Mount Barro Loop is a 13.0 kilometer loop trail located near Galbiate, Lombardy, Italy that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 13.0 km Elevation Gain: 461 m Route Type: Loop


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A nice, easy and short trail around the Barro mountain, starting from the neighbor small village of Bartesate down to Galbiate and following the road to "San Michele" until restaurant "Eremo" (also known as "Alpe). From there, cut on the left on the single track until "Pian Sciresa", then follow anti-clockwise to "Fae" and climb up the "Scaloeja" (small steep stairs, the only point where running should be hard). On top of "scaloeja", follow the left single track to the ancient ruins of "Barra" and then up to the Monument to the "Alpini" where you can have a rest and enjoy a 270 degree beautiful sight (the lakes of Brianza just below your feet, Mount Cornizzolo, Tre Corni and on sunny, clear days you can see a very wide part of the western Alps). From there, turn back to the "baita Alpini" and follow the single track to the right, connecting to the ancient "mulattiera" ("donkey road"), the one used by the benedictine monks and farmers to reach the old "eremo"). Once on the "mulattiera", go right and down for about 100m, to reach the left path climbing to the panoramic "Murajoe" (the ancient wall of towers, where running can continue while sightseeing). You follow this route until you find an isolated tree exaclty in the crossroad of the single track coming down from "Primo Corno". Follow always down and enter the woods until the ruins of "Carpanina", an old house. There you continue to follow the downward path, ignoring other routes at the two crossroads. You reach "Le due case" (the two houses) and you connect there with "Sentiero di mezzo", a countryside road: follow on the right side and go down and back to Galbiate, reconnecting to the same road followed in the beginning.

10 days ago

amazing hike, phenomenal view and the trail is well maintained.

1 month 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.

2 months ago

Well maintained path and great hike. Don’t bother about the first and last bit to and from Galbiate. I would just start in the town itself close to the church. Also try as quickly as possible to get on the walking path instead of the road. The path lays parallel to the road only a bit higher. Enjoy! Well worth the effort.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

But put the translations if you want to do business

Sunday, April 08, 2018

app well done sin the english language

5 months ago

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