- Luglio 18th, 2012 at 6:32 pm
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From rifugio Menaggio you can reach the top of Monte Grona (1.732 m) from where one can admire one of the best views of the Prealps; apart from the three lakes (Como, Lugano and Piano) you can also see the close by peak of Monte Bregagno, Legnone, Pizzo di Gino, Grigne and if the day is clear enough, many peaks of the Alps from Monviso to Bernina. Hrere 3 different ways to get to the top of the Grona from rifugio Menaggio:
Via Normale: time 1.15 hrs, ascent 349 m. The beginning of this trail (the easiest) is behind the rifugio. It leads up to the “Forcoletta” (1.627 m) and from there to the left a steep rocky trail leads to the top.
Via Direttissima: time 1.00 hrs, ascent 349 m. The beginning of this trail is behind the rifugio. The steep trail winds up the south face of the mountain. During the winter this trail, as it is exposed to the south, remailns snow covered less time compared to the Via Normale on the north side of the mountain.
Via Ferrata del Centenario: only for Alpinists with adequate equipment, time 3.00 hrs. In order to reach the beginning of the Via Ferrata you follow part of the via Panoramica.