Bikes the Camino in 24 hours

Most pilgrims walk from Roncesvalles to Santiago in about 30 days, Julián Sanz has decided that he would like to bike this distance in 24 hours.

Why stop at albergues when your first bed is ready and made for you in Santiago?

So, this Saturday he will start in Roncesvalles and with his  support-car he hopes to be in Santiago some time Sunday. El Correo Gallego reports today that he will be using a gps device on his bike, so that it will be possible to track his progress on his website: http://www.juliansanz.com/es , but at the moment this website does not seem to be down.

I guess he is still a pilgrim, in his own way. Although many will probably disagree… at least he does not take up space in the albergues along the way 🙂

3 Replies to “Bikes the Camino in 24 hours”

  1. You’re doing a great job, Ivar. You deserve a bottle of Estrella Galicia and a racion de pulpo! But you’ll have to wait until July 25th when I get there. 🙂

  2. I think what Sanz did back in April (assuming he made it) is impressive. But, having Walked the Camino myself (in 2001) I think he is going to miss the point of the Road. At least for me, the point was to take the time to really see the land I was traveling through. almost 800 km is 24 hours? He’ll have seen nothing but a blur as he whizzed by.

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