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Weekend Getaway - Aragon Rivers II - Congost de Mont-rebei

Breathtaking weekend hiking & kayaking the Río Noguera Ribagorçana Congost de Mont-rebei Canyon from La Masieta to Montfalcó stairs via GR1

Updated: Apr 23, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 131

About Weekend Getaway - Aragon Rivers II - Congost de Mont-rebei

Located on the border between Catalonia and Aragon is the Congost de Mont-Rebei, an ideal destination for enjoying a weekend getaway. This spectacle of nature (and in my opinion one of the most beautiful river canyons in Spain) is a hidden gem found in the Serra del Montsec Natural Park. Running through this mountain range is the Río Noguera Ribagorçana river that has carved a ravine canyon before flowing into the Canelles Reservoir.

Congost de Mont-Rebei is not usually prone to mass tourism due to the remote location in the Montsec mountain range between the region of La Ribagorza in Aragon and Pallars Jussà in Catalonia. The main entrance to Congost de Mont-Rebei can be found in La Masieta and since 1999 Congost de Mont-Rebei has been protected and managed by Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera in order to preserve its natural and scenic heritage.

The vertical cliffs of the ravine are impressive reaching 500 metres in height in some places and extend to the distance in a path that in certain sections has been cut from the side of a sheer cliff. The landscape is breath-taking for hiking and to kayak along the river but the route is not for those that suffer from vertigo.

The Mont-Rebei ravine has diverse flora and fauna in an environment where vultures, bearded vultures, eagles and otters thrive. Along the route you can also find a small cave with prehistoric remains. There are stretches of the trail in which the width of the river is no more than 20 metres as it pass via the canyon.

This weekend getaway consists of one day linear hiking route along the Congost de Mont-Rebei trail from La Masieta to Montfalcó stairs (Part of the GR-1 trail) followed by a second day of kayaking along the same section of river.

The best times of the year to enjoy Congost de Mont-Rebei are late spring, early summer 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.


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Getting to Weekend Getaway - Aragon Rivers II - Congost de Mont-rebei

From Barcelona Take the A2 toward Lleida and at junction 460 exit onto the A14 and follow till it ends at Almenar. From here take the N230 towards Benabarre and Puente de Montañana. Just before the village of Puente de Montañana is a right turn onto the C-1311 cross the river and after the bend in the road take the narrow country lane on the right down to the parking area at La Masieta.

Access to the La Masieta is free of charge in low season. In peak season, it costs €5 per vehicle. Booking your parking space online is recommended. From the parking it is very easy to reach the ravine.

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What to take with you for Weekend Getaway - Aragon Rivers II - Congost de Mont-rebei

For the Congost de Mont-Rebei hike I wear normal summer hiking clothes and for the kayak I wear wet shoes, running shorts and a t-shirt. Note that you will get sunburn in the kayak and hiking of you do not use sun cream.

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a0338 - Rivers of Aragon II - Congost de Mont-rebei kayak

Kayak the stunning turquoise waters of Congost Mont-Rebei canyon along the Noguera Ribagorçana river from La Masieta parking to Montfalcó stairs

Distance: 19.09 km

Difficulty: Medium

Return Travel Fare: €25.00

Transport Network: Car

a0339 - Rivers of Aragon II - Congost de Mont-rebei Hiking

Hike along cliff side ravine path across Montfalcó suspension bridges & mountain side Montfalcó stairs along the congost de Mont-rebei valley

Distance: 17.23 km

Difficulty: Medium

Return Travel Fare: €25.00

Transport Network: Car

Where to stay overnight for Weekend Getaway - Aragon Rivers II - Congost de Mont-rebei

Accomodation options for Congost de Mont-rebei are limited because of the remote location but here are my recommended places to stay.

How much does Weekend Getaway - Aragon Rivers II - Congost de Mont-rebei Day Trip Cost?

The below prices summary are estimates based on 4 people sharing a car and an apartment/hostel overnight.

Description Adult Adult Discounts Child Child Discounts
A tank a fuel for a car € 15.00 € 15.00
La Masieta parking (2 days) € 16.00 € 16.00
1 day kayak rental (per person) € 32.50 € 32.50
Overnight accomodation € 25.00 € 25.00
Evening dinner € 25.00 € 25.00
Breakfast € 10.00 € 10.00
Tapas € 15.00 € 15.00
€ 138.50 Adult Total € 138.50 Child Total

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