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Gorges de la Restonica

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

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Nature at its best

Beautiful nature! We did the 'hiking/walking' route and had a lovely time + view! We had a very hot day, so don't forget to bring some water!(you'll need it!) If you have reached... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful nature! We did the 'hiking/walking' route and had a lovely time + view! We had a very hot day, so don't forget to bring some water!(you'll need it!) If you have reached the top, just take a swim! It was cold but sooooo nice! Definitely worth doing it when you're around!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Lac de Melo and Capitello are amongst the most stunning lakes in Corsica. They are accessible from the Restonica roadhead but you should try to travel up the valley early in the morning as the road is winding and narrow

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Nice and narrow road from Corte. At the end there is a parking (6 €) and a cottage which is a bar and shop. Immediately there is a trail that climbs to the lakes, first of Melo and Capitello later. Total 2h soaring and many stones and rocks. Essential to wear hiking boots. We saw women with sandals and heels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Amazingly beautiful gorge with rock formations and crystal clear waterfalls. We stayed right by it near Corte and went for a walk up the river with some wild swimming. Cold water but truly amazing and worth a detour!

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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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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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