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    Sierra Nevada

    by solopes Updated Jun 22, 2014

    About one hour distant, Sierra Nevada is a nice skiing station. The distance makes it the favorite to Portuguese, and the proximity of the beauties and life of Granada do help a lot.

    I've never been there in skiing peak season and don't know how the traffic conditions, but I do believe that staying in town and going there for some hours, as we did, in spring but still with snow, would be the best option.

    Sierra Nevada - Spain Sierra Nevada - Spain Sierra Nevada - Spain
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    Granada CF

    by raquelitalarga Updated Nov 18, 2011

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    Granada is now in the premier league!!!! The whole city turned out to celebrate!
    While in Granada you might now get the chance to watch them play Barca or Real Madrid. The stadium is in a district easily accessible by bus.
    Tickets to watch Granada CF football team are a lot cheaper than for similiar level clubs in, for example, England. They play alternate Sundays, kickoff at 5pm. Wear red and white!

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    Day 17 - San Pedro de Mérida - Mérida >> 15.1k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    Our last days walking was a fairly short one and only slightly undulating.

    Other than the first 6k to Trujillanos which was on a service road, the rest
    of the route was along reasonably busy, fairly major roads. There is a new
    (Refurbished and renamed (Hostal La Baranda)) to get a coffee / lunch in
    Trujillanos and then it's only another 5k until you start to walk into the
    outskirts of Merida.

    All facilities in Merida including a (Reported) Refugio de Perigrino.

    Merida is the end of The Camino Mozárabe, the route now joins The Via de la
    Plata and you can either join this at The Old Roman Puente or The Roman
    Aqueduct.

    Rainbow over The Old Roman Puente at Merida Route follows service road after San Pedro Routefollowing service road towards Trujillanos Entering Trujillanos Suggested route following old main road to Merida
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    Day 16 - Medellín - San Pedro de Mérida >> 28k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    Another confusing day, we tried to follow the route as per the Confraternity
    guidebook for the route which didn't involve wading across The Rio Bordalo,
    but ended up it the village of Yelbes (Which is on the route that does
    involves wading over The Rio Bordalo!!)

    So it was a case of heading across country to Santa Amalia to pick up our
    intended route, this being a little harder than it sounds because of all the
    irrigation ditches in the area, never-the-les we eventually managed it and
    had a delightful days walking on a mixture of quiet roads and service roads
    / tracks.

    Slightly undulating with a couple of longish stretches alongside fairly busy
    roads, we ended up having several coffee / lunch stops as there are
    facilities in Yelbes, Santa Amalia and Torrefresneda.

    We were able to get a room easily in the large Hostal Juan Porro in San
    Pedro de Mérida (Slightly above the average rate of whet we had being
    paying) and Lots of choice of bars / restaurants to take an evening meal.

    Puente Medieval over the Rio Guardiana Entering Yelbes The Long Straight road towards Torrefresneda Torrefresneda comes into view Samana Santa Parade at San Pedro de Merida
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    Day 15 - Don Benito - Medellín >> 9k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    The shortest day of our Camino, a fairly level day, again walking on a
    mixture of quiet roads and earthen tracks

    We planned it as a short day both so that we could take a break and also so
    that we could have a good look around the small town of Medellín which is
    packed full of history, Both Roman and Moorish as well as it being the town
    where Hernan Cortes was born.

    Only one hotel in town, we pre-booked and it was just as well that we did as
    it was "Officially" closed but the owners came and opened it up for us,
    rented us a room and then left !! - It was Easter Sunday though !!

    A couple of bars so we were able to get a bite to eat in the evening.

    Roundabout with statue leaving Don Benito Long straight road leaving Don Benito Route follows Camino de Tierra towards Medellin Approaching Medellin Centre of Medellin
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    Day 14 - Campanario – Don Benito >> 21k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    Another short but nice slightly undulating day, again walking on a mixture of quiet roads and earthen tracks, The highlight of the day being the hill-top village of Magacela, This villages perches on top of a conical hill that towers over the flat plain so that you can see it from miles away.
    Coffee here as well as at the village of La Haba (another 8k on)
    Plenty of choices for both accommodation and restaurants for your evening meal in the large town of Don Benito

    The route leaving Campanario Continuing on long road section towards Magacela Approaching Magacela Continuing on road section towards La Haba Thirteenth century Iglasia de Santiago Apostol
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    Day 13 - Castuera - Campanario >> 19k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    Another short but nice slightly undulating day, again walking on a mixture of quiet roads and earthen tracks through some pretty countryside.
    No Facilities en-route, so make sure that you have a good breakfast before leaving in the morning and pack plenty of water as well as Supply of snacks.
    As this was Good Friday we went straight to the Ayuntamiento in Campanario and they kindly arranged for us to be accommodated in their Sports hall. (Free of charge)
    Lots of choice of restaurants for your evening meal but we opted for one quite close to the Sports hall which was on the edge of town.

    Deserted ���Way��� Castuera, Good Friday Morning Aeroplane on roundabout exiting Castuera Continuing on route after Castuera Old Railway Station of Quintana de la Serena Ayuntamiento at Campanario
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    Day 12 - Monterrubio - Castuera >> 17k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    Another short but nice levelish day, again walking on a mixture of quiet roads and earthen tracks. The bulk of the day the route takes you through “Reserva de los Berciales”, a nature reserve, so little traffic and a very pleasant days walking.
    No Facilities en-route, so make sure that you have a good breakfast before leaving in the morning and pack plenty of water as well as Supply of snacks.
    We arrived in Castuera on Maundy Thursday but found accommodation on our second attempt at Hotel Paraiso in the centre of town, this turned out to be a blessing as The Semana Santa parade went right past the hotel, so we were indeed privileged to get a birds eye view !!

    Route goes for 15k through the Reserva de Los Berc ���Plunging��� views on route through the Reserva End of Camino Tierra at Pista Benquerencia Route towards Castuera Ayuntamiento at Castuera
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    Day 11 - Hinojosa del Duque - Monterrubio >> 31k

    by into-thin-air Updated May 8, 2009

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    Back onto a slightly longer day, again on a mixture of quiet roads and earthen tracks, The last 8k being all slightly uphill on a minor road.
    No Facilities en-route, so make sure that you have a good breakfast before leaving in the morning and pack plenty of water as well as Good Supply of snacks.
    Both the only open Hostal and the Hotel in this small town were full but accommodation was found for us at the “Casa Parroquia” (Free of charge)
    A couple of choices of restaurants to take your evening meal.

    Beautiful old Iglasia ��� San Juan Bautista Route then goes onto Camino de Terra Perigrino crossing the Arroyo del Cohete Continuing on the ���Way��� after the Arroyo del Cohet Approaching Monterrubio de la Serena
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    Day10 - Alcaracejos - Hinojosa del Duque >> 23k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    The first thing to mention about this day is the confusing start, Even after visiting the local tourist office we couldn’t make sense of the route finding notes in the Confaternity guide so eventually decided to head along the road as far as Villenueva del Duque and here we picked up the yellow arrows. Most of the rest of the day was either of fairly flattish Camino de Tierra’s apart from the last couple of k into Hinojosa del Duque.
    A couple of choices for coffee / lunch stops but both early on in the day, Villenueva del Duque after 3.5k and Fuente La Lancha after another 6.5k then no more facilities until you reach Hinojosa del Duque.

    Take Care ��� You wouldn���t want to step on this !! Slightly off route towards Villanueva del Duque Nice Camino de Tierra after Villanueva del Duque Route continuing on Beautiful Camino de Tierra Entering Hinojosa del Duque
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    Day 9 - Villaharta - Alcaracejos de Soria >> 38k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    A Long day with No Facilities en-route, so make sure that you have a good
    breakfast before leaving in the morning and pack plenty of water as well as
    Good Supply of snacks.

    The vast bulk of the day you are walking on Excellent Camino de Tierra's -
    The route undulates quite a lot, particularly the 1st half so be prepared
    for a Long day !!

    A good choice for both accommodation and restaurants for your evening meal
    in the small sized town of Alcaracejos de Soria

    Fuenta at Villaharta (Fill up your water bottles h The route follows Beautiful Camino Tierra Perigrino (Mike) crossing Rio Guardalbarbo Wayside Cross ��� La Quema��� Entering Alcaracejos
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    Day 8 - Cerro Muriano - Villaharta >> 21k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    Another shortish but nice undulating day, again walking on a mixture of
    quiet roads and earthen tracks.

    Nice stop for lunch at El Vacar (Choice of either Bar or shop - Shop
    actually in Bar !!)

    We opted to stay at Hostal El Cruce which is actually a couple of k before
    you reach Villaharta, a nice place if a little expensive, but it does have a
    good Menu del Dais at a reasonable price which helps offset the room prices
    !!

    Then route heads into open country Route through El Vacar Turn onto Camino Tierra Approaching Villaharta
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    Day 7 - Córdoba - Cerro Muriano >> 15k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    First thing to say is that I would strongly recommend taking a day off in
    Cordoba, Both as there is a Lot to see and also to give yourself a bit of a
    break from the walking - Unfortunately due to the time constraints of my
    trek-mate for this stage we couldn't afford the time, but I will go back to
    see what I missed - one day !!
    We opted for the short day to Cerro Muriano, a pleasant walk, It doesn't
    take long to get out of Cordoba and into the countryside and once there the
    route mainly follows dirt tracks until a couple of k before Cerro Muriano
    which you approach by road.

    Nowhere for coffee / lunch so make sure that you have a good breakfast
    before leaving and pack plenty of water as well as some snacks.

    Two Hostal s to choose from but I would Highly recommend Bar X which has
    great accommodation and excellent food all at reasonable prices.

    You pass this old Iglasia when leaving Cordoba Nice woodland way after new ���Urbanisation��� Route approaching first of the quarries Entering Cerro Muriano Route through Cerro Muriano
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    Day 6 - Castro del Río - Córdoba >> 40.2k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    A Long and Undulating day again walking on a mixture of quiet roads and
    earthen tracks, but through very pleasant countryside.

    Nowhere for coffee / lunch so make sure that you have a good breakfast
    before leaving in the morning and pack plenty of water as well as Good
    Supply of snacks.

    We pre-booked our accommodation in Cordoba so that we weren't messing around
    late in the evening when we got there and I would recommend anyone walking
    the route to do the same.

    Lots of choice of restaurants for your evening meal

    Castro del Rio Long ���Way��� ahead after Cruz turn-off Route towards ���Oasis��� farm Short stretch on minor road before Cordoba Puente Romana, Cordoba
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    Day 5 - Baena - Castro del Río >> 20k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    Another shortish day, again undulating, a choice of 2 routes (We opted for
    route "B" in the Confraternity Guide) quite a bit of road walking initially
    but again on quiet roads, then through olive groves until just before the
    town of Castro del Río.

    Again, nowhere for coffee / lunch so make sure that you have a good
    breakfast before leaving in the morning and pack plenty of water as well as
    some snacks.

    Limited accommodation in Castro del Río, we contacted the local police
    (Ayuntamiento) and they took us to the Sports hall where we were given free
    overnight accommodation in a changing room. Only one restaurant in the
    centre of town but the food was good, plentiful and inexpensive.

    Centre of Baena Left turn off N432 Perigrino (Birgit) takes lunch Goat herder in Castro del Rio Friendly local Police bring us to overnight accom'
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