10.80km → Cañaveral
To end of camino: 
658.80
Altitude: 
260

The albergue in Alcántara is closed, making this detour less common. If you want to end your stage here, there is a private hostel that can accommodate you.

Photo of Detour to Embalse de Alcántara on the Camino de Santiago
Off Camino: 
1.00
Altitude: 
260

Note that the albergue here is closed indefinitely and that a private Hostel exists.

Accommodation in Embalse de Alcántara

Municipal

1

Albergue Embalse de Alcántara
Municipal
26
15€
To end of camino: 
648.00
Altitude: 
355
The Road: 

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...

Accommodation in Cañaveral

Pension

2

Posada La Campana
Pension
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Posada La Campana
Hostal

3

Hostal Málaga
Hostal
Photo of Cañaveral on the Camino de Santiago
19.30km → Galisteo
To end of camino: 
640.00
Altitude: 
425

Located off the camino, 700m to get there.

The Road: 

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.

Off Camino: 
1.40
Altitude: 
355

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.

Accommodation in Grimaldo

Municipal

1

Albergue Municipal de Grimaldo
Municipal
12
Donativo€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Municipal de Grimaldo
Hostal

2

La Posada de Grimaldo
Hostal
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: La Posada de Grimaldo
Off Camino: 
4.40
Altitude: 
270

Accommodation in Riolobos

Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural La Troje
Casa Rural

3

Casa Rural Abuela Maxi
Casa Rural
20€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Rural Abuela Maxi

Vía de la Plata Map 12

Vía de la Plata Map 12
1.70km → Río Jerte
To end of camino: 
620.70
Altitude: 
295

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.

The Road: 

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...

Accommodation in Galisteo

Photo of Galisteo on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
619.00
Altitude: 
245
5.00km → Carcaboso
To end of camino: 
614.30
Altitude: 
270
The Road: 

Straight through town and out again along the same road all the way to Carcaboso.

12.80km → Ventaquemada
To end of camino: 
609.30
Altitude: 
275

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 Road: 

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...

Accommodation in Carcaboso

Photo of Carcaboso on the Camino de Santiago

Vía de la Plata Map 13

Vía de la Plata Map 13
6.20km → Cáparra
To end of camino: 
596.50
Altitude: 
420

Identifiable only as a road crossing with a few buildings. The road to your right leads to Oliva de Plasencia. Continue straight to follow the trail to Cáparra.

Photo of Ventaquemada on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
400

Off the camino but a handy way to break up the stage. You can return to the camino at Cáparra for a visit.

Accommodation in Oliva de Plasencia

Municipal

1

Albergue Via Caparra Confort
Municipal
15
20€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Via Caparra Confort
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural Vía Cáparra
Casa Rural
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Rural Vía Cáparra
Photo of Oliva de Plasencia on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
590.30
Altitude: 
400

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.

Notice: 

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. 

The Road: 

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.

Photo of Cáparra on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
581.90
Altitude: 
390
Off Camino: 
3.30
Altitude: 
490
Notice: 

The 3.3km addition is to the roadside Hostal Asturias.

The Road: 

From Jarilla you do not need to retrace your steps. Follow the N-630 and you will rejoin the camino.

Accommodation in Jarilla

5.20km → Las Cañadas
To end of camino: 
569.40
Altitude: 
530
The Road: 

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

Accommodation in Aldeanueva del Camino

Photo of Aldeanueva del Camino on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
564.20
Altitude: 
600

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.

Accommodation in Las Cañadas

Photo of Las Cañadas on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
559.20
Altitude: 
710

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.

The Road: 

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...

Photo of Baños de Montemayor on the Camino de Santiago

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