Sa Calobra Cala and Torrent

Astonishing winding drive through the mountains and gorges to the sea, a wonderful old Cala and the legendary Torrens de Paraix gorge which runs through 3000m through the mountains. This is one wonderful trip!

Astonishing winding drive through the mountains and gorges to the sea, a wonderful old Cala and the legendary Torrens de Paraix gorge which runs through 3000m through the mountains. This is one wonderful trip!

The Drive

Drive to Soller and then follow signs for Pollensa and Lluc. You will wind up the mountains past Fornalutx to the two main reservoirs in mallorca and wonderful views of Puig Mejor (the highest mountain in Mallorca). There are many places you will want to stop to stretch and take in the views. Beyond the reservoirs, you see a turn to the left for Sa Calobra. You think that was dramatic? You ain’t seen nothing yet. What follows is something like 10km of extreme road engineering down to the coast.

The winding road to sa calobra
Panoramic of just a small part of the road down.

Sa Calobra Cala

The Cala on a wintry day!

General Info

Drive time from the villa: 1.5 hours

Duration of visit: all day

Best time to visit: out of season!!

What you need: picnic, camera, swimmers and a steady hand on the wheel for the drive. This drive is not for the fainthearted!

View from inside the gorge to the opening to the sea

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Paul Crotto

Born in 1921. Like many other US veterans (Bill Waldren, George Sheridan, Norman Yanikun) Paul came to Europe on his GI Bill to study art in Paris. With his friends he came

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