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Gorges de la Restonica

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Address: Corte, 20250 Corsica, France
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This forest is a popular destination for cyclists and hikers.

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Dangerous drive in motorhome but worth the trip

Park well before the trail in the lower region were the camping is and avoid being told off by authorities and locals. Follow the tourist trail up into the mountains to enjoy wild... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Park well before the trail in the lower region were the camping is and avoid being told off by authorities and locals. Follow the tourist trail up into the mountains to enjoy wild swimming in clear water pools. be prepared with comfortable walking shoes, water and sun cream. Not particularly suitable for elderly or younger children that you can't carry.... More 

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West Horsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Chose to do this relatively straight forward trek from Corte up the Restonica Gorge to Lac de Melo and Lac de Capitelu with the family last week. Was glad of walking boots because of some scrambling and steep rocks and although some people were in trainers, wouldn't advise it. Fabulous swim in the top lake - as everyone says, c1.45... More 

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Taby, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went to Restonica after having spent a half a day in Corte. This was an amazing place for a swim in the river. Really nice, clear water. Not too cold (we were there in the middle of July) and despite the fact that there seemed to be cars parked on every turnout, we found a place all to ourselves... More 

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This road winds through this spectacular gorge. The scenery is spectacular but the road is quite dangerous. It is meant for cars going in one direction but was open to two directions when I was there. In addition, there are campers, cyclists and hikers. The local government must change these rules. Nevertheless, it is one of the most spectacular areas... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Beautiful scenery. This is not a smooth path but a mixture of medium sized granite boulders and loose gravel which can be challenging underfoot. There are areas of scramble. Being cautious on this rocky terrain, it took us substantially longer than most other hikers: about 6 hours roundtrip without stops to the second lake (Lac de Capitellu), whereas others suggest... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A great hike. Get there early! There is a 15 km narrow road from Corte to the start/car park (6 euros). The first leg is a steady climb to Lac de Melo. We kept to the right of the valley and the last part had chains and two ladders at the steepest section. Returning down the opposite side avoids the... More 

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Tolmin, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went in Val Restonica early in the morning. The road to Restonica on some places is very narrow and it can cause problems if two cars meet. After about 30 mins we came on the parking de Grotelle (1370 m) and there was a large empty (?) parking. We continued on foot and after about an hour of hiking... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were hoping to hike to the lakes, but a few kilometers from the parking/starting point the road was completely blocked by snow (early April). We did leave the car there and walked further up the road a bit, but with the rain/snow and all the freshly fallen rocks on the road we decided to not push our luck. No... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The gorges on this park are totally awesome, the mountain road on the way up needs nerves of steel but is well worth the drive. We were there in Autumn and the colours were just beginning to change, it was lovely.

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Samoens, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is one of those hikes that you want to embark on early, before the crowds. We went beyond the 2nd lake to the port that takes you to the GR20 and across the GR20 for a bit to come down the otherside. Not for the faint-hearted or unfit.

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