The town of Breglia sits approximately 7km above Menaggio and this is where the hike begins. If you don’t fancy walking from Menaggio to Breglia you can take the C13 bus from Menaggio. The hike ends in a town called Dasio which sits above S.Mamete on the Ceresio lake.
The hike consists of dirt-paths, old mule tracks and cobbled streets. On your journey you will see the Sanctuary of the Madonna and Museo della Valle.
A good level of fitness is required as the hike is quite challenging and tracks are uneven in places. At one part of the hike you will climb approximately 600 metres. Please note that in winter conditions this trek can be a lot more difficult.
However the scenery and the wildlife make it worth it.
Due to the distance being covered in this hike, you can always break it down into a couple of days and book in for an overnight stay in one of the many lodgings along the way.
* Please ensure as with any long walk or trek into the mountains that you check weather conditions, wear appropriate clothing and take food and drink. If possible, let someone (or hotel etc) know where you plan to go for your own safety.