Friday, February 18, 2011

#368 Vias Verdes etc

Last weekend we took our bikes up into the hills of Catalunya. First by train to Ripoll and then we rode up the Via Verde del Ferro i del Carbó, after that a tiny little rural road to Olot to stay the night.

Sunday, all the way down the Vía Verde del Carrilet (1) to Girona railway station where we took a train back to Barça. 100k of tracks and trails - excellent!

Sunday night we stayed with Carrie and went out and ate Japanese.

Monday morning went to the market and bought some Iberico ham as a present then drove into France to visit our friends Brian & Maureen. Next day we went with them and lunched with Madame Valette at her Auberge Lou Bordié (we were there last year - #344). I had to pull rank to get a table, she was originally "complet" so the ham was a little thank you present.

Wednesday we drove south and visited David & Jackie, had another long lunch. David has an extensive wine cellar (if you read this Snowy you can click on the pic to enlarge it, read the labels and shed a small tear).

Thursday back to Spain but we took the scenic route over the Pyrenees near to Andorra, dropped down the other side and stayed the night in the Parador de Alcañiz (very chi chi) and came away quite surprised that my credit card was accepted ;-)