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Via de la Plata – Carcaboso to Salamanca 5/10

Walking Section 5 of 10

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The fifth section of the Via de la Plata Camino route starts in the small town of Carcaboso in the North of Extremedura and takes walkers to wonderful Salamanca city, renowned for its Renaissance architecture and its UNESCO-listed Old Town. This is one of the most beautiful sections of the Vía de la Plata Camino route, passing lakes and mountains, and offering pilgrims the chance to taste great food (Pata Negra ham amongst many other things) and enjoy the best bird-watching in Spain! On this Camino section you will discover many different landscapes: forests, farmland and vast plains as well as crossing the stimulating (but not challenging) Dueña mountain range, one of the Vía de la Plata highest points (at 1140m).

Trip highlights

  • Take in the views from the Dueña Peak
  • Relax in the Spa town of Baños de Montemayor
  • Discover the beauty and elegance of Salamanca's old quarter
  • Taste the traditional 'Hornazo' meat pie

1 Carcaboso

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Carcaboso has the remains of a Roman aquaduct and some beautiful old buildings, like some Roman architecture remains and the old parish church.

2 Carcaboso to Zarza de Granadilla - 29km

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7h | +305m / -189m
Today you will be starting from the beautiful little town of Carcaboso near the Rio Jerte. Near the 17th century Iglesia de Santiago you will see the 2000 year old roman stone-posts called “Miliarias” which signify the historical importance of the Via de la Plata. You will follow the ‘Canal del Jerte’ and head for a steady climb which will see you pass through the fantastic Roman Arco de Caparra, and its impressive ruins. Continuing along the Camino, along oak trees and sleepy countryside.

3 Zarza de Granadilla to Baños de Montemayor - 18km

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4h30 | +364m / -74m
Shortly after beginning today’s walk you will notice that the landscape becomes more barren and the Sierra de las Candelaria will loom into view up ahead. You will walk gradually up hill to Baños de Montemayor, leaving the Extramadura basin behind you. Once in Baños de Montemayor you can relax in the Roman thermal baths from which the town gets its name.

4 Baños de Montemayor to Calzada de Béjar - 13km

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3h | +422m / -332m
You will leave Baños de Montemayor by way of a steep climb which crests with beautiful views of Baños de Montemayor and the surrounding conutryside. From here you will descend on a beautifully preserved stretch of ancient Roman road which is lined with oak, beech and chestnut trees. The final part of todays stage sees the Camino climb once again, with magnificent views of the valley of the Rio Cuerpo.

5 Calzada de Béjar to Fuenterroble de Salvatierra - 21km

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5h15 | +304m / -147m
On day 5 of your walk you will see more evidence of Roman times with more ancient paved roads and “miliarias”. The trail moves higher into the tableland and the landscape is still quite arid, however there is plenty of shade to be found among the wall-lined tracks and oak trees. From Fuenterroble there is a short transfer to your lodging in Gujuleo.

6 Fuenterroble de Salvatierra to San Pedro de Rozados - 30km

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7h30 | +409m / -383m
Your day starts off with a short transfer from your lodging back to Fuenterroble de Salvatierra. Your walk today will continue to take you along the high plateau, on peaceful tracks. There is some climbing which will take you Duena Peak, which at 1140m is the highest point of this section of the Via de la Plata. This peak offers great views over the surrounding meseta. The final stretch of this stage takes you down hill once again, through farmlands and oak forests to San Pedro de Rozados.

7 San Pedro de Rozados to Salamanca - 26km

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6h30 | +208m / -377m
The final day of your walk on this section of the Camino will see you pass through the wide open countryside. Although there is not much in the way of shade, the beautiful views will surely keep your spirits up. The walk concludes in Salamanca which is a beautiful, energetic city that has history at its very core.

8 Salamanca

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Salamanca was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1988 and many people regard it as one of the most impressive Renaissance cities in Europe. A favourite destination for locals and foreigners alike, the city has also a strong student culture and the 13th century university is still in use today.

Hotels & country cottages have been carefully selected for their location, comfort, character, food, and friendliness of the staff. They are subject to availability and if the hotel described is not available, we will provide you with one of the same standard of comfort & price. Please note: Accommodation is subject to availability.

Carcaboso - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Zarza de Granadilla - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Baños de Montemayor - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Calzada de Bejar - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Fuenterroble de Salvatierra - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

San Pedro de Rozados - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Salamanca - Standard / Superior

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.
Superior Collection: Stay in the best hotels on the Camino de Santiago: we have selected luxurious 4 and 5-star hotels, boutique guesthouses, relaxing country homes and stunning heritage ‘Parador’ hotels so you can feel pampered.

Carcaboso Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Salamanca Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Flying IN and OUT

How to get to Carcaboso

Best option: Madrid (Barajas) airport (270km)
Madrid international airport is the nearest airport to Carcaboso. Madrid is an international airport, directly connected with many cities all over Europe. Almost all airlines offer flights to Madrid. See www.skyscanner.com.
Other option: Sevilla airport (360km)
The airport in Sevilla is connected with many major cities and busy airports in Europe, e.g. Paris, London, Madrid, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, Rome or Dublin. Ryanair offers flights from London (Stansted), Dublin and Rome (Ciampino). London (Gatwick) is connected to Sevilla by Ryanair and easyJet as well. Vueling and Iberia offer flights from Paris. See www.skyscanner.com.

 

How to get back from Salamanca

Best option: Madrid (Barajas) airport (220km)
Madrid is an international airport, directly connected with many cities all over Europe. Almost all airlines offer flights from Madrid. See www.skyscanner.com.

Option: Salamanca airport (16km)
Salamanca airport is a small airport itself has a small airport, serving flights to Barcelona International Airport. The route is served by Iberia, but the frequency of the flights is quite low. See www.skyscanner.com.

Transfers to and from Airport

How to get to Carcaboso
There is no intercity connection to Carcaboso from the major cities. You need to get to the nearest town called Plasencia (13km away). From here you can take a bus or taxi to Carcaboso.
From: Madrid (Barajas) airport (270km)
There is a train connection from Madrid (Atocha Cercanias) (4 times/ day, taking approx. 3h). See: www.renfe.com. There is an urban train (Line C1), linking the train station (Atocha Cercanias) with the airport (Terminal 4). See www.renfe.com.
From: Sevilla airport (360km)
You can take an urban bus to Sevilla city centre (stop: “Plaza de Armas”) every 30 min/30min journey time. See www.sevilla-airport.com for a general overview and www.tussam.es for the timetable of the “EA”-line.
There is a direct bus link between Sevilla (Plaza de Armas) and Plasencia (5 times/ day,approx. 5h15). See www.alsa.es.

Salamanca
To: Madrid (Barajas) airport (220km)
There is a direct bus connection between Madrid airport and Salamanca, departing 5 times/ day and taking approx. 2h45. See http://www.avanzabus.com.
There is a train connection from Madrid (Chamartin) 10 times/ day, taking approx. 2h40. See: www.renfe.com. A train (Line C1) links the train station (Chamartin) with the airport (Terminal 4). See www.renfe.com.

To: Salamanca airport (16km)
You can take a bus from the city centre to the Salamanca Airport. The travel time is approx. 25 mins. See www.aena-aeropuertos.es.

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