...maybe weather is not good on some sundays ...
maybe you're no more so young to go and climb ...
maybe you are a little lazy and don't want to make efforts
maybe you don't want to stay at home ...
so you decide to go and see something new without having a long drive.
Some years ago, in a cold fall day, I went to climb the Cresta di Piancaformia to Grignone and, while climbing on its easy rocks, I remember I've seen, on the right side (west), a green woody valley ending in the Como lake.
I heard about a fine old fashion refuge almost never crowded posted in a fine site called Releccio ...
and these are the pics illustrating it
The Rifugio Bietti (1719m) is a good starting point for 3 easy alpinistic routes and a ferrata to the main summit of the group, the Grigna settentrionale
(Grignone - 2410m)
via del Caminetto - 1.30 hours
via del Canalone - 2.30 hours
via del Guzzi - 2.30 hours
ferrata CAI Mandello - 3 hours
weekends from may to november
room for 25 people
phone numbers :
0341 732169 - 0341 735741 - 338 1309920
To get there the starting point is Varenna (few km N of Lecco on the old road along the lake) - Herefrom you must get the SP 65, narrow and steep that leads to Esino Lario and follow to Cainallo, some hundred meters more, on a white road, and you get the wide car-parking.
Here you find the wooden marks of the paths 25 and 24
Following the path 24 you will see these sceneries ... and get the place in less then 1h 30'