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At Monte Moregallo via Sant'Isidoro

Excursion to Monte Moregallo, a fun hilltop close to Lecco and the Corni di Canzo.
4.30 h


We park the car in the area of Piazza Rossè (250 m, a hamlet of Valmadrera, turning from Viale Promessi Sposi into Via Preguda, then into Via Piazza Rossè). From here, we set out on foot, following the frequent signs for Sasso di Preguda.

After an initial stretch skirting the boundaries of private properties, the path becomes a bit steeper: some beautiful sections through the woods, and here we arrive at the church of Sant'Isidoro (647 m, 1 hour), built near a large erratic boulder, the Sasso di Preguda, originating from the valleys of Sondrio. The place, as panoramic and peaceful as it is easily accessible, is ideal for a half-day trip. Behind the church, sheer rocky walls overlook Lake Como.

After a break, we resume trail 6, which will lead us to the summit, initially ascending the sun-drenched ridge of Moregallo, then, facing a rocky outcrop, it shifts to the south side, hiding the lake from view.

On a steep and slippery track, we ascend with numerous switchbacks to a notch on the ridge, from which we can once again admire the panorama of the lake.

The summit of Moregallo, now visible for the first time on the left, is still 20 minutes away: first, we descend a few meters to another saddle, then we climb back up along the final grassy slope, at the end of which the summit cross (1276 m, 1.30 hours) and the small statue of the Madonna finally appear.

The potential panoramas from the summit are partly obscured (in the northeast direction) by a small grove. Beautiful views of the Lecco branch, the Corni di Canzo with the SEV Refuge, Cornizzolo, and Monte Rai, Resegone, Grigne, and Monte Barro, a green islet rising in the plain.

The descent (2 hours) can be done along the same route or from the west side (Bocchetta di Sambrosera), with a short section equipped with some chains.






The mountains are a dangerous environment: make sure you always have the right equipment — hiking or trail shoes, warm clothes and waterproofs in case of unexpected changes in weather conditions, a small emergency kit.


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  • Breathable t-shirt ( example )

  • Sweatshirt, fleece, or light jacket

  • Waterproof windbreaker (for example: men / women )

  • Gloves and hat (you never know)

  • Backpack with rain cover

  • Trekking poles (not essential, but they help to unload the weight of the backpack and ease the impact on the joints)

  • Trekking or trail running shoes (in great vogue lately because they are lightweight. These Salomon ones - for men and women - are an excellent entry-level, preferably Gore-Tex)

  • For via ferratas: complete via ferrata kit (I have this one , very light and compact, with this harness and helmet — or you can buy complete kits ). Buy in store to receive ad hoc support

  • To sleep a night in a refuge: sheet or light sleeping bag

  • Water bottle or thermos

  • Light crampons if you think you will find ice or snow on the route

  • Power bank or cell phone charger

  • Camera

  • Drone, for those who love to "fly" (used in moderation and at a distance from other people. I have had the DJI Mini 2 for over 2 years and have found myself very happy with it. The DJI Mini 3 also allows you to take vertical photographs)

  • Small emergency kit ( example )

  • Sun cream (essential)

  • Sunglasses


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