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Walking the Via de la Plata from Plasencia to Salamanca

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Stage 5
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129.5km
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8 days
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Starting From
€790
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Plasencia to Salamanca Map

We start this section in the very North of the province of Extramedura and soon we enter Castilla y Leon with more mountainous landscapes. Here, the Camino combines all types of landscapes, from exposed open landscapes to woodland or meadows and grazing cattle, not to forget the Duena Peak (1140m), one of the highest points of this route. We finally arrive in Salamanca, famous for its Renaissance architecture and one of the country’s most lively cities. 

Highlights

Plasencia

Plasencia has of lot of things to offer because of its rich history. One of them is the impressing Plasencia Cathedral. Besides its architecture, the building also offers amazing paintings and a Museum that is located in the old Cathedral.

Roman thermal baths

Banos de Montemayor offers a special treat for hikers: a spa that is inspired by Roman thermal baths. Immerse in one of the jacuzzis and pools, lean back on a lounger or sooth your muscles with a relaxing massage. The fine interior with marble statues and ancient walls truly brings you back in time and lets you experience the Roman lifestyle.

Carcaboso

Near the Rio Jerte, the charming town Carcaboso is a link that connects the past with the present. Part of the historical Via de la Plata, it still has some of the  2000 year old “Miliarias” (Roman stoneposts). You can find them near the seventeenth-century Iglesia de Santiago.

Plasencia to Salamanca
Via de la Plata
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Included in this package
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Specially chosen 2-3* hotels or equivalent
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Our Holiday or Pilgrim Pack
  • 24/7 Customer Service
Add-On
  • Premium Accommodation
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Additional Night
  • Dinners
  • Day Tours Available
Not included
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks/Lunch

Itinerary

Day 1

PLASENCIA (Arrival)

Night in Plasensia.


Day 2
24.8km

PLASENCIA
to
ZARZA DE GRANADILLA

Transfer to Carcaboso. Carcaboso is a charming town in Extremadura, located near the Rio Jerte. It is historically linked to the Via de la Plata as it still has the 2000 year old “Miliarias” (Roman stoneposts) standing near the seventeenth-century Iglesia de Santiago. The first day of this section combines both beautiful countryside and history. When leaving Carcaboso, we follow the Canal del Jerte before starting a long climb up. Then we start to see evidence of the Roman times and soon we walk through the magnificiently 2000 year old Arco de Caparra. We spend the night in Zara de Granadilla.


Day 3
20.7km

ZARZA DE GRANADILLA
to
BANOS DE MONTEMAYOR

Soon after we start, the landscape becomes more arid and we begin to see the Sierra de las Candelaria ahead in the distance: we are leaving the Extremadura basin behind us. We spend most of the day walking gently uphill until we reach Banos de Montemayor. After the day spent walking, you can treat yourself to the magical Roman thermal waters of the town!


Day 4
12.2km

BANOS DE MONTEMAYOR
to
CALZADA DE BEJAR

Leaving Banos de Montemayor, we start with a steep climb up, at the top of which we can enjoy beautiful views of Banos de Montemayor. Further on, we go downhill on a well preserved stretch of the Roman road, lined with chestnut, beech, and oak trees. The last leg to Calzada de Bejar is uphill, offering open views to the beautiful valley of Rio Cuerpo.


Day 5
20.2km

CALZADA DE BEJAR
to
FUENTERROBLE DE SALVATIERRA

Today, you will come across more “miliarias” and paved road segments, memories of the ancient Roman times. The landscape still looks arid as we go further into this high tableland but it is easy to find shade from oak trees along the wall-lined tracks. Transfer to hotel in Guijuleo.


Day 6
27.6km

FUENTERROBLE DE SALVATIERRA
to
SAN PEDRO DE ROZADOS

Transfer from hotel back to Fuenterroble de Salvatierra. We continue our way through the high plateau and find ourselves walking most of the day on good tracks through the country. The main difficulty of the day is when climbing up the Duena Peak (1140m) but as usual, it worth it as there are good views of the Meseta from the top. Then we walk down through oak woods and farmlands to reach San Pedro de Rozados.


Day 7
24km

SAN PEDRO DE ROZADOS
to
SALAMANCA

The last day of this section offers little shade but the open landscape and great views over the countryside will surely distract you to enjoy this final walking day. Finally, we reach Salamanca, a wonderful lively city, full of history.


Day 8

SALAMANCA

After breakfast, we bid you farewell.


Plasencia to Salamanca Elevation

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