FROM SARRIA TO SANTIAGO (5 STAGES)
Turn your pet into a real pilgrim!
Leaving it at home is no longer an option, now you can walk the Camino de Santiago with your inseparable four-legged friend. What an adventure awaits you on this French Way with Dog from Sarria!
On this magical journey you will travel the last 110 kilometers of the French Way, the most popular and well-known route. A reputation that is due to the great variety of natural, historical and cultural resources that you will find along the way, as well as the quality of its infrastructure. The ideal route for those who are doing the Camino de Santiago for the first time.
Arrival in Sarria (Lugo)
Once you have arrived in Sarria on your own and have settled into your accommodation, you can enjoy the village’s pilgrim atmosphere by strolling through the cobbled streets of the old town, or relaxing on the Malecón promenade in one of its terraces by the river. A day to rest, get mentally prepared and live an unforgettable experience.
It’s a great start for both of us, in this French Way with dog from Sarria
Sarria – Portomarín
You will begin your first day as pilgrims with a first stage characterized by the majesty of its forests, rivers and small rural villages surrounded by pastures. You will walk through a comfortable terrain without many unevennesses, discovering some monuments as the Church of Ferreiros and Barbadelo. You will also find many places to refresh yourself and rest. A few kilometers before reaching the end of the stage you will see in the distance the reservoir of Belesar, an indicator that we are coming to the end of our stage, Portomarín.
Portomarín – Palas de Rei
In this stage you will combine road and mountain for 25 kilometers. After climbing some slopes, it will be worthwhile making a short detour to visit the Castromaior fort, a Celtic settlement that leaves a record of the past of the Galician community. After passing several villages, you can visit the monastery and church of Vilar de Donas, declared a National Monument in 1931.
Once in Palas de Rei, where you will have all the services, you only have to worry about resting and discovering the wonders of the village.
Palas de Rei – Arzúa
This is the longest stage of the French Way within the Galician community, 29 kilometers separate you from your destination so we recommend you take it easy and enjoy the surroundings, as it is also one of the most beautiful stages of the itinerary. Once in the province of A Coruña, dirt roads, lush forests and medieval bridges will guide our Way to Santiago de Compostela. For all pilgrims, a stop in Melide, capital of the Galician octopus, is a must. In any of its many pulperías, you will be able to taste this delicacy of Galician gastronomy. After recovering your strength, the last few kilometers will not require much effort and once you reach Arzúa you will have the rest of the day to rest your body and mind..
Arzúa – Pedrouzo
Today you are lucky, your feet will hardly suffer as you will find a short and less complex stage than the previous ones. You will walk on flat and comfortable ground, finding an abundance of bars, stores and places to rest. Santiago is getting closer and closer and the pilgrimage ritual of this stage is to go to bed early in order to get up early and enjoy the day in Santiago de Compostela.
Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela
As it is a relatively short stage and without difficulty, we recommend getting up a little earlier to arrive early for the pilgrim’s mass and take advantage of the day in Santiago de Compostela. When you arrive at Monte do Gozo, you will discover the reason for the name of this place: the tickling, that pleasant sensation that will invade you when you see the towers of the cathedral from afar, closer and closer.
As you descend the city, the blisters and the tiredness will disappear until they disappear completely in the most magical moment of the whole Way: the entrance to the Obradoiro Square accompanied by your pet.
Santiago de Compostela
Road completed. Once you have enjoyed your last day as pilgrims, it is time to pack up, go home and take stock of the journey. A road that has made you see things in a different way, from which you will take your backpack loaded with new friendships and wonderful and unforgettable moments with your dog, creating with him an unbreakable bond. We are sure that your travel companion is also happy to have shared this trip with you.
** After leaving the accommodation our services will be concluded.
THIS TRIP INCLUDES
- 7 days / 6 nights of accommodation
- Backpack transfer service
- Dog’s backpack transfer service
- Documentation: maps and useful information
- Credential (Pilgrim’s passport)
- Dog Credential
- Telephone assistance service 24/7
- Travel assistance insurance
- VAT included
- Single room suppplement: 120 €/pax
- Extra night in Santiago: 90 € double room / 70 € single room
- Transfer with dog from Santiago to Sarria: 135€ (capacity 4 pax)
- 370 € pax, double room
Hotels, Guesthouses and Rural Acommodation
We have selected for you and your pet the best dog friendly accommodations available on this route. You will stay in small family-run boarding houses where you will feel at home, rural houses in idyllic surroundings and hotels with all the comforts to guarantee you maximum enjoyment on your Way of Saint James. This is our personal recommendation for this adventure on the French Way with Dog from Sarria.