After spending some time (and too much money) exploring Spain’s cities we decided to get back to nature. We sat down and formulated a rough plan for the next couple of weeks to include more national parks, hikes and of course waterfalls. First stop we were headed to The Pyrenees. But like all van life “plans” this changed quickly after we stayed with our friend in La Fuliola (en route) and he said we absolutely must go to Mont Rebei.
Mont Rebei (Congost de Mont – Rebei) is situated approximately 3.5 hours drive west of Barcelona. I’ll save my words and let the photographs do the talking but in short the scenery is absolutely stunning! I lost track of how many times I excitedly said “wow” throughout the hike.
One of my favourite parts of the hike was walking along the scarily narrow path that was etched into the side of the mountain with no guard rail or safety barrier (sorry Mum). From here you had breath taking views of the canyon and turquoise water hundreds of meters below. You could even spot carp swimming below due to the great water clarity!
Thank goodness we got the recommendation for Mont Rebei otherwise we would have driven straight by and completely missed this gem. Make sure you don’t do the same!
- Parking is 5 euros for the day (it’s strictly regulated so there’s no opportunity to free camp over night). There’s an information office situated near the car park – the staff kindly helped us out with free maps and easy to follow directions for the route we wanted to take.
- The main route winds around (and up and over) the mountains and follows the river below taking you past two main suspension brides. To walk to the second bridge takes roughly 1.5 hours each way. Although I’d recommend leaving yourself plenty more time to allow for photographs, picnic/water stops and swimming. We spent roughly 4 hours in total (1.5 hours walking each way and a 30 minute swim on the way there and back at the pontoon located at the first bridge). You can continue the hike further past the second suspension bridge however for us time didn’t permit and therefore we’re unsure of what lies beyond.
- You can also hire kayaks and explore the area on water if that’s more your thing.
- There’s no services so make sure you take sunscreen, food and plenty of water with you.