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Monte Grona - Unforgettable Must See Views

Monte Grona summit is a special day walk for any hiker visiting Lake Como. Perhaps it was the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TimK-M
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Sydney
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Be prepared. I mean, pack a sandwich or power bars for you will need a lot of energy for this hike... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2017
Rland N
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A hike to the summit of one of Lake Como's scenic and wild mountains is worth the trip for its panoramic views.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Monte Grona summit is a special day walk for any hiker visiting Lake Como. Perhaps it was the absolute clear day that helped but this place has left a mark on my memory (see pic of view from top showing both Lake Como and Lake...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2017

Be prepared. I mean, pack a sandwich or power bars for you will need a lot of energy for this hike; in Refugio, refill your water bottle as well. I was alone in this hike and I took Via Direttissima trail...it was challenging for me....More

2  Thank Rland N
Reviewed March 16, 2017

A friend and I climbed Monte Grona on a November day, just after a large snowstorm had affected mountains higher than Grona. Skies had mostly cleared, but puffy clouds drifted below and into us and we timed things to catch the sunset from the top,...More

2  Thank William G
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I drove up from Breglia to the parking spot (narrow road so passing will be a bit tricky) and began the walk. First stretch through the forest was quite strenuous but then things got a bit easier and once I came out of the there...More

4  Thank Markymark1970
Reviewed October 14, 2015

As the previous reviewer said: while most trail descriptions start you walking at the church, it is perfectly possible and sensible to continue driving another 3km or so up the narrow paved road to the large gravel parking lot. This saves you about 45 minutes...More

2  Thank trinhard
Reviewed October 3, 2015

To begin the hike to Mt. Grona (and to Refugio Menaggio,) park as far up the mountain as you can. That means driving considerably past the church in Breglia, as far as the road will take you. (If you arrive at the church by bus,...More

4  Thank 60763Christine
Reviewed May 23, 2011

This was our first time hiking in the Alps. We're Scandinavian and used to walking everywhere, work out and jog regularly, so I wasn't too worried when we set out - but this was no walk in the park! It was exactly what we'd hoped...More

8  Thank Swede1Stockholm
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TimK-M
July 7, 2017|
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Response from TimK-M |
Thanks Christian. That morning time scale you outlined is very handy. (7 hours duration would have been my next question, noting you also had to time to stop at the Rifugio). In the interim I found helpful information on the... More
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