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How to transport own bike back to home?


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Camino(s) past & future
Done: France 2016, Portuges 2017, Fisterra 2017. Plan: de la Plata 2018.
Dear Camino family, Planning to do my next Camino by bike from Pamplona to Santiago. At this point My target is to buy (not to rent) a bike in Pamplona and transport it with me by plane back to home. Does anyone know if I have to pack it already in Santiago to get it on the train to Madrid? If yes, what is the most Handy way to do it? I suppouse that at Madrid airport there is a plastic packing service
- but does it still excist?

Kat Kostrzewska

Online guide https://caminodesantiagobybike.co.uk
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018), Via Tolosana (2012) Camino Norte (2014)
They transport bikes back to Sweden and Norway, check if they are ok with Finland as well. Drop them an e-mail and if they don't we will find other way.


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Camino(s) past & future
Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
also, you can go into any bike shop and ask them to dismantle and pack your bike into a bike box - they always have loads of empty bike boxes from deliveries - just a few Euros.


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Lycra tribe.
CF (2017/8), VF (2018/9), Old Way (2020), VdT (2020), CP (rebooked) (2021), VnS (ToDo)
Just down from the Cathedral in Santiago is the Correos office. They have boxes and sent mine back to the UK. They can do the same for most countries.

Alternatively, Decathon sell a bike bag for about €50 and you can fly it back within Europe for another €50.

Calle República del Salvador,31-33 ,Santiago de Compostela
Have done both boxed and bagged.
Camino(s) past & future
cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean May/June 2017. Plans to walk Porto 2020
I used the cycle shop that Ivar mentions back in 2015. They advised me about getting it clean (there is a service station about 1 or 2 km from the shop - they will mark it on your map). They provide a boxing services and a transport back to Madrid. I needed a hotel (or other suitable location) to receive the package. If you intend to send it further then you will need to arrange it. Cheers

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