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You will walk for approximately 25 kilometres among paths and streams. You will go through some small villages before getting to Zafra, a key village such as Badajoz, Mérida, Silleve, Huelva and Córdoba.
If you start in the hostel located in Fuente de Cantos you will have to cross all the village to get to the national road BA-069, once you get there you will have to cross it and continue straight forward through a path that will lead you to Calzadilla de los Barros, just after six kilometres. You will go through some villages such as La Cigüeña, Viña Sola and La Ensancha. Once you get to Calzadilla de los Barros you can stop for have breakfast and also to visit the Iglesia de San Salvador church. Once you return to the route you will have to follow the yellow arrows to get again to the national road and also to the Rivera river, you will have to cross it. Once you return to the route you will have to follow the yellow arrows to get again to the national road and also to the Rivera river, you will have to cross it. If you can’t cross the river you will walk through the N-630 ad then go through some paths to La Puebla. If you have crossed the river you will have to turn left and go through Vereda de la Plata for 10 kilometres. The landscape will be the same as the previous days. Before getting to La Puebla de Sancho Pérez you will have to cross the train rails and get tot a road that you should also cross. Then you will walk again through the BA-160 and also cross it, you will have to cross also the train rails near Zafra. Just after passing by a brick building quite abandoned, we will walk on to a hatch we will open to get to Estacion avenue. The hostel will not be far away, just after edging Paz park and the Alcazar, through Ancha street. This village, as most of the closest ones, is sustained on farming. Its International Cattle Fair is remarkable. Moreover, its inhabitants have played an important role through history, as many of them departed to conquer the New World. Once we have left our bags, we can walk along its old town, through Chica and Grande squares, strategic points where old merchants would gather. You will have to cross some streets to finally get to the hostel. An important place that you should visit is the Palacio de los Duques de Feria palace that nowadays houses a state-owned hotel.
What to see
In our web you can find some advice, both for before starting the Way and while you are on it. This way you can prepare your bag, foresee the different stages or even prepare yourself physically in advance.
What to eat
- Typical suckling lamb stew
- Rabo de toro
- Pasteles de Santa Clara (typical pastries)
- Corazones de almendra
Bear in mind
This is not a long stage but you can divide into two and stay the night in Puebla de Sancho Pérez or even go to Los Santos de Maimona. The only problem in this stage is that you will have to cross many streams and sometimes it could be a little bit dangerous.What to see
|Towns||Public Hostel||Bike rental||Medical assistance||Coffe bar||Teller||Pharmacy||Hotel||Touristic Information||Guesthouse||Restaurant||Supermarket||Veterinarian|
|Fuente de Cantos||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Calzadilla de los Barros||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Pradera de San Isidro||✔|
|Puebla de Sancho|
Albergue Convento de San Francisco
- Av. Fuente del Maestre, 2
- Zafra (Badajoz)
- 691 537 283 / 665 962 628
- Plaza de España, 8
- Zafra (Badajoz)
- 924 554 382 / 924 554 402