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Own bike or renting ?

NixoN94

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Time of past OR future Camino
Camino Del Norte (2020)
Hi

I am awaiting approval to read the guide on the forum but I was wondering what my best option is ?
I'm an experienced rider and plan to ride 100k/day for about 10 days starting from Biarritz to Santiago de Compostela. I have a few extra days if it would be needed.

Now I was wondering what my best option is since I am flying in from Belgium. Is it the cheapest option and even possible to rent a bike around Biarritz or Saint Jean Pied de Port and give it back somewhere in SDC ? I would be flying back from SDC so I'm not sure if the bike needs to go back to SJPDP ?

Is there another option to get my own bike on the route via a paying service ? Does ryanair allow a bike to be put on the plane or are there other companies ?

Thanks for your answers, I'm looking to do this in october by the way.
 
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Grousedoctor

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2021
Hi

I am awaiting approval to read the guide on the forum but I was wondering what my best option is ?
I'm an experienced rider and plan to ride 100k/day for about 10 days starting from Biarritz to Santiago de Compostela. I have a few extra days if it would be needed.

Now I was wondering what my best option is since I am flying in from Belgium. Is it the cheapest option and even possible to rent a bike around Biarritz or Saint Jean Pied de Port and give it back somewhere in SDC ? I would be flying back from SDC so I'm not sure if the bike needs to go back to SJPDP ?

Is there another option to get my own bike on the route via a paying service ? Does ryanair allow a bike to be put on the plane or are there other companies ?

Thanks for your answers, I'm looking to do this in october by the way.
I rode the VDLP in 2019. I rented a bike in Sevilla and dropped it off in Santiago. Here are two websites with information on how their rental program works:

https://www.cycling-rentals.com/


Both seem very similar in how they arrange bike drop-offs, prices for their rentals, and other general services.

This type of company may be your best option if you go the rental route. Enjoy your ride. Buen Camino.
 

Jesnat

New Member
Time of past OR future Camino
Frances 2017
Hi

I am awaiting approval to read the guide on the forum but I was wondering what my best option is ?
I'm an experienced rider and plan to ride 100k/day for about 10 days starting from Biarritz to Santiago de Compostela. I have a few extra days if it would be needed.

Now I was wondering what my best option is since I am flying in from Belgium. Is it the cheapest option and even possible to rent a bike around Biarritz or Saint Jean Pied de Port and give it back somewhere in SDC ? I would be flying back from SDC so I'm not sure if the bike needs to go back to SJPDP ?

Is there another option to get my own bike on the route via a paying service ? Does ryanair allow a bike to be put on the plane or are there other companies ?

Thanks for your answers, I'm looking to do this in october by the way.
I live in southern Spain near Murcia. I’ve just finished a week’s cycling around Flanders in northern Belgium. I took my own bike return on Tuifly from Murcia to Ostend. The bike and packed panniers travelled as oversized luggage and had to be packed correctly. I used a strong cardboard bike box from a bike shop or post office. Front wheel, pedals and saddle had to be removed and handlebars turned in. Cost was Euros 55 each way. You can use a soft bike cover also.

In October I hope to cycle part of the VDLP and plan to send my bike to Sevilla via the postal network Correos. I think Correos also send bikes internationally so it’s worth checking if Belgium Post do the same to a post office near your start point. Here’s a link https://www.correos.es/es/en/individuals/send/national-deliveries/envio-de-bicicletas

I loved having my own bike but as I learnt, bike hire in Belgium was really easy! Good luck and keep us posted on your plans.
 

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