Bono Iacobus - the French Way
The Bono Iacobus is a tourist service specifically designed for pilgrims, allowing you to travel the 7 stages of the Camino Francés while staying in rural tourism houses.
Despite not being the oldest, the Camino Francés has been the most traveled route for many years. This makes it a path that offers all the necessary services, a significant number of pilgrims to provide companionship, support, and guidance, as well as well-maintained roads. This route was recognized by the Council of Europe in 1987 as the "First European Cultural Route" and distinguished by UNESCO in 1993 as a "World Heritage Site." In 2004, it was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord.
Although it originates in France, hence its name, this path enters Galicia through an ascending trail that reaches its highest point at O Cebreiro. And it is there that this 1-week experience will begin for you.
Throughout the entire Galician route, you can enjoy the hospitality of the people, a rich and varied gastronomy, and significant artistic heritage.
What is included?
You can see a summary of the services included in the package
- 7 nights in rural accommodation.
- Half - Board (breakfast and dinner).
- Transfer at the end of each stage to the rural house and back (if necessary).
- Basic travel insurance.
Day 1: Arrival to O Cebreiro on your own.
Accommodation in a rural tourism house in O Cebreiro.
Day 2: Stage 1 "O Cebreiro – Triacastela"(25,6 Km).
After breakfast, you will start from an altitude of 1119 meters and pass through municipalities such as Hospital da Condesa, Alto do Poio, and Fonfría, where you will reach 1300 meters. Your end point for the day will be Triacastela. Accommodation and dinner in a rural tourism house in the Triacastela area.
Day 3 : Stage 2 "Triacastela - Gorolfe" (14,4 Km).
After breakfast, continue your pilgrimage. You will begin descending and pass through Samos, where you can visit its ancient cypress tree before reaching your end point in Gorolfe. Accommodation and dinner in a rural tourism house in the Gorolfe area.
Day 4 : Stage 3 "Gorolfe - Ferreiros" (24 Km).
After breakfast, continue your pilgrimage. Halfway through, you will pass through Sarria and finally rest in a rural tourism house in Ferreiros. Accommodation and dinner in a rural tourism house in the Ferreiros area.
Day 5: Stage 4 "Ferreiros - Lestedo" (28,5 Km).
After breakfast, continue your pilgrimage. Well-rested, you will head towards Lestedo, passing through Portomarín, Castromaior, and Ligonde. Accommodation and dinner in a rural tourism house in Lestedo.
Day 6: Stage 5 "Lestedo - A Castañeda" (27,4 Km).
After breakfast, continue your pilgrimage. You will pass through several municipalities in this stage, including Casanova and Melide. Accommodation and dinner in a rural tourism house in A Castañeda.
Day 7 :Stage 6 "A Castañeda - Santa Irene" (22,1 Km).
After breakfast, continue your pilgrimage. About 6 km into the stage, you will reach Arzúa. Another similar stretch until Ferreiros, and your destination will be less than 10 km away. Accommodation and dinner in a rural tourism house in Santa Irene.
After breakfast, continue your pilgrimage for the final stage. In the middle of this stretch is Lavacolla, but before arriving at the Obradoiro Square to admire the Cathedral, you will pass through Monte do Gozo and experience the sensation that all pilgrims talk about. Dinner and breakfast in a rural tourism house in Santiago de Compostela.
The length of the stages is approximate. The finish point of the stage can be modify attending to the transfer procedures.
In rural houses, it is not guaranteed that double rooms will have two beds.
Reservation requests must be made at least 14 days in advance of the start of the Bono Iacobus.
The Bono Iacobus is not available during Holy Week and the month of August.
- Extra nights accommodation in Santiago.de Compostela.
- Private transfer to the beginning of the pilgrimage.
- Luggage transfer service.
- One day trips (private) to Finisterre, Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra...etc)
- Optional insurance.
- Single room: 840.00 €
- Double room: 1260.00 €