On the western shore of Lake Como, on which you can find our Hotel, there are so many scenic excursions that can be made. Today I write about what is defined one of the most beautiful panoramic excursion on Lake Como thanks to the special position that you can reach and the wonderful view that offers this walk: the excursion to Mount Crocione which is the most scenic among the neighboring Monte Calbiga, Monte di Lenno and Monte di Tremezzo.
You’ll face this hike in two ways: by car or, for those already experienced and are mountain bike lovers, you can find an idea is to do it by bike into this post (you know that in this case your legs must have to be very fit!). By car, you should get to the Rifugio Boffalora (reachable from Argegno up to Castiglione d’Intelvi and Pigra) and if the path is open you can continue up the Alpe di Lenno and the Rifugio Venini (until mt. 1576), otherwise you have to add to the travel time about an hour. With the bike you can start after arriving in Pigra, as we already told you in this post.
The Great War lived on the Lake Como’s mountains
What makes this location the most beautiful Lake Como’s panoramic tour, more than the nature in which you will be immersed in, it is that on the way you can see evidences of the great war as trenches, arches, walls of containment, the old Cadorna Line and the roads that have been used by soldiers. Also next to the Venini refuge you can also see a cannon.
Excursion on Lake Como: Monte di Tremezzo and Monte Crocione, a paradise for the eyes
The last part of the journey it is made on the ridge and allows you to enjoy an exceptional panorama. Continuing towards north east, you’ll see Mount Crocione in the distance (mt 1641), so called because on it stands a huge cross with elementary forms (Crocione in italian means “big cross”).
Then you can descend through the ruins of the old Tremezzo’s alp and after a lawn you reach the cross with the view that opens on Lake Como and its mountains, that literally takes your breath away: in fact, from here you can see almost all the Lake Como from north to south, from the bifurcation of the branch that goes towards Lecco to the Como’s branch of Como, where there is our Hotel. With a trip like this words are not enough to describe the emotion of being protagonists, and to live into a real postcard!
By bike or on foot, this is an excursion that mixes history, nature, silence and peace. It is really a journey that you have to try if you like walking, trekking or hiking. If you do it by foot the difficulty is minimal and it is also suitable for children.
Are you passionate about hiking? When you book ask for information to me or Patrizia: as always we are at your disposal to advise you about the best routes and the most suitable for your requirements. Good walk!