Starting Point Abbadia Lariana
The Viandante trail begins in Abbadia Lariana, north of Lecco. Abbadia Lariana can be easily reached by train or boat. If you arrive by car, you can park it at the train station. In Abbadia Lariana there are, in addition to hotels, campsites that offer cabins for rent. From the train station you have to go back about 500 m on the road (south towards Lecco). Just before you get to the tunnel, the trail begins on the left at the S.Martino church. It leads leisurely parallel to the lake with beautiful views over the lakeshore of the Lecco lakeside.
On the Sentiro del Viandante through Mandello del Lario
The Sentiero del Viandante runs halfway along the coast of the eastern part of Lake Como. You cross the ancient district of Borbino and the area of the mills near the brook Zerbo. After crossing the road that climbs to Linzanico, you turn towards Mandello del Lario, which is announced by the church of San Giorgio from the 12th century. Mandello del Lario is known as the location of a traditional motorcycle factory that produces the legendary Moto Guzzi. There are numerous lovers of the brand with the Mandello eagle and there are regular pilgrimages of the motorcycle clubs. The Moto Guzzi factory is located at the entrance to the town and you have to leave the Viandante hiking trail to view it. The Sentiero del Viandante crosses Mandello above the village, past Torre di Maggiana. In the Rongio district, it is worth taking a short break to visit the 16th-century church of San Giacomo. After crossing the Meria valley, the route climbs to Sonvico. Further down lies the ancient settlement of Olcio, where marble was once mined. The old remains of the wall show the entrance to the Lierna area. First you come through Sornico with the stone houses, then through Olcianico with the characteristic alleys. From Lierna (seminar) you can continue up or down. The lower path leads over the mountains to Varenna, the upper path continues above Varenna to Castello Vezio.