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The Restonica gorges

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The Restonica gorges - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Upper Corsica
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On the outskirts of the town of Corte begin the Restonica gorges. The Restonica river lined with rocks and forests, is easily accessible on foot. Moreover, the torrent is a very popular location with swimmers. It's guaranteed to cool you down! The Restonica valley is also perfect for the practice of the other activities, such as hiking and the climbing.

The narrow road of the gorges, fifteen kilometres long, leads to the Grotelle sheepfolds, a location dotted with dry-stone buildings. This place offers a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and is the departure point for hikes in the upper Restonica valley, and especially for the Melo lake and the Capitello lake.

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The Restonica gorges

Tip: The narrow road that leads to the Restonica is to do early in the morning so as not meeting anyone who goes down. Parking is rapidly closing. It is a busy place. It is best to arrive early to enjoy this beautiful place. Being shod properly in hot and know your limits. Site often suggested as easy ! It is not. We meet too often people in flip-flops or ballet flats !

You can climb to the lake or through the right: rocky plates equipped with ladders and cables, or left : climb in scree. You will need to use your hands up and down on your behind if you are not very big.

Magnificent valley of Restonica - Where You
Magnificent valley of Restonica - Where You
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Vasque clear up towards the lake Melo
Vasque clear up towards the lake Melo
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For a break...
For a break...
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View the progress
View the progress
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Top Restonica valley (© Jean Espirat)
Top Restonica valley (© Jean Espirat)
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Top Restonica valley (© Jean Espirat)
Top Restonica valley (© Jean Espirat)
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Top valley of Restonica (© Jean Espirat)
Top valley of Restonica (© Jean Espirat)
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Bergeries de Grotelle - High Restonica (© Jean Espirat)
Bergeries de Grotelle - High Restonica (© Jean Espirat)
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Lake Melo - At the bottom of the High Restonica (© Jean Espirat)
Lake Melo - At the bottom of the High Restonica (© Jean Espirat)
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Restonica Valley Average view balcony trail (© JE)
Restonica Valley Average view balcony trail (© JE)
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Average Restonica valley - Road and river (© JE)
Average Restonica valley - Road and river (© JE)
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the top of the Restonica, to Melo and Capitello lakes
the top of the Restonica, to Melo and Capitello lakes
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Melo lake
Melo lake
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the Capitello is above the Melo
the Capitello is above the Melo
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