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    Route through Cerro Muriano
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    Day2 - Moclín - Alcalá la Real >> 27.3k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    Route out of Moclin alongside Moorish Castle
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    Another nice day, starting off with an easy downhill section and then
    undulating for the rest of the day.

    Only one chance of lunch, at Ermita Nueva after around 15k which has both
    bars and a shop.

    Again walking on a mixture of quiet roads and earthen tracks.

    Ending the day in the medium sized town of Alcala la Real with good a choice
    of accommodation and restaurants for your evening meal.

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  • Skiing in the Sierra Nevada

    by blint Written Nov 20, 2004

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    The first Snow

    If you're from a snowy country then you propbably won't think much of the Sierra Nevada, but if you're not then it's a great activity to do in the winter if you're in the area. Go to the fully functioning resorts where you can ski or get lessons. It's a great alternative activity in the south of Spain.

    Equipment: Ski's
    Poles
    Cold weather waterproof clothes!

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    Day 7 - Córdoba - Cerro Muriano >> 15k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    You pass this old Iglasia when leaving Cordoba
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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.

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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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    Planning your stages

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    Perigrino (Birgit) fords river on Day 1
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    As I previously mentioned in the introduction, we chose to split the route down into 17 manageable stages, I have written up these stages on the tips below along with a selection of photos to give you an idea of the terrain that you will walk through.
    I Hope this helps you in either the planning of your own Camino, or at least gives you an idea of what to expect if you walk this route yourself.
    If you need further info on The Camino Mozárabe then please feel free to drop me a line
    Buen Camino
    Rob

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    Day 1 -Granada - Moclín >> 26.5k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    The Plaque at the start of The Camino Mozrabe
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    Nice start to the walk with an easy walk out of Granada over fairly flat
    ground as far as Los Olivares but with quite a sting in the tail of the day
    as you then have 300m to gain in the last 2k.

    Walking on a mixture of quiet roads and earthen tracks.

    Plenty of opportunities for Coffee and lunch stops in the small towns and
    village's en-route and good a choice of accommodation in Moclin and one good
    bar in the square for your evening meal

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    Day 3 Alcalá la Real - Alcaudete >> 26.8k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    Iglasia San Anton Alcala la Real
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    Another nice undulating day, again walking on a mixture of quiet roads and
    earthen tracks.

    Again only one chance of lunch after 14k at Ventas de Carrizal which has a
    couple of bars (Only one open when we passed through) and a shop.

    Plenty of choices for both accommodation and restaurants for your evening
    meal in the small town of Alcaudete.

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    Day 4 - Alcaudete - Baena >> 24.3k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    Fortress Xmon above Alcaudete
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    A slightly shorter but again nice undulating day, again walking on a mixture
    of quiet roads and earthen tracks (Very Muddy ones when we walked the route
    !!)

    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.

    Plenty of choices for both accommodation and restaurants for your evening
    meal in the medium sized town of Beana

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    Day 5 - Baena - Castro del Río >> 20k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    Centre of Baena
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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.

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    Day 6 - Castro del Río - Córdoba >> 40.2k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    Castro del Rio
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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

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    Day 8 - Cerro Muriano - Villaharta >> 21k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    Then route heads into open country
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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
    !!

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    Day 9 - Villaharta - Alcaracejos de Soria >> 38k

    by into-thin-air Written May 6, 2009

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    Fuenta at Villaharta (Fill up your water bottles h
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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

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    Day10 - Alcaracejos - Hinojosa del Duque >> 23k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    Take Care ��� You wouldn���t want to step on this !!
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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.

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    Day 14 - Campanario – Don Benito >> 21k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    The route leaving Campanario
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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

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    Day 16 - Medellín - San Pedro de Mérida >> 28k

    by into-thin-air Written May 8, 2009

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    Puente Medieval over the Rio Guardiana
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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.

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