Resegone: the mountain of Lecco, with its beautiful dolomite stones coloring of pink at sunset, overlooking Lake Como and Lakes Briantei.
Departure: Lecco, Cableway departure Arrival: Cermenati Peak, Resegone
Reach the cableway square to Piani d’Erna and take the path on its right. After few minutes you arrive where the paved road of Versasio rises. Continue on the right until you reach a barrier, here take the path into the woods maintaining the left. Ignore the mule-track on the right signing for Campo de Boi. Go straight up until you reach the village of Costa (786 m), turn right rising along the path, on your left you see the Chapel of Madonna del Resegone, keep going until you reach Stoppani Refuge (890m).Go on rising: along the path you find a source and then you cross a small creek. Ignore all the deviations you find on your path just keep on walking straight until you reach a fork where there is the sign path n.5, coming from Piani d’Erna. You have to go on along path n.1. On this way you can admire the wonderful view on Lecco and Lake Como from the natural terrace of Beduletta (1320m). Bypass the gully of Val Comera and reach Pian Serada. Now we suggest you to take a rest before facing the final part.Keep on ging straight along the path until you reach Passo della Sibretta (1655 m), where a chain path allow you to arrive into the gully of Val Negra. From here you proceed rising among the rocks until you reach path n. 11, take it and shortly you’ll be at Azzoni Refuge.We know the ascent to Resegone is very demanding but you’ll agree with us that the entire struggle is well repaid thanks to a breath-taking panorama on Lecco, its beautiful eastern shore of Lake Como and all the surrounding mountains.
Descent optionTake path n.8 on the west side of Resegone, thus reaching Pass del Giuff. Go down along the mountainside of Morterone. Please pay attention when you arrive to a fork with a pole without signing. Walk down along the zigzag pebbly path until to reach Val Caldera. Go on halfway up the hill crossing some parts equipped by chains. As soon as you arrive to Pass del Giuff follow the signs to Piani d’Erna along path n.7. You pass a water source and then arrive to the cable car station.Here you can chose to take it and go down in just few minutes or otherwise to proceed walking along the Passo del Cammello. If you like this way goes down to Bocca d’Erna until you reach Marchett Refuge and then take path n.18.
Note: if you like to rise to Resegone avoiding the entire struggle in ascent, we suggest you to take the cable car to Piani d’Erna and from here take path n.5, connecting then to n.1 at 1150m.The ascent to Resegone is demanding and requires excursion experience.