Via de la Plata is 1.000 kilometres long from Seville in Andalusia to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. The route is more isolated than the French route with long distances between communities, which also mean that it’s harder to walk. After Andalusia the route enters the region of Extremadura and further up to the town Mérida. Then in the region of Castilla y Leon one comes through the towns of Salamanca and the charming Zamora. Before the border of Galicia, the route rises to 1.355 m above sea level. After the arrival to Santiago de Compostela many consider that the route continues west to the coast and ends up at the cape ”Cabo Finisterre” or even better a bit further northeast to Muxia. The route to Finisterre and Muxia is beautiful and easy to walk. Moreover there are fresh and comfortable youth hostels “Albergues” along this part.
I started on the Via de la Plata, the first week of March and walked in rain and strong winds. During the rest of March, the weather became beautiful, with temperatures between 20 and 25 degrees. Approximately 2% of all pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela walk Via de la Plata. I walked 1.120 kilometre during 33 days from Seville to Muxia.
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