Gorges de la Ruda: The Ultimate Road Trip Guide
Gorges de la Ruda is a very scenic canyon located in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. It’s one of the French balcony roads.
Tucked away in the center of the island, the road through the gorges, carved by the Ruda river, is totally paved. It’s called D84. Don’t stop your car in the middle of the road, and don’t park on the roadside. Caution is required when driving on this road, as in parts it's so narrow that cars can only just pass through - but the location is worth it. It’s a very beautiful route through the enclosed gorges of La Ruda.
The road is 16km (10 miles) long, running east-west from Francardo to Corscia. Plan about 25 minutes to complete the drive without any stop. High risk of rock slides. The road through the ravine with the typical Corsican rock walls, which are shaped and perforated by wind and rain, shimmering reddish, can become very busy during the summer months.