In each respectable and prosperous family in Catalonia, it is customary to have several houses; one for permanent residence, the other – on the Costa Brava for summer holidays, and another one – in the mountains in the north of Catalonia – for winter holidays and summer walks in the fresh air.
We got into one of these houses at the invitation of our good-natured neighbor, in a small village called Riu de Cerdanya. The village is located in the mountain fold almost immediately away from the famous Túnel del Cadí – five-kilometer tunnel on the road from Barcelona to Andorra.
Near the village is the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, but without a natural park, the landscapes that open during a short mountain walk are simply amazing. You can virtually eat air with a spoon, you can preserve it in tins and sell it to residents of megalopolises…
A short story about our trip and some photos of what a real Catalan village in the mountains looks like, you can read following the link – Riu de Cerdanya.