From Castelladral to Balma de Comaposada (circular)
This route included in the Picturesque Routes of Navàs will take you to discover one of the most iconic and well-preserved caves in the area, the Balma de Comaposada, through a route that will not stop surprising you thanks to the uniqueness of the cultural heritage with which you will meet along the excursion.
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Distance: 6 kilometers
- Time: 2 hours and 50 minutes approximately
- Positive slope: 224 meters
We will start our route from Castelladral, origin of the current municipality of Navàs, capital of the municipality until the end of the s. XX century and a symbol of the rural essence of the territory, where traditional agriculture, vineyards and olive trees revive strongly, imprinting a new identity on a privileged spot and a panoramic view of Central Catalonia.
We will start our route from La Pallissa in the center of Castelladral, from where we will go down until we find the road to the football field. To do this route, we will always follow the white marks along the entire path, which starts from the road that goes in the direction of Súria and along which we will walk for about 60 meters straight ahead to a path on our left that will lead us to a clue.
Next, after about 50 meters along this, we will turn right until we reach the Balma de Comaposada (indicated by a signpost), a troglodyte dwelling of medieval origin dug into the same cave. If you look closely at the outside you can see a circular structure which is believed to have been used as an oven next to a fountain that still has a stone sink.
To continue our route, we will leave the cave behind and walk straight ahead for about 500 meters until we reach a track on the right. We take it for 250 meters until we reach the Cal Fillaborres farmhouse. There we will continue to the right and continue down the track. Approximately 1 kilometer away we find the tubs partially excavated in the rock and dating from the s. XVIII, and the house of Rejas in rubble (there is a sign).
After approximately 200 metres, we leave the track behind and go to the left for about 3 kilometres, where we will find the Font de l'Arç. We will continue along the path, leaving the track to the left and after 3.1 kilometers we will arrive at the tombs. You will see that the best known is the tomb of Vilamorós. You will surely be surprised to learn that it was excavated during the Roman Empire.
Leaving the tombs behind, we continue straight on until we find the GR-176 (white and red markings), which we will continue to climb until we reach Castelladral, the old and beautiful center from which we started the route.
If you want to take advantage of the day and get to know the little town in more depth, lose yourself in its narrow streets and soak up the uniqueness and history of this place through the church of Sant Miquel and the remains of the old medieval castle that stood on top of a viewpoint with views in all directions from Navàs to Súria.
Text and images: Navàs City Council