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LIVE from the Camino Mozarabe from Malaga

Oppis

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CF -15, VdlP -15, Sanabres-16. CP -17, Primitivo-17, Mozarabe-18, Norte-18, Sureste-19
My wife and I started from Malaga on emergecy day (112 ). Now walked three days. Weather like summer, don’t envy those walking on CF with a lot of snow. Albergue in Almogia was available, a bit cold, former Pilgrims a week ago. No kitchen, but microwave to use. Albergue Villanueva de la Concepcion available, too, Cold too, no heather, kitchen yes, but no egvibments, happily micro is working. Antequera parroguial albergue not open, but there is plenty of inexpensive hostels in town. Day three the mountain Sierra Los Chimeneas was spectacular, not for weak nerves. If you seek a solitary Camino, this is the one for you, at least on February. This route is perfectly waymarked, thanks to Malaga Associacion. In every fork there is the arrow where to go, and a cross where not.

Our plan is to continue to Merida, then VldP to Salamanca, then switch to Torres and to CP to Santiago
 
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SabineP

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My wife and I started from Malaga on emergecy day (112 ). Now walked three days. Weather like summer, don’t envy those walking on CF with a lot of snow. Albergue in Almogia was available, a bit cold, former Pilgrims a week ago. No kitchen, but microwave to use. Albergue Villanueva de la Concepcion available, too, Cold too, no heather, kitchen yes, but no egvibments, happily micro is working. Antequera parroguial albergue not open, but there is plenty of inexpensive hostels in town. Day three the mountain Sierra Los Chimeneas was spectacular, not for weak nerves. If you seek a solitary Camino, this is the one for you, at least on February. This route is perfectly waymarked, thanks to Malaga Associacion. In every fork there is the arrow where to go, and a cross where not.

Our plan is to continue to Merida, then VldP to Salamanca, then switch to Torres and to CP to Santiago


Ultreia! Will be following your posts.
 

jungleboy

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A few in the past; more in the future!
Our plan is to continue to Merida, then VldP to Salamanca, then switch to Torres and to CP to Santiago

Sounds amazing, I'm sure it will be super interesting to compare these four different trails. ¡Buen camino!
 
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My wife and I started from Malaga on emergecy day (112 ). Now walked three days. Weather like summer, don’t envy those walking on CF with a lot of snow. Albergue in Almogia was available, a bit cold, former Pilgrims a week ago. No kitchen, but microwave to use. Albergue Villanueva de la Concepcion available, too, Cold too, no heather, kitchen yes, but no egvibments, happily micro is working. Antequera parroguial albergue not open, but there is plenty of inexpensive hostels in town. Day three the mountain Sierra Los Chimeneas was spectacular, not for weak nerves. If you seek a solitary Camino, this is the one for you, at least on February. This route is perfectly waymarked, thanks to Malaga Associacion. In every fork there is the arrow where to go, and a cross where not.

Our plan is to continue to Merida, then VldP to Salamanca, then switch to Torres and to CP to Santiago

And how long do you think that it will take you to complete this trek?
 
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Yes. You will soon be in vast olive groves. From Castro del Rio your path will merge with the other Mozarabic routes that start in Jaen and Almeria. Three times the traffic! But don't worry, it's still quiet.
I hope you have time to stop at the many spectacular places on this route. Take some time to explore Cordoba, Magacela, Merida, and others. When you enter Merida, you'll pass an elementary school with a huge "CAMINO MOZARABE" painted on the wall. If it's a school day, you should enter and introduce yourselves to the staff. They may well invite you to say hello to the kids, who learn about the Camino in their curriculum.

I'm looking forward to following your progress. Buen Camino!
 

Oppis

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CF -15, VdlP -15, Sanabres-16. CP -17, Primitivo-17, Mozarabe-18, Norte-18, Sureste-19
Thank’s to all of you. We hope to complete this Camino on first days of May. So, got plenty of time.
 

alexwalker

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(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Will be following you. After Easter in Malaga, I have not yet decided whether to start in Malaga or Merida. But go, I will. Planning to end in Merida, with the lovely Roman remains there.
 

jungleboy

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A few in the past; more in the future!
Will be following you. After Easter in Malaga, I have not yet decided whether to start in Malaga or Merida. But go, I will. Planning to end in Merida, with the lovely Roman remains there.

Starting and ending in Mérida would make for one short walk! ;)
 
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alexwalker

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(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Starting and ending in Mérida would make for one short walk! ;)
:):):) It should be Malaga or Almeria! But I think it will be Almeria.
 

Oppis

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CF -15, VdlP -15, Sanabres-16. CP -17, Primitivo-17, Mozarabe-18, Norte-18, Sureste-19
A few days more on Camino Mozrabe de Malaga. Still no other Pilgrims met. Perfect weather. Albergue Villanueva de Algais available, key from thr bar. 21 pm. Policia Local came in to chec passports. A large albergue, only microwave to cook.
Encinas Reales albergue available, too. Very simply, no heathing. No kitchen, no micro . First time in our lifetime on policecar, when she carried us to albergue.
No albergue in Lucena. Our choice is Pension Sara. Inexpensive with breakfast.
After Encinas Reales there was a shoes off river crossing, otherwise easy walkable sandy countryroads, Oliveyards all over the mountains, amaizing skeneries.
Btw. All albergues, so far, have been Donativos. Kilometres collected 117km from Malaga to Lucena.
To be continued......
 

Oppis

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CF -15, VdlP -15, Sanabres-16. CP -17, Primitivo-17, Mozarabe-18, Norte-18, Sureste-19
Today staying in Cordoba. Having restday to encounter a lot to see and feel the unbelieveble atmosphere.
Continued the Camino Mozarabe in Lucena to Cabra on a bottom of old railway, easy to walk 13km only. Stayed overnight at Pension Guerrero. Very good menu at townhall restaurant.
Next day 26km, half still on railway bottom. In Baena private albergue, Ruta del Califa. A bit expensve, 10/person without heating and kitchen, not even micro. Beatiful castle on the top of a mountain .
Next morning -3 degrees 20 km to Castro del Rio. Albergue available. Key from the Policia Local. Absolutely free, and you can stay as many nights you need to rest, said the command Officer. Very friendly attitude.
Castro del Rio to Santa Cruz via Espejo 23 km. Comfortable walk on sandy roads, as alll the days before. Stayed at Casa Jose, a nice, friendly hostel when arriving to the town.
Next day 26km to Cordoba, easy walk on undulating countryroad. Staying at hostal Maestre, close to Mezquita/catethral, inexpensive when booking a day before. Almost on the Camino route.
There is also a waymarked route straight from Castro del Rio to Cordoba of 39 kilometers, if you want to save a day.
Btw. Met the first two pilgrims at albergue of Castro del Rio. Both walking the Malaga route.
To be continued
 

Magwood

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Bringing back memories. I walked from Málaga to Finisterre in 2015. This year am walking from Almeria, taking the variant through Trujillo and onto the Torres from Salamanca. I hope you won't have the rain that is promised here a little east of Málaga for the coming week. Looking forward to further posts.
Buen camino
 

Oppis

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CF -15, VdlP -15, Sanabres-16. CP -17, Primitivo-17, Mozarabe-18, Norte-18, Sureste-19
Continued from Cordoba after restday 18 km to Cerro Muriano. Easy, but mostly uphill on a sunny day. Accommodation at Bar X in Cerro Muriano is warm and pilgrim menu delicious. Very wellcoming hostel for pilgrims with a special room of pilgrimidge.
Next day, 1'st with rain, 21 km. Easy to walk. There is three bars in Obejo, proximately halfway, a salvation in the rain by the fireplace inside. At the end of the day reached Bar Mirasierra in Villaharta. Comfortable room, kitchen with micro, good menu downstairs.
At night storm Emma started to rave and the rain was heavy. No possibility to walk 38 kmtrs. Took a bus to Alcaracejos. Stayed at Hostal Cesar.
Next day rainy again, but easy to walk. No wind in the morning, rising up to the afternoon. Good stop at Bar in Puente la Lancha by heatingplace. Lovely countryroads, the surface of sand is comfortable. The point is, that the sand does not attach to your boots. Had one stop for flooding river, lukily the highway was close to reach.
Hinojosa del Duque albergue is new, luxury for pilgrims with heater and micro. Donativo, key at Policia Local.
Next day, got the very important information from locals, no means to go to the waymarked route. Three rivers flooding to waist level. So, took the mainroad to Monterrubio, 32 kmtrs. No rain, untill the last km. Stayed at Hostal Vaticano. Menu at downstairs. Very wellcoming personal.
Today 18 km to Castuera. No rain aswell, but only 9 degrees. Still perfect for walking. There is also a new albergue here, key at Policia Local, 8 euros/person. 8 beds, perfect kitchen, heating. Only problem on Sunday, no shop open. Good restaurant at Plaza Espana.
No helthy issues so far. Happy to live on the Camino. Three weeks do to settle yourself to this world of caminofeeling.
So far, only those two other pilgrims before Cordoba have to be seen. Afterwards no else.
End of this report at Castuera.

To be continued...........
 
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Oppis

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CF -15, VdlP -15, Sanabres-16. CP -17, Primitivo-17, Mozarabe-18, Norte-18, Sureste-19
Day 18 on camino Mozarabe, Castuera - Campanario, still ” singing in the rain”.
No albergue in Campanario, but stayed at Polideportivo. 3 bunkbeds, no hot water, micro and fridge found. Free of charge. Key at Policia Local, if nobody there.
Next day, nice walk on historical environment via Magacela ( bar) toLa Haba. There is a brandnew albergue in La Haba. All facilities, 12€ / person. At Ajuntamiento registration and call to hospitalera, who came in 5 minutes.
Next day to the beautiful town of Medellin. A lot to see, no albergue. Stayed at Hostal Rio. A wellcoming for pilgrims with pilgrim discount. Don’t reserve by Booking.
Needed somekind of restday and walked only 9 kmtrs to Santa Amalia. No albergue aswell. Stayed at hostal Fuente de la Magdalena on Plaza Espana. A brandnew hostal with pilgrim discount, too. Just before Santa Amalia there is an arrangement on the route because of a new factory. Be carefull with the arrows.
Next day easy walk to San Pedro. Some 2-3 kmtres on a busy highway, but doable. Terrible rain again. Lukily found a Pension with very low price. It’s next to Hogar de Pensionistas. Should’nt we go there, before authorities take us out of the road in this awful rain. Ha, haa
This morning the Felix storm continued, and we were on the road again. 6 kmtrs and there was a bar open in Trujillanos. After coffeebrake the rain stopped and we happily walked to Merida.
Noticed the Camino Mozarabe shool, but beeing Saturday, shool not open. Met on teacher, she took a foto for the book at shool for memorice the pilgrims faraway.

Now in great historical city of Merida. At albergue 8 pilgrims so far. Finally nice to get fellow pilgrims after walking 23 days from Malaga.

We hope this thred is for help to future pilgrims on Camino Mozarabe.
 

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