Cerro Muriano to Villaharta (19.9 km)
Due to a lack of accommodation in Cerro Muriano on Saturday night we repositioned from Córdoba to Cerro Muriano and walked from there to Villaharta.
Villaharta to Espiel (19.6 km)
Because we were unable to walk to long stages (38k, 25k, 32k) on the published Camino after Villaharta we decided to use the newer variant “por el Guadiato” via Espiel (20k), Belmez (27k) and Valsequillo (23k) to Monterrubio (23k) which was waymarked in 2014. We could not find any information about this route so we wrote a guide as we went – perhaps it will help future peregrinos (link).
Espiel to Villanueva del Rey (15.3 km)
Villanueva del Rey to Belmez
Days of mud and drizzle with a forecast of heavy rain defeated us so we took a bus 15 minutes to Belmez.
Belmez to Valsequillo (23.1 km)
After 19 km we stopped in the village bar at La Granjuela for lunch promising to return if there was no accommodation in Valsequillo 4km further on where the ayuntamiento (town council) had a house for visitors to stay. Well … the house was being renovated, so … the Mayor himself drove us back to La Granjuela and picked us up at 8 am next morning to take us back to Valsequillo to continue walking!
Valsequillo to Monterrubio de la Serena (23.5 km)