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Lake Melu and lake Capitellu

The Restonica valley is probably one of the most beautiful and dramatic areas in Corsica, with its glacial gorges carved into the granite cliffs, which are covered in verdant pine forests. The most popular hike leads to a couple of glacial lakes: “Lac de Melo” and “Lac de Capitello”, which are near the GR20 walk. The first lake can be found after a relatively easy hike through the rocks, although the second lake is larger and considered the more spectacular of the two. Enclosed by a sheer cliff-face, Lac de Capitello contains a deep turquoise pool and has stunning views to the far side of the valley

The two most well known lakes of Corsica

Level : moderate

Start/finish : Corte, Restonica valley

Hiking time : +/- 5h

Distance : 7kms


Elevation gain : 568m


Elevation loss : 570m

From €350 *

*Price per guide, 20 people max, all taxes included

What to expect

  • Our guide will welcome you at the meeting point in Corte, Restonica valley
  • Approximately 5h hiking (round trip) according to the group
  • Way back to the meeting point

What’s included

  • Experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Technical and safety gear
  • Professional insurances

What’s not included

  • Transport to/from the meeting point
  • Personal expenses
  • Appropriate and comprehensive insurance to cover you for cancellation, accidents, medical costs and repatriation

What do you need

  • Good closed in hiking boots
  • Rucksack with 1.5L minimum of water, a picnic and some snacks
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Rain jacket, warm and insulated vest
  • Sun protection (according to the season): cap, sunglasses, sunscreen

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