Monte Legnone & Rifugio Griera


  • 14.2 km

    Distance

  • 785 m

    Min height

  • 1719 m

    Max height

  • 933 m

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  • Effort

Track Description


Questo itinerario ci permette di lambire la più alta cima delle Prealpi Lariane, della provincia di Lecco, delle Orobie Occidentali: il Monte Legnone (2610 mt).
Il Legnone è una montagna stupenda, dalle caratteristiche alpine più che prealpine, affacciata sui laghi di Como e di Lugano, relativamente isolata dalle altre cime, con la caratteristica forma piramidale, si impone per la sua maestosità soprattutto se vista dal versante occidentale.
Durante la Prima Guerra Mondiale, anche il Monte Legnone è stato interessato dalla costruzione della cosiddetta Linea Cadorna, una linea di difesa con fortificazioni che correvano lungo tutte le Prealpi Lombarde. Alcune postazioni sono tuttora visibili anche sul Legnone (vedi sotto estensione Opzionale su Roadbook) La sterrata sale con pendenza costante al 10% in uno scenario da favola e nella quiete più assoluta, passando dalla faggeta ai prati e gli alpeggi in quota, e permettendo di ammirare costantemente un panorama ineguagliabile sulla
Valsassina e sul Lario. Non insoliti gli avvistamenti degli abitanti di questa montagna, fra cui cervi ed aquile
Presso l’alpeggio di Alpe Campo (ottimamente restaurata) è possibile acquistare prodotti caseari tipici, ed è facile imbattersi nel gregge di inconfondibili capre Orobiche
Una meritata sosta al Rifugio Griera (), anch’esso splendidamente recuperato, vi permetterà di scoprire (e riscoprire) i sapori della montagna come ormai è difficile fare in altri luoghi, grazie alla sapienza ed alla curiosità culinaria della rifugista (Serena Sironi). Il rifugio gode di una splendida vista sui laghi di Como e Lugano e di innumerevoli cime alpine e prealpine, offre la possibilità di pernottamento, e dispone di servizio di custodia e riparazione bici.
Dal rifugio è possibile salire ancora seguendo la strada militare, che da quota 1900 diventa una traccia singola, con pendenza sempre modesta ma a tratti difficilmente pedalabile, che sale fino a quota 2400, non lontano dalla vetta!
La discesa può essere effettuata dallo stesso itinerario di andata, sfruttando eventualmente il sentiero che taglia la strada a partire dall’alpe Vesina e che ne tange spesso i tornanti.
In alternativa è possibile effettuare un itinerario di discesa su sentiero divertente e a tratti impegnativo, che attraversa gli alpeggi di Bedoledo e Subiale, e che porta direttamente a Pagnona.

A partire dal Giugno 2011 l’itinerario è segnalato (Freccie gialle e cartelli “MTB Trail 1 – Legnone & Griera”)

This trail bring us near to the highest peak of the Lario Prealps, the Lecco Province and the Western Orobie: Mount Legnone (2610 m.a.s.l)
Legnone is an amazing near-alpin Mountain; relatively isolated from the other peaks, with astonishing views of the Como and Lugano Lakes and Its caractheristic pyramidal shape, it emerges majestically and shows in all its beauty especially from the Northern area of Pian di Spagna
During first World War Mount Legnone was also part of the Linea Cadorna, a fortified defensive line build all over the Prealps in Lumbardy. Some spots are still visible also here on Mount Legnone (see below)
The Military unpaved road rises close o the peak with a steady 10% slope; all this in an enchanting scenario, initially a very quiet beechen forest, then within the typical Prealpin grasses, with unforgettable panoramic views over Valsassina and the Lario. Not so difficult to meet some inhabitants such as deers, eagles… and the typical Orobian goat (by the way: in a pasture close to Griera it is possible to purchase some original fresh and seasoned cheese!)
A well deserved stopover to the Rifugio Griera, a remarkably rebuilt mountain hut, will let you discover Mountain dishes that are just as typical as unexpected! All of this thanks to the passion and curiosity of Serena Sirona, the Griera hutkeeper. The Griera Hut offers an amazing frontal view of the Lario lakes, Mount Rosa, and so many other famous Alpin Peaks! Also Rifugio Griera is one of the first MTBiker-Friendly Huts in the surroundings, offering technical assistance, documentation, and a safe shelter for your MTB!
As an option, from the Griera hut you can keep on biking on the military road, soon turning into a path, not 100% cyclable, raising up to 2400 meters!
For the descent you have at least to major options:
1.if you want to relax, you can jost go back from the same direction you went up, with several shortcut options visible all along the descent and especially close each street bend
2.if you are looking for more excitement, you can enjoy the ‘downhill’ path… well in fact I would say it sometimes turns a bit trialistic! Anyway this will bring you straight to the starting point in Pagnona
By the way: starting from June 2011 directions are available on the trail (yellow arrows and directions “Trail 1 – Legnone & Griera”)


http://itinerari.mtb-forum.it/tours/view/4585


This route allows us to lick the highest peak in the Alpine foothills Lariane, in the province of Lecco, Orobie West: Mount Legnone (2610 mt).
Legnone is a beautiful mountain, the characteristics that most alpine foothills, overlooking the Lakes Como and Lugano, relatively isolated from the other peaks, with the characteristic pyramidal shape, stands out for its majesty especially when viewed from the western side.
During the First World War, including the Monte Legnone has been affected by the construction the so-called Cadorna Line, a line of defense fortifications running along all the Lombard Prealps. Some stations are still visible on the Legnone (see below Optional extension of roadbook) The dirt road climbs with a constant slope of 10% in a stunning setting and in absolute quiet, moving from beech forest to the meadows and mountain pastures at high altitudes, and allowing constantly admire a unique panorama over
Valsassina and Lario. Not unusual sightings of the inhabitants of this mountain, including deer and eagles Woman At the pasture of Alpe Campo (beautifully restored) you can buy typical dairy products, and it is easy to come into the fold of goats unmistakable Orobiche On A earned rest at Rifugio Griera (), also beautifully restored, you will discover (or rediscover) the flavors of the mountain as it is hard to do in other places, thanks to the wisdom and the culinary curiosity of rifugista (Serena Sironi). The hut enjoys a lovely view over Lake Como and Lake Lugano and countless Alpine peaks and foothills, offers the possibility to stay overnight, and has custody service and repair bikes.
From the refuge you can climb again following the military road , which has an altitude of 1900 becomes a single track, with a slope of more modest but sometimes difficult to pedal, which rises to a height of 2400, not far from the summit!
The descent can be made by the same route forward, possibly taking advantage of the trail that crosses the road starting from Alpe Vesina and freaks who often bends.
Alternatively you can make an itinerary of the downhill path, fun and at times challenging, through the pastures of Bedoledo and Subiale, and that leads directly Pagnona.
Since June 2011 the route is signposted (Arrows and yellow signs "MTB Trail 1 - Legnone & Griera")
This trail bring us near to the highest peak of the Lario Prealps, the Lecco Province and the Western Orobian Mount Legnone (2610 masl)
Legnone is an amazing near-alpine mountain; Relatively isolated from the other peaks, with astonishing views of the Lakes Como and Lugano and Its caractheristic pyramidal shape, and it shows Emerges majestically in all its beauty Especially from the Northern area of ??Pian di Spagna
During World War first was Mount Legnone Also part of the Cadorna Line, a fortified defensive line build all over the Prealps in Lumbardy. Some spots are still visible on Mount Legnone Also here (see below)
The Military unpaved road rises close or the peak with a steady 10% slope; all this in an enchanting scenario, initially in very quiet beechen forest, then Within the typical Prealpin grasses, with unforgettable panoramic views over Valsassina and the lake. Not so difficult to meet some Inhabitants: such as deers, eagles ... and the typical Orobian goat (by the way: in a pasture close to Griera it is possible to purchase some original fresh and seasoned cheese!)
A well deserved stopover to the Refuge Griera, a remarkably rebuilt mountain hut, will let you discover That Mountain dishes are just as typical as unexpected! All of this thanks to the passion and curiosity of Serena Sirona, the Griera hutkeeper. The Griera Hut offers an amazing frontal view of the Lario lakes, Mount Rose, and so many other famous Alpine Peaks! Also Griera Refuge is one of the first MTBiker-Friendly Huts in the surroundings, offering technical assistance, documentation, and a safe shelter for your MTB!
As an option, Griera from the hut you can keep on biking on the military road , soon turning into a path, not 100% cyclable, raising up to 2400 meters!
For the descent you have to at least major options:
1.if you want to relax, you can go back from the jost same direction you went up with several shortcut options visible all along the descent and Especially close each street bend
2.if you are looking for more excitement, you can enjoy the 'downhill' path ... well in fact I would say it sometimes turns a bit trialistic! Anyway this will bring you straight to the starting point in Pagnona
By the way: starting from June 2011 directions are available on the trail (yellow arrows and directions "Trail 1 - Legnone & Griera")


http://itinerari.mtb-forum.it/tours/view/4585

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