Gorges de la Restonica, Corsica

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One of the picturesque highlights of Corsica, Gorges de la Restonica offers you the opportunity to hike, swim, and admire the gorges with numerous pools. The Restonica River flows gently through the low valley past forested pines and river pools providing a refreshing place to cool off. You have two separate hiking trails to choose from--the popular Melo and Capitello Lakes trail and the Monte Rotondo route high above the valley reaching a height of 2,600 m (8,530 ft), which is more rigorous. The splendor and accessibility of the valley makes this a popular place for nature lovers, causing the road to get busy during peak season. Gorges de la Restonica is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Corte Edition.
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  • gorges classic difficult to cross narrow road to avoid in tourist season impossible to ride a supposedly very paying at the end of a small road in the end if you can go also made the
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  • It is the only day our stay in Corsica, mid-September 2017 nawak. To get to the starting point of hiking by car must already hold because the road is very narrow, we must expect to have to fold his retro all along, to make many uphill and patience, I dare not even imagine how it must e be in the full season. I often had cold sweats, especially with my rental car I knew bad (dimensions, etc.). No toilet available parking (paying: € 5). That day: no sun, a wind to dehorners oxen, not extraordinary landscape (I was expecting to see a water course but everything was dry?) have made this walk a calvary, also we stopped just before the climb to the Melo Lake. In other circumstances we would have perhaps enjoyed the ride, but it was not possible. Go on a clear day, well equipped and well shod.
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  • A great hike a little sporty (passage with steep path string) but which is really worth to 1 h 45 without pause one reaches the capitello Lake which is a beautiful blue. I recommend this hike has all lovers of beautiful landscapes that have a certain physical fitness and agility (no children or very elderly).
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  • Beautiful pristine corner where you can spend a few days relaxing. Along the River lie many natural pools uncrowded. The water is very cold and the road to get there is not the best but still remains one of the most beautiful places in Corsica.
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  • The most beautiful gorge I've ever had the opportunity to see! The color of the water is amazing! Do not hesitate to forward a little on the road to find nice spots with a little less world beyond 2 km after the camping no individuals other than the parking which is the starting point for a visit to the Lakes.
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  • The river is full of ponds, all more cute than the other. Emerald water contrast with the white rocks, it is superb.
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  • Beautiful place, as frozen in time. Discover absolutely. The bowls or natural pools are a real treat in warm weather. Nice but a little fresh water. Careful, the road that runs along the Gorge's barely wider than a bicycle. Big danger to cross... with the void below.
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  • Great River however be careful because narrow road at the edge of the precipice.
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