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Rent or buy a bike

Hans Inge

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2018
I'll arrive in Burgos 11th May 2018. I'll bike from Burgos 12th for 4 days on the El Camino Frances towards Santiago del Compostella. The plan is 50 - 80 km each day. Thereafter I'll travel to Costa Blanca on the 16th and I hope to bring the bike with me. I'm thinking about buying a bike in Burgos - https://www.decathlon.es/bicicleta-de-montaa-btwin-rockrider-520-azul-marino-275-id_8351007.html and equip it with a rear rack.

My question is:
Will this bike be suitable for this trip?

Brgs. Hans Inge
 

Aptrail

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Camino Frances Aug/Sept, 2016
Hospilatero May, 2018
Primativo May, 2018
Hospitalero, 2019
That bike should be fine. Depending on what kind of cycling shape you are in, you may find 80 km a bit much on a mountain bike since they are a bit heavier and slower than road touring bikes. On the bright side, they are more versatile and you can use them on road, off road and gravel. Buen Camino!
 

ShaLaw

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, Sept./Oct. 2015. Future Camino Portuguese in 2022.
The bike in question looks much like the bikes we rented to travel from Burgos to Leon, which was just fine. However, we only used it to travel across the meseta which is relatively flat, save for that crazy hill leaving Burgos, so I'm not sure how it would be otherwise.
 

Hans Inge

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2018
I''ve decided to rent a bike. The rental company needs a delivery address where I'm staying, but since I don't know where to book I'll apprecitate recommandations for a hostel I can book now. Please help.
 

biarritzdon

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CF11, CF12, CP13, CF14, CA15, S.Anton15, CF&CI15
Ditch Pig16, CF&CP17, CdN18, CM18, CF18, LePuy19
Hotel Norte y Londres is dependable and well located.
 

biarritzdon

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CF11, CF12, CP13, CF14, CA15, S.Anton15, CF&CI15
Ditch Pig16, CF&CP17, CdN18, CM18, CF18, LePuy19
Not really, there is an albergue about two blocks away toward the river but I "lost" my seat cover in their storage room. I did not like the management.
 

ShaLaw

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, Sept./Oct. 2015. Future Camino Portuguese in 2022.
There is an amazing albergue about 10kms outside of Burgos, called La Fabrica which is where we had our bikes delivered to. Wonderful rooms, amazing food and fabulous hosts!! If you call to reserve though, make sure you have the right location because apparently there are two albergue with the same name and the other one is in a completely different town.
 

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