How to get there
To get to the Rifugio Roccoli Lorla by car starting from the Alto Lario: from the centre of Colico continue along the SP72 provincial road to Dervio, then take the SP67 provincial road that leads to Val Varrone. Once in Tremenico, turn left and continue along the main road following the directions to the Rifugio. From here the road becomes very narrow, but asphalted and leads to the plain where the Rifugio is located.
Less well known than its famous neighbour Monte Legnone, Monte Legnoncino (1,714 m a.s.l.) is a natural balcony offering a breath-taking view of Lake Como. The path leading to its summit ensures a pleasant and quiet walk suitable for families with children.
From the Rifugio Roccoli Lorla (1463 m), take the mule track that is not accessible to cars. The mule track is an old military dirt road immersed in woods full of larch trees and firs. After a slight slope and a few hairpin bends, you reach a balcony overlooking the lake, which contains a small picnic area. The view from this point is quite beautiful, but with a little more effort you can reach the top of Monte Legnoncino. Proceed along the path, which becomes narrower near the church of San Sfirio, but still remains quite safe. You will soon reach the summit, which has a spectacular view of the lake, the Pian di Spagna and the Alps.
Go back to the starting point via the same path you came up on.
- Rifugio Roccoli Lorla (1463 m) - Loc. Roccoli Lorla, Municipality of Valvarrone (LC) - +39 0341 875014 – Managed by CAI Dervio
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|Starting point||Rifugio Roccoli Lorla - VALVARRONE|
|Arrival point||Monte Legnoncino|
|Maximum altitude||1714 m|
|Height difference||250 m|
|Duration||Over 1h for the ascent, 45 min for the descent|
|Type of terrain||Mule track – military road|
|Recommended period||April - October|