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Question on Via de la Plata

Discussion in 'Camino Via de la Plata - The Silver Route' started by Dave Murray, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Dave Murray

    Dave Murray New Member

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    I am currently planning to walk the Via de la Plata. I walked a section last year from Seville to Almaden de la Plata. This year, I plan a much longer walk in May, from Almaden de la Plata to Careces, or perhaps as far as Canaveral. I am aware that the markings on the Via de la Plata are not as clear as on other Camino walks To the extent that I am walking alone, I clearly don't want to get lost, as the gaps between towns can be as mucn as 30 klm. One option is to walk the road (A-66). However, while it might prevent me from losing my way, I am, perhaps, missing out on some of the magnificent and picturescue sights along the Via de la Plata. Any advice?
    Dave
     
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    Dave / Una ... I am planning to walk from Salamanca to Santiago in May/June the year. Can you give any feedback on your experiences along that section of the route.. Good places to stop, eat, visit, etc.
     
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    I had no problem following the signs on the Via de la plata, it is just a question of getting used to the signage in the different regions, Extremadura has very different signs but there are plenty of them. I walk alone and do get lost but that is due to 'day-dreaming' and forgetting to watch for signs. The walk is through some lovely countryside, I certainly would not walk along the road, except where absolutely necessary. I'm sure that in May there will be other pilgrims. Go for it and enjoy it is a wonderful route.
    Buen camino!
     
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    Thanks for the advice.
     
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