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Biking Camino Turonensis

Discussion in 'Other Pilgrimage Routes' started by J_lasala, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. J_lasala

    J_lasala New Member

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    Camino(s) past & future:
    Le Puy Route (2017), Camino Fances(2017)
    Hello. I would like to rent a bicycle in Paris, France and then bike to Saint Jean where I will start the Camino Frances on foot. Is this possible?
     
  2. mspath

    mspath Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Camino(s) past & future:
    Frances, autumn/winter; (2004), (2005-2006), (2007), (2008), (2009), (2010), (2011), (2012), (2013), (2014) (2015)
    For your desired combo of cycling via Tours plus walking from SJPdP see
    https://www.caminodesantiago.me/com...-tours-route-walking-the-frances-route.26191/

    For many forum posts/links re the Via Turonensis see the topic
    https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/forums/the-tours-route.47/

    For more on renting a bike in Paris see
    https://parisbikeco.com/road-bike-rentals/

    For a recent blog in French re biking from Paris to Saint Jean Pied de Port and onward to Santiago see
    http://www.radiocamino.net/personnel/vers-saint-jacques-a-velo/comment-page-1

    Happy research and Bon chemin!
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017
  3. jsalt

    jsalt Jill Donating Member

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    Portugués, Francés, Chemin du Puy, Rota Vicentina, Voie de Soulac, Norte
    Hi, if you do cycle from Paris, then have a look at La Voie Littorale, from Soulac (on the coast near Bordeaux), to Bayonne. There are some fabulous cycle tracks all the way, going in and out of the coastal towns and through the pine forests.
    Jill
     
  4. pudgypilgrim

    pudgypilgrim Active Member

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    Sure. It's actually very much more popular by bike, and there's a nifty glossy booklet of routes and maps available for the route as far as Tours that you can pick up in tourist offices.

    I would imagine that the cathedral in Tours would have info for going on from there, just as they do for pedestrians.
     

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