2015-01-11

The Frightful Pathway | Congost de Mont-Rebei

The Frightful pathway between Catalonia and Aragon, Spain, the River Noguera Ribagorcana passes through the Serra del Montsec mountain system, creating a beautiful hiking destination called Congost de Mont-Rebei.

The Frightful pathway between Catalonia and Aragon, Spain, the River Noguera Ribagorçana passes through the Serra del Montsec mountain system, creating a beautiful hiking destination called Congost de Mont-Rebei.
The vertigo footbridges of Montfalcó

Route of the footbridges of Montfalcó and Mont-Rebei

The Route of the Montfalcó footbridges

Amazing climb up steps embedded in rock. To reach the 83-meter tall gorge, there are 291 steps. The road then descends steeply to the Congost de Siegue. A 35 m suspension bridge connects the narrow canyon.

You can see the water from the reservoir through the suspended passage. This creates an even more sensation of vertigo. Once you have crossed the passage, you will ascend to a viewpoint where you can view the surrounding area. The Mont-rebel gorge trail continues along a path that is flanked by walls more than 500m high, in different sections. Some walls are separated only 20m apart. These wonderful views are joined by many birds of prey, including golden eagles and Egyptian vultures. It's worth stopping for a few minutes to take in the beauty of the area. A bank faces the gorge every few meters.

The vertigo footbridge of Montfalcó


To reach the Sierra del Montsec, a path that includes steps, hanging bridges and vertigo walkways leads from Montfalco, Huesca.

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A path with steps excavated in rock, hanging bridges and vertigo walkways is natural route from  Montfalcó in Huesca to reach Sierra del Montsec gorge
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Amazing views and terrifying pathways through this ecological paradise. Mont-Rebei Gorge covers an area of approximately 600 hectares. The Congost de Mont-Rebei was declared a Wildlife Refuge on April 14, 2005. You can walk between vertiginous landscapes and towering cliffs. The road runs along the side of the cliffs and is literally carved in the rock. To protect the route which is part of the GR-1, benches and railings are installed to allow you to regain your strength and take in the stunning views. The limestone walls of the gorge have a vertical drop of 500m and points with a minimum width of 20 meters. There are embedded paths that allow visitors to enjoy the stunning views. It is worth visiting the Romanesque chapel at Pertusa with its dizzying views over the marsh Caselles. The suspension bridge at the end is also very interesting.

The Route of the Montfalcó footbridges
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Congost de Mont-rebei in Spain is a special area that offers both rich flora, and numerous animal species that are found in and around the mountains. These areas are interconnected by rivers and shimmering blue waters. This allows for all kinds of creatures to have a home in a variety of environments: Rocky mountains high up, lush forests that run down the mountainside, and finally, the cool waters of the rivers below.


The Route of the Montfalcó footbridges
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The most iconic part of the mountain.Congost de Montrebei-rebei. is a steep canyon that is cut into the rocky peaks and plunges hundreds of feet down sheer rock walls. The canyon's sides are carved with narrow walking paths that allow for breathtaking views and stunning glimpses down to the canyon floor.

The Route of the Montfalcó footbridges
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The canyon is a popular choice for hikers and mountain bikers. The trails are steep and rocky, but the paths are also very thin. This makes it easy to feel at home with the Mountain. The rocky environment is home to many birds and goats, who may be visiting the area for the same reasons tourists do: Nature, full of nature.

The Route of the Montfalcó footbridges
Footbridge over the river Noguera Ribagorzana. The gateway itself is the starting point of the path between the Congost de Mont-Rebei and shelter Montefalco and constitutes a real crossroads and symbolic bond between the lands of Aragon and Catalonia located in the east and west margins of the river Noguera Ribagorzana. Image credit Juanedc

The Route of the Montfalcó footbridges
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The Route of the Montfalcó footbridges
Dirt road partially excavated in the rock.
Image credit Albert Torello
The Route of the Montfalcó footbridges
Image credit James Güell
The Route of the Montfalcó footbridges
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The Route of the Montfalcó footbridges
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Source — Atlasobscura | ElmundoLleidatur

1 comment:

  1. Very impressive,but frightening,indeed;wonder who can scale it to the end comfortably?Thanks for sharing this wonder.

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