Mountains, rivers and canyons are right at the top of anyone’s list of features most closely associated with natural beauty. But they alone don’t constitute an ideal spot for nature lovers. For that, you need a diverse ecology as well as beautiful surroundings.
Luckily, Congost de Mont-rebei in Spain offers both. The Mont-rebei area is so special because of the lush flora and abundant animal species that live in and around the mountains, which are crisscrossed by the shimmering blue waters of rivers innumerable. This creates a near-infinite range of environs for all manner of creatures to find their home: Rocky peaks high in the atmosphere, lush forests spilling down the mountainside and finishing in the cool river waters below.
Perhaps the most famous part of the mountain, Congost de Mont-rebei is a steep canyon cut into the rocky peaks, plunging hundreds of feet down sheer rock walls. Narrow walking paths etched into the sides of the canyon provide adventurous tourists and hikers with breathtaking views and spellbinding glimpses directly down into the canyon floor.
Popular with mountain bikers and hikers in particular, the canyon offers as much of a challenge as it does a scenic view of the landscape. The paths are steep, rocky and frightfully thin, making humans to feel right at home with the mountain goats and birds that populate the rocky environ, which may, in fact, be visiting this beautiful place for the very same reasons as tourists do: nature, filled with nature.
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