MTB Àger > Congost de Mont Rebei > Àger
Difficulty level: Difficult
Starting from Àger we ride towards the Montsec d’Ares ridge. An initially gentle climb becomes gradually more challenging until we reach the summit at 1,580m. Here, we turn off to the right to take the stoney path leading to Sant Alís at km 18. This is the highest point of the route (1,657m), with spectacular views of the Pyrenees and the Àger valley.
We turn back along the same path and turn right to begin a rapid descent on a paved road to Alsamora at km 31. We continue to descend until we reach the Canelles reservoir, where we take the path to the Mont Rebei gorge. Having crossed the iron bridge at km 38, the gateway to the canyon, we will be able to enjoy the approximately 1.5 km of track carved out of the rock and this unique, vertiginous landscape. After leaving the Canyon, the track becomes uphill, very narrow and rocky, making the ride to Corçà (km 48) slow and heavy going; however, the views help make this stretch slightly less of an ordeal!
Before arriving at the village of Corçà, we pass the 11th century Mare de Déu de la Pertusa chapel seemingly hanging on a pinnacle above Canelles reservoir. From Corçà, we make the final descent back to Àger, at km 55.5.
- Distance:55.50 km
- Accumulated climb +: 1,951 m
- Approximate duration of the stage: 6 hours (average speed 9km/hr)