Today we face one of the longest stages of the Camino de Santiago in all its itineraries, since from the beginning of the stage we will cover more than 38 kilometres that separate Carcaboso from the town of Aldeanueva del Camino. Today’s stage is the queen of the Via de la Plata, not only because of its length, but also because we will change the monotonous landscapes that we bring on our back, for some much more attractive and without significant unevenness. We will pass through the Cáparra arch, the unofficial icon of this route, and we will finish the route in Aldeanueva del Camino.


We leave the town of Carcaboso by a dirt track that leads us to a cube of the Junta de Extremadura that shows us the direction to Aldeanueva del Camino, and takes us to an alternative that lengthens the road for a kilometre without any reason. We continue along the asphalt to reach a slight ascent, which leads us to a path between cork oaks where we continue through the pastures to the Finca Dehesa Venta Quemada, where we continue along the dirt road that leads us to the famous Arch of Cáparra.

A few meters from here you will find the only supply point of the route. Some vending machines.

We pass through the arch and continue along the service road to reach a detour that will take us to the Asturias hostel, which is two and a half kilometres from this point. If we continue we reach the road to Casas del Monte, which takes us to a dirt track that leads us near a house in ruins.

We cross the A-66 by an underpass and head towards a road that leads away from the national road and the motorway, to enter a beautiful path between pastures and cattle, which takes us to some farmhouses. From here we cross the A-66 through a tunnel that leads us to a path that takes us directly to Aldeanueva del Camino.

To consider

This stage is one of the longest, so there are some options to shorten it if you wish, being the detour to Oliva de Plasencia, or later in Jarilla. Our recommendation is that you plan the stage in advance before leaving Carcaboso, and try to understand your body, in order to decide whether to stop or not, and where to stop if it is too difficult to get to Aldeanueva del Camino.

Places of interest

  • Arch of Cáparra
  • Church of Our Lady of San Servando – Aldeanueva del Camino
  • Church of Our Lady of the Elm – Aldeanueva del Camino

Typical dishes

  • Caldereta de cabrito (kid stew)
  • Pickled potatoes
  • Magro with peppers and crumbs from Extremadura
  • Pork ears and stewed Chorizo sausage
  • Roscas and Sweet Soup and Mantecados