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Via de la Plata – Salamanca to Zamora 6/10

Walking Section 6 of 10

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Section 6 of the Via de la Plata Camino route starts in the stunning city of Salamanca, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1988. This part of the Camino walk is dominated by flat farmland and red earth tracks stretching as far as the eye can see. The first few walking days are relatively short but the last walking day to Zamora is a bit longer and therefore a bit more challenging. However, anybody with a reasonable fitness level can do it! This section of the Via de la Plata Camino finishes in the heritage city of Zamora, known locally as ‘little Salamanca’. While Salamanca might be more famous world-wide, Zamora is a hidden gem and has its own share of stunning architecture, including 24 Romanesque churches, the highest number in Europe!

Trip highlights

  • Discover the beauty and elegance of Salamanca's old quarter
  • Walk among peaceful crop fields and farmland
  • Indulge in cheese tasting and sample the local sheep speciality
  • Visit each of Zamora's 24 Romasque churches

1 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 operation today, as vibrant and lively as ever.

2 Salamanca to Calzada de Valdeunciel - 16km

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4h | +125m / -133m
Today we will enter what is known as La Meseta, a long stretched high plateau. Shade is rare today as the Camino runs through flat crop fields divided by red earth tracks. When you arrive, you will have a short transfer to your hotel in Forfoleda.

3 Calzada de Valdeunciel to El Cubo de la Tierra del Vino - 20km

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5h | +139m / -99m
After you are transferred back from your hotel to Calzada de Valdeunciel, you’ll notice that today is quite similar to yesterday’s walk: crop fields, red earth tracks and almost no protection from the sun. Make sure you take a hat and sun lotion. Also like yesterday, when you arrive, you will have a short transfer to your hotel in Forfoleda.

4 El Cubo de la Tierra del Vino to Zamora - 33km

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8h15 | +147m / -330m
After you are transferred back from your hotel to El Cubo de la Tierra del Vino, in the first few kilometres after the town, you are back into a rural area before finally arriving in Zamora, a pleasant heritage city, known as ‘Little Salamanca’.

5 Zamora

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Zamora has it all to attract visitors, with a Romanesque cathedral, fortified walls and a view over the River Duero, you are sure to find something you like. Zamora is known locally as the ‘little Salamanca’ because of its architectural heritage.

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.

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.

Calzada de Valdunciel - 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.

El Cubo de la Tierra del Vino - 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.

Zamora - 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 Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Zamora Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Flying IN and OUT

How to get to Salamanca
Best option: Madrid (Barajas) airport (220km)
Madrid is an international airport, directly connected with many cities all over Europe. Almost all airlines have flights to Madrid. See www.skyscanner.com.
Other option: Salamanca airport (16km)
Salamanca itself has a small airport, serving flights from the Barcelona international airport. The route is served by Iberia, but the frequency of the flights is quite low. See www.skyscanner.com.

 

How to get back from Zamora
Best option: Madrid (Barajas) airport (255km)
Madrid is an international airport, directly connected with many cities all over Europe. Almost all airlines have flights from Madrid. See www.skyscanner.com.
Other option: Valladolid airport (90km)
Valladolid has a small airport. Ryanair offers seasonal flights to London (Stansted) and flights to Barcelona and Malaga regularly. Iberia and Vueling serve the route between Valladolid and Barcelona as well. See www.skyscanner.com.

Transfers to and from Airport

How to get to Salamanca
From: 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) to Salamanca 10 times/ day and 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.
From: Salamanca airport (16km)
There is a bus route between the airport and the city centre (once a day (only mon, wed, sat & sun), travel time approx. 25min). See www.aena-aeropuertos.es.

 

How to get back from Zamora
To: Madrid (Barajas) airport (255km)
There is a bus connection from Madrid (La estación de autobuses de Madrid (estación sur) ) 5 times/ day, taking approx. 2h45. See http://www.avanzabus.com.
You can take the metro at the Méndez Álvaro stop (line 6) and change at the station “Nuevos Ministerios” to get back to the airport. See www.metromadrid.es.

To: Valladolid airport (90km)
To get to Valladolid a bus departs from Zamora every two hours (less on sat and sun) and travel time of approx 1h20 is available. See www.laregionalvsa.com.
You can also get to the airport by bus. A bus line serves the route between the airport and the bus station (Estaction de Autobuses) every 90min (approx travel time is 30min). See http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es for an overview and www.linecar.es for the timetable of the bus line.

More Info on getting to Salamanca

Please select from our available tours below and proceed to booking. Contact the team if you have any special requests.


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  • Stay in our selected accommodation, all rooms en-suite. Price pp, half board.

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    €420

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What's Included

  • Luggage transferred from hotel to hotel
  • Rooms en-suite
  • Half Board
  • Holiday pack: inc. notes & map(s) & pilgrim passport, what to bring, useful information

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  • Airport Transfers, Hotel Upgrades (where available), Bike Rentals