Do you believe in Camino Coincidences? I'm never sure. But only the other day I was thinking that one day I might cycle through France from one of the traditional starting points and then walk when I get to Spain. As I had this thought I also realised I knew very little about cycling the Camino. When I next logged on to my e mail this note was waiting for me. I've never provided any information for cyclists so I thought I would share it with you:
Let me introduce myself briefly.
I'm Sophie and a member of the editorial office at http://catenacycling.com.Catena is free website for cyclists, actually a free community where you can
- subscribe to meet and ride with friends
- save your workouts and routes and share them with others
- download and use our free mobile app for iphone and android to track your routes and update your workouts
I send you this email concerning the topic 'Santiago de Compostela'.
Our founder, Bernard Van den Abeele, has made the trip from Ghent (Belgium) to Santiago de Compostela in 2010.
He took this very serious and has documented everything during his 3 weeks of cycling to Santiago: he took pictures, wrote in his diary every day and documented all the routes of his 22 days long journey.
Recently, he has taken his time to add his experiences to his blog (in Dutch).
In his blog, he takes about the excitement, nature, people he met, the fun he had and more.
As every big trip, preparation was very important. He found a lot of inspiration in those, sometimes shocking, real-life stories & trips.!
In an attempt to engage people and to inspire them to take on the challenge for such a trip to Santiago, we added several things to our website:
- A big and well documented article about Santiago de Compostela with an Infographic.
- A full report of the 22 days journey to inspire people to make the trip themselves. (in Dutch)
- A extended post about why Bernard actually wanted to ride to Santiago (to people recognize themselves in this) (in Dutch)
- Some trainingroutes to keep you fit for the journey to come: Training 1 - Training 2
- An extreme detailed list of things you need (in Dutch)
- A list of all the routes per day from Ghent (Belgium) to Santiago de Compostela (see below)
Can we offer you these routes of the whole journey from Ghent to Compostela?
- Day 1: Gent - Cambrai (148km)
- Day 2: Cambrai - Rémy (133km)
- Day 3: Rémy - Herbeville (122km)
- Day 4: Herbeville - Le Temple (94km)
- Day 5: Le Temple - Vouvray (148km)
- Day 6: Vouvray - Dangé St-Romain (76km)
- Day 7: Dangé St-Romain - Charroux (111km)
- Day 8: Charroux - Bonnes (128.5km) - part 1 & part 2
- Day 9: Bonnes - Cadillac (95km)
- Day 10: Cadillac - Onesse (109km)
- Day 11: Onesse - Saint-Palais (110km)
- Day 12: Saint-Palais - Biskarette (71km) - part 1 & part 2
- Day 13: Biskarette - Irache (85km) - part 1 & part 2
- Day 14: Irache - Navarette (56km)
- Day 15: Naverette - Belorado (71km)
- Day 16: Belorado - Vilviestre (92km) - part 1 & part 2
- Day 17: Vilviestre - Carrion de Los Condos (70km)
- Day 18: Carrion - Veguellina (138km) - part 1 & part 2
- Day 19: Veguellina - Molinaseca (62km) - part 1, part 2 & part 3
- Day 20: Molinaseca - Samos (94km) - part 1, part 2 & part 3
- Day 21: Samos - Leboreiro (70km)
- Day 22: Leboreiro - Santiago de Compostela (73km) - part 1 & part 2
- Inspire people to make this amazing journey to Santiago de Compostela
- Inspire people to take on the challenge and give them a reason to do this
- Motivate people to excercise more
That extra push they need.
If I can assist you with any further information, pls contact me at any moment.
Looking very forward to your reply,
With the kindest regards,
Ride the world & join us at Catenacycling.com http://catenacycling.com