We are heading to La Seu d’Urgell, where after passing through St Mary’s Cathedral, the only completely Romanesque cathedral still standing in Catalonia, we’ll want to sample some local specialities, such as cheeses from the Alt Urgell i La Cerdanya PDOs, the only cheese protected denomination of origin in Catalonia. The producers themselves will tell us how they are made and, even more excitingly, let us know how they taste. In the afternoon, we will drive through some of the little stone villages of La Cerdanya. These are places with short, charming names, such as Talló, Prullans, Pi, Bor, Riu, Alp and Urtx, which have always been nestled under the peaks of the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park. On the south side of the park, perched above a crown of fir trees and beeches, stands the majestic Pedraforca, one of Catalonia’s most iconic peaks. Between Puigcerdà, a town with a beautiful lake, and Figueres, the roads run in the shadow of the Pyrenees and give plenty of reasons to stop off: the Llobregat fountains and the industrial colonies in Castellar de n’Hug, the Romanesque façade of Santa María de Ripoll and Castellfolit de la Roca, a town at the edge of a dizzying cliff.