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“Great scenery”

Gorges de la Restonica
Ranked #11 of 319 things to do in Corsica
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Owner description: This forest is a popular destination for cyclists and hikers.
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great scenery”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

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 trek without any special skills needed. There is another 1/2 an hour to the upper lake, steeper bud still uncomplicated walk. You are rewarded with great views down the valley. Don't start too late, It often becomes clowdy early in the afternoon.

5 Thank axxisR
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Bellevue, Washington
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great walk!”
Reviewed 30 September 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 the top told us we had the option to go back the alternate route, it is not easy to find - ask around..

Visited September 2013
4 Thank bike_lover1
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Lille, France
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102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great place to bath where there's no sea or pool”
Reviewed 12 September 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. It's surrounded by trees and has some great deep rock pools where you can play with the kids. Well worth a day's visit to Corte and the Restonica gorge.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Michelle B
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47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 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
3 Thank Richard S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice ride and walk”
Reviewed 23 June 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
2 Thank Sikkeman79
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