- Distance: 12km
- Height difference: 430m
- Travel time: about 4h
- Meeting Place: Abbadia Lariana Railway Station
We will walk along the “Viandante,” a scenic path used over the centuries to connect Milan to Switzerland.
The route offers splendid views of Lake Como, passing through picturesque villages, ancient courtyards and ruins, small mountain churches, terraces with vineyards and olive trees. Well-deserved stops will allow us to contemplate and photograph these breathtaking landscapes.
Schedule for the day
From Abbadia Station in a few minutes we reach the start of the Wayfarer’s Trail. We walk on this ancient route allowing ourselves well-deserved stops to contemplate and photograph the beautiful views between lake and mountains. We reach the Church of San Giorgio (11th century), which stands on a rocky spur, from here in Maggiana to the medieval tower known as the Barbarossa. We climb the tower (free offer), home of the Museum of Peasant Art. Packed lunch or at the Locanda dei Bravi in Somana (for those who prefer packed) and then relaxed descent to the Lierna train station, where we take the return train to Abbadia (€1.80).
What to bring for the hike
Hiking shoes or hiking boots, water, packed lunch, optional trekking poles, rain and wind protection.
NB: Several water fountains will be found along the trail where you can refill your water bottle.
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