Hikes & Walks

Photo: BOLD

The Gazzirola (also known as Garzirola) 2112 metres, is a mountain of the Lugano Prealps on the Swiss-Italian border. It is a moderately difficult hike in Val Cavargna near Lake Como. This hike rewards you with sweeping panorama over Lake Como (you can see Bellagio), Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore and other smaller lakes; the Mount Rosa…

A hike that starts not far from Como with spectacular views of Lake Como and the Italian and Swiss Alps, Monte Colmegnone (m 1.383) is also known as Poncione di Laglio. The altitude gain of the hike is about 1000 meters. You can reach it from…

Photo: The Rescia Caves

15 minutes to Lake Como going up from Menaggio, the Grotte di Rescia are a series of caves unified to a single complex at the beginning of the 20th century, wind along a tourist route of about 500 mt on the mountain slopes, on the eastern shore of Lake Lugano. The seven caves, destination for tourists from all over Europe since 170…

"Path of Expression", which was inaugurated in 2014, goes through the Regional Forest Valle Intel and it is an interesting trail to visit where visitors can encounter along this magical trail between art and nature, many wooden sculptures and…

Lago Darengo is a beautiful mountain lake situated at 1790 m. altitude. The ideal starting point is from Crotto Dangri (650 m) above Gravedona ed Uniti, 10 km away from Lake Como and 3 km after Livo village (be carefull on the last 3 km which…

Photo: Rifugio Ratti Cassin

The refuge Ratti Cassin offers a different way to experience the mountain retreat: attention to detail, comfort and elegance, without losing its historicity and the typical style of the structures at high altitude. Discover our rooms. If you…

Photo: Mottafoiada

Located in the woods of the northern slope of Mount Cortafon, Rifugio Mottafoiada is suitable for those who love nature, the mountains, walking, hiking, mountain-biking. Recently rebuilt and expanded and it has: bathrooms and hot water showers, a kitchen, a dining room and five bedrooms.

Photo: Rifugio Roccoli Lorla

The rifugio is surrounded by lush beech forests and beautiful larch that present the autumn hiker with a whole palette of vivid warm colours, and at the beginning of summer there will be astounding and beautiful blooming rhododendrons, heathers and broom. The Rifugio is the ideal starting point for the best scenic hikes; the…

Photo: Rifugio Falc

The refuge is located in the Bergamo Alps FALC West, on the slopes of Pizzo Tre Signori (2554 m.) And precisely in nozzle Varro, at an altitude of 2120 m. It is a small shelter located between the iridescent gray rock, the blue sky and the deep blue waters…

Rifugio located in a very panoramic location on Monte Grigna at 1730 meters. Ideal for climbing courses and is a foothold for the wonderful climbing trails in the surrounding…

Photo: Capanna Vittoria

Capanna Vittoria is a cabin located in Alpe Giumello on the southern side of Mount Muggio (m. 1799). You can get there by car driving on a comfortable paved road or on foot through different hiking trails starting from Narro,…

Photo: Rifugio Martina

Quaint restaurant and mountain hut (1300 m) of family tradition since 1928, where you can taste local dishes of polenta with meat of various kinds. Specialty of the house is the "Polenta…

Photo: Rifugio Nicola

OPENING: All the year: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays; Every day: from June to September and Christmas Time Other days only by reservation.

Photo: Rifugio S.E.L. Rocca Locatelli

Located at the foot of the Grigna, easily reachable on foot or by car. Excellent choice for families, who will find walking not too demanding to be able to do with their children.

Baita Monte Goj offering traditional dishes of Northern Italy, prepared fresh. Located just 2 km from Piazza Camerlata in Como, between the trees of Mount Goj. We do not serve frozen products and not anything we freeze, we prepare every week based on the reservations, this is the heart of our kitchen and the promise to our customers. The…

Photo: Rifugio Disolin

A few meters from the ski lifts, in the countryside and in the quiet of the valleys that open to the eye, is Rifugio Disolin. Feel at home at the shelter is easy, the treatment is the family…

Photo: Rifugio Marchett

If you love the silence, if you want to listen to and discover the beauty of nature through the true spirit of things, if you want to find traces of friendship and solidarity, if you want to feel truly free men, we can…

Photo: Ristoro Alpino Vetta Bisbino

All the quality and taste of traditional cuisine from Lombardy. Homemade, low cost, simple yet tasty oriented to offer dishes of our regional tradition. Owner: "I wish to return the structure to its original function of Refuge and therefore I…

Photo: Rifugio Giuseppe Buzzoni

Refuge Buzzoni, CAI sez. Introbio, located at an altitude of 1,590 above sea level in the municipality of Alp Mota Introbio in Valsassina. The small and cozy lodge is located on a natural balcony overlooking Grigne and Valsassina. At the refuge you can enjoy the tranquility and beauty of unspoiled nature combined with the hospitality of the mountain.

Photo: La Baita

Since 1960 the Ferrari Family offers alpinists a well-earned rest, sincere hospitality and pleasant accommodation. I grew up here and I continue this tradition with passion and I still offer food and…

Photo: Rifugio Soldanella

A warm welcome for those who explore the mountains is the tradition of the Soldanella Refuge; a place to eat and sleep for mountaineers and hikers, as well as a place for those looking for clean healthy air and good food, a place for families that can enjoy the open spaces and special menus.

Photo: San Jorio

Rifugio San Jorio, former barracks of the Guardia di Finanza, is located just below the homonymous step that links up with Lario Bellinzona and Lake Maggiore, by connecting the valleys Albano and San Jorio in Italian, with the Val Morobbia in Switzerland .

Photo: Rifugio Grassi

Owned by SEL (Hiker’s Society of Lecco) and located in the territory of Valtorta (Bergamo Province) – easily reachable either from Lecco and Valsassina or from Bergamo and Val Brembana. Our Rifugio is open weekends all year long, and every…

Photo: Rifugio Sassi Castelli

The Refuge is located at the southern edge Castelli Sassi Plans Artavaggio near the top station of the cable car that climbs from Moggio. The ISNART (National Institute Tourist Research) and the Lombardy Region have recognized our shelter the Brand Hospitality 'Italian with a very high score in the ten items considered…

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S.E.V. Hut (mt. 1276) located above Valmadrera, near to Lecco, in the area of Pianezzo alongside Corni di Canzo and opposite the Mount Resegone, habitual destination of our Lecco territory. Started in 1957, the work was completed in 1964 thanks…

Photo: La Meridiana

"La Meridiana" is a family-run complex in the countryside and in the pure air of the mountains, including bar, restaurant and camping with caravan sedentary…

Photo: Rifugio Bugone

The Bugone Refuge is a place for those who love the contact with nature in a pristine man-in Moltrasio, in the province of Como. A traditional mountain lodge where to take a coffee break and…

Photo: Rifugio Casera Vecchia Di Varrone

The refuge Casera Vecchia Varro is located in the basin of Varrone, on the slopes of the southern slope of Mount Melasc. The shelter is open on Sundays and public holidays throughout the year, even in winter (see the page with the updated conditions of the…

Photo: Rifugio Bietti Buzzi

Located in the Grigna mountans with unrivaled views and hiking opportunities. In places Cainallo are paid parking (€ 2 per day), the ticket can be bought at the Restaurant Cainallo. Parked the car walk along the path 24 following the signs to…

Photo: Rifugio Casari

Completely renovated and re-decorated, giving a new face to the shelter and redeveloping so even the very image of the beautiful resort Valsassina. And 'the ideal place for…

Photo: Rifugio Shambala'

The Refuge Shambala is located in a panoramic position with views over the lakes of Como and Lugano, Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn, and the Alpine foothills Orobiche is easily reached by car (1h and 30m from Milanosia through SS36…

Photo: Rifugio Stella

Rifugio located at the base of a ski hill in the Piani di Bobbio region. Features restaurant, 13 rooms with private bath. Also a good starting point for a few scenic hikes.

Photo: Rifugio A. Casari

Located in the charming Casari Plans Artavaggio in the province of Lecco, just 50 minutes from Milan. In the countryside and surrounded by a wonderful panorama of…

Photo: Prabello

Refuge Prabello is in the province of Como, located on the watershed between the Valley of Intelvi and the Muggio Valley on the border between Italy and Switzerland.…

Photo: Il Barettino

Located in Pian delle Betulle, Comune di Margno, in Alta Valsassina is a bar and restaurant that offers traditional mountain fare. In summer you can also buy genuine locally produced butter and cheese. Prices are reasonable. The restaurant has 30 indoor seats plus a large…

Friends organization Baita Draw a place for recreation, and aggregation of educational and cultural nature immersed in the woods of Parco Monte Barro. The refreshment bar is open to the public all holidays…

Photo: Rifugio Alpino Dalco

At an altitude of 1000 meters. surrounded by chestnut trees is the Rifugio Alpino Dalco, a structure for years managed by the Fontana family that combines the traditional hospitality of mountain huts to a refined cuisine, rich in local produce. Located in the municipality of…

A rifugio located at 1.200 metres in scenic position on Lake Como on the Via Dei Monti Lariani. Accessible from Moltrasio and Schignano by foot and also…

In the mountains above the town of Menaggio, at the foot of Monte Grona, is the Rifugio Menaggio, a place to eat, sleep, drink, relax, and recharge after a long hike. The Rifugio is not technically located in Menaggio, rather it is in the locality of Mason del Fedel in the municipality of Plesio. The Rifugio Menaggio offers some of the most unique and spectacular views of Lake Como. If you are and avid hiker…

Photo: Rifugio Tavecchia

Built in the ‘30s at the beginning of Biandino valley, about 8 kilometres from the village of Introbio. The Buzzoni family is the owner since 2006, and from then on it has been completely restored to address security and sanitary standards. Meanwhile it…

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