Hiking route from Lecco to Abbadia along the old mule track that runs the eastern shore of Lake Como : The Sentiero del Viandante ( Wanderer’ s Trail ). The route , that is suitable in all seasons , going through small clusters of houses , old mills, castles , churches and chapels , staying in the same time in contact with the nature.
This new section was opened in the spring of 2021, thanks to the construction of a new route funded by the Interreg Le Vie del Viandante 2.0 project.
Wanderer’ s Trail from Lecco to Abbadia starts from Lecco’s station. From here you reach Piazza XX Settembre and the lakefront, on which we find the first indications and the trail signs, which take us through the cycle and pedestrian path in “Le Caviate” place. From here we take a small road that brings us close to the bastion of Mount San Martino. The path passes under the sealing pillars of the rockfall nets and arrives near “Pradello”. We continue along the path that goes to the north and we begin a mountain-type path, which offers splendid views of Lake Como and the mountains, until we connect to the new metal staircase that allows us to cross the SS 36 and the railway. After a further stretch, we finally go down to Abbadia Lariana near the Church of San Martino and from here to the railway station, where we can take the train towards Lecco.
- Difficulty level : E ( Excurtional )
- Travel time : 2 hours
- Distance : 7 km
Photos by Emilio Buzzella.