Congost de Mont-Rebei, una joya natural de altura
The Congost de Mont-Rebei is a real spectacle of nature. It is a hidden gem high up between the provinces of Lleida and Huesca. It isn´t usually prone to mass tourism due to the difficulty to get there. This is a ravine which juts out over the Noguera Ribagorçana river as it flows through the Montsec mountain range. The river makes a natural border between Aragon and Catalonia. It is an ideal destination for enjoying a weekend getaway, since the landscape is fantastic. To be precise, it is located between the region of La Ribagorza in Aragon and Pallars Jussà in Catalonia, although its main entrance is La Masieta. Since 1999, Congost de Mont-Rebei has been protected and managed by Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera in order to protect its natural and scenic heritage.
- No apto para personas con vértigo
- Entorno natural del Congost de Mont-Rebei
- Puntos de interés del Congost de Mont-Rebei
- Rutas por el Congost de Mont-Rebei
- El Congost de Mont-Rebei en kayak
It is not suitable for those suffering from vertigo
Congost de Mont-Rebei, a territory covering over 600 hectares is not suitable for high-heeled shoes nor for those suffering from vertigo. The vertical cliffs of the ravine are impressive. They soar to 500 metres and extend to the distance in a path that seems to be excavated from the rock. However, the landscape is breathtaking, since one is exposed to extraordinary natural beauty. One may contemplate the scenery from above and see how the canoes and kayaks move along the river.
Barceló Monasterio de Boltaña
- Instalado en el Monasterio de Boltaña
- Exclusivas villas y habitaciones con encanto
- Centro Wellness y piscina exterior
- Cycling centre
On leaving the Congost de Mont-Rebei there is the option of continuing up to the Congost del Seguer suspension bridge which links to the Montfalcó trail which is now in Huesca.
Entorno natural del Congost de Mont-Rebei
The Mont-Rebei ravine seems to have been sculpted by a great artist as its shapes are so perfect. Apart from the great views that can be enjoyed here, one should appreciate the flora and fauna in the environment where vultures, bearded vultures, eagles and otters thrive. Along the route you can also find a small cave with prehistoric remains. Also, you may observe that there are stretches of the trail in which the width of the river is no more than 20 metres.
Points of interest in Congost de Mont-Rebei
Very close to Congost de Mont-Rebei, is the Astronòmic Montse park, one of the most important theme parks on astronomy in Spain. Here you may enjoy an exhibition, a dome with surprises and a park of telescopes.
Trails in the Congost de Mont-Rebei
The Congost de Mont-Rebei can be walked by means of a path which is part of GR-1.
There is a short itinerary which consists in following the trail from north to south from the La Masieta car park. It is a trail that is almost 4 kilometres long, which can be extended up to the suspension bridge which passes through the Congost del Seguer and continues up to the Montfalcó hostel. It takes approximately 4 hours to complete it (there and back).
The second option is for hikers who are familiar with tough walking. It suggests walking from south to north from the chapel car park at Mare de Déu de la Partusa up to the second suspension bridge. This stretch is about 9 kilometres long.
There is also a third alternative, which consists in taking the route from the Montfalcó hostel up to Congost.
The Congost de Mont-Rebei in a kayak
The itinerary through this natural landscape can be done by kayak. One can also combine walking and kayaking on different stretches. The itinerary normally starts in Aragon and finishes in Catalonia. There are several adventure tourism companies which offer kayaking routes through the Congost de Mont-Rebei. One of these is Zenith Aventura. Also, one can hire a trip in a catamaran or a kayak at the hostel itself on the trail to follow the itinerary as you like.
How to reach the Congost de Mont-Rebei from Barcelona. From the A-2 take the detour towards Balaguer en Tàrrega by the C-53 and follow the C-13 towards Tremp. After around 10 kilometres, take the LV-9124 in Guàrdia de Noguera. From there you have to travel 23 kilometres over a narrow road which in certain stretches is in poor condition.
Price and parking in Mont-Rebei. There is open parking in La Masieta all year round and it is one of the most popular mountain passes to Congost de Mont-Rebei. Access is free and free of charge in low season. In peak season, it costs 5 euros per vehicle. Booking your parking space online is recommended. From here it is very easy to reach the ravine.
When to go on the trail. The best times of the year to enjoy Congost de Mont-Rebei are spring or autumn. Hiking along the trail in the hottest hours of the day in summer and the last hours of light in winter is not recommended.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to hike the Congost de Mont-Rebei?
The shortest hiking route in the Congost de Mont-Rebei is almost 4 kilometres long one way. The time it takes to hike the almost 8 kilometres round trip will depend on the pace and time each hiker has, but one should allow for approximately 4 hours.
What can one see near Congost de Mont-Rebei?
25km from Congost de Mont-Rebei, in the municipality of Áger (La Noguera) is Astronòmic Montse park, one of the most important theme parks on astronomy in Spain.
Where can one park in Congost de Mont-Rebei?
The best thing to do is use the car park in La Masieta. It is open all year round. It is free in low season and in peak season it costs 5 euros per vehicle. Booking a parking place online is recommended, especially at weekends.
Where can one eat around Congost de Mont-Rebei?
In the area there is a restaurant in Llac (Cellers, Lleida), which has a very varied menu and Casa Xalets (Àger, Lleida), which not only serves good food, but also has spectacular views.
¿Cómo llegar al Congost de Mont-Rebei desde Barcelona?
Desde la A-2 hay que tomar el desvío hacia Balaguer en Tàrrega por la C-53 y subir por la C-13 en dirección a Tremp. A unos 10 kilómetros, hay que tomar la carretera LV-9124 en Guàrdia de Noguera. Desde ahí hay que superar 23 kilómetros por una carretera estrecha y con tramos mal asfaltados.
¿Cuándo hacer la ruta?
La mejor época para disfrutar del Congost de Mont-Rebei es la primavera y el otoño. Se recomienda no hacer la ruta en las horas de más calor en verano ni en las últimas horas de luz durante el invierno.