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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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Beautiful but the road is not for everyone!

We arrived at our hotel (la Refuge de la Restonica), dropped our bags and started driving to the end of the Gorges de la Restonica and a hiking trip to a small lake. Well, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Monika P
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We arrived at our hotel (la Refuge de la Restonica), dropped our bags and started driving to the end of the Gorges de la Restonica and a hiking trip to a small lake. Well, the road leading there was the toughest we encountered in Corsica! Very narrow (we had to make frequent stops and back ups to let a car... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The views from the top of these mountains is magnificent and worth the narrow winding roads to get to the top. The island is a little barren with landscape similar to parts of Northern California, USA and ideal for wine growing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 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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