Vía de la Plata: Stage 19
San Pedro de Rozados – Salamanca (23 km – 14,3 miles)
This stage is an easy stage and at the end you will get to the wonderful city of Salamanca where you will find loads of churches, convents, and religious buildings. It is a famous city beacause here is located the oldest university in Spain, founded in the 13 century.
You will leave San Pedro de Rozados through the Avenida Comuneros avenue that will lead you to another road. After crossing this road you will have to turn left to get to a path that will lead you to Morille, a village just before Salamanca. If you haven’t had breakfast you can have it here, in this village and also buy all the needed things for this stage. You will leave this village through a street called Calle Larga to get to another path similar to the other one, through huge fields and surrounded by cattle. As in previous stages, you will have to cross by some gates, that you must leave closed behind so the cattle do not escape. We will go on surrounded by holm oaks and next to a small stony wall, in our way towards a small stream. After crossing the stream you will have to turn left. You will cross Aldeanueva and after three kilometres you will get to a crossing and here you will have to turn left. You will have to cross another small stream called Fuente de la Porra, then you will continue through the paths and rural paths to get to the dual carriageway. We will cross it under a bridge and then we will find a roundabout, but we will move on forward up to a park. Then, we will have to avoid the railways through a tunnel and then the river Tormes will welcome us to Salamanca. We will cross through one of its bridges, paying attention to the floor as the scallop shells will guide us through the city. From here we can continue by Tentenecio, Expolio and Arcediano streets, where we will find the municipal hostel and where the stage of today ends. If we have left early from San Pedro de Rozados, we will have the chance to walk through the “very noble and loyal” Salamanca, whose old town has been declared a World Heritage Site. Its amazing cathedrals, the Mayor square, the several convents and churches, and palaces, give the city a unique beauty.
What to see
Like in other occasions, it is quite possible you do not have enough time to see the city. If you can, you should stay longer and enjoy all the tourist attractions, and rest before moving on. Pilgrim will help you by choosing the best accommodations and restaurants. Do not miss the opportunity!
What to eat
- Chanfaina (typical stew)
- Typical roasted pig
- Cold meat
- Chochos de yema
Bear in mind
You should leave early from San Pedro de Rozados so you can take the most of Salamanca. On our way, we can only stop to get some food or have a drink in Morille, a few kilometers away from our start. This is n easy stage, without many sloped and where we can jump from dirt to paved roads. The stage does not bring difficulties also for cyclists of people with reduced mobility.What to see
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