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Calzada de Béjar

Private hostel (24, 10€) Alba y Soraya, on your left as you enter the village. Comfortable, spacious hostel. Fireplace, laundry facilities. The friendly owners live in the village. Evening meal and breakfast on request. Also private rooms from 20€. Website www.edicionweb.com/casaalbasoraya Tel 646 410 643 or 606 958 145

There's a friendly café across the square behind the church which does good tapas and meals (closed Tuesdays). Guesthouse Casa Rural Jorge at start of village has singles for 20€ and doubles for €40, it has been recommended. Tel 636 075 086. Also recommended by pilgrims is Calzada Romana with singles for 20€ and doubles for 35€ and meals. Tel 696 112 340.

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The free guide

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The full guide

The full Walking Guide to the Vía de la Plata has the following:

  • Urban maps of towns and cities and detailed maps of the Vía de la Plata in rural areas
  • Lots of information about historic sites along the Vía de la Plata's route

If you'd like to see what it looks like you can download a samples from here the first 20 pages of the Walking Guide to the Vía de la Plata

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  • What to expect on “the Way”: What's a typical Camino day?
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