The Vía de La Plata

La Calzada de Béjar - Fuenterroble de Salvatierra

20 km Difficulty
If you leave the church of Calzada de Béjar to your left, you exit the town towards Valverde de la Casa, 8 and a half kilometres mostly on gravel roads and the occasional tar road. You can see some Roman milestones on the Camino.

After Valverde, you go up towards Valdelacasa, located more or less 4 kilometres away, where many services are available. You leave Valdelacasa on a local road and after 2 kilometres you will go back to a gravel road. 

In order to reach Fuenterroble de Salvatierra, there are pilgrims who prefer to ignore the gravel roads and walk from here on the main road. The town is famous amongst pilgrims as a friendly place that developed around the Vía de la Plata. Here you can see a Gothic 15th-century church, Santa Maria la Blanca, and the church of El Cristo del Socorro. Every Easter Monday since the 17th century, people offer eggs that are later auctioned. The record is at 4000 eggs.

There is a path going from Belea to Fuenterroble called “Vía Lucis”, a walk performed after Easter where 500 people gather with their carts transporting the saints and stopping at different stages, one of them devoted to Saint James.

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Tips from our postmen and women

 Juan José Pérez, Correos of Guijuelo.
 
“Six km away from Fuenterroble, you will find Guijuelo, famous for its ham and embutidos as the place is very cold and dry, thus offering the ideal conditions to cure ham. In Guijuelo, you can find many services and many pilgrims come here. Five km away from the Camino you will find the medieval town of Monleón, one of the oldest towns in Salamanca”. Juan José Pérez, Correos of Guijuelo.
 

 

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.