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3 friends cycling the Camino

AmélieVincent

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Hi everyone,
We are 3 friends who will be cycling the Camino in March. We all have our own bikes at home but we don't want to take them as we are afraid they might get lost or damaged during transportation, so we thought about renting. Do you know any reliable companies? we're also not sure for how long we'll rent. Do you think 14 days will be enough to ride the Camino Frances? Since we'll be renting is it easy to find bike shops along the way in case we have any problem?
 

newfydog

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Pamplona-Santiago, Le Puy- Santiago, Prague- LePuy, Menton- Toulouse, Menton- Rome, Canterbury- Lausanne, Chemin Stevenson, Voie de Vezelay
I guess it depends how particular you are about your bike. The is no way my wife would use anything but her own bike. She can tell if something is off by a millimeter, and has knee problems if the fit isn't right. We have put bikes on planes about 40 times without a problem. My current pilgimage bike has been to Europe and back to the states five times. We put them in a cardboard box which can be found free at any bike shop. The price charged by the airlines keeps going up, but they seem to neglect to charge it half the time.

There are lots of bike shops, but hardly a day goes by when I don't fix some perigrino's bike.

14 days is enough to cover the ground, but you might want a few days to do things other than ride.

You might check my post here for more info:

biking-the-camino/topic7261.html
 

rolf

Member
I've used Tour N Ride, they are based in Santiago and will send the bike to any place along the camino, so you can start wherever you want
http://www.tournride.com
The bikes were decent, nothing special, but they did the job. And you might want to rent the panniers as well, nothing more annoying than panniers that don't fit...
Rolf
 

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