Rifugio Capanna Mara above Erba.
An easy excursion for families, walking into woods of pines, beeches and birches.
Departure: Albavilla (CO) Arrival: Rifugio Capanna Mara
Rifugio Capanna Mara is placed in the triangolo lariano above Alpe del Vicerè (Erba – Lecco) bewtween Monte Bolettone and Monte Palanzone.
From Lecco follow signal to Erba and then Albavilla (CO). As soon you arrive here follow indications to Alpe del Viceré (900m) where you find a park area (pay and display ticket during spring/summer). Walk along the small paved road, you’ll meet Rifugio Cacciatori and then path signal to reach Capanna Mara. It takes approximately one hour.
The path is quite steep in its first stretch, but don’t worry because then it becomes less hard and we can say you enjoy it walking into woods of pines, beeches and birches.
When you arrive in “Dos di Carei” place, don’t consider the path on your left, that get to Monte Bollettone, while instead go straight on.
Alternating flat and tolerable sloping, as soon as you are out of wood, you have the last effort to reach Capanna Mara.
The difference in altitude is just 225m, so this excursion is suitable for both kids and adults.
From Capanna Mara you can take other excursions to the following destination:
– Rifugio Riella (m. 1275) – ore 0.50
– Monte Palanzone (m. 1436) – ore 1.15
– Monte Bolettone (m. 1320) – ore 0.30
– Monte Croce/Puscio (m. 1155) – ore 0.20
Cover’s image: Irene Lombardi