May 10, 2015
What a great experience! I wanted to do it again as soon as I finished. I rode from Pamplona to Santiago in 9 days, totaling 728 km. Much of the trail is gravel, or double track. There are a few miles of single track, but it is more of a mountain bike tour than a technical challenge. You can get a bed every night for 10-15 dollars at the hostels. Food is cheap. There are plenty of places to stop and the countryside is beautiful. It's hilly at the beginning and end, but flat through the center. With all of the amenities, I was able to carry only a 14 pound pack for the entire trip. Over 100,000 people walk this trail every year so in the summer it can get a little crowded and you may find yourself weaving between the human obstacles. I went in April, so it wasn't that crowded.
I don't know of anything like it.