Taking animals on the Camino can be quite restricting. Many hostels, restaurants, cafes, churches and museums don't accept animals or pets. However, if you are interested in finding out more about this we can put you in touch with pilgrims who have ridden to Santiago for some first hand advice.

Camino A Caballo offers organised trips on horseback. 

If you are interested in hiking with a donkey to carry your packs or make the experience even more memorable for children, see the Chemin de Compostelle website. Under "préparer son pèlerinage" select "Partir avec un âne".

Hiking with Donkey: the English page of the website of Jacques Clouteau (author of Il est un beau chemin semé d'épines et d'étoiles) for all you could possibly want to know about walking with a donkey, including lists of donkey hire companies. Mainly in French.