You are cyclist and you cannot bring your own bike? Portugal Green Walks offers a bike rental service for the Portuguese Way to Santiago.
With this service you will have a bike (mountain bike - aluminum with 20 gears, wells 29" and disk brakes) fully equipped waiting at the starting point and when you get to Santiago you just have to deliver the bike to the agreed point.
For your comfort and safety we have available bikes of all sizes, saddlebags, brackets, helmets, etc.. Everything you need to made your way in safety!
Your bike will be sent assembled, along with your choice of accessories. Once you receive the bike it's only a matter of making necessary adjustments to suit your needs, then you're off on your adventure.
Where do I pick up the bike?
We can deliver you the bike in Porto, Barcelos, Ponte de Lima, Valença and Tui. If you wish start the route in other city, please contact us and we will do our best to satisfy your request.
Are the bags waterproof?
Yes, they are waterproof, but not floodproof, that is, they have zips and although they are covered they can filter some water.
Is there also the front bag?
We've at your disposal a handlebar bag, thought for carrying your wallet, phone mobile and some other personal stuff. They are not so big as the panniers.
Which kinds of pedals are used (to be sure if our attack of shoes are ok)?
The pedals are normal aluminum platform ones. We don't offer clipless pedals as an option, only the strapless toe clips.
Is there a air pump?
We offer the complete pannier pack as a single product. In this product we include some tools and parts, among them, an air pump.
Which kind of brakes used?
V-Brake. They are easier and cheaper to repair them if you've a failure, and don't suffer during the shipping.
When should I book my bike?
Because our service book up in weeks or months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
What should I pack on the bike?
Keep it light! Storage space on bikes is limited and you will most likely need to carry your bag between cities. We will supply a suggested packing list in your pre-departure information.
Which accessories are with 'Tools Kit' for the bikes?
A spare inner tube, a pump, cables and other tools you can think as basic. To avoid unpleased surprises with your bike, the best thing to do is to revise it thoroughly before leaving equipping it. Our bikes are equipped with a front suspension (essential) and rear flashlights (if you are thinking of riding at night, which is not advisable).
Where in Santiago are the bicycles delivered to?
We will pick up the bikes at your hotel in Santiago.
What happens if you break the bike on the camino?
The bike is delivered in perfect condition. It is your responsibility to review and verify that the bike is in perfect condition. If there is any problem the user should contact us to clarify or resolve any problems. Once started it is the responsibility of the user to return the bike in the condition in which it was received. If it breaks it will be the user who should repair the bike.