Puig Castellar
Puig Castellar

Puig Castellar

Puig Castellar is a mountain pass at an elevation of 943m (3,093ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Alt Penedès and Anoia regions, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The climb is very steep, with sections up to 12%.

The road to the summit, located in the Serra de Juncosa mountain range, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 vehicle required. At the summit there’s a communications antenna and a forest observation post that serves as a vantage point. It is subject to winter snowfalls.

Surrounded by wineyards, the journey offers stunning views. Along the way you can find wild boars, foxes and rabbits. Thunderstorm activity can quickly change unpaved roads to four-wheel-drive condition or make them impassable.Expect a trail pretty steep. Starting from Torrebusqueta at 674m above the sea level, the ascent is 2.8 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 269 meters. The average gradient is 9.6%. And starting from Campdàsens (BV-2441 road) at 665m above the sea level, the ascent is 7.4 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 278 meters. The average gradient is 3.75%.