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Terrifying road!

Call me a wimp, but the drive up the Restonica valley road terrified me - single track, sheer drops... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary M
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Great swimming and beautiful landscape

I would prefer to call this a vallée (valley) instead of a gorge (canyon) because it is not narrow... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stefan_Boer
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Wormer, The Netherlands
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This forest is a popular destination for cyclists and hikers.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow road” (5 reviews)
“car park” (5 reviews)
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Corte, 20250, Corsica, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Call me a wimp, but the drive up the Restonica valley road terrified me - single track, sheer drops with no barriers in places, and lots of traffic going both ways. The views are stunning, but for me it was far more relaxing walking up...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would prefer to call this a vallée (valley) instead of a gorge (canyon) because it is not narrow and quite wide. The landscape is beautiful and it smells of pine trees (the real deal, not air refresher you see in taxis). The river has...More

2  Thank Stefan_Boer
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Well not climbing per se, but seriously large boulder hopping. Most of the walk up to the lakes is walking over and through boulders between 50cm and 1m in size. And it's all uphill, some parts easy, some parts really steep. There are a few...More

Thank Adrian F
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Drive up slowly using the passing places as the road is single track for a lot of the route up. Pay €6 and park where you are told, this stops the road getting clogged up at the top! We walked up the hill and found...More

Thank MrnMrsJohns
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I would say that all of the interior of Corsica could be described as 'must see' but this is just one example of some of the amazing scenery. We didn't take the train but if you do then you can both sit back & enjoy...More

Thank lambk1n
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I had seen reviews saying the drive killed the enjoyment of the gorges and I have to agree. We did 3 different river swimming in Corsica and the drive was so nerve-wrecking compared to the other 2 that I don't think it's worth it. The...More

1  Thank sophdelec
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great Experience, walking to The lac de Melo. It took us More than The hour that was indicated and was not as Easy as predicted (we are not very experienced Walkers) but The sights werd welk worth it.

1  Thank rlanl
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The Gorge and The Valley itself are beautiful and worth to go there. But the car park at the end of the Gorge is a tourist trap. They charge 6 EUR to park on a dusty field. Even if you only want to be there...More

Thank JoanaTicino
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

It took us 1,5 hours to get there from Farinole but it was more than worth the trip. The river is very clean and refreshing. The different stone formations do offer enough space for relaxing sessions in the sun. Here and there you can climb...More

1  Thank Andreas K
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!...More

4  Thank Monika P
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