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Times between stages by bike. Please help

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Buen Camino dear friends

I plan to cross the North Road by bike in the beginning of September 2020. I plan to do the route in about 12 days by bike, with an average of 60 to 100 kilometers per day.

These are the stages that I sacrifice to do. Please, if you can help me with how long (how many hours) each section passes?

1. Irun - Deba 67 km.
2. Deba - Bilbao 82 km.
3. Bilbao - Noja 82 km.
4. Noja - Comillas 97 km.
5. Comillas - Ribadesella 83 km.
6. Ribadesella - Gijon 68 km.
7. Gijon - Ballota 78 km.
8. Ballota - Ribadeo 75 km.
9. Ribadeo - Vilalba 73 km.
10. Vilalba - Sobrado dos Monxes 61 km.
11. Sobrado dos Monxes - Santiago de Compostela 61 km.

Thanks in advance to everyone who will help me with the planning

PK Smit

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(015)Irun to Santiago
(017)Lisboa to S
2018Caminha to Santiago
(2018) Camino English Ferrol Santiago
Unless you are super human, I doubt if you will be able to cover the suggested distances. Just my observation


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My Buen Camino app suggests 13 days with these stages. I'm not a cyclist, but I assume that these are pretty standard stages for biking.

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I’ve never done the Norte, but have completed Frances & VDLP by MTB. My suggestion is to yes, keep with the plan but also as David says, see how u go - enjoy the trip, some days you’ll excel & over shoot - some days you’ll struggle - enjoy both. Only book ahead for accommodation (if booking private accommodation) when your on the road & know how much is left in your legs. Most of all enjoy & stay safe, if you can relax & soak in the beauty that is Spain - do so.


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Type of bike? Gearing? Loaded or not? Road or off-road?


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Frances, Norte (twice)and Primitivo, Sureste, In France From home Tours and Vézelay, also Le Puy.
Personally, I walked up quite a lot of the hills. Unless you are super fit, your stages look optimistic.

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