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Review of Gorges de la Restonica

Gorges de la Restonica
Corte, 20250 Corsica, France
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Ranked #10 of 199 things to do in Corsica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: This forest is a popular destination for cyclists and hikers.
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“Holiday”
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 around the island and its great to adventure and discover them.,

Visited July 2013
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“Nice ride and walk”
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 to be found, although its much more crowded. Lakes we're OK, but not very exceptional. Nice views and a lot of waterfalls. Watch out for Scorpions, we saw one on the trail. Not a very harmfull one, but painfull though... Will ruine your day. Parking was 4 euro... And parking earlier along the road is not really possible anymore.

Visited June 2013
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“fabulous views, scarey drive”
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.

Visited May 2013
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“Nice walk up to lakes”
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 1st lake = Melo. Could be hot, so don´t forget plenty of water with you.

Visited May 2012
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“Gorgeous, peaceful, wild, but not in summer!”
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 the setting sun at the end of the was really nice too.
I can't imagine the place in summer ... It's true that you won't bath in the freezing water of the river in November, but it is all free then even the parking. I can't imagine that tiny road with files of cars and campers... cows and pigs in the middle of the road sure don't help.
I only regret that we didn't see any wild animals, apart from a few hungry crows... Seems that they aren't any there.
If you're looking for a place to stay in Corte, I recommend the Hotel du Nord, best breakfast in Corsica!

Visited November 2012
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