The Congost de Mont Rebei is one of the most spectacular gorges in Europe and can be enjoyed in its entirety on foot following the ancient mule track carved into the rock.
The gorge was created by the Noguera Ribagorçana river as it passes through the Serra de Montsec mountains and separates Montsec d’Ares from Montsec de l’Estall forming the natural boundary between Catalunya and Aragón.
Congost de Mont Rebei is the only large gorge in Catalunya which has been kept more or less intact in virgin territory without being crossed by any road, railway or electricity line. The walls of the gorge reach a vertical height in excess of 500 metres at points where the width of the gorge is just 20 metres. It is truly a incredible sight!
There is another partially dug out pathway at a lower level, built and opened in 1924 to facilitate connections between the Àger Valley and the village of Pont de Montanyana. But it was flooded by the waters of the Canelles reservoir when it reached its highest level. The new path was opened in 1984, and is located halfway up the vertical wall and well above the maximum water level of the reservoir.
To enjoy the gorge from both the water and ground check out our kayak pages for details of kayak- hike and motor boat-hike offers.
For some routes and waypoints see the gooltracking website here
The Montfalcó hanging stairs
In 2013, a new and exciting route through the gorge was constructed in the form of a zigzag stairway that scales the sheer wall and connects with a suspension bridge over the river.
The suspension bridge and hanging stairs reforged the link between the Catalan and Aragonese sides of Mont Rebei for the first time since the creation of the Canelles reservoir and the loss of the old bridge that connected the two provinces more than 60 years previously.