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Mozarabe credencial & other basic questions

Seabeggar

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Mozarabe
#1
We hope to walk from Almeria to Grenada in early April. First Spanish pilgrimage. Do we need to register/obtain a credencial in Almeria? Do pilgrims still routinely have a badge or shell on their pack? We are working on our Spanish, but suspect it will not be adequate for intelligible phone calls to book albergues ahead so will trust to just turning up.

I know there are equipment lists, but given the early season and my reading am I correct in thinking we will need a warm sleeping bag? I assume there will be a sheet and pillow on the bed? Clothing wise I am assuming it could be cold and wet.

Any suggestions on basic accomodation options in Almeria and Grenada appreciated.

Thanks
 

george.g

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
French way 10, 11
Norte 12
Vdlp 13
Levante 14
Mozarabe/Malaga 15
Augusta 16
Mozarabe/Almeria 17
#2
Hi Seabeggar.
Most if not all of the info you need has been discussed in the posts in this section of the forum, I suggest that you read through the posts first, then use the internet to search for info, then repost any outstanding questions you might have, ie the typical weather for the area in April can be found by searching for “weather in Andalucia in April” Also search for “ Amigos Camino Santiago Almeria” or Camino Mozarabe de Almeria will produce a lot of info.
I walked the route in early April last year and the weather was generally warm, but there were some cold wet days.
As to bedding this varies usually at least a mattress and pillow, a sheet and blanket occasionally.
There has been a recent discussion about phoning ahead, opinions are varied Some say no I would and did.
My bit of advise is to download the resource from this forum, check in with the Amigos in Almeria, pack light and do some hill training this is without doubt a tough
Camino.
Bestwishes
George
PS. If you search for “gps track Almeria to Santa Fe de Modujar” you should get a wikiloc hit which will allow you to see the route, if you have a gps enabled devise you could download the app and tracks all the way to Granada.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Portugues (2013), Caminho Costa (2013), Frances (2014, 18) Mozarabe (2017)
#3
I would add that Almeria has a Camino office and they would appreciate you go there to register and get their credential if time allows. April is usually really hot, so consider just a sleeping bag liner as some of the albergues did not offer bedding. Lastly, I strongly recommend booking accommodations in Almeria as soon as possible because April is the beginning of their beach season and there is no pilgrim albergue in town. As for Granada, there are many more accommodation options up there, so there isn't much of a need to book in advance.
 

jpflavin1

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(10,11,17), Vasco(12), Salvador(13), Primitivo(13), Norte(14), Madrid (16), Mozarabe (18)
#4
I would add that Almeria has a Camino office and they would appreciate you go there to register and get their credential if time allows. April is usually really hot, so consider just a sleeping bag liner as some of the albergues did not offer bedding. Lastly, I strongly recommend booking accommodations in Almeria as soon as possible because April is the beginning of their beach season and there is no pilgrim albergue in town. As for Granada, there are many more accommodation options up there, so there isn't much of a need to book in advance.
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Where is the Camino office?

Joe
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugues (2013), Caminho Costa (2013), Frances (2014, 18) Mozarabe (2017)
#5
Municipal Tourist Office of the City Almeria. Plaza Vieja s / n.
9: 00-15: 00 Monday to Friday
10.00-14.00 Saturday and Sunday.
 

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