The third day of Majorca begins. Our today’s goal is to visit the bay of Sa Calobra. There are two routes from Palma de Mallorca to Sa Calobra – via Soller or through Inca. We already know the first one, that’s why we choose the second one. It is a few kilometers longer, but the driving time is identical.
Road to Sa Calobra
Unusual views begin outside the city of Inca. Every now and then we pass through picturesque town. Choosing this route is really a great choice. It’s worth exploring every nook and cranny of the island. It’s hard for me to take pictures through the glass, but I have two preview shots.
Serra de Tramuntana
There is a viewpoint right behind the village of Caimari. You can stop here and take photos of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. This is where the hiking trail begins, which leads to the town of Lluc.
In Lluc there is a sanctuary that can be visited. I read on the internet that it isn’t particularly interesting, so we skip this route point.
After the view point we drive through winding road uphill. We are excited, because not only the route is a bit scary but also the views are wonderful. There are also some uninteresting moments when you drive through the forest, but it’s still worth going there. Especially since the road is safe and quite wide. Despite the fact that we still drive up the hill, there is no abyss.
The most scenic route on Majorca
After a few kilometers, we leave the forest and are already on the road directly leading to Sa Calobra. We stop on sides to photograph the mountains.
There are not too much places where you can stop, so when nobody is behind us, we even stand in the middle of the road, because we can’t miss photos of beautiful serpentine. Still, the pictures won’t reflect how amazing it is to follow this route.
At some point on the route you can see the bay from above. There are a lot of clouds, so the effect is not like on a sunny day.
By the bay of Sa Calobra
Finally there is Sa Calobra! The journey took us a long time, but it was definitely not a waste of time! It’s cold and windy in the bay. The waves are huge and splash when you stand close to the shore. To be honest, I like the route more than the bay itself, but maybe because of the weather, which once again doesn’t spoil us. Unfortunately, photos come out bleak.
We set off towards the Torrent de Pareis Gorge. Along the way, sometimes the sun comes out from behind the clouds and we can finally admire the azure of the sea.
Torrent de Pareis
The gorge is extremely photogenic! Again, the sun is hiding behind the clouds, which makes the photos lose a little climate, but place is beautiful anyway.
Unfortunately, we only manage to reach the beginning of the gorge, because further passage was blocked by water. The entire trail, which you can walk on, is 6 km long. However, from what I read, this is not an easy route, so we would not have covered the entire distance. A few places are really difficult to cross and require good physical condition. Apparently, the bottom of the canyon in some places is a few meters wide with steep, vertical walls reaching three hundred meters.
We come back to the bay of Sa Calobra. Part of the road leads through a narrow, illuminated tunnel in the rock.
We reach the car and we are again on the scenic route. This time without unnecessary stopping. However, there were several seconds stops to photograph the goats. There is a lot of them and they don’t run away from people.
Because the day is slowly ending, we decide to get only to the Torre del Verger viewpoint. The initial plan was to visit beautiful (supposedly) town of Fornalutx and ride not only to the Torre del Verger viewpoint, but further up to the town of Port d’Andratx. Unfortunately, there was no option to earn so much time before sunset to cover all of that.
From the bay we head towards Soller, so we no longer follow the same road as towards Sa Calobra. However, once again (as yesterday) we pass the cities of Deia and Valdemossa. We take pictures along the way.
We meet goats again.
Near Torre del Verger we stop for a moment in a different place, from where we can see interesting views.
Torre del Verger
We reach Torre del Verger during sunset. There is a tower in place that you can climb by entering through a small hole.
We regret a little that the day is over, but the sunset in this place is worth admiring.
We return to the car and go to Palma de Mallorca. Tomorrow we will have another day full of discovering the island. For sure we will see a lot!
- There is a large car park at Sa Calobra bay. In November, when we were, it was free.
- I regret very much that the town of Fornalutx could not be seen. Instead, we went a long way to Torre del Verger. As of today, I would recommend hitting this route point while visiting Valdemossa, and visit Fornalutx the same day as Sa Calobra.
- I am very happy that we went to Sa Calobra through Inca. Google Maps showed us the route through Soller. The road was very interesting. We could see the Serra de Tramuntana mountains.
- Distances we have traveled today (according to google maps):
- Palma de Mallorca (parking lot) – Sa Calobra 70 km (1 hour 25 min)
- Sa Calobra – Torre del Verger 71 km (1 hour 54 min)
- Torre del Verger – Palma de Mallorca (parking lot) 24 km (37 min)
Today we drove a little more and managed to see fewer places than the previous day. The longest route took us around the serpentine near Sa Calobra. It was demanding because of the many turns. In addition, we stopped every now and then to admire the views. Reserve yourself a bit more time here.
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