The Camino Mozarabe

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The Camino Mozarabe

Distance: 385Km

Duration: 16 days / 15 nights

Meals: Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotels, Country Cottages and Guest Houses

Available: All year round

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The Camino Mozarabe is a pilgrimage route, an alternative to the Camino de Santiago, used by Mozarabs who professed their faith in Islamic territory, in the direction of Santiago de Compostela.

During the tour, along the Camino Mozarábe, you will enjoy the incredible Mediterranean landscape, surrounded by olive groves, dirt tracks, Roman roads and fields of oaks.

You will start in Granada, a city famous for the Alhambra, an Arab fortress of incredible magnitude; and you will end up in Mérida, where the Camino Mozarabe connects with the Vía de la Plata, or enjoy the beauty of this city, declared a World Heritage Site.





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Camino Mozarabe Itinerary

1

Granada

Granada is a Spanish city, located in the autonomous community of Andalusia. We suggest you visit the Alhambra, stroll through the neighborhoods of Albaicín and Sacromonte, visit other important monuments and enjoy its cuisine and its hammam.

2

From Granada to Moclín - 34Km

You will follow the arrows when leaving Granada through the tunnel of the highway. You will cross cultivated fields, until you reach the historic towns of Macarena, Atarfe, Pinos Puente and Olivares. Finish in Moclín, where you can enjoy the views of the Sierra Nevada on the horizon.

3

From Moclín to Alcalá la Real - 22km

We will leave Moclín for the Cuautel de la Benemérita. During this stage, you will alternate your path between road and dirt tracks. You will cross streams and small towns. The Cave of Malalmuerzo stands out, a treasure of the Paleolithic and the Neolithic that you will surely love. The day ends in Alcalá la Real, which has a great architectural heritage.

4

From Alcalá la Real to Alcaudete - 23km

Short stage and without major slopes. The path runs along paths, Roman bridges and small villages. Occasionally you will have to travel small stretches by road, we suggest you be careful during this journey. If you have time, you can visit the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Fuensanta.

5

From Alcaudete to Baena - 24km

Between Alcaudete and the Cortijo de la Paloma you will have to walk for a few kilometers along the Córdoba road. Soon you will enter dirt tracks and olive trees. You will cross some rivers and bridges and end the day in Baena. If you have time, we suggest you visit its monuments and relax walking through its beautiful streets.

6

From Baena to Castro del Río - 22km

Short, quiet stage and runs through landscapes and roads, without many intermediate populations. The best reward for this effort is the arrival in the beautiful Cordoba town of Castro del Río.

7

From Castro del Río to Córdoba - 40km

You will start the road in the direction of Bujalance, the closest town to Castro del Río. Despite being a long stage, runs without promotions. You will enjoy the views of a beautiful Roman bridge that saves the Fontalba stream. In Córdoba, we suggest you visit the Cathedral Mosque of Cordoba, the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and if you feel very tired, enjoy a bath in the best Arabic style!

8

From Córdoba to Cerro Muriano - 15km

Stage characterized by the strong ascent to the "Loma de los Escalones". After the descent, the path is flat, comfortable and wide. You will cross some railroad tracks and after a few kilometers you will reach Cerro Muriano.

9

From Cerro Muriano to Villaharta - 21km

You will walk through the Guadiato Valley, with vegetation of enzymes and their flocks. You will pass through the Vacar, we recommend you take a break and visit its imposing Arab castle. The last kilometers run through the Sierra Morena until you reach Villaharta with its Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Piedad.

10

From Villaharta to Alcaracejos - 31km

Long stage that combines stretches of road and dirt tracks. You will have to climb and descend constantly, but it will be worth the landscape that combines the beauty of the banks of the Guadalbarbo River with the magnificent presence of oaks and olive groves.

11

From Alcaracejos to Hinojosa del Duque - 23km

Before starting the camino, you are recommended to visit the Plaza de los Pedroches and the Ermita de San Sebastián. You will pass through small towns, farms, hamlets and pastures. In Fuente la Lancha you can eat and visit the beautiful parish of Santa Catalina. In Hinojosa del Duque you will receive the Fuente del Pilar de los Llanos, a 16th century building.

12

From Hinojosa del Duque to Monterrubio - 31km

The Camino Mozarábe will lead us to the Zújar River, one of the great tributaries of the Guadiana. After crossing it, you will ascend to the hermitage of the Virgen de Gracia de la Alcantarilla, a construction of great singularity that deserves your visit. During this stage, you will leave Cordoba and Andalusia, to enter Extremadura through the province of Badajoz.

13

From Monterrubio to Campanario - 36km

The day begins walking by olive tree seedlings. The first stop will be in Castuera, the capital of the Comarca de La Serena. Do not miss your exquisite nougat!

14

From Campanario to Medellín - 31km

You will leave Campanario on the Camino de Zalamea. It is a lovely route between cereal fields and holm oaks. We recommend stopping at La Haba, tasting its gastronomic delights and exploring its urban center. The final stretch to Medellín must be done by road. You will finish in the ancient Roman city of Medellín, the birthplace of the conquistador Hernán Cortes

15

From Medellín to Mérida - 31km

The last stage runs through dirt tracks, cornfields, rice fields, tomato plantations and small forests. Your Mozárabe Way ends in the beautiful city of Merida.

16

Merida

Merida is a city declared a World Heritage Site. You can link to the Vía de la Plata. Before leaving, we recommend visiting the Roman Theater and Amphitheater, and the National Museum of Roman Art. You can also enjoy the wide gastronomic offer.

Camino Mozarabe Accommodations

Accommodation in hotels, country homes, guesthouses, traditional Galician homes and charming hostels.

All rooms have a private bathroom and all the necessary facilities to ensure your comfort. Our accommodations have been selected to guarantee your rest and relaxation so that you have a pleasant stay along the Camino de Santiago.

All of the accommodations that we offer are personally checked on-site by our team. We also double check them by referring to the opinions of our customers.

Since we work with quality accommodations that have limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino de Santiago.

Camino Mozarabe Services

INCLUDED SERVICES

Accommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country homes, and charming hostels.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Meal plan of your choice.

Luggage transport between stages.

Complete itinerary of the route.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.

Informative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

VAT.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Additional single room: €450 per person.

Extra night in Mérida: €60 per person.

Travel assistance insurance: €48 per person.

Cancellation insurance: €48 per person.

 

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