Planning the stages of Jule’s journey from Seville to Santiago

I had planned on figuring out the stages of my journey just one week before flying, and then hiking whatever feels right each day, as I did on my previous trails. But the Via de la Plata seems to be a little different.

Due to the low population density as well as the large distances between the small villages and accommodation options, the trail stages are set out already.

This is very different to the Camino Frances or Camino Portugues, which are well-known trails and thus have a well-organised and widespread network of accommodation.

It’s a matter of balance; whether I hike 14 or 34 km in one day, I need to listen to my own body, rest when needed, but also push myself physically.

I planned the stages of the journey using www.gronze.com and Raimund Joos’ outdoor guide “Via de la Plata”. Along with Google Maps and a compass, these two resources will be essential.

Stage 1: Sevilla – Guilena 22.8 km
Stage 2: Guilena – Castilblanco de los Arroyos 18.2 km
Stage 3: Castilblanco de los Arroyos- Almaden de la Plata 29.0 km
Stage 4: Almanden de la Plata – Monesterio 34.3 km
Stage 5: Montesterio – Fuente de Cantos 20.5 km
Stage 6: Fuente de Cantos – Zafra 25.1 km
Stage 7: Zafra – Villafranca de los Barros 19.2 km
Stage 8: Villafranca de los Barros – Torremejia 27.0 km
Stage 9: Torremejia – Merida 16.0 km
Stage 10: Merida – Alcuescar 36.4 km
Stage 11: Alcuescar – Caceres 38.2 km
Stage 12: Caceres – Embalse de Alcantara 33.4 km
Stage 13: Embalse de Alcantara – Grimaldo 20.9 km
Stage 14: Grimaldo – Caraboso 30.9 km
Stage 15: Caraboso – Aldeanueva del Camino 38.6 km
Stage 16: Aldeanueva del Camino – La Calzada de Bejar 22.2 km
Stage 17: La Calzada de Bejar – Fuenterroble de Salvatierra 20.2 km
Stage 18: Fuenterroble de Salvatierra- San Pedro de Rozados 28.6 km
Stage 19: San Pedro de Rozados – Salamanca 23.0 km
Stage 20: Salamanca – El Cubo del Vino 36.4 km
Stage 21: El Cubo del Vino – Zamora 31.8 km
Stage 22: Zamora – Montamarta 18.6 km
Stage 23: Montamarta – Granja de Moreruela 22.9 km
Stage 24: Granja de Moreruela – Tabara 25.3 km
Stage 25: Tabara – Santa Croya de Tera 22.4 km
Stage 26: Santa Croya de Tera – Mombuey 36.9 km
Stage 27: Mombuey- Puebla de Sanabria 31.0 km
Stage 28: Puebla de Sanabria – Lubian 29.5 km
Stage 29: Lubian – A Gudina 23.8 km
Stage 30: A Gudina – Laza 35.0 km
Stage 31: Laza – Xunqueira de Ambia 33.2 km
Stage 32: Xunqueira de Ambia – Ourense 22.0 km
Stage 33: Ourense – Cea (46a+b) 21.2 km
Stage 34: Cea – O Castro Dozin (via Kloster Oseira) – A Laxe 33.2 km (41.0 km)
Stage 35: A Laxe – San Martin de Dornelas 22.2 km
Stage 36: San Martin de Dornelas – Santiago de Compostela 28.4 km

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