The hike follows the high-altitude hiking trail between the two southern arms of Lake Como. It is a circular hike that starts at Alpe Viceré. After a steep climb to Monte Bolettone, you continue on the ridge to Monte Palanzone. Then descend to Alpe del Prina at Caslino d’Erba and then climb back up to Capanna Mara. Then it goes comfortably downhill to Alpe del Viceré.
The recommended season for hiking over Lake Como is spring and autumn. In summer it can be too warm, in winter there is long snow on sections or the descents are icy. Spikes are therefore recommended or a wonderful racchette hike is possible with deep snow. With Racchette the route can be shortened a little.