Les Cols Pavellons
Travel Blogs from Olot
... first time, the wind blowing through the branches above, the dabbled sunlight on my face. Bliss. We familiarised ourselves with our warren of a home and basked in the sun. Oppressively hot on Sunday, the clouds rolled in, breaking in a spectacular fashion, late in the evening with thunder, lightning and torrential rain. By Monday afternoon, as the rain turned into drizzle we summons ...
... Half an hour later, Henry returned, key in hand to release the car. Lucky us! It was due to be next opened on Monday, and it was a coincidence that the supermarket had a key as it wasn't their garage. Turns out, the sign to warn people had fallen down. Time for lots of sighs of relief. Ham procured, it was time to finally join our friends. As a group of 8 families, we have holidayed every two years for as long as I remember. I ...
A break..as we had, in the heat of the day. Back to the hotel to freshen up and re group. A chance for more investigation and a cunning plan to be created.. Sometimes a trip is all about the journey, rather than the destination. And so it was... A navigation through the tube system, a trip on a funicular and finally onto a cable car to the top of Montjuic. There is a huge castle at the top, which we ...
... and rehydrating so I can keep on going.... Did I forget the beer and wine? Oh yes, and the afternoon naps!
Now so far this is all good if you like cycling but it gets even better because Bike Breaks is promoting a "Cycling Festival" culminating in a first ever "Gran Fondo" starting June 16 to June 21 and it just so happens that I will be here. Just lucky I guess.... I have offered my services as a volunteer for the festivities and I ...
... had a wander through it.
The church there has a wonderful door.
In the marble beside the doorway are three standard lengths used in commerce, there to prevent any arguments. The longest is the standard used back then for France. The other two were for Denmark and Holland.
It is a fortified town, one by Vauban, very famous for successful sieges on towns and for building ones that couldn't ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking