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OVERLOOKING LAKE COMO

 
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Lake Como – Along the ridges between Como and Bellagio

“Dorsal of the Triangle of Lake Como” is a very satisfying trek: the views are fascinating, you cross centenarian beech forests, the lake is always below us, it is technically easy. The return from the village of Bellagio is by boat: an opportunity to enjoy the wonderful nature of this area.

lake comoThe name “Dorsal of the Triangle of Lake Como” makes us guess that we walk along the mountains that are enclosed between the two branches of Lake Como, that of Como and that of Lecco. A corner, or it would be better to say, a triangle of land where the mountain is lush, rich and fascinating in every season.

The relatively low altitude and the ease of the paths make the trekking of the Dorsal of the Triangle of Lake Como passable throughout the year: immersed in the blaze of colours and daffodils of spring; with the warmth of the intense red of the secular beeches in autumn; admiring the snowy peaks on clear days that only winter can give; escaping from the summer heat of the plain to shelter in the woods.

The view from up here is incredible: before us the Alps, below us the lake with wonderful views and on the other side the plain, where in terse days the view sweeps up to the Apennines.

Departure is in Como city, where you take the panoramic funicular that climbs to Brunate, the real starting point of trekking. The trekking of the Dorsal of the Triangle of Lake Como ends in Bellagio, a picturesque village that is at the height of the two branches of Lake Como.

From here we have two possibilities: return to Como by boat or cross the lake with a boat to the left bank….. and decide to add two more days of walking until we reach the village of Cernobbio!

Itinerary Details

Day 1

15   KILOMETRES
+700 m   GAIN ELEVATION
-400 m   LOSS ELEVATION

Day 2

13   KILOMETRES
+400 m   GAIN ELEVATION
-1200 m   LOSS ELEVATION
WHEN – Spring and autumn. Even in summer if it is not too hot and in winter if there is no snow.

WHY

  • Very panoramic
  • Easy tracks
  • Way back by boat

LEVEL – OO Moderate

HOW – Check the equipment page.

NOTE – Possibility of shortening the trek going down to the lake.
Possibility of lengthening the route walking back to Como on the opposite shore of the lake.