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This trail is a true gem, unexpected and unusual, with great balcony views about 2000 feet above the valley floor. Most of the trail runs flat along abandoned railroad tracks which were used to build the hydroelectric infrastructure. Then it passes through several real fun hiking tunnels. Better bring a headlight for these. Don’t miss making a little detour to the town of Cola, it’s gonna wow you all the way, almost confuse you, how such a lovely antique town can be there. The hike down through the mountain town San Giorgio is like a time walk through a millennia of history. There’s a carved stone where they used to mummify the dead. These towns are only reachable by foot. Another thousand feet down and you’re back on the valley floor. The hike is not difficult at all, it’s just a bit long. Very much recommended.

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rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Awesome trail. Parked the car for a convenient 7:00 am start at the Roccoli Lorla Rifugio. The trail is easy during the bottom 3/4 of the hike. The upper part is a bit rocky with a little bit of easy scrambling. It’s the tallest mountain right above Lake Como and it offers stunning views all around. From the summit cross you look almost 8000 feet straight down to the lake! It took us 2.5 hours up, 1 hour summit pause, and 2 hours down, just in time for having a delicious lunch at the Roccoli Lorla mountain hut at the parking lot (restaurant closes at 2pm). Highly recommended, but you should be back by latest 1pm to mitigate the risk of the frequent afternoon thunderstorms.

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2 days ago

My 10 year old son and I hiked this loop in running shoes on July 12, 2019, all was fine. Very nice views. Be sure to take the road from Molazzana, NOT Perdonica, which is hardly a road, not passable without 4 wheel drive.

Beautiful trail. The road from Introbio to val Biandino is closed, so you'll have the hike all the way from the bottom, which is a shame. the first 8km or so are not that interesting, it would be better if we could start from the val itself. After the lake, make sure you climb to the ridge, it's worth the view!

being a Florida flat-lander, this was an uphill slog! It was a 2200' climb over 3 1/2 miles to the peak, then down 200' to the views. the views are spectacular of Bellagio, Menaggio, Varenna and Lake Como. I downhill portion was pretty treacherous. there is a lot of gravel and scree, so slipping is a hazard. lots to see along the way, trenches, a church, a cross, some old houses and ruins. the trail in not well marked. a spring water pipe about halfway up.

This trail has a steep beginning and a steep end, with moderate ups and downs in between. The views are gorgeous, and the food at Stennes was delicious and affordable! The trails are mostly gravel and dirt. There were some short paved sections.

Amazing views and fun, dynamic hike. There are multiple routes to get up and back to the second lake (Pietra Rossa), so you can see different things. One of the routes, which draws you to the left at a fork before crossing the waterfall, follows the waterfall up the mountain with metal bars at several points to help with the fairly vertical climb (or descent). This route was steeper, but much less snowy than the route that crosses the waterfall before the lake. The snow made the ascent difficult in two patches—we even used some other hikers ropes to help us get up. (Probably not absolutely necessary but definitely helpful.) The portion of the hike between Arpy and Pietra Rossa has some rock scrambles and was quite steep for most of the way. The two parts of the hike should really be rated separately. From the car park to Arpy was fairly easy, but the hike from Arpy to Pietra Rossa was difficult. (The overall hike is rated as moderate right now, but I’m sure a U.S. National Park would rate the second leg of the hike as difficult.) The views are incredible the whole way and I would do this hike again— but know that the mileage is probably between 9-10 miles round trip and the hike from Arpy to Pietra Rossa is challenging.

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6 days ago

Amazing hike! But I would probably rate it difficult rather than moderate, at least by U.S. standards. You don’t need equipment, but this is a more significant elevation gain then most hikes rated as difficult in the U.S. National Parks. The hike is fairly steep for majority of the outward trip, and if you descend all the way down to Rufugio Arbolle at the end then there is a steep ascent at the beginning of the return trip as well. However, the views are totally worth it. Start at the gondola station in Pila and follow signs for 14/19/102, all of which seem to be the same trail in this area. You’ll get to Lake Chamole first, which is beautiful and a great place to stop for lunch on the way out or back. Then continue on to Rufugio Arbolle, which has another magical lake at which you could rest. I would highly recommend this hike for the views, but it is aerobically challenging!

Wonderful views, 80% moderate until you get to the climb. I recommend bringing a warm jacket and gloves as it it cold at the top even when it was very hot (34 C/93 F) at the lake.

Nice walk! Very steeo in the beginning if you take the right choice. Beautiful views!

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rocky
scramble
7 days ago

I completed this hike in July 2019 and struggled to find clear instructions on how to do it - so here is my advice! It’s really easy to get out here by taking the train to Lecco (I came from Milan). You then need to walk through town, cross the bridge over the lake towards Malgrate. There are buses from Lecco station but walking isn’t far. As soon as you’ve crossed the bridge, cross the road onto the mountain side and start walking up the incline towards Malgrate. You’re looking for a small road - via Valle Scura, only minutes from the big roundabout. It then steeply inclines through an arch - keep ascending and you’ll see signs towards Pian Sciresa and the trailhead start with a map. Your next waypoint is Sasso della Vecchia but ultimately keep following signs to Vetta which is the summit. Signage isn’t perfect - really you want to keep heading up! Coming down there are signs towards Lecco, which I followed but it took me back the way I came up. I think the sign was misaligned. There is no water on the trail - be prepared. I hiked in a cross trainer and struggled on the dry summer gravel and surface - i’d recommend a hiking shoe with moderate ankle support or at least a crossover. You’ll be ascending approx 2,500ft from Lecco, 7-8 miles duration in total round trip.

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7 days ago

A great walking route which passes by most of Bologna’s best sights

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rocky
8 days ago

Great views of Lake Como and the surrounding valleys. This is a tough hike, especially the last hour of the ascent. Be prepared for the steep climb at the summit using the iron ladder steps and ropes - this is more mentally challenging than physically challenging - it’s actually easier than it looks. There were lots of ibex to watch throughout the hike. Overall, a great challenging day hike with beautiful scenery.

Incredible walk. You do not need a guide, although I’m sure a guide can give you insights into the history of the path and the surroundings you find yourself walking in. My wife and I started from The Bomerano end out of Amalfi. When you catch the Argerola Bus in Amalfi center, just let the driver know you are going to Bomerano. He will make a point of stopping. The start of the walk is on the left side of the road and slightly behind the bus stop. Walk through town and look for signs and a red mark on the stones to lead your way. If there are questions about directions, ask a local. They are happy to help. Before you start, there is a nice coffee shop at the stop. They are friendly and accommodating. A quick espresso is a nice way to start a walk. Here are a few simple suggestions. Wear adequate walking shoes. We saw a few people in sandals. While they probably succeeded in completing the walk, I am certain their poor feet were not happy. There is a fair amount of scrambling. Nothing terrible, but not fun in sandals. Second, if it’s summer, start as early as you can from Amalfi. The first bus was 7:10 a.m., and although the entire walk only took us three hours, it was getting hot when we descended into Positano. Three, take your time. Enjoy the scenery and views. We saw far too many people in far to big of a hurry. I guarantee they did not have the same experience my wife and I did. You have lots and lots of time. It’s not a race. The walk is described as taking 4 to 5 hours. As I mentioned, it only took us 3, and the last 45 minutes of that was the 1500 stairs from Nocello into Positano (we found that to be the most difficult part of the walk). Plus, we stopped for a LOT of photos. Finally, take a hat and at least 48 ounces of water per person in your group. Hope this was helpful. Enjoy! It was one of the most beautiful, if not THE most beautiful walk I’ve ever been on.

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no shade
rocky
8 days ago

The Tre Cime are beautiful, but it’s the surrounding scenery that really makes this trail stunning! 360 degrees of gorgeous mountains. Start as early as you can, because it’s crowded. The first half (to Tre Cime) is on a well-maintained, easy path. I recommend going off the main trail to a grassy view spot on the right. Past the first rifugio there are steep, rocky paths, switchbacks, and very little sun protection. We saw so many severe sunburns and had to reapply sunscreen multiple times! It’s possible with children and older hikers, but only if they’re in for working hard to earn some incredible views!

Beautiful trail. Would give it 5 stars if it was a bit more wild - there are electrical lines and water pipelines all along the trail, which sorta spoils it. The first half is the hardest, be ready for a pretty steep climb and bring lots of water. Oh, and it is pretty crowded.

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9 days ago

Extremely difficult trail. Steep cliffs and trails. Ropes and ladders posted into cliffs.

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9 days ago

stunning vistas.

I walked this track at the start of July 2019, and the most part it was an awesome hike! The Path of the Gods section is a fairly easy walk, but it gets a fair bit harder after you get to Nocelle. Absolutely worth it though, as the views you get making your way across the side of the mountains are really special. Just a word of warning however, about half the track between Nocelle and Santa Maria del Castello was incredibly overgrown when I did it, which made it tough in some sections as you were unable to see the path. But if you have a decent sense of direction and no issues with a few scratches from thorns and branches, don’t let that stop you. All in all, definitely recommend.

Did this trail in October, there was no shade and > 25 degrees C. I recommend to bring a lot of water, sunscreen and comfy clothes cause it is a long and sometimes a bit tiring :) but 100% recommended! Sea view it’ stunning. Would do it again.

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bugs
closed
10 days ago

It is a very nice & pretty area, however the trail is not clear & parts are closed. We got extremely lost, so we recommend to go with a guide.

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over grown
10 days ago

Amazing views. Steep climb in areas, great for trail jogging, good workout. Once I got to the highest elevation I could not continue down trail to the church since it was overgrown. I attempted to break through with large stick but I could not go any further. Still worth it as you have great views on the way up. Coming back I attempted to go down back way as I was staying south of starting point, but it looked like private property with electrical fence for cows.

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10 days ago

fabulous hike. the food at the refugeos is brilliant.

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