Warning: If attempting this walk without a guide, please seek advice about the weather forecast shortly before going as the gorge is prone to flash flooding.
After prolonged rain the Torrent collects a lot of water in a few pools and you may have to swim. If you need any further advice then don't hesitate to contact us for the latest conditions.
You will need to bring your own lunch and drinks, sturdy walking boots and swim wear. Maximum group size: 8 people - unless by prior arrangement.
The Torrent de Pareis is possibly the finest walk in Mallorca. Even the drive to the starting point in Escorca from Soller is impressive as is the boat journey back to Port Soller from Sa Calobra.
However, it is a difficult hike which involves some scrambling over rocks and should only be undertaken by experienced hikers in good physical condition.
From the road it is a one hour descent down to the canyon. Once in the gorge we see the large boulders that form the obstacles along the river bed which is our path for the next 4 hours. After a few hundred metres we come to S'Entreforc where the Torrent de Lluc meets the Torrent Gorg Blau and becomes the Torrent de Pareis (the twin rivers). We'll take a detour here and walk up the Torrent Gorg Blau, commonly known as Sa Fosca (the darkness). You will soon see why, as the gorge's walls narrow and the temperature drops dramatically as the sunlight disappears. This canyon is for experienced mountaineers only, so we will turn back around and continue along our way through the Torrent de Pareis.
The middle section of the walk is perhaps the easiest. Picking our way over the rocks, we become entranced by the scenery; the high rocky walls, the limestone caves, the smooth, water-eroded rocks and the trees which manage to survive in this harsh environment. Nearing the end of the hike, the walls of the gorge narrow again to three metres across as we navigate the final hurdles, before we are greeted by the beautiful turquoise sea. Unfortunately the peace and tranquillity of the occasional birdsong give way here to the sound of the many tourists who visit Sa Calobra during the summer months. Before returning to Port Soller, we should have time for a refreshing swim and a cold drink at one of the beach restaurants.
Price: 55€ per person, cash only, based on a minimum of 4 people. For smaller and private groups please contact us directly. The price includes the transport from our shop in Port Soller to Escorca (45 minutes) and the boat trip from Sa Calobra to Puerto Soller (45 minutes).