Vía de la Plata

Carcaboso - Aldeanueva del Camino

38,5 km Difficulty
If you leave from the Plaza de España, you will exit Carcaboso through a gravel road. You need to ignore the Junta de Extremadura signs or else you will end up walking 1 extra kilometre.

The Camino once again offers you this beautiful Extremadura landscape of cork oaks, until you reach Finca Dehesa Venta Quemada, where you have to take the detour towards Oliva de Plasencia. Those who wish to continue must walk always in the same direction until they find the Roman arch of Cáparra, unique in Spain. The old Roman road of the Vía de la Plata used to go past this arch, and it is nowadays the icon of this route.

The path continues alternating tar roads and footpaths in the woods until you reach Aldeanueva del Camino. The Camino goes past the Roman bridge at Garganta Buitrera. You can also see the 15th-century churches of Nuestra Señora del Olmo and San Servando.

Tips from our postmen and women

“Aldeanueva del Camino is the town of the three lies as it is neither a village (aldea), nor new (nueva), nor with a single Camino. This town is in the heart of the Valle del Ambroz, also called “the garden of Extremadura”. This is an enchanted landscape in the autumn due to the diversity of colours, but welcoming the whole year round for its flora and precipitous landscape with continuous gorges. The view is breath-taking. The lush mountain of Castañar del Duque is one of the sweet chestnut groves with the highest density of sweet chestnut trees in Europe. You can also see some remarkable trees: the centuries-old chestnut of Segura de Toro and the cork oak of La Fresneda, on the road to Valdematanza. You should also know that our valley is a large producer of cherries and plums of the variety Reina Claudia Verde, offering an amazing landscape during the blossoming season, and, of course, delicious fruits”. José Manuel Hernández, Correos of Aldeanueva del Camino.