I'm moving to Gijon, Spain next month, planning to ship everything except a bike, panniers and essentials. Then fly to S. France and spend 1-2 weeks cycling the Eastern section of the Camino de Santiago, starting in Roncevalles and turning off at Leon. Has anyone on here toured the Camino by bike? I have a few questions, hope someone can help:
1. I have a choice of Fuji Touring or Kona Smoke, which would be best bearing in mind I want to stick to the route as much as I can?
2. I understand the pilgrim's pass which allows you to stay in hostels along the way is available in Roncevalles - do you need to apply in advance for this or just turn up? Anyone know where exactly to get this pass and any other requirements.
3. Any other advice would be welcome!