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Walking the Via de la Plata from Caceres to Plasencia

Walking the Via de la Plata from Caceres to Plasencia map

This Walking Holiday explores the 4th section of the Via de la Plata, the longest of all Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela! It runs through the whole country from South to North, from the hot Andalucian plains to the green mountains of Galicia, from Moorish influenced buildings to traditional stone farmhouses and much more! This Camino in its whole offers most of Spain’s rich and mixed culture.

The well-marked Camino runs through the heart of Extremadura all the way to Carcaboso, yet this is where we observe the most-changing landscape, day after day. At the beginning, there is very little shade along the Way but as the landscape becomes a bit more undulating, woodland also starts to appear. Attractive towns with interesting heritage are also part of this section, with the likes of Caceres, Galisteo and Aldeanueva del Camino. As this section varies between very short walks and longer ones, this walking holiday is accessible to anybody with an average level of fitness.

Trip Stats

84km

distance to walk

days of walking

difficulty level

Itinerary

Day 1

Caceres
(Arrival)

Caceres still holds its old medieval town and walls, as if nothing has changed since the ancient times. It is a charming town where it is enjoyable to stroll around. To add to the relaxing atmosphere of the city, Caceres is also famous for being the home of numerous storks!

Day 2
11km

Caceres
to
Casar de Caceres

Leaving Caceres, we spend the first few kilometres walking along a main road, with flat crop fields on both side of the road, but with no shelter from the sun. Fortunately, this is a short walking day so you will have all afternoon to relax at your hotel in Casar de Caceres!

Day 3
33km

Casar de Caceres
to
Canaveral

Soon after Casar de Caceres, we find ourselves walking along wide dirt tracks, through a flat landscape with endless skies and views. Along the Camino, we will also come across many “miliarios”, stone posts remaining from the old Roman road which the Via de la Plata follows.

Day 4
29km

Canaveral
to
Galisteo

Today can be seen as challenging as this is a long walk and there is also a steep climb a few kilometres after leaving Canaveral. However, this is a very enjoyable walk, as we spend most of the day walking through both woods and farmland.

Day 5
11km

Galisteo
to
Plasencia

Leave Galisteo by crossing the town’s beautiful fourteenth century. It is then an easy and short stroll to Carcaboso, through a greener landscape than the rest of the region, thanks to several canals cutting through the area.
*Once in Carcaboso, a short transfer to your hotel in Plasencia.

Day 6

Plasencia

After breakfast, we bid you farewell.

Section 1

Caceres
to
Casar de Caceres

Caceres still holds its old medieval town and walls, as if nothing has changed since the ancient times. It is a charming town where it is enjoyable to stroll around. To add to the relaxing atmosphere of the city, Caceres is also famous for being the home of numerous storks!

Section 2

Casar de Caceres
to
Canaveral

Leaving Caceres, we spend the first few kilometres walking along a main road, with flat crop fields on both side of the road, but with no shelter from the sun. Fortunately, this is a short walking day so you will have all afternoon to relax at your hotel in Casar de Caceres!

Section 3

Canaveral
to
Galisteo

Soon after Casar de Caceres, we find ourselves walking along wide dirt tracks, through a flat landscape with endless skies and views. Along the Camino, we will also come across many “miliarios”, stone posts remaining from the old Roman road which the Via de la Plata follows.

Section 4

Galisteo
to
Plasencia

Today can be seen as challenging as this is a long walk and there is also a steep climb a few kilometres after leaving Canaveral. However, this is a very enjoyable walk, as we spend most of the day walking through both woods and farmland.

Map

Via de la Plata from Caceres to Plasencia

How to get there

Fly In

Option 1 – Madrid
Virtually every company flies to Madrid (can book return flights).
Spanish national company: www.iberia.com

Option 2 – Sevilla
Sevilla airport with Aer LingusIberiaVueling, Ryanair or Easyjet.



Starting Point

1 – Madrid Airport, bus to Madrid bus station (Approx. 20min). Then bus to Merida (Approx. 4h30), 7 departures a day.

2- Seville Airport, bus to Seville bus station (Approx. 25min). Then, bus to Merida (Approx. 2h30), 7 departures a day



Getting Home

Madrid
From Placensia, Cevasa bus to Madrid (Approx. 3hrs), 2-3 departures a day.



What you get with us

Included

  • Great mix of comfortable stay in 2-3* hotels or equivalent
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Our Holiday/ Pilgrim Pack
  • 24/7 Customer Service

Not Included

  • Flights/train
  • Insurance
  • Drinks/Lunch

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Package Details

Active

from €611

For active walkers of a reasonable fitness level who want a more challenging walk

21km

per day (average)

6 days

(5 nights/4 walking days)

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