1. Jo Jo

    One week in the South of Spain in Late October

    It looks like my wife can only take one week off work to walk this year, probably in late October (yes, caminos have become an annual thing). We are looking at the South of Spain, probably starting somewhere and seeing how far north we get. For those of you with experience, where would you...
  2. StevethePlanner

    Via de la Plata and Sanabres hour by hour

    Here are two videos from earlier this year (April/May) walking the Via de la Plata. One is an “hour by hour” video. Two years ago, inspired by a video with a selfie every mile on the Pacific Crest Trail, I decided to take a selfie approximately every hour while walking the Camino de Santiago...
  3. Erik Anderson

    LIVE from the Camino Rejoining Camino Sanabres

    I'm rejoining the Camino at Puebla de Sanabria on Wednesday to walk to Santiago and would be interested in any information from peregrinos on the route or who have travelled this path recently. I read (online) that there is a number of diversions due to AVE work and there are warnings that the...
  4. Fares Ismail

    Camino Frances Followed by VdlP

    Hello everyone, As my starting day approaches, I’ve been looking at alternative routes (ones that are less traveled and crowded). I initially thought about doing the Camino Frances and taking the Invierno route from Ponferrada. But recently I started thinking about following the Frances up...
  5. K

    Advice for the VDLP

    I'm considering the VDLP in 2018. Can anyone recommend a guidebook and any advice as a result of hindsight? Also, Seville or Granada as the start point - any preferences? Thx :)
  6. Tamsin Grainger

    Map of via De la plata in merida

    Please can anyone tell me where I can find a map of the VdlP as it goes through Mérida? Thanks.
  7. SioCamino

    VDLP April 2017 - heat & shoes

    Hi, I'm due to start walking from Sevilla this weekend. I was expecting that the weather would be pretty warm but it looks pretty hot just now. So I am seeking advice from pilgrims on the road just now or who have walked in similar temps regarding suitable footwear. I had planned on wearing my...
  8. long trails

    Live - Via de la Plata Seville to Santiago, Spring 2017

    Well it's the eve of my VDLP walk up to Santiago. I have been in Seville a couple of days now and could really stay here longer, but the Camino is calling (and the weekend tourist crowds are arriving!). Feels totally different to the eve of my Camino Frances. Of course SJPdP is a pilgrims town...
  9. D

    Mixing Via dl P with cPortuguese

    I am planning on starting the Via de la Plata from Seville in mid March and walking up to Salamanca. From there I will take a train to Coimbra and continue on the Caminho Portuguese to Santiago De Compostela (I have Portuguese friends on route and would like to see them). This is my first Camino...
  10. Jakke

    Embalse de Tajo, AVE and A Gudina

    Can anyone tell me what the situation with the accommodation near the Embalse de Tajo is? Will the camino from A Gudina still be closed after Easter this year? Is there information concerning the construction of the train track (AVE) that impacts the VDLP camino this year?
  11. M

    Now it feels real!

    It's becoming more and more a reality! My dream of doing another camino has taken on a life of it's own, and has turned into a loose plan! As it stands, my plan is to hike from Seville as far as Salamanca, from mid-Feb to mid-March. I will need to save the rest of the VdlP for another time...
  12. Sarahplaces

    Nov 16: starting from Seville- Anyone else?

    Hi! I'm starting from Seville tomorrow by myself- send a message: - if anyone wants to say hi along the way - if you have any trail info - or other items! I will have a canadian heart flag along with some other 'flair' on my backpack, of course Thanks!
  13. NaimaA

    Via de la plata walking alone? Is it safe?

    I have walked three caminos, now I am thinking walking Via de la Plata starting mid march. For all of you that have walked it....will it be a good time of the year to start?? Also is it a very solitary Camino?? Will I meet other Piligrims along the way?? I have always walked alone and I am a...
  14. Ingrid G

    Booking beds or taking it as it comes?

    Hello! I am going to walk from Ourense to Santiago with two friends next week (July). We only have four days to do it, so we kind of know already know the stages we need to take every day and they are quite long. I know this is not the "real" pilgrim spirit, but it's the time we have, and living...
  15. Risky

    Live - Via de la Plata VDLP guide in Salamanca ?

    Hi, my wife and I are currently in Salamanca having walked from Sevilla with very little information and we are wondering if anyone knows where we may buy a guide for VDLP in Salamanca. As numbers appear to be up at the moment it would be good to know alternatives for accommodation. Cheers.
  16. mla1

    vdlp stages - less than 40 days?

    I am starting to plan for the VDLP in spring 2016 (through Ourense). Some of the guidebooks suggest 36 or 37 days to Santiago, but most of the blogs and comments on the Forum suggest 40+ days. I am wondering if anyone would mind posting stages for fewer than 40 days between Seville to Santiago...
  17. Hildegardista

    Via de la PLata between February and April

    Hola Peregrinos, I would love to walk the Via de la Plata leaving Sevilla on Ash-wednesday, February 10 to arrive at Easter,March 27 in Santiago. I would like to know if the albergues are open at that time of the year. Taking a tent with me is something i would like to avoid, (but i would carry...
  18. Jun Meng

    Few Questions about VDLP in Spring

    Hello everyone! I have done the whole Camino Frances in Autume of 2015. It was an amazing adventure and very mysterious spiritual journey. So I decided to do the VDLP in Spring, 2016. Few questions about this route below: A: Is it raining a lot in Spring (From the end of April to the middle...
  19. Pilgrim Rick

    VDLP APRIL 2016...Seville...Who's starting out on the camino in April?

    Hi Guys, I walked the Camino Frances from St Jean to Santiago in October 2014 with a very good friend. I can't even begin to describe what an amazing experience it was for me and my friend too, considering every aspect, it was truly a life changing discovery. 780kms of discovery on your journey...
  20. jjarnold

    construction on VdlP

    Greetings. I am planning my second camino - having done the camino frances in 2006, i am now yearning for the via de la plata, departing easter 2016. it is likely i have only 5 weeks for walking and had wanted to start in Seville. So either i must start elsewhere, or skip some sections (which...