We’ll continue on to Vic and head to the Plaça Major, where a lively market is held every Tuesday and Saturday. We’ll enter a century-old drying room and learn to make two of the town’s famous sausages, the llonganissa and the fuet. The next stop along the way is in Sant Fruitós de Bages, where we’ll have the chance to do one of those once-in-a-lifetime activities: a parachute jump from 4,000 metres high, with views of the Pyrenees and Montserrat during the descent. For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, we recommend a visit to the Vall del Montcau “tines”, large dry stone constructions in which wine was once made at the foot of the vineyard, or Sant Benet de Bages, a very well-preserved medieval monastery where you can discover the monastery’s wine making history and try the wines of the DO Pla de Bages. Moving south, we’ll have the chance to visit Mura, one of the official Charming Villages, and the Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac Natural Park, a conglomerate rock landscape featuring formations reminiscent of those at Montserrat. Another interesting way to get to Barcelona from Vic is to go via the Costa Maresme and the Montseny Natural Park, a natural biosphere reserve featured on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. At the Maresme we will find peaceful, sandy beaches and towns with excellent modernist heritage.