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tabitha

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Me and a couple of friends are hoping to bike the Camino next summer but I have no idea what sort of timescale I am looking at. Also, is a hardtail mountain bike a suitable bike to use or is it better to have a tourer? Don't really want to buy a new bike!!
 

super7

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It all depends on the amount of luggage you want to carry along and the average km you are willing to peddle each day.
 

William Marques

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tabitha said:
Me and a couple of friends are hoping to bike the Camino next summer but I have no idea what sort of timescale I am looking at. Also, is a hardtail mountain bike a suitable bike to use or is it better to have a tourer? Don't really want to buy a new bike!!
Wer'e talking rough estimates but if you start in St Jean it should take you less than a couple of weeks. Obviously it depends what you are capable of and the more time you spend on the paths and less on the road the slower you will be.

A hardtail mountain bike is fine as long as you have fixings for a rack. Although I have done it with a back-pack panniers are more comfortable. I used my Rockhopper Comp to do a couple of caminos quite happily. Just get some decent 26" road tyres I have used Continental Top Touring and Panracer Pasela TG myself.
 

tabitha

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Cool, thanks. Got a Rockhopper myself so was hoping to use that. Will definitely get panniers as reckon it will be too hot with a pack on! Two weeks was what we were planning so that sounds good too. Now just need to get in training :)
 

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