There are countless tracks and footpaths which pass by natural water springs, historic buildings (in various states of repair), woods and pastures. There are paths which lead to other picturesque villages where you can see the ruins of castles, beautifully conserved monasteries, medieval bridges and other sights.

Only a few km away the river Merles cascades through a rocky gorge, surrounded on either side by pastures and craggy forested slopes.

There's plenty to see and do within easy reach.

Eating out is a way of life in Catalonia. Nearly every village has at least one bar, and good restaurants can be found in Santa Eulalia de Puig Oriol, Sant Boi de Lluçanès, Perafita, Sora, L'Alou and Lluça, so you don't need to go far to eat well.

If you have time, you may like to explore the vibrant city of Vic, about 40km away. Vic is a university city, a mix of medieval and modern and an important cultural centre.

Apart from a huge choice of bars and restaurants, it offers museums, theatre, cinema, music. And everywhere an outstanding display of its architectural heritage.