The route starts near the small church of S. Martino, 400 m from the Abbadia Lariana railway station, at the foot of the Grigne. In fact, from here you will find the orange signs of the Path of the Wayfarer.
This part of the trail is quite simple and crosses the towns of Borbino and Robianico (fractions of Abbadia Lariana) passing between old farmhouses, cultivations of olive trees and meadows enjoying a beautiful view of Abbadia Lariana.
The path runs parallel to the lake at an altitude of about 230m until it begins to glimpse the promontory where it stands Mandello del Lario.
Following a beautiful paved road you go up until you reach the Romanesque church of S. Giorgio in the municipality of Mandello del Lario, first obligatory stop of this stage.
The church, dating back to the thirteenth century, it contains within it a wonderful cycle of frescoes from the 15th century and is perched on a rock spur.
Outside there is a small churchyard dfrom which it is possible to admire a splendid panorama of the lake.