The Menaggio Refuge (1400 m) is located at the foot of the south side of Mount Grona and offers a spectacular view of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains. From the refuge there is the possibility to climb Mount Grona (1736 m) or Mount Bregagno (2107 m). The refuge is open every day from mid-June to the end of September; during the rest of the year on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; for information call 0344 37282 or 327 8855090.
Route: from the bus stop in Breglia go along the carriage road that goes up to the overhanging Monti di Breglia (signpost Rifugio Menaggio) and, after the washhouse, take the first shortcut on the right that leads to the road that goes up to Monti di Breglia. Cross it and take a dirt road. After a short stretch, at the height of the high voltage pylon, go up to the right to the cableway. Back on the carriage road, follow it for about a hundred meters and then cross a meadow on the left. After crossing the road again, follow the path that leads to Monti di Breglia (1000 m). Here there is a picnic area with a fountain and a beautiful view of the lake; after passing some houses and entering the wood you reach a parking area; cross the area and take the path again. At the next crossroads, go up the panoramic path on the right (in winter, in case of heavy snowfall, the one on the left is recommended) that goes on among birch trees and brooms until the crossroads to S. Amate and Monte Bregagno; from here go on the left and after a long passage on the coast you reach the refuge.