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Break in the Vallès Oriental: The Essence of Montseny

A three-night trip with suggestions on what to visit in this area, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Spend a few hours on a farm, enjoy the countryside, taste organic products or meditate in a hotel made from natural Finnish wood. Just a few ideas on how to pass a pleasant few days in the comarca of the Vallès Oriental, specifically on the Montseny Massif, an important natural space which UNESCO considered worthy of classification as a Biosphere Reserve. A great way to ensure you return home with your batteries recharged!

Day 1: Life on the Farm

Day 1: Life on the Farm

We are spending the first day at Masia Can Turró in the municipality of Santa Maria de Palautordera. The farm has been run by the same family for generations and, although they have modernised the facilities and working methods, the spirit of the old farmhouse is still intact, with the animals, vegetables and orchards meaning they are almost completely self-sufficient. Our visit is most enlightening, as their Can Turró Rural Environment Classroom offers us a practical insight into the chores they do at home while the little ones can give bottles to the calves and treats to the sheep as well as seeing other animals. As you might imagine, it is an ideal outing for those with children, but adults will have a great time too! The package deal we propose for today includes lunch at El Racó de Ca l’Eli and an overnight stay in the Cal Ferrer apartments.

Day 2: Organic Montseny

Day 2: Organic Montseny

For the second day, we suggest another package deal, which will take us to an organic farm in Aiguafreda for the morning. The Salgot family explain how they live and their pig-breeding methods, including a presentation on the various stages of a pig’s life and a tasting of their organic cured meats. Right after that, we are off to Pla de la Calma for a lunch with organic products in this restaurant which has the Slow Food distinction. The afternoon leaves us free to roam the area before we settle in for a night in rural accommodation in La Morera.

Day 3: Complete Relaxation

Day 3: Complete Relaxation

To add the finishing touch to this excursion based around the environment and organic farming, we are going to discover the Hotel Somlom in Sant Esteve de Palautordera. This establishment is made from natural wood and runs on renewable energies. Perhaps more important for you readers is that it is specially designed for rest and relaxation and has a modern wellbeing and health centre offering all kinds of treatments. It also offers package deals so, for example, you can enjoy a Zen meditation session or a massage of your choice as well as a night in this tranquil hotel.

As we said at the start, at the end of the three days, you are sure to go back home revitalised, full of positive energy and with plenty to talk about.

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