Lac de Melo, 1711 m, et Lac de Capitello, 1930 m
20250 Corte
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GPS : 42.228759,9.030255

Via Melo lake to the basin of Corsica’s most beautiful mountain lake
No other mountain lake in Corsica is so dramatically surrounded by crags and fields of snow – even as late as mid-summer – as Capitello lake, lauded by many as the most beautiful on the island. Melo lake is a perfect place for a picnic – indeed, the soft, green alpine meadows on the shore count as one of Corsica’s most popular hiking destinations during the summer months.
Location: Corte, 396m, train station on the Bastia – Ponte Leccia – Ajaccio line.
Starting point: Bergerie de Grottelle, 1370m, at the end of the main road into the Restonica valley (15km from Corte).
Height difference: just under 600m.
Grade: easy, well-marked paths with short stretches of secured scrambling some of which (on the way to Melo lake) can be bypassed.
Refreshment and accommodation: bar at the Bergerie de Grotelle; restaurants, hotels and campsites on the main road in the Restonica valley and in Corte.
Alternative: from Capitello lake via the GR 20 to Melo lake (2½ hrs.): ascend with the yellow markings to the GR 20 on the central ridge, 2090m (a good 30 mins.; to the right, a possible ascent to Punta alle Porte, 2313m, 1 hr., or to Pointe des Sept Lacs, 2266m, from which the conqueror has seven mountain lakes lying at his feet). If you follow the GR 20 on the other side of the ridge to the left (at the outset, some scrambling and a good head for heights are required), you will reach, in ¾ hr., the Bocca a Soglia, 2052m (sign; straight on 2¾ hrs. leads to the Petra Piana hut). From there, descend to the left to Melo lake (yellow markings, 1¼ hrs.).
Linking tip: with Walk 62.
Map: IGN 4251 OT (1:25.000).

The full description of this hike is in the guide, opposite, available in all the bookshops and relay points of Corsica. To buy this book online, scan the flashcode with your smartphone or go to the link below:
http://www.rother.de/titpage/4907.php.
Available in French, English, German and Italian.

The full description of this hike is in the guide, opposite, available in all the bookshops and relay points of Corsica. To Buy this book online, click on the link below.
Available in French, English, German and Italian.

www.rother.de

Lac de Melo, 1711 m, et Lac de Capitello, 1930 m

20250 Corte