Walking the Via de la Plata from Zamora to Puebla de Sanabria
This Walking Holiday explores the 7th section of Via de la Plata, from Zamora to Puebla de Sanabria, 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 entirety offers most of Spain’s rich and mixed culture.
As you head North West through Castilla y Leon, the landscape begins to change and switches from red earth farmlands to greener hills and woodland, inhabited by a wide range of wildlife. The major Rio Tera is also part of the landscape as the Camino comes across its banks on several occasions. We also walk through many typical rural villages, some of them mainly occupied by deserted stone houses and old churches. As on any other sections, the Camino is well established and this section requires a reasonable level of fitness, mainly for its amount of days spent walking on the Camino rather than for the difficulty of its terrain.