‘Peregrino’ means pilgrim in Spanish. But traveling the St. James’ Way by bicycle is a quite different story. It’s just wonderful to go on these historic paths and pass through the little ‘pueblos’ and stop wherever you want. At the same time, you meet people from all over the world in the hostels.
Here some impressions of a ‘bicigrina’ going the ‘Camino de Sant Jaume’ and part of the ‘Camino Aragonés‘ by bicycle…From Barcelona to Pamplona where you catch up with the main St James Way to Santiago de Compostela.
I’ve gathered everything I’d uploaded in my Social Media profiles while traveling, just copied from the original language and with the adecuate #hashtag 😉
So here we are, a kind of brief and spontaneous foto chronicle:
Fröhliches Grinsen nachdem wir die Pilgerpässe bei den ‘Amics dels Pelegrins a Santiago’ abgeholt haben. Bald erwartet uns ein neues Abenteuer #Fahrradreisen. Wir starten vor der Haustür direkt in Barcelona über den katalanischen #Jakobsweg, später den aragonesischen (ist das richtig auf Deutsch? klingt komisch!) Weg bis nach Pamplona
Only 2 days left until our adventure starts! I’m very excited and a bit scared of the 1st «etapa» #BCN – Montserrat uphill!
these are my cloths for the next 2 weeks, not much more!
Finally our adventure #CaminoCatalan starts today! Unfortunately with some delay. Pumping up the air, we noticed that one coat of a wheel was defect 🙁
Now, instead of sweating pushing uphill to Montserrat, we go comfortable #bytrain with the ferrocarriles and then the cremallera de Montserrat
Special point of view of #Montserrat / spezielle Sicht auf Montserrat #bytrain #nomadasenbici…
The rocks of #Montserrat seem like #fingers pointing up in the #sky
First etapa of #Caminocatalan done, more or less by train 😉
Just checked in monastery of #Montserrat – what a panorama! #nomadasenbici
Tonight we sleep in the #monasterio de #Montserrat.
We are alone in the pilgrims’ hostel …
Having a chocolate croissants after a splendid descent ride along curved narrowed streets without any traffic
writing in a pilgrim’s guestbook at the bakery Cal Forner
#fiesta de espuma a Igualada : performing singer is welcoming us!
Starting quite early this morning in Cervera in front
of the #albergue of Sagrada Familia…
Perfect #cycling conditions today after a rainy day yesterday #CaminodeSantiago con #bicicleta bici with #bicycle #Jakobsweg mit dem #Fahrrad #igerscatalunya #InstaCatalunya #Catalunyaexperience
What a nice pueblo Talladell! Everything so quiet here
Somos #Bicigrinos, una especie de peregrino 😉 La #foto lo muestra. llegamos a #Tàrrega
Great view from our pilgrims hostel in #Berbegal where we’ve arrived at midday and spontaneously decided to stay
Swimming…. entrance for free for pilgrims! What a refreshment!
We almost arrive in Huesca and have a little break in a nice #pueblo I don’t remember the name 😉
We just checked in this incredible hostal Hospital de pereginos San Galindo.
Got to know Julio who welcomed us with a big hug and lots more. Thank you Julio!!!
Passing again by the restaurant El Volante where we talk again to the cook Enrique who made us such a good menu de peregrinos for 9 Euros yesterday! Taste the homemade desert torrijas!
Yesterday was a difficult day because of going uphill all the time. Sometimes had to leave the official #CaminodeSantiago #CSJ because it’s not accessible for #bicycles. But the view over the valley and the trail later on were worth it! :-O #nofilter
Having a coffee break in this very special place at the hostel of Ruesta. First albergue de peregrino I see where they offer ecological and vegetarian food. Great place, very unique!
Albergue de Ruesta (CGT)
#shadow on the bridge
#Schatten auf der Brücke
#sombra en la puente
#ombre sûr le pont
Sangüesa seems to be a nice town which has preserved its medieval image.
Giveaway lecture in pilgrims hostal: ‘to live or to be lived’ /
What a title!!!
Yeahhhh, we’ve arrived!!! In #Pamplona we finish for the moment, very happy to have been able to do this trip all the way starting from #Barcelona.
I’m sure this won’t be my last #CaminodeSantiago 😉