Here is how you can plan your Camino de Santiago from Seville, how to return home when you have arrived in the city of Compostela.
Seville is not one of the most common starting points to make the Camino de Santiago, but one of the most attractive, because of the extremely interesting geography that the pilgrim travels to Santiago.
In Seville, the Vía de la Plata is born, one of the longest, most unique and most traditional routes of all those that cross the Peninsula; This route crosses the country from south to northwest, crossing Andalusia, Extremadura, Castilla y León and Galicia until reaching Santiago de Compostela. This contrasts with the vast majority of other Jacobean routes, which run through northern Spain.
La Vía de la Plata - the route that departs from Seville as one of its starting points - is a unique route that runs through the peninsula from south to north-west, passing through some monumental cities that must be known, such as Seville, Mérida, Salamanca or Astorga
It is a demanding route, with some of the longest stages of the entire Camino de Santiago and it is even more so when temperatures rise towards the beginning of summer. It is a route that runs largely through stretches of plains, with almost non-existent shade; Therefore, it is best to travel in spring or autumn, when temperatures are milder and the sun is less tight. Each season, about 4,000 pilgrims usually choose this Jacobean route: many depart from Merida, however many of those who have more time start in the Andalusian capital.
The Camino de Santiago can be traveled in different ways, whether walking, riding, cycling ... The best way to do the Camino de Santiago from Seville is to do it by bicycle (if we want to have more free time at the end of each stage to visit points of interest) or on foot, although we must bear in mind that we are talking about approximately four weeks of travel. Whether we choose to do the Camino de Santiago by bike from Seville or on foot we will have no problem claiming the compostela upon arrival at the Cathedral of Santiago.
Santiago de Compostela is currently the city with the best communications in Galicia, having all kinds of connections with other cities in the region, Spanish and European capitals, both by train, by plane or by road. When you finish the Camino de Santiago you will have no problem to return home without many complications; The city is well prepared and accustomed to the transit and transport of walkers.
Lavacolla airport is only 11 km from the city (an intercity bus picks up passengers every half hour from the center). From Santiago de Compostela there are direct flights to Seville (Ryanair) that only take an hour and a half; There are also flights with a stopover in Madrid (the most common, although some also stop in Barcelona). From the Santiago de Compostela train station there are AVE and ALVIA trains to Seville via Madrid.
If we prefer to move by road, the bus station of Santiago de Compostela, in the Rúa de San Caetano is near the historic center. From this point we can take the line Santiago de Compostela - Seville (Plaza de Armas) operated by ALSA, with daily frequency.
If you are going to do the Camino de Santiago from Seville, these are the stages of the Vía de la Plata, which you will have to travel:
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