Ruta de la Plata: Stretch 3 from Salamanca to Puebla de Sanabria.

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Ruta de la Plata. Stretch 3 from Salamanca to Puebla de Sanabria.

1 pax min.

The origin of the Ruta de la Plata dates back to Roman times, as it was one of the Roman roads linking Astorga (Asturica Augusta ) in the north with Mérida (Augusta Emerita) in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. Today the route called Ruta de la Plata is the road connecting Sevilla with Gijón and the Camino de Santiago that comes from Cádiz to Santiago de Compostela, joining the Camino Francés in Astorga.

There is an alternative path called the Camino Sanabrés, which branches from the Vía de la Plata and arrives in Santiago de Compostela through the city of Orense in southern Galicia It is the best known and busy

On foot along the Vía de la Plata to Santiago de Compostela

Stretch 3 Salamanca – Puebla de Sanabria , 208 Km approx


Day 1: Arrival in Salamanca

Day 2: From Salamanca to Calzada de Valdunciel, 17 km approx.

In the morning, walk around the old town of Salamanca with visit to the Plaza Mayor, the New and Old Cathedral and the University.  In the afternoon we begin our trek along the southern Camino de Santiago, the Ruta de la Plata.  After leaving Salamanca towards Aldeasaca de Armuña and Castellanos de Villiquera we find a fairly flat stage, that reminds us of the Spanish Meseta. In  the last village we can visit the parish church with its interesting facade.  In Calzada de Valdunciel we’ll find remains from Roman times.

Day 3: From Calzada de Valdunciel to Peleas de Arriba, 27 km approx.

El Cubo de la Tierra del Vino runs through fertile vinetayds and later through oak forests. Transfer by taxi to Calzada de Valdunciel.

 Day 4: From Peleas de Arriba to Zamora, 24 km approx.

Transfer by taxi to Peleas de Arriba. Along today’s stage we’ll see many poplars. First we go to Villanueva del Campeán, where we’ll see the ruins of a Franciscan monastery.  In Zamora we’ll visit the city and above all the Cathedral.

Day 5: From Zamora to Montamarta, 18 km approx.

A flat and fairly monotone stage. We leave Zamora to Roales del Pan. As its name indicates, this region is mainly dedicated to cereal crop production

Day 6: From Montamarta to Granja de Moreruela, 24 km approx.

On the way to Fontanillas de Castro we’ll se the remains of the castle, Castrotorafe. We continue through Riego del Camino to Granja de Moreruela

Day 7: From Granja de Moreruela to Tabara, 27 km approx  .

We leave behind Granja de Moreruela to follow the path to Puente Quintos along the river Esla. We arrive to Faramontanos de Tábara, a village with typical wineries and we’ll soon see the pretty Torre de Tábara that belongs to the former monastery of San Salvador from the 19th century.

Day 8: From Tábara to Santa Marta de Tera, 23 km approx.

Transfer to Tábara. Today we’ll come across a different landscape. We leave the plateau behind to enter the mountains. We walk through vineyards and chestnut trees. Bercianos de Valverde is famous for its underground wine cellars

Day 9: From Santa Marta de Tera to Villar de Farfón, 21 km approx.

We walk to Tera through a beautiful landscape with plenty of vegetation. Along the way we’ll see the villages of Calzadilla de Tera and Olleros de Tera with its typical mud houses.

Day 10: From Villar de Farfón to Mombuey, 15 km approx

Transfer by taxi to Villar de Farfón. Walk to Rionegro del Puente, a very interesting village in the Via de la Plata. In the Plaza Mayor we’ll see the sanctuary of  la Carballeda (In Galicia oaks are called carballos) In Mombuey it’s interesting to visit the church of the Asunción which dates back to the times of the templars.

Day 11: From Mombuey to Puebla de Sanabria, 31 km approx.

On leaving Cernadilla we’ll find us in San  Salvador de Palazuelos with its church of Santiago and a nice views to the Reservoir. In Asturianos we’ll see the church of the Asunción and the Collegiate Virgen del Camino. After Remesal we’ll see the village of Puebla de sanabria.

Day 12: End of the trip

*There is the possibility to extend the stay in Puebla de Sanabria, if you are interested in it please don,t hesitate to contact Viajes Orbis. When extending your stay, apart from enjoying the city, we can arrange some excursions.

*It is also possible to combine various trips, e.g. follow the Way of Saint James to Burgos, Astorga or until Santiago..

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