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Gorges de la Restonica

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The road to the car park for the walk to lake Melu is not just challenging it is the scariest drive I have done on Corsica .... and there are many difficult roads in Corsica - we were stopped on a B road because a car had gone over the edge and the gendarmerie were controlling the traffic while the... More 

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Kamnik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Trip starts in Corte with a narrow attractive road uphill to a parking (5 EUR per day). The last part of the road is closed due to broken bridga. From parking up there's a beautiful walk to two lakes (Lac du Miel, Lac du Campitello). Some ladders help you climb to the first one, but it is still an easy... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The drive up is challenging but the other drivers are very curious and considerate. The walk itself is gorgeous - all up hill with some ladders, then you get to the lake, make sure you walk down the other way so you don't have to climb down the ladders and get into a traffic jam:). We were lucky someone at... More 

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Address: Address: Corte, 20250 Corsica, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica

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