Castell de Castells - El Castellet Circular

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Beginning in Castell de Castells, a picturesque and sleepy mountain village, we begin a steady climb that will eventually bring us high up to the ruins of El Castellet. This is one of so many ruined castles in this part of Spain that bear testimony to the long period of occupation by the Arabs in mediaeval times. From here we have a stunning crest-top ramble at around 900 metres above sea level, with breathtaking scenery all around us. Especially lovely are the views down over the Guadalest Reservoir. Soon we turn east to walk back at a lower level before reaching the start point of our long descent of some two kilometres back to Castell de Castells.

Spain - East Spain - Alicante - Marina Alta


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Mountains, Wildlife, Woodland
3/20/2018 - Jim Arymar

Following Peter's comments and as I was in the area, I revisited the start of this hike in March 2018. The descriptions for way marks 1 and 2 have been rewritten and I hope that the start of this lovely walk is now completely clear. Thanks for your input Peter.Jim Arymar

5/19/2017 - peter jones

So we went back and found it easily this time. It is the third turn on the right from the junction of CV 752 with CV 720 on the sharp bend next to the bridge. The first is just to the Municipal pool and 2 nd a tarmac road. The 3rd is the one and is a concrete road. From there the guide is all you need. It's a long climb up but with good views from the outset. The water deposit comes as a relief and from there you are close to the top. The track remains wide enough for a robust 4X4 until the last left turn then it's a narrow, rather "edgy" path with a steep descent. From the top the views are truly spectacular. Highly recommended

5/11/2017 - peter jones

Having found the CV 752 (we approached from Benissa) there were 2 right turns close together, Neither had a sign indicating PRCV 19. Both indicated the castle ruins.