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  1. Roops

    Via de la Plata weather - advice

    Hi everyone, Starting to plan my first stage of the Via de la Plata for next year (thanks for all the good advice so far) and just wanted to ask for advice for something that was concerning me. In regards to the weather on this route I understand the summer months can be very hot and so the...
  2. J

    Cycling VdlP: prevailing winds?

    A quick question for all the VdlP experts on here: my wife and I plan to cycle the VdlP, leaving Seville mid September 2018. Is there a prevailing wind direction? It makes a big difference on a bike. I am guessing/hoping that if there is a prevailing wind, it will be S, SW or at worst W, ie off...
  3. 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...
  4. Tamsin Grainger

    Albergue Oliva de Palencia

    The albergue and all other accommodation in Oliva de Palencia IS FULL. Moreover the tourist places nearby are as well. The woman who runs the former is rude and completely unhelpful (not just to me but other peregrinos and local people). Against the Spanish tourist association rules, she fills...
  5. Darlue

    Is anybody planning to start the Vdlp around 17th/18th April

    Good morning at all, Im a young women from Germany who has choosen the vdlp for first Camino. I’m really looking forward to it and it would be great to have a walking partner for the first route out of Sevilla. Is here anybody with similar plans? Best wishes, Darlue
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    Castilblanco de los Arroyos, Via de la Plata. May 2017 from my Walking witout a Donkey (wordpress) blog
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    Castilblanco de los Arroyos to Almaden, Via de la Plata. May 2017 from my Walking Without a Donkey (wordpress) blog
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    Castilblanco de los Arroyos, Via de la Plata. May 2017 from my Walking Without a Donkey (wordpress) blog
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    Between Almaden de la Plata and Monesterio, Via de la Plata. May 2017 from my Walking Without a Donkey (wordpress) blog
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    Goats, El Real, Via de la Plata. May 2017 from my Walking Without a Donkey (wordpress) blog
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    Castilblanco to Alamaden, Via de la Plata. May 2017 from my Walking Without a Donkey (wordpress) blog
  12. geraldkelly

    Castilblanco de los Arroyos to Almadén de la Plata. aka. the stage from hell.

    There's a report in El Diario newspaper saying that a number of walkers' rights organisations, ecological organisations and the Amigos del Camino are taking a court case to gain access to a historical right of way which would cut the number of kilometres of road walking on the stage between...
  13. C

    Via de la Plata Oct/Nov ?

    Hi all, I'm considering going for the via de la plata, starting from Seville in late October and walking for about 2 weeks. I'm wondering.... Is the weather likely to be good enough? Will there be enough hostels etc. still open? (or do most close for the winter?) Many thanks all ! Cole
  14. peregrinamaybe

    Camino del Norte v. Via de la Plata in May?

    I've wanted to walk the Camino for years. My husband and I are/were excited about the prospect of walking the Camino del Norte in Spring 2018 but now I'm second guessing whether we should walk the Via de la Plata instead. We have some flexibility on dates in May/June but our preference would be...
  15. H

    baggage transfer

    does anyone have any details on baggage transfer companies on the via de la plata from carcaboso to Salamanca ( someone like jacotrans on the French way)
  16. Helen1

    Cycling the Vía de la Plata

    Nice/short account of cycling Via de la Plata (not as a pilgrimage). They make it sound quite tempting... https://www.cicerone-extra.com/cycling-the-via-de-la-plata
  17. N

    Looking for input, please...

    We are arriving on the 9th of August in Barcelona, staying for 3 nights and then on to SJPP to begin the Camino Frances August 14th. As an "add on" we have volunteered at Diverbo for one week, August 25th- September 1st. ( look it up, it is AWESOME) SO, we thought...hey, why don't we WALK from...
  18. meye1099

    Crime along the VDLP?

    Hello, everyone. I'm planning to walk the Via de la Plata from Sevilla to Santiago next March and April. I will be walking alone for most of it and my husband plans to join me for the last two weeks. I've read a few reports and posts in these forums about robberies happening in the first stage...
  19. Daphne McDaid

    Via de La Plata from Cadiz to Muxia in Spring

    So I am thinking about doing the Via de la plata and would like to start in Cadiz. Has anyone walked from Cadiz Santiago or Muxia. I did the Camino Frances last year in September/October. I am thinking to do this camino in the spring. I would like to know your experiences and any advice you...
  20. J

    Help! Advice on finding the right direction Sanabria-Mozarabic or the French way?

    Hi all you experienced walkers of the VP. I am in a bit of a dilemma. I just returned to walk the VP after a break and am currently in Salamanca. It is very quiet on the road (I have seen two people so far). I am hoping for a trip that is not unbarebly hot and changing terrain to avoid the Sun...


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