Beyond Cañaveral the camino offers several options, though they are not presented anywhere and you are most likely to just follow the arrows as you find them and that is OK. This first arrow is just a few hundred meters out of town and takes you to the left and uphill; they look mighty...
Located off the camino, 700m to get there.
9km from Grimaldo, at a place called Cuatro Términos, the camino is signposted with a second option to Riolobos. Note that Riolobos is no longer on the camino and is a rather large detour. Continue straight instead.
Located off the camino. 700m to get there. Upon returning to the camino, you will still have an opportunity to take another optional detour via Riolobos.
Take some time to explore the well-preserved walls of Galisteo, there are a few shops and a bank within them but the highlight is the ability to walk atop them; an adventure which sounds simple enough but which is not for anyone with wobbly legs and a fear of falling from high places.
The Iglesia de la Asunción is near the eastern gate and is a bit of an anomaly for not being oriented to the east.
From the albergue return to the main road and exit town by walking uphill past the walled part of town, keeping it to your right. Arrows bring you to the Río Jerte (1.7km) and the Puente Romano which crosses it.
From the river, the camino climbs to a pair of roundabouts...
Carcaboso can be a bit confusing to find your way around, the village is a knot of narrow streets. From where the camino arrives, head left along the main road for most services. Return to the camino where you left it or otherwise find your way to the Iglesia de Santiago, there are three Roman milarios there from the emperors Trajan and his adoptive son Adrian. Trajan is best remembered as a great promoter of civic projects such as roads.
The way from Carcaboso to Ventaquemada is a return to nature with a few options along the way. The first turn to pay attention to is less than a kilometer out of town where your natural tendency is to always keep on a straight path; the camino turns right at a sign for Finca...
Once a Roman City, Cáparra is now and open-air museum that invites you to explore. It is the location of the only remaining quadrifrons gate on the Iberian peninsula, a testament to this location being built at a crossroads. A visitor center and bathroom are at the public entrance.
After periods of heavy rain, inquire about the route ahead. Several river crossings are made difficult by high water. In extreme cases, a detour can be made from Oliva de Plasencia to Villar de Placencia located on the other side of the N-630.
8.4km from Cáparra you will find markings indicating a detour to your right. They point the way to Jarilla (2km) where there is accommodation.
The 3.3km addition is to the roadside Hostal Asturias.
From Jarilla you do not need to retrace your steps. Follow the N-630 and you will rejoin the camino.
The camino follows the road out of town to a roundabout, where you turn right to cross over the motorway. At the roundabout on the opposite side turn left to resume walking along the road all the way to Baños;
Not a town per se, but a large campground with restaurant along the road. From here it is possible to make a side trip (3km) to Hervás, a beautiful hilltop town.
Baños derives its name from the abundance of water that flows from the surrounding mountains, and from the thermal waters that spring up here. If you fancy a splurge, head to the balneario for a soak. The mountains are a blessing for the locals, who enjoy a temperate climate because of them. Unfortunately for pilgrims, the same mountains stand in the way of northern passage.
From Baños the camino begins its climb to the Alto de Béjar. It begins along the old Roman road on the east side of town, avoid the temptation/mistake of following the N-630 (though that will get you to both the alto and the Albergue El Solitario). The climb to the alto is...
Accommodation in Baños de Montemayor
Albergue Turístico Vía de la Plata de Baños de Montemayor