2 WEEKS WALKING CAMINO VIA DE LA PLATA

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This ancient path is sure to impress with its history and diversity: this was an important trade route, allowing and facilitating the traffic of goods for Roman settlers and soldiers, and later the Arab invasion. Come and walk on polished stones as part of the original road still exists, passing historically and culturally important bridges, churches, aqueducts and villages.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    2 Weeks, Walking
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    2/5
  • Daily Distance Moderate
    24 km
All about the 2 WEEKS WALKING CAMINO VIA DE LA PLATA.

This ancient path is sure to impress with its history and diversity: this was an important trade route, allowing and facilitating the traffic of goods for Roman settlers and soldiers, and later the Arab invasion. Come and walk on polished stones as part of the original road still exists, passing historically and culturally important bridges, churches, aqueducts and villages.

SEVILLA TO MERIDA 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS 

Accommodation Level:
2-3 Star Inns: 1,095€ *

Departures:
Every day between
Sept. 6th to Nov. 22nd, 2017 &
February 7th to June 20th, 2018

Average Daily Distance:
24km – 6 to 8 hours

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • High-speed train, Madrid-Sevilla
  • Train, Merida-Madrid
  • Access to 24 hour help line
  • Personalized electronic guidebook which includes:
    • daily route notes, elevation profiles & itinerary overview
    • informative notes and videos of sites of interest
    • restaurant reviews and suggestions
    • Camino trail map & GPS locations of sites of interest
    • essential services locator (banks, pharmacies, water, etc)
    • food menu translator
    • common spanish phrasebook
    • tips for how to prepare & train for the Camino
    • first aid & emergency situation tips
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals outside of breakfasts
  • Data and phone plan for electronic device
  • Potential taxi services to shorten days
  • Electronic Device. Rental available on demand at extra cost
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Museum entrances & other paid visits
  1. STAGE 1 MADRID – SEVILLA – 0 KM

    Arrival at Madrid Airport and transfer to Sevilla via high speed train, a 4 hour journey. Be sure to select a flight that will land in Madrid early in the day to give you plenty of time to reach the train station by midday.

    After checking into your lodge for the evening, you can choose to either sit back and relax or opt for a stroll around this historical town.

  2. STAGE 2 SEVILLA – GUILLENA – 23 KM (14 miles)

    This great trip starts by exploring the village of Santiponce, the first city founded in purely Roman Hispania, and was the birthplace of Roman emperors Trajan and Hadrian. The day ends in Guillena, a town occupied since prehistoric times and important to the Romans and Arabs, with medieval and Neolithic remains.

  3. STAGE 3 GUILLENA – CASTILBLANCO DE LOS ARROYOS – 19 KM (12 miles)

    This is a quiet, peaceful day through a beautiful landscape of orange groves and farms. The terrain is a gentle steady climb of only 300m elevation. There are no villages passed today so you do need to carry your own supplies (water & food).

  4. STAGE 4 CASTILBLANCO DE LOS ARROYOS – ALMADEN DE LA PLATA – 30 KM (19 miles)

    This is the first physically challenging day of the trip. The walk is a gradual up surrounded by cattle and bulls, passing various ranches along the way. The day ends in Almaden de la Plata. The village name comes from the Arabic ‘almadin’ and means ‘quarry’. So translates as Silver Quarry.

  5. STAGE 5 ALMADEN DE LA PLATA – MONESTERIO – 35 KM (22 miles)

    This is a long day in distance with significant elevation gain that can easily be broken up into two separate stages for those who wish to do so.

    Today, we officially say goodbye to Andalusia and walk into the Province of Extremedura. The Province of Extremedura is renowned for its quality meats. If you’d like to know more about the characteristics of the region that allows it to receive such recognition then a visit to the Museo del Jamon in Monesterio is worthwhile.

  6. STAGE 6 MONESTERIO – FUENTE DE CANTOS – 22 KM (13 miles)

    A relaxed and rewarding day amidst the mountains and countryside. Crossing rivers, oak trees and multiple farms.

  7. STAGE 7 FUENTE DE CANTOS – ZAFRA – 25 KM (16 miles)

    A mainly level day where the scenery gradually changes from grain fields and olive groves to vineyards. We finish the day in Zafra, decreed a city of National Historical Interest in 1965. The city has forged a commercial character, thanks in part to the Jewish and Moorish communities settled in the population.

  8. Stage 8 ZAFRA – VILLAFRANCA DE LOS BARROS – 21 KM (13 miles)

    The first 5 km of the day is a good up and down, then the trail levels for the remainder of the day with more descending than ascending overall. Passing the San Francisco Tower, the only remnant of a 15th century former convent.

  9. STAGE 9 VILLAFRANCA DE LOS BARROS – TORREMEJIA – 27 KM (17 miles)

    This is a rather straight forward day through fields and farms – perfect for a day of contemplation for those who enjoy this.

  10. STAGE 10 TORREMEJIA – MERIDA – 16 KM (10 miles)

    This shorter day of walking will allow you to visit Roman ruins of Merida dating as far as 25 BC, such as the Temple of Diana, the Roman Theatre, and the Amphitheatre and Roman Circus, all wonderfully preserved.

  11. STAGE 11 CORDOBA – MADRID – 0 KM

    Afternoon return via train to Madrid.

Our preferred inns have been carefully selected for their location, comfort, charm and consistent friendly service. They are subject to availability. Should one of our preferred inns not be available, we will provide you with one of the same standard & price.

EVILLA – HOTEL AMADEUS

An 18th century home transformed into a beautiful small hotel. Inner courtyard with a garden & chairs to unwind in.

HOTEL CASTILLO BLANCO

This restored hotel is set in the countryside and offers great views in a tranquil environment.

HOTEL LA FABRICA

Ancient flour mill completely revamped into a nice hotel with great character. Lovely stone walls and cozy beds.

VILLAFRANCA DE LOS BARROS – HOTEL DIANAWay of St James Tours Sedor

Nice hotel with spacious, clean rooms and a lovely restaurant.

PARADOR ZAFRA Camino de Santiago Tour lodging

An impressive 15th century castle in the center of town renovated into a comfortable hotel..

MERIDA – HOTEL CAPITOLINA Way of St James Tours Altair

Cozy rooms in an ancient home. Located on the edge of the historical center, only a few steps to the city’s sites.

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