Walking Mallorca (Majorca)

Torrent de Pareis

Area:
North West
Kilometres:
5
Walking Time:
5 hours
Approx. ascent/descent:
600 m
Start Walk:
Escorca (see Google map ref. below)
End Walk:
Sa Calobra
Let’s Walk !

Difficult

This is a difficult and potentially dangerous hike - one of the most difficult on the island and it is not for the faint-hearted! In fact it is not so much a hike as an obstacle course, as there are massive boulders to negotiate, slither down and between, and some light abseiling is required in some sections. You need to be fit and well equipped, and prepared for adventure. With all this in mind, this trek is a stunning and unforgettable experience!

We set off from Escorca, starting with a gentle descent with lovely views of Puig Roig ahead of us, and already we see the beginnings of the dramatic canyon through which the torrent de Pareis runs. We zigzag down into the torrent floor and soon come to a junction of 3 canyons from where we follow the path of the torrent de Pareis.

From here, most of the route involves finding a way through and over the impressive boulders and rock formations that form the bed of the torrent. At times this is tricky and sometimes requires a leap of faith. Occasionally we get a reprieve and the riverbed is flat and smooth but not for long.... and all the while the canyon narrows into an ever more dramatic gorge, with towering cliffs almost touching each other overhead.

It is tough going but very rewarding, and a swim has never been so welcome when we finally reach the mouth of the gorge at Sa Calobra! Bliss!

This walk is scheduled for:

Torrent de Pareis
16-09-2015 Escorca
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30-09-2014 Escorca
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31-08-2015 Escorca
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Torrent de Pareis
27-05-2015 Escorca
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11-08-2015 Escorca
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Torrent de Pareis
06-08-2015 Escorca
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