The baldie is fled, long live the baldie!

The business (basically a CRM database) passed into better hands in 2012. These materials remain here for cannibalisation and amusement.

The baldie meanwhile has found pastures new: as a singing organ-grinder for your event in the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands or Spain! Town and country walking and study tours in Barcelona and the Western Med
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    • Language All our guides are native English speakers and speak the local language fluently.
    • Knowledge Our local and subject knowledge is profound and up-to-date.
    • Interactivity See someone interesting? We'll interpret. Tired/full of energy? We can adapt the programme.
    • Individuality We don't do herd tourism. No silly flags. No headsets.
    • Responsibility Unlike most "green" tour businesses, we only use public transport--cheaper and generally more interesting.

Barcelona tours - Town with castle along hillsides (Montserrat views) to cava capital


Funicular(1924). Town, named by Arabs, alleged by some to be connected with that well-known Catalan, Columbus. Blessed by the modernisme of early C20th urbanites then cursed by their politics. Baronial C16th fortified town house, C10th-18thcastle & church. Wonderful damp natural forests. Farms (1/2/3). Limestone hills, lime kilns (1/2), quarries, caves. Stupendous views over the Penedes plain (aka the pre-litoral depression) and of the Montserrat (1/2/3/4/5) and Sant Llorenç del Munt ranges. Pylons and power (1/2/3/4). Castle (mentioned in context of C10th Moorish battles) and chapel (1/2) with unusual cemetery and cross dug into rocky outcrop. Steepish and brambly descent (views back to route’s start (1/2) to cava village (1/2) with C10th church and C16th renaissance-gothic tower (1/2). Small portion of marshy gorge with (2003-4) bridge for AVE high speed train from Madrid to Barcelona. Optional look at cava facilities in Sant Sadurní.

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Basic data
Grade strenuous
Base Barcelona
Location tags Alt Penedès, Catalonia, Gelida, Sant Sadurní­,
Theme tags architecture, gastronomy, nature,
Your guide Mr Baldie
Walking distance 18 km / 11.18 miles
Walking time, excluding breaks 4.30 hr
Total return travel time from base to walk 1.45 hr
Total time from "hello" to "goodbye" 6.40 hr