El Castellot de Beuda route. Route 1 Beuda

Route to the medieval castle located on a hill above the town of Beuda. It is also called Castell de les Bruixes or Castell dels Moros. It is very possible that the original castle was an Iberian structure.

Modality
  • By foot
Region
  • Garrotxa
Towns
  • Beuda
Time
  • Less than 3 hours
Difficulty
  • Medium
Time
  • 2h
Distance
  • 3,56 km
Hide elevation maximum
  • 582m
Hide elevation minimum
  • 323m
Ascent
  • 453m
Descent
  • 453m

We leave Beuda at the G155 Itinerànnia crossroad, we continue along the tarmacked road which passes behind the church.  A little later, the marked path heads left. A little later, we find a vertical signpost for AG16 Ca n’Oliveres. We continue the Castellot route to the left, until we reach the B1Torrent de ca n’Oliveres crossroad. We can do the route on both sides. In this description, we suggest arriving at Els Portals and then heading to Castellot. So, we continue towards Els Portals and find the B2 crossroad, we go left towards Castellot, which is 10 minutes away. 

El Castellot is at the top of a hill, at 561 metres. We must go up a steep path to the castle. Known by the locals as “the Moors’ castle” or “the Witches’ castle”, it is an important example of a castle from the Early Middle Ages. The round tower is one of the oldest in La Garrotxa which has survived to date. And it must be mentioned that most of the main towers in the region are rectangular. We continue the route descending the tower and heading to the B1 crossroad of Torrent de ca n’Oliveres. To return we go back along the path along the ca n’Oliveres AG16 path to Beuda.