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Gorges de la Restonica

Corte, 20250 Corsica, France
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Ranked #10 of 167 attractions in Corsica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Forests
Activities: Hiking
Description: This forest is a popular destination for cyclists and hikers.
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Lille, France
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This gorge runs through the middle of Corsica and is just alongside the old capital of Corte. Visit the town then go to the gorge to bath and play in the river. The water is very very cold but you get used to it. You'll need a car to get there. Take dry clothes to change into and a picnic.... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Corsica is one of my favourite holiday destinations - the sun, sea, food. scenery etc are all great and the people are really helpful, friendly and polite. When the sun is too hot head of to The Gorges and relax and cool off in the cooler waters of really great fresh water pools. There are lots of places like this... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Driving up there is very nice. Especially with a sportscar. Walk was pretty heavy and nit for the fainthearted. Chains and the stairs were a bit overcrowded as quite some people were a bit scared to use them. All did it, but a bit slower than usual. If you are used to hiking in the swiss alps, nothing new here... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

magnificent mountain views on a road that winds and winds around the gorge. Good little restaurant halfway up.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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157 reviews 157 reviews
80 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

You should park the your car at the end of asphalt road ( parking place) or in season even sooner, as it gets soon full. Local organizers usually show you to stop and park the car. Further up, it is quite steep trail (not long, but hard) with nice views, leading to 2 lakes. You should reach at least the... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We were lucky enough to drive up the valley and hike to the Melo and then Capitello lakes on a fantastic sunny day in November. We started the hike from the parking at the end of the valley, our car was 3rd, it was only 3°C in the shade and the view was breathtaking! The trip down the valley in... More

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Ajaccio, France
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Really splendid. The river goes through a narrow valley, and creates (thanks to the big rocks) a log set of natural pools of crystal clear water. Very nice to swim in summer. My advice: go to the end of the valley and take the hike up to the 2 lakes. It is only one hr each way (to the first... More

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

OK. So if you want to climb you need to drive thru the gorge quite a ways to the car park. (You can also stop along the way and swim-another activity, and it looked beautiful and idyllic. We wanted to hike, and it was a hard climb (we are in our 50's and active gym goers here). Very rocky and... More

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