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Stage 7: Fuentes de Cantos – Zafra (25.0 Km)
Fuente de Cantos – Calzadilla de los Barros: 0-6.6 km
Calzadilla de los Barros – Puebla de Sancho Perez: 6.6-20.8 (14.2 km)
Puebla de Sancho Perez – Zafra: 20.8-25.0 (4,2 km)
We leave the hostel Fuente de Cantos on the left down Calle Huertas leading on San Benito street until we reach the la ermita de San Juan, where we take a dirt path bringing us to the village of Calzadilla de los Barros (photo 1 km 2.2 and photo 2 km 5.7).
We enter the village of Calzadilla de los Barros along Calle Fuente de Cantos which leads us to the Plaza España, where we can find the town hall. If we want to spend the night in the hostel in Calzadilla, we have to turn left (there is a sign indicating the direction of the hostel).
If we continue ahead with the plaza bordering us on the right, eventually we arrive at calle Zafra, where we finally abandon the town. The street eventually turns into a path, that runs more or less parallel to the N-630 (photo 3 km 7.7), until the path and the N-630 almost touch. At this point the path turns left. From this point until the next town, Puebla de Sancho Perez, we will find two streams that throughout most of the year carry lots of water (photo 5 km 11.2 and photo 6 km 13.2).
If you were to walk, you can probably can pass through without too much trouble (though perhaps take off your shoes), if cycling things are a little more complicated (especially if has been raining recently, this path becomes very muddy). For this reason we have marked out an alternative route for bikes. In this alternative route we skip the Puebla de Sancho Perez, instead going directly to Zafra. However if you prefer, you can turn before the roundabout on the left by colada de Osagre, we will return to join with the road at the start of Puebla de Sancho Perez.
If we continue on foot (photo 4 km 10.2) on the road, we arrive without any time loss (photo 7 km 16.8) at La Puebla de Sancho Sancho Perez, further down the street this then becomes Belen Street, until we arrive at the town hall square (photo 8 km 20.8). If we decide to spend the night here, at the Town Hall Square will have to turn left and then in 1.3 km we find the Hostel Puebla de Sancho Perez.
If we decide to continue (Zafra is located about 4 km ahead) we must cross the village following the arrows until we reach the road BA-160. We must cross this road to continue along the dirt track (photo 9 km 21.4).
Before entering Zafra, we must cross one of the most peculiar sections of the entire camino: the old Zafra train station, with its abandoned tracks and buildings (photos 10 and 11). Passing through the great avenue, this then takes us to the Parque de la Paz, which we must cross from the start to end until we reach la calle de Lopez Azme. We carry on down this road until on our left we see el Palacio de los Duques de Feria (photo 12 km 24.6), we then arrive directly at the hostel Zafra.