On this day: Castellar de n’Hug, Spain

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries.

On July 24, 2015, I was in Castellar de n’Hug, Spain.

After returning from our excursion to Costa Brava, my adventurous travel mates arranged for a motorcycle ride up along the mountainous roads of the pyrenean range in northeastern Spain. Our thrilling drive up this winding path brought us to Castellar de n’Hug, a small municipality within the comarca (county) of the Berguedร  in Catalonia. Situated among the southern slopes of the Pyrenees mountains, this little village is served by the B-403 road, which links it with neighbouring La Pobla de Lillet. Heading northwest takes you to the microstate of Andorra, and to the north is the border with France.

Housing a population of merely 165 people, Castellar de n’Hug is, for the most part, a quick interlude en route to more grandiose destinations. We spent only a couple hours exploring the historic centre and stopping for a small bite to eat in a local bakery. The journey is indeed the most exciting part of the trip, taking you through the Spanish countryside with majestic highland views.