- Time of past OR future Camino
Last: Sept 2022
I am currently in SdC and am looking for the best way to return to Pamplona with my dog. Alsa will not take us, Any suggestions, ideas?
Thanks a lot, second option might be bestShort line bus lines might take dogs but probably only in a crate in the luggage area. But then you have to check all of them along the way before heading out and buying a crate.
The easiest, but not cheapest, way would be a one way car rental I think. To be on the safe side I wouldn't go to the rental agency with the dog.
Thank you all for your greatly appreciated responses. I actually started this query in lieu of an Italian co-Peregrino, to whom I translated and passed on your replies. I think that he will go for the rental car optionFor a Labrador/dogs that weigh >10kg then the only option is by renting a car. AVIS, Enterprise, and Europcar accept dogs. Do contact them individually to find out their rules, maybe there’s some extra cleaning fee?
For taxis, some drivers are very relaxed and didn’t need anything special. Some are playing it by the rules so: dogs must be leashed to the car (I bring a harness that clips onto the seat belt) or in a crate, and must be muzzled. So I walk the Camino with a seat belt harness and a muzzle if there’s possibility of having to take taxi. A friend did the Portugues with her border collie and one long day the dog was very tired and she was tired too, and they were refused taxi because lack of harness and muzzle
Re: AVE, this week there is an improvement! Dogs between 10-40kg can now get on a train from Madrid to Barcelona (they’re trialling it with this route only for the moment). But the rules imposed are very long that it would discourage most dog owners: the dog ticket alone cost €35 and the owner cannot travel in 2nd class - total fare for human+dog for return has to be min €220 plus other rules, see here (I’m currently travelling so haven’t double checked with actual RENFE site).
You should have mentioned that in your first post (not that the advice would be different).Thank you all for your greatly appreciated responses. I actually started this query in lieu of an Italian co-Peregrino, to whom I translated and passed on your replies
At least nobody asked why the dog owner hadn't thought out the problems of their return with a dog after the Camino before they set out . . . oops!You should have mentioned that in your first post (not that the advice would be different).
I was confused about why you were traveling with a dog.