The 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.
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Tips from our postmen and women

José Manuel Hernández, Correos of Aldeanueva del Camino. “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. 

 

We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago

 

We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

 

Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point

 

Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

 

Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 

 

With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

 

Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 

 

Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.

 

 

Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.

 

 

Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 
 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!

 

You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 
 

 

 

Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

 

Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 

 

We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.