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Camino Mozarabe

Camino Mozarabe

Up to 20 nights
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • Duration
    Up to 20 nights
  • Distance
    417 km
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Tour Code
    CWMOZ0118
  • Operating Days
    Apr to Oct
Up to 20 nights
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • Duration
    Up to 20 nights
  • Distance
    417 km
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Tour Code
    CWMOZ0118
  • Operating Days
    Apr to Oct
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedTransfersTransfers Luggage transfer between hotelsInclusionInclusion Telephone support for emergenciesInclusionInclusion Pilgrim passport

Summary

Explore the stunning scenery and beautiful Moorish architecture through the Camino Mozarabe route. This route was traditionally pilgrims would take from the South of Spain to join up with the Via de la Plata, before continuing their journey to Santiago de Compostela. Start your journey from the beautiful Granada and other cities and towns of the charming Andalucia region until you reach the city of Merida.

Itinerary

Granada - 19 km
You arrive in Granada.

Pinos Puente - 15 km
Your journey on the Camino Mozarabe will take you out of the centre of Granada and through the suburban village of Maracena. The trail follows farm tracks as you make your way through the village of Atarfe and on to Pinos Puente which you will enter via the wonderful Puente de la Virgen.

Moclin - 22 km
Today, the scenery will start to change as you make your way into the olive groves. From Pinos Puente, you will start to ascend very gradually alongside the Velillos River. The Camino crosses the river in the town of Olivares before climbing to the hilltop fortified town of Moclin.

Alcala la Real - 23 km
Your day begins with a descent from Moclin into the wide valley which you will spend the day traveling along. Alcala Real is another of the towns which are symbolic of the region with its Moorish castle overlooking the town.

Alcaudete - 26 km
The route from Alcala de la Real follows the ancient Roman road which once connected Gaudix and Cordoba. After passing through the village of Ventas del Carrizal you will begin to climb once again before dropping down to the town of Alcaudete with its magnificent hilltop castle.

Baena - 20 km
Today's journey begins with a 7 km gradual descent as you pass through the distintive olive groves once again. You will pass along the shore of Lake Salobral before reaching the town of Baena. The town was an important location during the Roman and Moorish times and more recently during the Spanish civil war.

Castro del Rio - 23 km
After descending from the town, you will follow the valley of the River Guadajoz through orange and olive groves. You will finish your day in the town of Castro del Rio with its Roman defensive walls.

Santa Cruz - 20 km
You will continue through the olive groves along the ancient Roman road on your way to the town of Santa Cruz. Along the way you will pass through the hilltop of town of Espejo.

Cordoba - 18 km
After you leave Santa Cruz , the olive groves will soon start to thin out as you pass through open fields as you make your way to the stunning city of Cordoba. Originally a roman settlement, the city became the capital of the Islamic Emirate and was a hugely important centre of culture and learning in the Muslim golden age. The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and at the centre of this is the stunning Mezquita.

Cerro Muriano - 20 km
As you make your way out of Cordoba, you will follow the route of the old Roman road which connected Cordoba with Ermita. The trail today climbs gradually all the way to your destination for today, Cerro Muriano.

Villaharta - 35 km
Today, you will start out along a wide valley and pass through the village of El Vacar. You will pass through low trees and fields on your way to the town of Villaharta.

Alcaracejos - 21 km
Your journey today will see you meandering through Holm Oaks and low Mediterranean shrubs as you climb steadily to the plateau of Los Pedroches. You will finish your day by descending gradually to the town of Alcaracejos.

Hinojosa del Duque - 32 km
Soon after starting you will pass through the town of Villanueva del Duque before continuing through farmland and then the town of Fuente la Lancha. The way will take you across the Guadamatilla River before you reach Hinojosa del Duque.

Monterrubio de La Serena - 19 km
You will continue through the isolated landscape of shrubs and oaks and across the Zujar River before passing the Ermita Virgen de la Alcantarilla. Your destination for today is the beautiful town of Monterrubio de la Serena.

Castuera - 21 km
Today, you will pass along a farm road through groves of Olive and citrus trees. Your day ends as reach the town of Castuera which sits at the edge of the plateau.

Campanario - 36 km
This flat day on the Camino takes you along quiet farm roads. You will cross the River Guadalefra and alongside a railway line before reaching the town of Campanario.

Medellin - 25 km
Shortly after leaving Campanario, you will pass the Neolithic site of La Mata and then the village of Magacela. The village sits at the foot of the imposing hill with a ruined castle on top. From here you will pass through the village of La Haba and alongside farmland which is more regulated than that seen previously on this Camino. You will finish in the town of Medellin which sits on the river Guadiana and was once an important Roman settlement.

Easy Walking Option 1: You can choose to split this walking day in two and stay overnight in Don Benito, between Campanario and Medellin.

Easy Walking Option 1: You can choose to split this walking day in two and stay in the town of Don Benito. (25 km)

San Pedro de Merida - 16 km
Leaving Medellin by way of the Roman bridge, the Camino passes through the town of Yelbes. You will travel through rich farmland and over the River Burdalo before passing the village of Torrefresneda on the way to San Pedro de Merida.

Merida
Your final day on the Camino Mozarabe will take you past the town of Trujillanos and alongside fields before you enter the town of Merida. As you enter the town you will pass the Roman Circus and aqueduct. Founded in 250 BC, Mérida with its Roman heritage, is more than just a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mérida has plenty to offer tourists who love to hop from tapas bars to wonderful restaurants soaking up the lively atmosphere of this wonderful city.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation with ensuite
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (max 20 kg)
  • Telephone support for emergencies
  • Pilgrim passport (Credencial)
  • Journey documentation

Exclusions

  • Transfers from and to airport
  • Personal equipment
  • Other personal expenses
  • All items not mentioned in inclusions

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