Today, May 1st, I decide not to travel too far from my home, since the streets will be crowded both for the good weather and the labour day holiday: my destination are Monti di Liscione (Liscione’s Mountains).

  • Ascent: 270 meters
  • Kind of trail: easy, on a bridleway
  • Route Lenght: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Where to eat: Bar Azzurro in Rovenna, no other places on the trail

I reach Rovenna by car and so can you from La Corte di Zizi or La Corte di Cernobbio, but if you prefer to use public transport take the bus C28 from Cernobbio. You can park your car near the church.

Keeping the church on your left, follow the sign to “Monti di Scarone”, “Madrona” and “Bisbino”, passing near a fountain and taking the narrow Via Segantini on your right. Follow the path n°1, always straight to Scarone (20 mins) and Madrona, on a bridleway.

Scarone is a small village with stone houses, on a 600 meters altitude. We go through the village, following the panoramic bridleway on the lake. We then find a crossroad, leading to Madrona on the left and to Monti di Lenno on the right.

We follow the latter and we find ourselves on a nice path in the wood: we’ll often see blue signs pointing the way, you can’t get lost because there is only one path.

The path reaches a paved road leading to Monte Bisbino, but we’ll follow the sign on the right pointing to “Monti di Lenno”, going downhill, until we reach a hairpin bend where another crossroad is. We walk near a house on the left and find several signs to Monti di Liscione (50 mins).

Continuing on this easy path, we cross a small river and we reach Monti di Piano, where other nice stone houses are. On the right, there is a wide meadow where we can rest and eat, enjoying a stunning view on the Lake.

Once we’ve rested, we reach another crossroad and we proceed straight to Monti di Liscione, on another path gently going downhill and we soon reach our destination. Monti di Liscione is another panoramic spot from where you get amazing pictures, surrounded by stone houses.

Those who are not too tired can continue to walk to reach Monti di Urio and Rifugio Bugone, but we’ll stop here.

To go back to Rovenna just follow the previous itinerary backward, but once you reach the crossroad to Monti di Lenno you can choose to walk on the paved road instead of on the path