Celtic Camino 2017
Join VisionQuest as we ride from Dublin, Ireland to Biarritz, France from June 5 - 17, 2017. The route will follow the famous medieval Celtic Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route that starts at St. James Church in Dublin and finishes in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Due to its length, we have divided this route into two parts - the first part to be completed in 2017, and the second, from Biarritz, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, to be completed in 2018.
Route in Ireland
The route in Ireland will start in downtown Dublin at the famous Barnacles Hostel. We will get our pilgrim's passport at St. James Church and then proceed along the southeast coast of Ireland via Glendalough, Wexford, and Waterford, until we reach the ferry crossing at Ringaskiddy near Cork where we will cross to Roscoff, France.
Ferry Crossing from Ireland to France
Halfway through the trip, we will take a 14-hour overnight luxury ferry from the Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal in Ireland to Roscoff on the northern coast of France. The ferry route is roughly similar to the airplane route above from Cork, Ireland to Brest, France.
Route in France
In France, cycling begins immediately after you get off the ferry in Roscoff. We will be following the Velodyssey Cycle Route (see https://www.velodyssey.com) for the first two days until Pontivy, and then will do a car transfer to Fontevraud to be able to spend two nights in the Loire Valley. We will then transfer by car to Royan, cross on the ferry to Soulac-sur-Mer and bike for several days until we reach our destination in Biarritz, which will be the starting point of the second half of our pilgrimage in 2018.