27 Stages / 960 km
Historically, this route was a Roman road linking Astorga with Merida. Today after various expansions due to the conquest of the Peninsula. Departing from the south of Spain, specifically from Seville, you can enter Galicia by different routes or continue and join the French Way in León. The distance on this route is quite large and due to the shortage of lodging and supplies in some points it becomes quite hard.
This itinerary has a route of 705 kilometers, approximately 26 days departing from Seville passing through towns such as Merida, Salamanca and others to Astorga. But if we want to complete it all the way to Santiago it will be 963 kilometers in about 38 days, perhaps the longest route. From Astorga we can link with stages of the French Way or entering Galicia by A Gudiña (Ourense) coinciding with the Sanabrés Way.
We can start from different points depending on the availability of time we have as well as physical preparation. Normally the pilgrims for a first contact decide to make the Silver Route from Ourense (5 stages fulfilling the last hundred kilometers to get the Compostela).