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Alpetea Castle Route

Simple walk to one of the best viewpoints of the Alto Tajo

Dirección

Start on the way to Alpetea Castle

GPS

40.816608144867, -2.1484988745468

Dirección

Start on the way to Alpetea Castle

GPS

40.816608144867, -2.1484988745468

Only Ida 2,7 Km | 2,7 Km | 2,7 Km | 2,7 Km | 2,7 Km | 2,7 Km  Unevenness 95 m |  Duration 1 h |  Route On foot

Alpetea Castle Route

The route of the route Alpetea Castle that we are proposing here, is the most cutIt is therefore ideal to do it with children. It is a route that we will do round trip with a total distance of 3 kilometres The difference in altitude is not very steep, although the path continually climbs and descends small steep slopes as we walk along the pass. For all of these reasons, we rate this route as a very easy.

To find the starting point of this trail we have to leave with our vehicle from Villar de Cobeta on the CM-2113 with address at San Pedro´s Bridge. Less than one kilometre after leaving the Villar de Cobetabetween PK-49 and PK-50 we find a marked dirt track at the beginning with wooden signs to which we will have to pay attention.

Once we have taken this detour, we will first drive along the track, crossing fields while gradually ascending surrounded by junipers Another of the attractions of this route is the marvellous juniper grove that these highlands conceal. Halfway along the path on the left-hand side (in the direction of travel), one of the most impressive specimens of this ancient tree appears before us. It is the Sabina GordaIt is well worth a stop to contemplate this marvel of nature.

We will continue along the track in the same direction, without taking any of the detours we come across, and we will reach the end of the road, where we will leave the car and start our route. We will recognise this point because the path opens up at the end of the road. an esplanade in the centre of which, in the form of a roundabout, there is a specimen of juniper tree.

From here we begin to walk, the direction is clear, we will always go towards the edge of the passWe head towards the cliffs overlooking the river. This walk is not very difficult, but it does require us to take extreme precautions as we are sometimes exposed to the elements.

As we move forward, the first thing we see are the numerous remains of the buildings that during the Spanish Civil War were erected to control the passage through the Tagus river at the Bridge of San Pedro. We continue towards the canyon, up and down, until we reach the final part, the viewpoint itself, the Alpetea Castle, where it has been partially reconstructed. the trench overlooking the valley and a monolith has been erected with the stones that once formed these constructions.

The views from here are breathtaking, to our left is the Gallo river and its steep walls, to our right the St. Peter's Bridge and the confluence with the Tagus; the Tagus river, the Zaorejas viewpointthe Molatillasthe Campillo WaterfallThe bird's eye view is one of the most beautiful panoramic views we have ever seen. In addition, we will always be accompanied by the flight of the griffon vultures and the occasional Egyptian vulture who find the peace they need in these areas of canyons and steep walls.

The route comes to an end here, when we get tired of contemplating all this, we will start the return journey, retracing our steps back to the car. You will see that it is a very short and easy trail, you can't miss it, you will enjoy amazing views and it is suitable for the whole family.

To return to the road we must also retrace the path we have followed up to here, we can even make a detour to visit a cluster of chouzons sabinerosWe have been able to see them from the castle of Alpetea itself. As everything around here is marked with wooden signs, there are not many of them, but they are enough to get there easily.

Signposting and Start of the Route

The Castillo de Alpetea route is not signposted, which is not very important as you can't get lost, we will always walk along the pass towards the canyon, but we will find our own signposting at the turning we take on the road, showing us the way to the car park. In any case, we offer you the track of the route to do it with total confidence and without any problems.

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