The massif of Pizzi of Parlasco is a rocky ridge that dominates Alta Valsassina landscape and that overlooks the homonymous hamlet of Parlasco. There are different hiking routes to reach the Pizzi , with medium-high difficulty itineraries suitable for expert hikers , that offer breathtaking landscapes on Valsassina and Lake Como.
The Guide Alpine del Lario e delle Grigne ( mountain guides ) group has recently do a setup and traking work of these paths , whose we make reference in this listing. We suggest to contact the mountain guides for excursions tours.
Among these itinerares we chose the trekking that goes from Parlasco to Pizzi of Parlasco , along Sentiero 1 ( trail n. 1 ), that leads from Parlasco ( 679 m ) to Bocchetta of Cavèe. From the village you climb , following the indications to Pizzi di Parlasco and Sentiero dei Cavèe , until a fire road , situated over the territory inhabited. You have to overcome the crossroad that points out Sentiero 2 ( trail n. 2 ) and you proceed until the trail sign that announces the trailhead ( trail n. 1 ). From here in 1 hour and 30 you reach the Ancient Mines of Manganese , climbing steep hairpins in the wood and , moving forward from this point , in about 40 minutes you get to Bocchetta di Cavedo ( Cavèe ). From here on out there is the Sentiero delle Creste that allows to reach , on the left the Alp Cainallo in about 1 hour , or on the right the Cima di Daas ( 1509 m ), in about 40 minutes.
It is also possible do a loop – trail itinerary: at the crossroad of Sentiero delle Creste proceed taking the right path in direction Agueglio, from here you can go back to Parlasco following a lanes.
Difficulty level : EE ( Expert Excursionist )
Travel time : about 3 hours
- Sentiero 2 ( trail n. 2 ) with departure from Parlasco , a direct route until the North East side of Pizzi of Parlasco; equipped trail with draws statements : travel with proper equipment ( hiking trail king and helmet )
- Trail that climbs from Parlasco to Passo of Agueglio
- Sentiero delle Creste ( trail ) that starts from Passo di Agueglio e arriva al Passo di Cainallo passando per le cime dei Pizzi di Parlasco
The trails could be matched between them in different ways , for more information please contact Guide Alpine del Lario e delle Grigne ( mountain guides ).
Photos by Gabriele Invernizzi con Laura