Torre de Murrià route. Route 5 Les Preses

Torre de Murrià is a Roman watchtower that was converted into a signalling tower during the Carline Wars. It is reasonably well conserved and its moat and walls can still be seen

  • Modality
    • By foot
  • Region
    • Garrotxa
  • Towns
    • Preses, Les
  • Time
    • Less than 3 hours
  • Difficulty
    • Medium
  • Estimated duration
    • 2h30min
  • Distance
    • 6km
  • Hide elevation maximum
    • 897m
  • Hide elevation minimum
    • 477m
  • Ascent
    • 468m
  • Descent
    • 467m

Start in the town’s main square (La Plaça Major), signpost P1 Església de Sant Pere, and head for ‘Xenacs (pel camí de les Barrincoles)’. Follow a metalled road as far as Can Talaia, where you should turn right and start to climb through a field. Shortly, you enter into the forest and pick up a footpath that begins to loop as it climbs.
Following the yellow Itinerànnia waymarking, continue to climb until you reach signpost P2 Xenacs. Here, continue straight on, climb a little more and then reach Xenacs recreational area and signpost P3B Àrea de Xenacs.
Head towards ‘La Torre de Murrià (45 min)’ and climb to signpost P4 Serrat de les Aulines, where you should turn right and drop down through a thick holm oak forest.
Follow the ridge, entering and leaving a succession of clearings, until you reach La Torre de Murrià. Here, turn right and drop down along a path – with sections with steps that make the descent easier – to the road that climbs from Les Preses to Xenacs. Here you will come to signpost P5 Trona del Rector: turn left and pick up the path ‘El Camí dels Bous’. Start to descend and eventually enter into an area of pastures, which you should cross to reach a track that in just a few minutes will take you back to the start of the walk.