We woke up in bright sunlight floating the Pyrenees in the background in bright colours. Over night some of our communal items (and some personal shoes) had been attacked and partly eaten by animals – a learning experience…
After a breakfast with lots of warm leftover food from the night before, we had a short ride on a flat road leading us to Figueres.
Our group was a focus of attention on the market square; several people came up to us, children looking skeptically and bicycle fans telling us about their own trips and admiring the tall bike among us. We also managed to get food for the next couple of days in advance since it is quite unsure whether we will have opportunities to find something on the way.
We had lunch and a rest under shady (palm) trees in the squat that evolved out of the local Indignad@s movement of last year – including an introduction about the place and some personal experiences about the place occupation and asamblea season last summer here in Figueres.
After eating and it still being siesta time, pretty free and flat roads took us through a beautiful landscape – the Pyrenees coming closer and closer. We quickly arrived at Can Torres, where our hosts took us for a walk around their vineyards and the surrounding hills, showing us the highest Menhir of Catalunya (about 5000 years old!).
The dinner included wine from our hosts – another pleasure to end the day with after so much postcard-like landscape, good food and moderate movements for our legs.