Panoramas, sanctuaries and chamois
A roundabout at high altitude, 360° view of Valsassina
Mount Muggio and Alpe Giumello are easily accessible but unexpectedly rich places.
We propose the complete circumnavigation of the mountain on a fairly simple but varied itinerary. We start from the wide alpine pastures on the eastern slope and after crossing a small stream, we follow a beautiful path through a fir forest. When we reach a balcony in the middle of the northern slope, we find an unexpected little church that was founded as a hermitage in the 11th century and later enlarged in the 16th century. It is dedicated to St Ulderico, one of the seven (or perhaps more...) hermits who lived in these mountains.
After the spiritual elevation, we must also rise in altitude, along the only steep (but short) section of our route. Larch trees, clearings, mountain views as we move west and then south. To enjoy the ever-widening view of the lake, they have installed yet another big bench here. We arrive at the small Alpe Chiaro huts, while paragliders fly above us. and here we are back at the starting point. Before heading back, however, we can enjoy a beer or an aperitif at the nice huts/restaurants that welcome walkers here
Height difference: 300 mt. Distance: 8 km ca. Packed lunch.
Equipment: hiking boots, backpack with water bottle, appropriate clothing for the weather.
Meeting ponti: 8.30 a.m. a parking BIONE in Lecco . From there, with a few cars, we reach Alpe Giumello in about an hour.
Cost: 20 € – FOR INFORMATIONS AND RESERVATIONS CONTACT US: Leo + 39 3773074350 LeoLovati67@gmail.com (AVAILABLE ON OTHER DATES, RATE TO BE AGREED)