Welcome to Corsica, and welcome to 3 Terrasses.
If you are reading this article, you are probably looking for mountain bathing in Solenzara. We are grateful to you and want your visit to Solenzara to be a memorable one.
The relaxation and idleness that the Island can inspire are especially welcome when combined with the countless outdoor activities available in a course around our hotel.
This article is a guide to the best outdoor activities to do around Solenzara and to make you want to come back again and again to visit us.
The idea of a natural pool in a picturesque setting with cool, translucent water. What a dream for the tourist!
In practice, this excursion can sometimes disappoint. First you have to know the good spots, then know how to get there. And finally you have to be sure to choose the ideal place for the whole family.
There are many who, for lack of preparation, end up parking the car more for convenience and impatience than for the beauty of the natural surroundings. And that's where we hear our customers say: "it's beautiful but nothing more...", or even "there were too many people..."
In order to save our customers this kind of disappointment, we have selected for you here two idyllic and not very saturated places, with reasonable difficulty of access, which will make your friends die of envy on Instagram.
So follow the real tips of our local team to arrive at unforgettable natural pools.
Remember to preserve the places and leave them cleaner than you found them.
Solenzara River Gorges
A comfortable area, suitable for everyone. Its perfect water both in its temperature and in its hues, and its soothing landscape will offer you real moments of plenitude.
The Solenzara Basins are a magical place for all ages. While youngsters enjoy swimming in the clear water, sunbathing on rocks or enjoying an invigorating swim from pool to pool, parents can rest easy knowing there are plenty of safe spaces, just in case their kids want some privacy while they're away exploring this earthly paradise and diving with their mask and snorkel
One of our favorite places is located just after the U Monte Grosso campsite, on the side of the Solenzara river, where you will also be able to taste the local specialties while listening to the water of the waterfall flowing just below. side of the terrace.
Just 20 minutes by car, this little paradise also offers an adventure course for the little ones.
For the more experienced, canyoning excursions also depart from the campsite.
Although in general the natural swimming pools in Corsica can be quite busy in high season, you will always find a quiet place here to put your towel, your parasol and enjoy your snack.
Although access here is particularly safe, we recommend as always to come with adequate footwear and to avoid flip-flops.
This place is just a personal recommendation, and we recommend stopping on the road to find your own little paradise. Do not hesitate to let us know, we will be happy to add it to this article.
The 3 Chisa / Quenza pools
The excursion to the Three Basins of Chisa is definitely to be done during your visit to Solenzara.
Count 40 minutes of driving on a small mountain road whose landscapes will leave you speechless.
Although again we recommend that you stop on the road and seek out your own secret havens, there is no debating that Trois-Bassins is a place not to be missed.
After a 15-minute ascent on the road that will make you discover the beauty of our mountains, the road descends, winding through increasingly dense vegetation.
You will find in a small bend a green fence on your right and some parked cars. Without going so far as to say parking is easy, you should be able to find a spot without getting in the way of traffic or walking too far.
A short time will pass until the sound of water makes you impatient. But like the curtain of a theater, the maquis will prevent you from seeing the show until the right moment.
The 3 Bassins are certainly a heavenly place. There are flat areas without currents, majestic natural pools overlapping, at the foot of a steep mountain.
If you want to stretch your legs, you can take a short 25-minute round trip aquatic hike upstream, during which the water varies in its turquoise and emerald hues.
If at any time the current does not represent a problem for you or your children, the adventure is still there for the most intrepid.
The 3 pools have natural slides, small passages to climb, several diving boards, including one of 8 meters!
A great place to spend the day. And if afterwards you want to enjoy a moment on the beach and a good straw hut, you can stop on the way to the hotel.
Swimming in the mountains in Solenzara: Conclusion
Whether it's the Solenzara River or the Purcaraccia, there's no shortage of options when it comes to bathing in a river.
We strongly advise you to walk a little to find a heavenly and peaceful corner! Moreover, a few minutes walk in the pebbles you will start to come across the basins of natural swimming pools. And the further you go, the fewer people there will be, that's the secret!
Finally, one last piece of advice for the road: where there are German or Dutch registered cars, there is sure to be a nice spot! They know the good canyoning spots. So, who says canyoning also says natural pools!
On the other hand, you have to arrive early because the spots are popular especially in the middle of the tourist season. When you come from Solenzara there is a small car park on the left at the level of the Fiumicelli bridge. You have to park here, otherwise if there is no space you will have to go further and find a place on the lower side without obstructing traffic!