino De Frances
the Camino de Santiago is not a single route, as some people think referring to the most popular route – Camino Frances, but a network of routes. In fact, you can start Cycling towards Santiago from anywhere in Europe and it’ll be the Camino!
Here is a link to the route
Best Cycling Route in Spain on the Camino de Santiago
Camino De Frances (the French Way) – the most popular route, It starts in Saint Jean Pied de Port, a French town near the border with Spain. Total distance 790 km. The last 100 kilometres to Santiago on any Camino is a required minimum for getting the Compostela (the Certificate of the Camino de Santiago).
I found very handy, is Good quality WATERPROOF Cycling shoes.
After looking about online, I picked a few ,checked the reviews and price, im happy to say ,these shoes will be coming with me for the next few trips!
The Peloton Shoe with SPD and Delta Lock Pedal Bike Shoes.
Lets take a look at some of the specifications
- Compatible with all SPD, SPD SL and Look KEO style pedal systems apply to road riding, commuting, touring, spin class, mountain bikes, and indoor peloton bikes.
- The outsole is made of wear-resistant nylon outsole, which does not slip in cycling and protects cycling safety. Professional cycling outsole.
- In the urban environment to increase visibility, simple style modelling is the best choice for many users.
Cleat Peloton Shoe with SPD and Delta Lock
Best Ventilated shoes
here are some of the pro’s and con’s
|Excellent for the price!||Color can disappoint|
|Helps against overheating|
It’s up to you how long you Travel this route…
Are you out for whole day or longer? a battery pack and GPS computer are of utmost importance if your our at night!. The last thing you want is to be lost in the dark with no phone battery!
Having the correct GPS is very important, I found few online, checked the reliability and battery life of 3 great GPS systems, this one is very nice for its price and does not glitch.
The Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt GPS Bike Computer ,some points worth mentioning.
- Automatic route downloads and uploads with compatible third party apps: Strava, Ride With GPS, Best Bike Split, Komoot, Single tracks, MTB Project,
- comes with a cadence sensor for your cranks, a speed sensor for your wheel hub, the head unit, and a chest heart rate sensor..
- Fully integrates with Strava Live Segments to give you accurate progress status and the Final Push to beat your goals.
Its worth mentioning it is not recommend this for entry cyclists as it is a large investment, but if you are committed to cycling, totally worth the money.
Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt GPS Bike Computer
Best Hybrid Bike Cable Lock
|Waterproof||Sometimes takes time to load|
|Automatic route downloads|
|Fully integrates with Strava Live Segments|
What is the best bicycle you can use for this Custom length route
The best bike is also the most comfortable. Typically, Endurance Bikes are more relaxed and less aggressive than other road bikes. Bikes like the Endurace are designed for going the distance on the road thanks to a lightweight frame and an ergonomic riding position.
I got torn between a trail bike or electric (slightly worried about the heat)
But i finally settled for the Hiland Mountain Bike
Why I love this particular model? its perfect for the Camino
I use this particular bike now on a daily basis and definitely recommend, here are the pro’s and con’s.
- This bike has a high quality ultralight aluminium frame and an inner wire design
- The hydraulic brakes work great for this application plenty of stopping power.
Frame: Hiland alloy, front/rear wheel quick release
Fork: Lock out Suspension Fork
Shifters: LTWOO A5 3*9 SPEEDS
Rear Derailleur: LTWOO A5 9 SPEEDS
Brake type: Hydraulic disc-Brakes
Like everything, there are some downside’s. The derailleurs are of low qualities, but can be purchased pretty cheap on amazon.
A tip for the trip , like any other bike ride, take a repair kit that includes one or two spare tubes, a pump and tire levers. If your ride ventures into more remote territory, a spare derailleur hanger and a couple of spokes won’t weigh you down and could save your bike ride from disaster.
Hiland Mountain Bike
Best Bike for Endurance
|85% pre-assembled||One colour|
|Double Hydraulic disc-Brake|
|Comfortable for long trips|
|Great for climbing steep grades|