Mount Colmegnone is a peak, belonging to the section of Prealpi Luganesi and the subsection of Prealpi Comasche, with a splendid panoramic view of Lake Como and easy to reach.
The peak is located in the municipality of Laglio, but the territory of the mountain extends also in the municipalities of Carate Urio and Moltrasio.
There are several routes to reach it:
from the lake, starting from Laglio, Moltrasio or Carate Urio
from Valle Intelvi (starting from Alpe Cerano)
from the road that goes up to Monte Bisbino
In this article we will describe this last path.
From the road that goes up to Mount Bisbino to Mount Colmegnone
The difference in height is low, the path is for everybody, it can be covered also by car (dirt road) for those who have difficulties in walking, and offers wonderful panoramic views of the underlying basin of Lake Como.
From Como reach Cernobbio. From the center of Cernobbio begins the road that goes up to the characteristic village of Rovenna (where every year there is the traditional festival "Witches, Chestnuts and surroundings") and Mount Bisbino (where the village is located). ) and Mount Bisbino (1.325 m high above sea level).
Continue for about 15 km until you reach the "Ca' Bossi locality", located a few hairpin bends from the summit. Park the car and take the "Via dei Monti Lariani" in the direction of the Bugone Refuge (there is a sign with the indication).
Follow the "Alta Via dei Monti Lariani" that quickly leads downhill to Rifugio Bugone.
After the refuge, continue along the path that with several ups and downs leads to the Murelli refuge from where it is possible to catch a glimpse of Mount Colmegnone.
Shortly after the Murelli the road branches off, following the right you reach the Agriturismo Roccolo San Bernardo above which is the summit.
At the top of Colmegnone you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the basin of Lake Como and on clear days the view opens from the Apennines to the Swiss Alps.
On the top there is a wooden cross placed by the CAI section of Moltrasio.