The past week had the opportunity to enjoy of a flight in parapente in the Valley of Àger in the province of Lleida, specifically in the Saw of Montsec, with the company Between Núvols
It is difficult to describe the feeling to jump from the slope of a mountain. They ensure us that it will not happen at all, that the parapente will raise us and will sustain us. We begin to run, the parapente inflates and the soil moves away. To our feet opens the valley of Àger, a wide depression flanqueada by imponentes mountainous reliefs, in the region prepirenaica of the Noguera. The heart begins to latir with strength, but soon the peace of the surroundings us sober while we plan on the valley.
It says of the parapente that is the device that offers the most similar trip to the flight of a bird. Without lanes neither marked roads, without engines, without coraza that separate us of the sun and of the wind, sobrevolamos the valley like the eagles and the vultures that extend the wings in these sober places of the saw of the Montsec.
We could say that Àger is the Catalan capital of the parapente. Each day there is new adventurers that arrive until here with the illusion to do a flight in parapente or with paramotor by these landscapes that combine cliffs and high slopes with plains of big beauty.
Thanks to the airfare deal biplaza that offer companies as Between Núvols, sobrevolar the valley of Àger is an activity near at hand of all. The pilot seats behind, the passenger in front to enjoy better of the landscape, both very tied to the parapente.
The instructor is the one who guides and controls the device, with the knowledges and the indispensable practice to resolve any incidence that can present during the flight. The client only has to propose enjoy of the experience.
By the way, in my case appreciate to Oriol, my “porteador”, for doing me enjoy of the surroundings, by his charm and attention at all times. Thank you Oriol by the experience lived!
There are several points in the saw of the Montsec from where launch, but the Coll d’Ares is the more frecuentado. From here we go up, very warmed up because with the speed and the height increases the feeling of cold, and attain without difficulties the one thousand metres of desnivel.
One of the most beautiful places that we can sobrevolar is the narrow of Montrebei, a big desfiladero of seven kilometres of long and some quinientos metres of depth opened by the river Noguera Ribagorzana in the hard rocks limestones of the saw of the Montsec.
Once you go down of the parapente, recommend you do a route on foot by the Congost of Mont-Rebei that visits the desfiladero, admire the waters that run at the end of the cliff and observe with admiration the vultures and other birds that shelter in the repliegues of the vertical walls. A very recommended route to complete a full day of intense emotions.