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    Merida September 2018
  2. Y

    Live - Via de la Plata Live Report from VdlP Starting from Seville on 6/20/18

    Via de la Plata, here I am. It was a huge surprise and much appreciated that the day started with clouds and few rain drops at Sevilla, it was very pleasant. I took the river route, did coffee stop at Santionce. In order to beat the afternoon heat without visiting Italica, saved the Roman ruins...
  3. SioCamino

    San Gil variant between Grimaldi and Carcaboso on VDLP - any experience?

    Hi all, i'm looking for some information from anyone who has recently walked the VDLP. We will be restarting our VDLP in a week or so from Cañaveral and I've been trying to look at how to break up various stages. Looking at gronze today I saw that there was a variant to take the calzada romana...
  4. E

    Walking companion for VdlP april 2018

    Hi everyone, this is my first post (apologies if its in the wrong place) but im about to start the via de la plata in a few days; looking at april 12 to walk out of seville. i walked the camino frances in 2015 and i suspect that was a very different experience due to the nature and exposure of...
  5. Tamsin Grainger

    Weather and albergues VdlP March 2018

    Yesterday 22.3.18 gorgeous sun after frosty start in Mérida. Many peregrinos. Albergue at Aljucén full to bursting. V good. Amigos de camino one shut as was one café. 2 other cafes open. Today 23rd nice weather. Birds singing. Due to rain at midday. Quite lot water lying in places but nothing...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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 :)
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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?
  16. 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...
  17. 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!
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.

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