Now you can reach the end of the world accompanied by your faithful four-legged friend. Doing the Camino with a dog to Finisterre and Muxía can become an incredible adventure.

A millenary journey whose goal is the end of the earth, where Celts and Romans saw the sun die over the sea, the Finis Terrae. Let yourself be trapped by all the charm of A Costa da Morte: watch the most beautiful sunset in the world over the immensity of the ocean and savour the end of the Camino from the Sanctuary of A Virxe da Barca in Muxía, one of the most magical settings in Galicia.

You will stay in cosy hotels, rural houses and hostels where you and your dog will have all the necessary comforts to rest after a hard stage. We include the luggage transport service between the stages for both of you, and you will have the option to hire private transfers forgetting about the car and the restrictive measures that public transport has for dogs.

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Travel Itinerary

Santiago de Compostela, kilometer zero of the Jacobean routes, becomes the starting point of your Way to Finisterre.

No pilgrim leaves Santiago without passing through the Plaza del Obradoiro, attending the pilgrim’s mass and visiting its imposing Cathedral. It is customary to embrace the Apostle, see the Botafumeiro and contemplate the spectacular Pórtico de la Gloria. But without a doubt, Santiago is much more than its Cathedral; a stroll through its squares is enough to realize that it is a really lively city. Live music concerts, performances for children, parks, monuments, charming viewpoints, markets and a thousand other things that will make you fall in love with this fairytale city.

You will start your first stage of the Way to Finisterre from the Obradoiro Square. After leaving the city, the route runs through meadows and pine and eucalyptus forests, until it reaches one of the most beautiful villages of the stage, Ponte Maceira. This small town of just over 60 inhabitants, can boast of belonging to the network of the Most Beautiful Villages of Spain. It enjoys an idyllic setting as it is located on the course of the river Tambre, where its great stone bridge of Roman origin stands out. There are many legends that circulate about this ancient bridge, such as the one that says that in the Roman persecution of the disciples of the Apostle Santiago, the bridge collapsed by divine intervention, ending with the persecutors.

After passing Ponte Maceira, there are only a few kilometres left to reach the end of the stage, Negreira, where you will find all the necessary services. You can visit its most emblematic monument, the Pazo de Cotón. Associated to this medieval fortress you will find the chapel of San Mauro, nowadays known as chapel do Cotón.

This is the longest stage of the Camino to Finisterre and Muxía that you will do with your dog on this trip. There are more than 30 kilometres between Negreira and Olveiroa. Although long, this stage is not very difficult, as it runs over gently sloping terrain. Throughout the route you will enjoy a totally rural landscape, crossing large meadows, huge forests of native trees and small villages where the kindness of its people will give you momentum to reach the goal. A few kilometres before reaching the end, you can admire the incredible views of the A Fervenza reservoir, on the descent of Monte Aro. Olveiroa has all the services to rest and recover after this long stage.

Olveiroa is a rural environment that has suffered for years the evils of depopulation. Today, however, it has become a renewed environment with the restoration of its heritage. The most outstanding heritage elements are its centenary granaries.

Note: Olveiroa is a small village with little accommodation. If there is no availability at the time of booking, you will finish your stage earlier, specifically in A Picota, shortening the walk by 4 kilometres.

From Olveiroa you will direct your steps towards Cee to finally meet the Atlantic Ocean, a sign that the goal is getting closer and closer. The route starts at the Castrelo reservoir and continues uphill until it reaches spectacular views of the Xallas river. At 5 kilometres from the start, you will find the village of Hospital, where we recommend stopping before continuing, as the rest of the route runs along lonely rural paths until you reach the fork Fisterra and Muxía. Once you reach this fork, you will have to take the option on the left to continue descending towards Cee, your end of the stage.

Cee, located between Cape Touriñán and Cape Fisterra, is part of A Costa da Morte. Relax and enjoy its privileged natural environment and beautiful beaches.

Today’s stage is a beautiful and quiet walk near the sea, passing through pine forests, beaches and cliffs. In Corcubión you will have to make a stop on the way to stroll through the old part of the town, declared a Historic-Artistic Site. Here, you can also bathe in the beach of Quenxe, sheltered from the winds and storms so typical of the Costa da Morte. Afterwards, the walk continues enjoying the wonderful green landscape and the rocky Atlantic coast until you reach the desired goal, Finisterre.

It will be worth a stroll through the village before setting course for the real goal, Cape Finisterre. Just 3 kilometres of ascent will take you to its famous lighthouse to contemplate one of the most spectacular sunsets in the world, with the sun setting over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

No doubt, you will appreciate taking a well-deserved rest after these days of walking, strolling around Fisterra, its port and its market; and enjoying the rich local gastronomy. After a bit of leisure tourism we recommend as a cultural plan to visit the Museum of the Sea, located in the Castle of San Carlos which was built in the eighteenth century.

The day begins along the coast and enjoying a beautiful seaside scenery. The stage, although short, can be a bit confusing as you will find pilgrims walking in the opposite direction: those who after passing Olveiroa have taken the detour to Muxía and are now walking towards Finisterre. The road goes on, with the sea always omnipresent, between small villages, woods, corn fields and quiet paths until it reaches the sandy beach of Rostro. You will walk along its promenade until the village of Padrís, and then enter the forest in the direction of Lires, your end of the stage.

The Lires estuary has an important ornithological richness and remarkable examples of popular and religious architecture, such as the Romanesque churches of Santa Locacia de Frixe and Santa María de Morquintián.

Last day walking the Camino to Finisterre and Muxía with your dog!

After leaving Lires and crossing the river Castro, you will enter the municipality of Muxía. You will reach Vaosilveiro, Frixe and Morquintián, with stretches of asphalt among other rural roads, and the last effort of the trip is the ascent to the top of Aferroas and the Facho de Lourido mountain. We will arrive at the village of Xurarantes and we will border the beach of Lourido, already in the vicinity of Muxía. This is the end of your journey.

You have many reasons to visit this town Muxía: the mysticism of the church of A Virxe da Barca, also known as Sanctuary of the Sea by the beauty with which the waves break on the cliff, the Cabo Touriñán, the quiet beaches and winding roads that invite you to get lost, its people, the Romanesque churches and traditional buildings, and as could not miss in Galicia, the best gastronomy of the sea and the land.

Congratulations! You have completed your Camino with Dog to Finisterre and Muxía. We hope you and your pet had an amazing trip. I’m sure you had a great time! We are sure that after this experience your dog will want to accompany you everywhere you go. This last day you can take the opportunity to visit Muxía at your leisure before returning home. But if you have time, we recommend you to stay a few more days and get to know the enigmatic Costa da Morte in more depth.

Map of the Way

Type of accommodation

Detalles

Services included

8 days / 7 nights accommodation8 days / 7 nights accommodation
Luggage transfer during the stagesLuggage transfer during the stages
Transfer of your pet’s luggageTransfer of your pet’s luggage
Complete documentationComplete documentation
Pilgrim’s CredentialPilgrim’s Credential
Canine credentialCanine credential
24 hour emergency telephone assistance24 hour emergency telephone assistance
Travel insuranceTravel insurance

Optional Services

ServiceIn dog friendly accommodation on the way to Finisterre / Muxía
Supplement for single roomSupplement for single room135€ per single room
Extra nightExtra night70€ (sing. room) / 90€ (doub. room)
Transfer from Muxía to Santiago with dogTransfer from Muxía to Santiago with dog95€ (4-seater vehicle)
Supplement for single room Supplement for single room
In dog friendly accommodation on the way to Finisterre / Muxía 135€ per single room
Extra night Extra night
In dog friendly accommodation on the way to Finisterre / Muxía 70€ (sing. room) / 90€ (doub. room)
Transfer from Muxía to Santiago with dog Transfer from Muxía to Santiago with dog
In dog friendly accommodation on the way to Finisterre / Muxía 95€ (4-seater vehicle)

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Camino de Santiago with dog includes the following services:
  • Accommodation
  • Luggage transport for you and your pet
  • Dossier with information about the stages
  • Pilgrim's credential
  • Canine credential
  • 24-hour helpline
  • Travel insurance
In addition, you can customize your trip by adding the following optional services:
  • Breakfast or half board
  • Extra night at the beginning or end of the stage
  • Private transfers from Santiago de Compostela to the start or end of the stage.
Unlike the group trips, no bus service, guide or support vehicle is included between stages. But you will have a 24-hour hotline where you can contact us in case of any problem or unforeseen event, which we will solve quickly.
As a general rule, only one dog is included with each booking. In case you want to travel with more animals in the same reservation, please let us know.
Yes, you will have total freedom to choose your departure date. However, if you want to do your Camino de Santiago in the months of December, January and February, we recommend that you check availability before making your reservation. At this time of year most accommodation is closed and many services may not be available.
In your travel documents, you will find the names of the accommodations assigned to you, as well as their contact telephone number and location.   As a general rule, all accommodation is located in the centre of the different towns along the Pilgrims' Route to Santiago de Compostela, without the need to deviate too far from the route. But sometimes, due to lack of availability, it is possible that some accommodation may be a little far from the village or even in neighbouring towns.   For all the accommodations that are at a considerable distance from the route of the Camino, we will provide you with a free taxi service that you can use to get to your accommodation and return to the Camino the next morning.   In any case, these are exceptions that we will inform you at the time of booking.
Luggage transport service by default is included in all our trips and it is not necessary to request it. You will be able to do the Camino de Santiago without your luggage on your back with the peace of mind that your suitcase will be at your next accommodation on your arrival.   Along with your credential you will also receive stickers, which you must cover with the requested information and stick it in a visible place on your suitcase.   Once you have arrived at your accommodation, we recommend that you ask at reception where you can leave your luggage. You will have to leave your luggage at the indicated place first thing in the morning for our carrier to pick it up. This way, when you arrive at your next accommodation your luggage will already be there.
Yes, with your booking you have an extra suitcase included to transport everything your pet needs: food, toys, bed, blanket, water bowl, etc. This way, you will be able to do the Camino de Santiago comfortably without worrying about carrying too much weight. Daily we will transfer your luggage from one accommodation to another; so that when you finish the stage, it will be waiting for you at the reception of your next accommodation.
We have a taxi service that you can hire whenever you need it. You can hire it, for example, to go from the airport to the start of your Camino, or to go from Santiago to your starting point to pick up your car once you finish the stage.   The price of the transfers will depend on the distance from your point of origin to the destination. If you have any questions about this service do not hesitate to contact us.
We include a compulsory insurance with each trip that will cover you for any inconveniences that may arise during the Camino de Santiago. We will send you the insurance policy together with your travel documents.
The Canine Credential is a document created and issued by the Asociación Protectora de Animales del Camino de Santiago (APACA). It is a passport for pets that has the same function as the Pilgrim's Credential. Lyon of that trip. A nice initiative that rewards the effort of our furry. You will have to stamp it in all the places you pass through: hostels, restaurants, churches, shops, etc. until you get to Santiago de Compostela. Once you have finished your Camino de Santiago, you should contact the APACA Association so that they can issue you the Compostela Canina, the document that certifies the completion of your Camino de Santiago. In the documentation that we send you when you make your reservation you will find all this information perfectly detailed.
It is compulsory to carry the veterinary card or canine passport. It is also advisable to put a tag on their collar with your name and phone number. Before you start your trip, make sure your dog has had at least two doses of the following vaccinations: trivalent parvu (distemper, hepatitis and leptospira). And the rabies vaccination at least 20 days before.
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