Camino Francés from Sarria to Santiago with your Dog (Melide Option)
The Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago with your Dog (Melide Option) is a great experience to share with your pet. You can enjoy together this journey that entirely takes place along natural landscapes.
From Sarria to Santiago de Compostela with Melide is a variable of the minimum route from Sarria to obtain the“Compostela”, the accreditation that certifies that the pilgrim has made the route to the tomb of the Apostle Santiago. In this variant of the route, from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, we will spend one night in Melide, which means one more day of travel, but dividing the route from Palas de Rei to Arzúa into two more affordable stages. In addition, it allows us to delight ourselves with a well-deserved serving of Pulpo á Feira, since in Melide there are some of the most traditional restaurants in Galicia. If we choose this option, it is essential to indulge in this gastronomic whim. We have earned it.
The variant from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela with Melide, is part of the French Way, the most popular route for pilgrims heading to Compostela. It was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993. As it happens with many of the cities that the Camino crosses from Roncesvalles on, many of the towns that we will cross from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela have been born around the Jacobean tradition. There is no more to see the bustle of pilgrims as soon as we arrive at our starting point, Sarria. It is, therefore, a very busy route, in which we will meet people from all over the world sharing the wonderful experience of making a pilgrimage to Compostela.
This variant of the Camino de Santiago, from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela with Melide, especially with the division of the stage from Palas de Rei to Arzúa with the stop at Melide, does not offer major difficulties for the pilgrim. In any case, it must be borne in mind that not all feet are used to walking an average of twenty kilometers for several days in a row. Therefore, a little training is recommended before starting the walk and, above all, having the right footwear. The wonderful Galician landscapes, with their lush forests will compensate us. For our dog, being able to travel these places with us will be an incredible adventure.