The Vía de La Plata
The Vía de La Plata

Grimaldo - Carcaboso

31 km Difficulty
Going back to the path flanked by cork oaks you can walk 7 kilometres under their pleasant shade, until you see the detour to Riolobos. The signs for the Camino point towards this village, where you can access any services, and it will divert you for 1 kilometre from the beautiful path, marked with white arrows.

You have two options to get to Galisteo, encircled by a handsome wall made of cobblestones, more than 1 kilometre long, erected in the 13th century and with a nice walkway around it.

The Vía de la Plata continues towards the road to Plasencia, crossing the River Jerte and from there you have 5 kilometres to the village of Aldehuela del Jerte, with the church of San Blas. If you walk 5 more kilometres, you will come to the end of this section, Carcaboso, with several Roman milestones by the church of Santiago.

Tips from our postmen and women

 José Gil, Correos  of Carcaboso. 

“Carcaboso is a friendly town with nice festivals. The most important one is San Jovite, on the 20th and 21st of September. There are several attractions such as the church, the visitors' centre for the Roman road and the Camino. Towards Montehermoso, you will find Valderrosas, which was a settler village created during Franco’s dictatorship by the so-called Instituto Nacional, a body responsible for the creation of standard villages for social and economic reform. In this case, settlers used to cultivate tobacco, corn and they engaged in animal husbandry”José Gil, Correos  of Carcaboso. 

Camino Vía de la PlataColmenas en Vía de la PlataPeregrino haciendo la Vía de la PlataSalida de GalisteoPueblo de Carcaboso
Transfer Rucksack


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.

Send Bicycle


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.

Send luggage to Santiago


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 Payment Card


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.


Pilgrimage Stamps


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.


Send Parcels


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. 


Luggage Storage


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 Offices


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.