What to visit in Mandello, nature trails
Route n ° 1: BELVEDERE ON THE LAKE.
An easy walk, for all kinds of mountain enthusiasts, starting from the Somana hamlet will lead you to Olcio. The ring from the panoramic route takes place halfway on unobtrusive urban roads, with a maximum altitude of 100 meters. The estimated time is about 1 hour.
Route No. 2: PANORAMA ON THE LAKE CENTER AND THREE MOUNTAINS
An easy, well-suited track well-marked. Without strong slopes and running in all seasons. A walk from Somera passing through Lierna will take you to Gess Water, giving you a great panoramic view of Mandello, Olcio, Lierna and lake center with Tremezzo Mountains. The expected duration is approximately 3 hours.
Route No. 3: MIDDLE EAST FOR VALSASSINA
Itinerary recommended for experienced hikers, as it is quite challenging. A long walk will take you, starting from Somana, to the church of Santa Maria, Alpe di Era and Gardata. A track that can be traversed in all seasons largely uphill and on a comfortable and well-kept mule track. You will surely surprise the breathtaking views of the Val Meria, the high crossing of the Grigne Group and the Rosalba hut. The scheduled time for this route is about 5 hours, expecting the return to the Rongio fraction.
Route No. 4: LONG WATER CAPACITY PLANTS
A pleasant and simple excursion for all kinds of enthusiasts who will take you from the hamlet of Somana (Sonvico) to the hamlet of Rongio, passing through the Valley of the Meria torrent. Initially, the track extends over the urban road, then continues on a comfortable path. At times it follows the water pipelines of the power station, ENEL, of Val Meria. The expected duration is approximately 3 hours.
Route No. 5: LEONARDESCO ITINERARY PRESONED
From Rongio, you reach the Iron Bridge and continue until you reach the White Water Grotto (also called “Ferrera”). A very simple itinerary largely on caravans almost planed with the final part on a 200-step mule track that are quoted by Leonardo da Vinci in the Atlantic Code. The duration is about 2 hours and a half.
Route No. 6: RADIANS OF ROMAN CISTERNA
After a relaxing start and a slight climb from Rongio to the Zucco della Rocca, you leave the road leading to the Resinelli Plans and, following the indication, you continue along a steep path that will lead you to the ruins of the tank. Continue until reaching the hamlet of Maggiana. The expected duration is approximately 4 hours. Particular attention is paid to the pathway 12A leading to the tank.
Route 7: SAN GIORGIO-MAGGIANA- RONGIO
After a fairly simple start from the little church of San Giorgio to the Tower of Maggiana, you reach a disjointed path and with medium difficulty climbs that will lead you to Rongio. The estimated time is about 2 hours.
Route No. 8: THE LARGE GRADE OF GRIGNE GROUP
An easy excursion for all types of enthusiasts, with medium difficulty climbs. Starting from the little church of San Giorgio, you reach Maggiana and follow the signs of the High Street of the Grigne (a red rectangle with a blue circle in the center) until you reach the Zerbo Stream Waterfall. The journey time is about 3 hours.