Hiking route from Lierna to Bellano 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.
The Sentiero del Viandante from Lierna to Bellano starts from Lierna’s station. To bengin the route is possible going down towards the lake , along Via Ducale, or going to hike in the mountains.
In the first case , we continue to Rivabianca Castle in Lierna and Fiumelatte , following the lake , and from this point we going to Varenna and then Bellano , walking through Perledo , Biosio and Bozeno.
Alternatively , we walk along the 900 mt of climb that lead to Ortanella: the path go up steed in the wood to a panoramic point that overlooking the lake ; from here the slope gets sweeter and the route goes to Alpe Mezzedo and San Pietro Plans. We go down towards Varenna walking through Perledo and Vezio Castle and we finally arrived to Bellano; we proceed to the station where we can take the train to go back to the starting point.
- Difficulty level: “E” ( Excurtional )
- Time needed: 4 ore
- Distance: 14,5 km
Photos by Enrico Minotti e Bob Bellati.