One of the 10 most beautiful places I have seen in the world, says Gabriele, your guide, a traveller with a good track record as an explorer on planet Earth.

The 360 degree panorama over the three branches of Lake Como, Lake Piano and Lake Lugano, the Alps and the Lario Pre-Alps make Monte Grona a TOP vantage point.

(Reachable by Train!)

Physical Commitment

Technical difficulty

Distance: 3km + optional walk (day 1) Distance: 7km (day 2)

Height difference: 630m (day 1) Height difference: 350m ascent 980m descent (day 2)

Walking time: 2.5h (day 1) 3.5h (day2)

Meeting time: 1 p.m.

Meeting Place: Chiesa San Gregorio, Via per Carcente, 3, 22010 Breglia CO

possibility of CAR POOLING from Lecco: those who are closer to Como than to Lecco can go directly up to Breglia. For those who are more comfortable getting to Lecco, we meet at Lecco Bione at 10.45 am. We leave a few cars here and drive up to Varenna. We take the ferry to the ferry terminal, walk 2 steps to Varenna and at 11.55 we take the ferry to Menaggio (with the cars) and then go up to Breglia and meet up with the others at 12.45.

Day 1:

From the starting point we ascend along paths enjoying beautiful views of the centre of the lake

until we reach the Menaggio Refuge, where a splendid panorama opens up. We settle down in the refuge, relax, and for those who still feel like walking, we go to contemplate the sunset at a vantage point over three lakes. We wait until evening falls to sit down and enjoy a convivial dinner with our fellow adventurers. We sleep in the hut on bunk beds.

Day 2:

After a good breakfast and coffee, we set off on our assault on Monte Grona , which we reached from the panoramic trail. Of all the peaks I have reached, I would say that the view from here is unrivalled by the other mountains of the Lario (my personal opinion!).

From Monte Grona we continue along an easy ridge to the sober yet splendid Church of Sant’Amate. From here the view sweeps over the Upper Lake and the Alps. The descent begins, which will take us to the Monti di Breglia, where we will rejoin the path we took on the way to our cars.

What to bring:

-Sheet or light sleeping bag

  • Useful chopsticks
  • A torch can be handy at night
  • A mobile phone powerbank can be useful.
  • Dress in layers, hiking boots or shoes (see clothing photo at the bottom of the page)

SHOWER available (3.5€ extra)


COST: 130€

Includes: half board in a mountain hut/accompanied by a guide

Not included: lunch on Saturday and Sunday. We can buy sandwiches at the refuge on Sunday.


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