An amazing French group explored the Ripollès, a region in the Catalan Pyrenees, over a week. We visited the medieval part of Barcelona and then moved to the Pyrenees where we hiked for three days, making the ascent to Nou Creus peak (2,800m) in the Núria valley on one of them.
We also visited Josep’s farm, a man who is passionate about making organic cheese; Carles the butcher in Ripoll, who perseveres in making home-made sausages, and the Ripoll Romanesque Monastery, a jewel of the Romanesque art in Catalonia. Finally, during a cuisine workshop we learnt how to make some local dishes, such as the “escalibada”. We had no time to squeeze in any more!