Time to leave the water and discover a pre-Romanesque jewel: the church of Sant Quirze de Pedret. Much remains to be discovered about this building, but everything suggests that construction began in the 9th century, while in the 10th it was enlarged to three naves with three apses. The mural paintings, of extremely high quality and great iconographic richness, are in different museums, but in the last restoration, completed in 1995, new ones were discovered in the central nave and apse, which place Pedret as the greatest exponent of the first Italian influence on Catalan Romanesque painting. Leave your vehicle in the esplanade in front of the Pont de Pedret bridge, another heritage site, in this case from the gothic period and well worth a look and a few good photographs and then take the short, easy and pleasant walk to the church.
Also at the bridge you can begin a route along the former railway (Via Verda) that, after 5 kilometres, will leave you at the Cal Rosal textile colony. It’s an easy section, which follows the old Carrilet railway track, and ideal for cycling, but if you prefer you can also walk. The Llobregat River will be a constant travel companion, and you’ll pass through three tunnels.
Once in Cal Rosal, stop by the restaurant Sol i Cel, where they have set menus both on weekdays and weekends and also group menus. After the obligatory after-lunch chat, it will be time to head home.