Torrent de Pareis
Torrent de Pareis
4.5
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GrC
11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We hiked from Escorca down to the Sa Calobra beach through the canyon of Torrent de Pareis. We arrived to the starting point by bus from Soler and departed by boat from end point to Port de Soller.

What was supposed to be a 4h hike turned into a 6h one for the following reasons:

- Badly marked directions. Red markings are often washed out or they appear allover the rocks. At some point they turn into blue arrows, but those are for the ones ascending upwards. We thus lost considerate amounts of time to figure out where to go to overcome various boulders. Authorities should refresh the markings urgently if they are to promote this hike.

- Absence of supportive infrastructure at tricky parts. There are close to zero helpers (e.g. to use ropes, which we did not have anyhow), which makes some parts of the descend very difficult. There are not that many such parts, so it is a shame authorities don’t take care of this to ease the hike.

- Very difficult passages. While not hiking alone is a general rule, it applies in practice in this hike as there were some boulders which could only be overcome in a pair, helping out each other with physical support.

Note that depending on your accomodation location, the arrival to Escorca and departure from Sa Calobra is not easy to manage (unless leaving a car at the start and taking a taxi back upwards), as the bus 355 connecting the two points was discontinued recently.
Written September 5, 2022
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Jack L
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Me and my partner visited this beach as we had seen soo many positive reviews about it. The car journey to the beach is very picturesque, however the roads are very narrow and other drivers don’t seem to understand the concept of driving on the right hand side.

When arriving it was chaos, but we were able to find a parking space and we headed down. The walk is lovely and the scenery is beautiful, until you get to the actual beach. The entire beach is just pebbles, and it is saturated with people. The people we encountered on the beach had no basic manners and were extremely rude. It was like visiting a typical UK beach, litter dotted around and people running wild.

We only visited for a short time and made our way back to the car. When exiting the car park and paying at the kiosk, the worker became agitated that we needed to pay by card. He asked if we had seen the signs (the signs aren’t clear) that we can’t pay by card at the kiosk. I had also seen someone else pay by card at the kiosk previously. He eventually got his card machine and we paid, but only after him getting angry with us, making gestures, and being ridiculously dramatic (as though we had wronged him personally) customer service is non existent.

If you’ve seen this beach being advertised on social media it is most likely a complete catfish.
Written July 13, 2024
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Hyoga83
Bordeaux, France704 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
To be paired with the cove beside AND "cala tuent", really closeby. We did not bathe because there were many jellyfish around unfortunately.
Despite covid it was pretty busy so I guess in high season it must be packed, it is quite small.
You can walk into the canyon, I wonder how far as it just kept going!
Written June 14, 2021
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Edward1951S
Durham, UK389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
The Torrent de Pareis in northern Mallorca actually has its own website - torrentdepareis.info - which I would strongly recommend anyone read before attempting this trail. In truth, this post really belongs on Tripadvisor's 'Tramuntana' page.

I did it from top to bottom (Escorca to Sa Colobra) and it is hard to describe the natural beauty of this savage wilderness. Ignore the posts from people who have simply looked up the gorge from the tourist trap that is Sa Colobra. That is not the true Torrent de Pareis experience. But the trail is difficult. My age would suggest that anyone could do it but I am an experienced hiker and even I found it tough. However, in my view, ropes are unnecessary. The information board at Escorca advises against doing it solo but, having done it before, I was comfortable doing it alone and there are usually one or two other hardy souls in the canyon.

Mallorca trails are marked with red blobs or lines on the rocks and I got the impression that someone had been out with the red marker pen. Perhaps they have lost one too many tourists. Either that or I was following the path more carefully on this occasion.

Ideally allow five hours or more. The brief diversion into the Gorge Blau is worthwhile. If you have parked at Escorca it is possible to return by public transport from the bus stop in Sa Colobra but there is only one service daily (summer only) at 1500 - and it leaves promptly!
Written September 11, 2016
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Graeme C
Sevenoaks, UK169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017
This is an impressive place. People hike down (you can drive). The road is Mallorca's equivalent of the Stelvio pass - so is not for a nervous driver - but be brave because you can follow the other traffic (coaches drive down the road - so you certainly can. The effort is well worth it. A car park (circa €5 for a few hours) is 300 metres above the cove and there are a selection of places to eat. However that is only the beginning. Follow the coast and flat path keeping the sea to your left and you will be rewarded with a marvellous experience. After some rain, this place probably get's better so great in the spring or autumn. Equally good at other times. Sturdy shoes are a good idea as you might want to scramble on some rocks - but if you don't there is a gentle flat walk laid out with no expense spared keeping the less adventurous/fit more than happy. Arrive as early as you can. Whilst the car park is large, the fewer people the better in my humble opinion. We visited as early as we could, spent 90 minutes there (we could have eaten there or taken a pic-nic and spent the day there). Instead we had lunch at Es Vergeret 20 minutes away by car (we were lucky to get a table in September - so do book). Torrent de Pareis should be in everyones top 5 or top 3 in Mallorca - recent investment in the walkways has yet to filter into guide books - you can even get a fresh water shower for €1 if you fancy a swim. Nice clean toilets are €0.50 in the tourist office (along to the left at the base of the road). Children, grannies and just one competent driver are all that is needed for a memorable day. Having visited the island on 3 occasions - I wonder why I didn't hear about this place the first two times. Do go - there aren't many places on earth that will lodge in your memory like this.
Written September 19, 2017
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Alex T
Bournemouth, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
This review is for the gorge walk starting from the top, at Escorca, not from Sa Callobra at the bottom.
Maybe I didn't do my research properly, but I had assumed that the gorge would be mostly dry at the end of the summer. My bad. We left the car in Escorca at 11am, hoping that 4 hours would be enough time to get to the bottom and catch the bus back up. Optimistic I know, but Ive read that the walk is 3-5 hours and we're a pretty fit family.
Anyway...
We didnt even get to the bottom of the valley and the gorge entrance until 1.5 hours later, as the path down the valley is not always clear, and pretty loose underfoot. Decent walking footwear is heavily recommended! I had plimsoles which weren't really up to the job. I slipped badly once and hurt my hand quite badly.
Still, once the gorge begins it is just beautiful. Towering cliffs either side, and really good fun hopping from boulder to boulder. I wanted to stop every 30 seconds for photos. There's so much to see and marvel at. Our problems really began a few hours later when it started getting wet. There had been some rain the night before, and as the walk went on the sections of water got deeper and deeper. Plus, I had read that rope was permanently left on the difficult sections, but there was not a rope to be seen the day we went. But by the time we got to these sections it was really too late to go back, so we perservered, but it was sketchy as hell in places. A few times we were held up for 10 or 20 mins as we tried to find a safe route down, and a couple of occasions we fell while trying to manouver down, wedging ourselves between wet rocks, and luckily we fell into deep water but we could easily have broken bones had there been rocks underneath us.
Then as we neared the bottom we came to flooded sections where there was no choice but to swim. I had no dry bag so my phone and camera equipment all got ruined beyond repair.
We've walked a lot in the UK (Ben Nevis, Crib Goch etc...) and enjoy a scramble, so we really really enjoyed this adventure, but I wished we had brought a rope with us, and a dry bag, as even after a small amount of rain the canyon becomes very challenging. When we got to the bottom (9 hours later) we spoke to a group of Germans who had also come down that day, and they could scarcely believe that we had managed it uninjured without a rope. Luckily the same group were just getting in a taxi that had a spare seat so I could get a lift back up to Escorca with them to retrieve my car and rescue my sodden family who I'd left at the bottom. But the taxi driver told me he was the only one and its a 1 hour round trip, so dont rely on there being a taxi rank at the bottom for you - there isnt.
So...
Bring a rope.
Wear footwear with decent grip.
Bring loads of food and water.
Prepare to get soaked through, even in the summer.
Leave early so youve got plenty of time to get back to your car before sunset.
Dont let me put you off, its possibly the best day out we've ever had, but certainly not for the inexperienced.
Written September 11, 2018
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Ina A
Saint Louis, MO846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Wherever you are in Mallorca, make sure to check this place out! The earlier the better and less crowded. Don't take a tour package instead visit on your own schedule. We drove from Cala Millor to Torrent de Pareis via Sa Calobra. The route was tortuous but really breathtaking. Totally worth it.

There is parking and restaurants nearby. Make sure to bring water shoes coz the beach is laden with pebbles making it a little challenging to walk.

Everyone visitong Mallorca should come visit this heaven on earth.
Written June 25, 2017
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MarkusMM
Vienna, Austria57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
Must be the most impressive place on Mallorca!

After a pretty challenging 1 hour drive over windy roads you get to a parking place and you then walk another 700m to the gorge. The walk itself is scenic and extremely well built.
Once through a tunnel through a massive rock formation you come to what could easily be one of the natural wonders of the world.
Surrounded by mountain high rocks, a natural plateau has formed that opens to the ocean on one side and continues inland as a river for miles.
You can easily walk for some 2 miles on pebbles before reaching a point where you need to start climbing and will have to walk through water with warning signs indicating from where on.
Plan for the whole experience to take half a day to a day.
Written September 9, 2019
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theGJ
Plymouth, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
We'll this a lot harder than it says in the book! We had the same problem as Alex Tony after many storms but it still took us 5 hours, not 9. Did it a week ago.
It's really not a walk. There is some difficult climbing and lowering and you have to look for the way. If you're happy to take shoes off and are fit - go for it! My boyfriend ended up swimming with phones and car key in hand while I had rucksack on back. Everything else, including us, got v wet.
I'd recommend a rope too but half the time we couldn't see anything to attach it to.
We hadn't anticipated the swimming but once we had a solution to keeping phones dry, I chilled out a lot.
My boyfriend is still pretending to moan about it - he loved it. And as he saved our stuff, he's my hero!
Definitely not a walk in the park!
Written September 24, 2018
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William S
Villeneuve d'Ascq, France23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We heard about this beach and it was said to be this hidden gem in the island. It was far away and the roads were just the worst. The water is gorgeous but there were too many people there, specially for such a small beach… We went early in the summer, I can only imagine it will be worst in July or August
Written July 9, 2019
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