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Monte Bolettone – Excursion on Lake Como

Monte Bolettone, a simple excursion on Lake Como starting from Alpe del Vicerè in Albavilla, with a wide spectacular panorama.
Monte Boletto - Lake Como - Photo by Massimo Abate

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Monte Bolettone, panoramic excursion on Lake Como

Today's route is a simple excursion on Monte Bolettone , truly accessible to everyone, a few steps from Milan.

In the heart of the Como triangle we decide to undertake the journey in the late afternoon to be able to enjoy the view of Lake Como at sunset, even if the wonderful panorama will leave you speechless at any time of the day.

Today's destination is Monte Bollettone (or Bolettone), a 1317 meter high peak in the Como pre-Alps. There are various routes and paths that allow you to easily reach the summit, for example it is also possible to start from Brunate , but today our starting point will be the Alpe del Vicerè .

After leaving the car in the Alpe del Vicerè , a plateau in the Albavilla area, we start from the easy path that develops in the beech forest on a wide driveway which in less than an hour takes us to Capanna Mara (1150 m), a refreshment point located below the summit of Monte Bolettone .

From here the path takes the ridge which, in a short time, leads to the Bolettone Refuge and to the top of Monte Bollettone from where you can enjoy a view that embraces the surrounding Grigne , Corni di Canzo , Resegone and Monte Cornizzolo

The weather is not exactly favorable to fully enjoy the sunset, but it still leaves us space to take some photos.

We embark on the descent at dusk along a different road than the outward journey, also accessible to vehicles but steeper which quickly takes us back to the car park, thus completing a circular route.

Thanks to Bracchi sui Bricchi for sending us some shots of the path.

Simple walk on Monte Bolettone from Alpe del Vicerè

If you want a quick and simple, but satisfying trip, we highly recommend the walk on Monte Bolettone from Alpe del Vicerè .

This excursion is also suitable for families for a classic Sunday walk or for cyclists who travel these paths with their mountain bikes.

If your intention is to stop and eat at the refuge, remember to book so that you are guaranteed lunch when you descend from the summit.

Photos by Ylenia and Carola – Larius Way Creators

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