Despite a quickly approaching Première of our show, days off come regularly. With them come day trips. The latest one was to Monasterio de Montserrat, once again sans velo because, as the name implies, it is in the
mountains. Nonetheless, I saw a few roadies in Lycra who cycled all the way up there.
My friend and I, on the other hand, took a subway, a train, a cable car and a funicular to get to the top, almost like that old movie – Planes, Traines and Automobiles.
While still on the train, a song got stuck in my head and it stayed there for most of the day: Que Será, Será, because it somehow rhymes with Montserrat.
When we arrived at our destination it was fairly busy with tour groups, so we decided to hike up to the highest point of the massive – Mount Sant Jeroni. It was a three-hour round trip with gorgeous views along the way.
By the time we came down it was much quieter at the monastery, but there was still a line to see the Black Madonna at the Basilica.
The funicular to Santa Cova, the Holy Grotto, was closed and we were too tired to go there on foot; therefore, we skipped it and headed straight for the train. One our later we were back in Barcelona.
This week in numbers:
85 km – distance cycled
11th – century Monasterio de Montserrat was founded
1236 m asl – height of Sant Jeroni peak, the highest in the Montserrat range