The Mount Muggio loop – trail is a trekking that allows to enjoy the different sides of the mount and its landscapes on Valsassina , Valvarrone and Lake Como.
The starting point is the big parking of Alpe Giumello ( 1530 m ), where you can start the ring route from both senses. In the pictures and in the description we chose to travel it in anticlockwise : watching the Giumello cross you have to take the right path and follow the trail sign ” Anello Monte Muggio “.
After passing through the Giumello green grasslands , overlooking Grigne and Pizzo Tre Signori mountain group , you take a narrower trail that crosses a magnificent secular beech trees wood. After about half hour of walk , you go down a slope until the St Ulderico Church ( 1394 m ), an ancient mountain church dating back to XI century that offers a spectacular view on Mount Legnone. You go up again to the ring path where you have to go through woods and lawns , admiring the sight of Valvarrone , until you reach a panoramic point down to Lake Como. We are over the villages of Dervio and Bellano where in the clear days the view spaces up to the Swiss Alps. A lanes goes until Alpe Chiaro and from here you can go back to Alpe Giumello.
- Difficulty level : T ( Tourist )
- Travel time : about 2 hours and half
Photos by Noemi Malugani