Afternoon day 1: The wells and sheep of La Ginebreda
Our suggested starting point for this getaway is Castellterçol, specifically on the outskirts of the town as you head toward Moià, where you'll find Mas La Ginebreda. This extensive farm cultivates cattle fodder and has over 250 Ripollès sheep, including lambs for visitors to pet. All the crops and the meat produced here are on their way to becoming organic.
You can also take a look at the Ice Wells, which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The four separate and very large wells are unique in the Mediterranean and demonstrate the importance of the ice industry in the pre–Industrial Age. Their proximity to Barcelona and the cold winters in this spot worked in their favour. One of the wells has recently been restored to make it suitable for visitors to enter its chilly depths.