The Spectacular Restonica Valley in Photos

A narrow gorge carved by the creek, rocks sculpted by the wind and the pine trees towering like silent guardians: the Restonica Valley is simply spectacular.

Rocks Sculpted by the Wind

With its dramatic beauty, the Restonica Valley is a must-see in Corsica.

Stretching for about 15 km from the pretty city of Corte, the Restonica Valley is one of the most scenic spots in Corsica, one of those places that should not be missed. The road is very narrow, making the drive quite an adventure in Summer, for the gorges are very popular not only with hikers but also families spending a day out with the children along one of the many pools for a refreshing bath.

Restonica Valley

I drove my small rented car, enchanted by the stunning landscape around me and hoping that no big vehicle would come from the opposite side since I had the feeling that passing each other would be a matter of millimeters. I wanted to drive as little as possible and was glad when I soon found a spot large enough to park the car nearby a hiking trail.

Restonica Valley, Corsica

I chose a hiking path randomly and started to walk without a special aim. All I wished was enjoying the dramatic scenery and the spectacular views, the ominous clouds giving depth to the blue sky. Having dropped off the most popular hikes, I soon found out that I was almost alone, apart from a couple wanderers. It was pure bliss, and one of the highlights of my Corsica road trip.

Corsica Mountains

Rocks carved by the wind

Corsica Restonica Valley-6

Old pine trees dancing in the wind

Corsica Restonica Valley-8

The dramatic view on the Gorges

Corsica Restonica Valley-10

Ominous clouds decorating the sky

Corsica Hiking Corte

Natural sculptures

Corsica Restonica Valley-7

The sky gets darker and darker

Corsica Hikes

On the way back

The Restonica Valley

Corsica, Restonica Valley

The beautiful typical Mediterranean greenery

Corsica Restonica Valley

One last glimpse at the spectacular landscape

Restonica Gorges


Note: During my journey across Corsica I benefited from a complimentary car by Auto Europe. I decided the itinerary, where to stop and what to do and opinions, as always, are my own.





About Me

Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Content Creation. Besides travel writing Simon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.

5 thoughts on “The Spectacular Restonica Valley in Photos”

  1. Wow, this area looks a lot like the desert mountains of Big Bend where I just returned from. Very craggy and rocky mountains just like this. Amazing photos.


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