location of route
ON ROUTE PHOTO: Merida's bridges span over 2000 years
SEVILLE TO CACERES, ROMAN HERITAGE ON THE PILGRIM’S WAY PART I
TOTAL LENGTH 267 km
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY moderate
MAXIMUM HEIGHT 758 mt above sea level
PRICE Please inquire
THE TRIP IN DETAIL
Day 1 arrive in Seville. Meet our staff in your hotel and receive our travelling pack. Please inquire about our local services to visit Seville, or simply enjoy a quiet evening letting the relaxed atmosphere of the city soak in.
Day 2 from Seville to Castilblanco de los Arroyos, Km 42,5. You leave the city on small asphalted roads, and may stop to visit the astonishingly preserved city of Italica, with its enormous amphitheatre and mosaic floors. Then you gently start climbing.
Day 3 from Castilblanco de los Arroyos to Monesterio, 57, 5 km. 25% of the way today is on dirt road, the rest on asphalted roads with climbs and downhills, through beautiful low mountain landscape.
Day 4 from Monesterio to Zafra. The village of Zafra is a treasure box and will delight you.
Day 5 from Zafra to Mérida km 64,8. The route is quite easy as it follows the national road, with short deviations to nearby towns for food and water. You arrive to the ancient city of Mérida, with its incredibly well preserved Roman Town.
Day 6 from Mérida to Caceres 68 km. From one amazing town to another, both Mérida and Caceres are declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Day 7 Caceres, departure. Our services end after breakfast. Enjoy the rest of your stay and have a safe return.
YOU MAY NOT KNOW THAT …
“Via de la Plata” is the name given to the stretch of Santiago’s Way which goes from Seville to Astorga. It is commonly believed that the name derives from the Spanish word plata, meaning silver. In fact, the name derives from arabic al-balat which means cobbled paving, a description of the roman road that it was.
The “Silver Way” starts in the beatiful city of Seville capital of Andalucía, founded by Julius Ceasar, and heads North through a territory sprinkled with incredibly preserved roman cities, World Heritage Sites and beautiful landscapes, to reach the Medieval town of Astorga in the region of Castilla-Léon. To reach Santiago you still have to travel along the so called French Way. Anther way, the so called Primitive Way , passes through Lugo. You obtain the Pilgrim’s diploma Compostela by stamping your credential twice a day on the last 200 Km to Santiago, when cycling.