The Via de la Plata – Monesterio to Mérida 2/10

Walking the second section of the Via de la Plata Camino route you will be starting your walk in the town of Monesterio and crossing the South of the Extremadura region. This Camino trail takes you through a relatively undiscovered area of Spain, quite off the beaten track. Wild flowers, olive tree orchards and vineyards add bursts of colour to the predominantly earthy red landscape of this sparsely populated region. This may sound like a challenging Camino route but the flat ground and our split days (shorter walking days available in some sections) make the trail much easier. This section of the Via de la Plata actually presents no difficulty and only requires an average level of fitness.