Camino Mozarabe in Andalusia Camino Mozarabe from Granada to Cordoba

Walking or Cycling
9 Nights
174 km
Time To Go:
April to October
9 nights from €963

Camino Mozarabe from Granada to Cordoba, 1 week

The Camino Mozarabe from Granada to Cordoba was traditionally the route pilgrims would take from the South of Spain to join up with the Via de la Plata, before continuing their journey to Santiago de Compostela.

It is thought that this is one of the oldest original routes of the Camino de Santiago and it follows an ancient route from the stunning city of Granada, through Cordoba, and on to Merida.

Along the way, it passes some of the finest Roman and Moorish structures on the entire Iberian Peninsula. The Camino Mozarabe itself travels along the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, through olive and orange groves. The low green hills, white villages, and hilltop castles are synonymous with the region.

The Camino Mozarabe from Granada to Cordoba runs through the Andalusia region of Spain. It starts in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Granada and finishes in the Roman City of Cordoba. The Alahambra in Granada and the Mezquita in Cordoba are two of the most stunning and unmissable structures in the world.

This route comprises UNESCO World Heritage sites and beautiful, peaceful rural landscapes. The trail follows farm tracks and you will make your way into Olive Groves, before making the incline to the hilltop fortified town of Moclin. The route also takes you to a Moorish castle overlooking the town of Alcala Real.

With so much to see and do, this section of The Camino Mozarabe from Granada to Cordoba is one not to miss.

This is a Camino route that is perfect for later in the year, late summer to early winter due to the heat of the region during high summer. We also recommend a certain level of fitness for this Camino route.

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Map of the The Camino Mozarabe

Itinerary of the The Camino Mozarabe

This is the most popular itinerary, you may be able to combine or split the distance for each day. Click on get a quote to customize your trip.

You arrive in Granada.
19 km
Pinos Puente
Pinos Puente

Your journey on the Camino Mozarabe will take you out of the centre of Granada and through the suburban village of Maracena. The trail follows farm tracks as you make your way through the village of Atarfe and on to Pinos Puente which you will enter via the wonderful Puente de la Virgen.

15 km

Today the scenery will start to change as you make your way into the Olive groves. From Pinos Puente you will start to ascend very gradually alongside the Velillos River. The Camino crosses the river in the town of Olivares before climbing to the hilltop fortified town of Moclin.

22 km
Alcala la Real
Alcala la Real

Your day begins with a descent from Moclin into the wide valley which you will spend the day traveling along. Alcala Real is another of the towns which are symbolic of the region with its Moorish castle overlooking the town.

23 km

The route from Alcala de la Real follows the ancient Roman road which once connected Gaudix and Cordoba. After passing through the village of Ventas del Carrizal you will begin to climb once again before dropping down to the town of Alcaudete with its magnificent hilltop castle.

26 km

Todays journey begins with a 7km gradual descent as you pass through the distintive olive groves once again. You will pass along the shore of Lake Salobral before reaching the town of Baena. The town was an important location during the Roman and Moorish times and more recently during the Spanish civil war.

20 km
Castro del Rio
Castro del Rio

After descending from the town you will follow the valley of the River Guadajoz through orange and olive groves. You will finish your day in the town of Castro del Rio with its Roman defensive walls.

23 km
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz

You will continue through the olive groves along the ancient Roman road on your way to the town of Santa Cruz. Along the way you will pass through the hilltop of town of Espejo.

26 km

After you leave Santa Cruz the Olive groves will soon start to thin out as you pass through open fields as you make your way to the stunning city of Cordoba. Originally a roman settlement, the city became the capital of the Islamic Emirate and was a hugely important centre of culture and learning in the Muslim golden age.  The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and at the centre of this is the stunning Mezquita.


Standard Hotel & Guesthouse

We have hand-picked hotels and guesthouses along the Camino for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to your Camino trail. All rooms are en-suite with bathroom.

For our family packages, we have hand-picked establishments with outdoor space and swimming pools where possible. Where accommodation with private outdoor space is not available, we have selected comfortable hotels with spacious common areas as well as a convenient location close to recreational areas and sights. As your comfort is our priority, we try to book hotels located within walking distance of the Camino. Despite our effort, on rare occasions your accommodation can be located a few kilometers away from the trail, so we organise transportation to/from your accommodation.


How to Get There

Live information on Rome2Rio. We can also arrange private transfers if you prefer, just ask us.


Granada Airport 19km: Buses leave Granada Airport after every flight and drop off at various locations in the city. The journey costs €3 and tickets are available from the driver. See

Malaga Airport 136km: There are 5 buses per day from Malaga Airport to Granada (2h15m). See


Seville Airport 133km: Take the train from Cordoba to Seville (every 30 minutes, taking 42 minutes). See Take the bus from Seville city centre to Seville Airport (every 30 minutes, taking 16 minutes). See

Malaga Airport 168km: Take the train from Cordoba to Malaga (Every hour, taking 1h5mins). See From here take the train from the centre of Malaga to the airport (every 20 minutes, taking 11 minutes).

Whats Included

  • Included: Selected accommodation with private bathrooms, Holiday Pack on your mobile phone (Route ebook and Google Maps) and a 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising a support vehicle if needed. In 2021 we also offer a Free Postponement with every booking made
  • Not included: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Optional: Luggage transfers (On by default. One bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (On by default, where available), bike rental (On by default) and airport transfers, etc…

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Note on Accommodation: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you 2 nights in the same town with provided transfers. If you are booking Superior collection or Country cottages, please note it is subject to availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Superior/Country cottage accommodation may be away from the route with included transfers. More details.

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