Route 3. Castro de Turbil
Accumulated positive difference in altitude: 91m
Time: 2h 10m
Exit: Beire urban crossing, in Victoriano Flamarique square and in front of the parish church.
Percentage of trail: 12%
MIDE: 1 - 2 - 2 - 2
The Iron Age Landscape
A walk from Beire to the Castro de Turbil that will allow you to discover a lagoon, remains that are more than two thousand years old and the oldest round sculpture in Navarre.
The Castro de Turbil is an important archaeological site located on a promontory about three kilometers northeast of the town of Beire. Its origin dates back to the end of the Bronze Age, and it reached its maximum splendour at the end of the Iron Age (4th-2nd century BC). In 2010 a statue-stele was discovered, of enormous size for its time, representing a warrior. It is the oldest example of round sculpture known to date in Navarre, dating back to more than 2,200 years. This hiking route leads from Beire to Castro de Turbil along wide farm tracks, and once there it goes along the hill along a narrow path. After crossing the town centre of Beire and passing by the cemetery, the first point of interest to be visited is the beautiful natural spot of La Laguna, a charming place surrounded by reeds where it is possible to take a short break. The route continues ascending until it reaches the top of the hill where the remains of the ancient castro are located, on the other hill there is a replica of the statue-stele of the warrior. After the visit, a steep path descends to connect with another comfortable farming road that will take us back to Beire.