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Pierre Julian

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Ingles, VdP, San Salvador, Aragonese, sections of Northern, Portuguese, Mozarabic.
Hi, I'm arriving in Málaga tomorrow and walking from there on Tuesday morning. Is there anywhere which has a breakdown of the sections and Albergues after Malaga. I'm thinking more about me being a bit out of shape and if I can do some shorter 10-15 km days for the first couple of days that would be great. Also, what is the next biggish town after Málaga I have to catch a bus back there to meet some friends on Thursday or Friday, just for an over-nighter - to catch up with them, and then bus back, to resume the walk. Thanks.
 

Bradypus

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Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
These links were useful for me when I walked from Malaga to Merida a few weeks ago. I didn't carry a paper guide but these gave me all the information I needed. Sorry but I didn't check out bus services - strictly a one-way trip for me :)

http://www.caminomozarabedesantiago.es/documentos/guia-eng.pdf
https://caminosantiagoandalucia.org...rgues-alojamientos-camino-mozarabe-de-malaga/
http://caminomozarabe.es/wp-content...REGRINOS-CORDOBA-MERIDA-a-12-octubre-2018.pdf
 

Pierre Julian

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Ingles, VdP, San Salvador, Aragonese, sections of Northern, Portuguese, Mozarabic.
Thanks Bradypus, that's really helpful, cheers.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Well, I guess I'm a poop, but I was bored as a stump with the Malaga route.
Miles and miles and miles and MILES of olive trees... Zzzzzzzzzzz!
Oh, and MUD! lol!
Buen Camino!
 

Bradypus

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Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
Well, I guess I'm a poop, but I was bored as a stump with the Malaga route.
Miles and miles and miles and MILES of olive trees... Zzzzzzzzzzz!
Oh, and MUD! lol!
Buen Camino!
Plenty of olives for me too but very little mud. Must have been lucky there! I enjoyed the route though I must confess it did come as a relief to find a drastic change of scenery after Cordoba. You can have too much of a good thing....
 

Pierre Julian

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Ingles, VdP, San Salvador, Aragonese, sections of Northern, Portuguese, Mozarabic.
Well, I guess I'm a poop, but I was bored as a stump with the Malaga route.
Miles and miles and miles and MILES of olive trees... Zzzzzzzzzzz!
Oh, and MUD! lol!
Buen Camino!
That't not very encouraging ;). What month did you do it please?
 

Pierre Julian

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Ingles, VdP, San Salvador, Aragonese, sections of Northern, Portuguese, Mozarabic.
Anyone else's thoughts on the route from Málaga? Alternatively I could head to Guadix where I walked to in September, and keep walking from there. Anyone done both?
 

Bradypus

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Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
There are a lot of olive groves on the Malaga route. But in fairness there are also some glorious stages. Climbing out of Malaga through the scrub hills to Almogia. The stunning moon-like limestone escarpment between Villanueva and Antequera. The hills near Baena. And the Neolithic burial chambers in Antequera itself are astonishing - something I had no idea even existed. At least the olive groves are not the meseta on the Camino Frances (which I personally love!).
 

Magwood

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I walked from Málaga in 2015. The olive groves did seem a bit interminable and I did encounter severe mud on one stage in particular. I live close to Málaga and there has been heavy rain all day today and a bit more forecast for tomorrow morning, before it brightens as the week progresses. So you may well encounter some mud, but I expect it will dry out very quckly.

I enjoyed this route. You are welcome to take a look at my blog - there are lots of photos and info about accommodation.
 

Pierre Julian

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Ingles, VdP, San Salvador, Aragonese, sections of Northern, Portuguese, Mozarabic.
Thanks both of you, it sounds wonderful ... and Bradypus, I'm a Meseta lover too, it's partly why I love walking in the South of Spain, the wide open landscapes and colours are wonderful. I was looking at your blog earlier Magwood, it is great, and I have marked it out to read more of.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Thanks both of you, it sounds wonderful ... and Bradypus, I'm a Meseta lover too, it's partly why I love walking in the South of Spain, the wide open landscapes and colours are wonderful. I was looking at your blog earlier Magwood, it is great, and I have marked it out to read more of.
lol! Listen to them and not me!
I just didn't enjoy that route as much as others.
 

apoivre

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Mozárabe de Almería in March 2019
Anyone else's thoughts on the route from Málaga? Alternatively I could head to Guadix where I walked to in September, and keep walking from there. Anyone done both?
I haven't done the route from Malaga/ But as someone who has just come back from the Almeria camino I must say the scenery only gets better and better after Guadix. The badlands of Purullena that you hit a couple of hours out of Guadix are spectacular.
 
Anyone else's thoughts on the route from Málaga? Alternatively I could head to Guadix where I walked to in September, and keep walking from there. Anyone done both?
I loved this route! it tried to kill me! mainly because my Spanish is poor, my navigation at times is hopeless and it brought out strange meanderings of thought. I watched the flight of hawks and asked hares for directions but never found a horny toad! I was alone for days at a time but loved the scenery and the solitude and seemed to get rescued when necessary :) :) My guardian angel keeps asking for a job change but I think she is stuck with me at least until I too become a Guardian. Man, the livin gets hard and I have to keep taking the exams! :)

ya gotta laff tho EH? and keep on truckin.

Yours aye

The malingerer.
 
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We were in Malaga last week and out of curiosity I wanted to see the starting point of the Camino de Mozarabe - which is at the Iglesia de Santiago Apostol in old town Malaga. But there are no camino shells or arrows showing which direction to walk from the church out of Malaga, which I was surprised by. I asked at the local tourist information kiosk about 50 feet away from the church and was told that it is happening - there will be markers in place by the end of the year.

I took a photo of the front of the church ...
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Pierre Julian

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Ingles, VdP, San Salvador, Aragonese, sections of Northern, Portuguese, Mozarabic.
We were in Malaga last week and out of curiosity I wanted to see the starting point of the Camino de Mozarabe - which is at the Iglesia de Santiago Apostol in old town Malaga. But there are no camino shells or arrows showing the way out of Malaga, which I was surprised by. I asked at the local tourist information kiosk about 50 feet away from the church and was told that it is happening - there will be markers in place by the end of the year.
That's good news, and will really help. Málaga - what a wonderful city, it's one of my favourites. Sadly, I didn't get too far on my walk - food poisoning at Antequera put a stop to things, but the walk until then was fantastic, I can't wait to continue it.
 

Dilbin

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Camino(s) past & future
Irun to Santander del Norte
lol! Listen to them and not me!
I just didn't enjoy that route as much as others.
Give me Olive trees anyway compared to the 3 etapas after Santander on Del Norte last year. Asphalt for 70km and blisters galore. Every footstep in pain. What is it about the Camino. All that discomfort and we still look forward to the next days adventure.
 

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