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Sasso Preguda Hike

January 26 @ 8:00 - 17:00

Sasso Preguda and lunch at Agriturismo Cascina Don Guanella

Sasso Preguda is an impressive and unusual boulder that stands on a panoramic slope above Como lake, overlooking the city of Lecco. It’s so huge that a small church has been built attached to it, using it as a natural wall. Our hike will start in Piazza Rossé of Valmadrera and will go uphill quite steeply for about 1 hour, until reaching a marvelous panoramic point. After descending, a special place is waiting for us for lunch: Cascina Don Guanella is a social agriculture project, training and employing young people at risk of social exclusion, and the food is excellent. After lunch we will make our way back to Lecco along the beautiful lungolago of Malgrate, and through the pleasant Lecco city center (it’s also possible for anyone that prefers to take a bus and an earlier train back, instead).

Departure: 8:10am meeting point at Milano Centrale Railway Station, at the front of the platform of Regional train 2816 (headed to Tirano). At 8:20am train to Lecco arriving at 8:59am. At 9:45am bus to Valmadrera-Piazza Rossè (a.10:10am).

Hike: Valmadrera Piazza Rossè (250 m), Sasso di Preguda (645 m), agriturismo Cascina Don Guanella (290 m), Lecco FS (215 m)

Lunch at agriturismo Cascina Don Guanella, www.cascinadonguanella.it

Return: 5:01pm train to Milano Centrale arriving at 5:40pm

Difficulty:

  • easy/medium
  • Ascent: 430 m
  • Descent: 470 m
  • Minimum altitude: 200 m
  • Maximum altitude: 645 m
  • Walking time (excluding stops): 3:30 hours, 9 km

Equipment: daily backpack, trekking boots and socks or good running shoes, trekking poles (if you use them), comfortable clothes in layers with a warm layer, rain jacket, 1liter bottle of water (canteen), identity card

Cost: €25 (includes insurance, does not include lunch, train and bus tickets) Minimum 10 participants (agriturismo request)

Ticket costs: train Milano/Lecco €5.20 x 2. Bus €1.70

Guide: Elena Cortellessa – 339 3509742 – ormaineve@gmail.com

Sign up: Fiona Betournay, fbetournay@yahoo.co.uk

Details

Date:
January 26
Time:
8:00 - 17:00
Series: