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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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What a stunning place

We went here with the family (all adults) and went for a swim and some of the younger members of the group went pool jumping this was not for me so we walked up and down the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with the family (all adults) and went for a swim and some of the younger members of the group went pool jumping this was not for me so we walked up and down the river swimming where needed and it was fantastic. We drop by an organic restaurant (can't remember the name) and had lunch. The whole... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous area ! With crystal clear river, blue blue lakes and craggly mountain peaks, lots of people and steep climb, but totally worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

If you want to walk to the lakes, I would recommend an early start and hiking boots (and water and sun tan lotion). It is suggested that the walk to the lower lake is "easy". It's not really as it involves walking up a mountain through riverbeds, hiking over boulders/stony ground and a climb up a chain ladder. Worthwhile, yes... More 

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Lillehammer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Excellent opportunity after the walking! Just slip into the river, and enjoy the clear blue water with comfortable temperature! And lay back at the riverstones for some sunbathing afterwards!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Surrounded by mountains, amazing views. Wear proper shoes. And your motivation should be possible refreshment in both lakes if you're brave enough for the cold water :) In case someone needs to know- a dog can also make it :)

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Dol pri Ljubljani
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We've visited the small family restaurant U Stanzzu on the way to Restonica vally. They have short menu plus the dish of the day. For the starter we've ordered their "charcuterie" (plate of home made salami, terrine, dried ham...) and rose wine (dry but smooth and of course cold). For the main course we've had two dishes of the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The sorrounding mountains are gorgeous, the river is clean but really cold if you want to try it. We did and it was amazing. But the drive up is not a delight.

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Having visited the tourist information in Corté and obtained a map and directions, with the advice that trainers were OK to Lac Melo, but more serious footwear was essential for Lac Capitello, we were glad we chose to wear our walking boots even though we did not make it to the second lake. The approach by car is up a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 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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