The walk from Menaggio to the Rogolone oak tree is an easy hike free of difficult climbs, it travels various types of roads: paved, gravel, paths and mule tracks, walking through ancient villages and uncontaminated nature. The path runs around the Rogolone (“Rugulon” in dialect which means 'great oak tree') is a majestic, centuries-old oak tree from 1730, recognized as the natural monument of the Lombardy region. The route begins and ends from the Piazzale dell'Imbarcadero, easily reachable by ferry and boat (Ente Navigazione Laghi) or by bus on the C10 line (Como - Menaggio - Colico).
From the Menaggio pier, we turn right onto Via IV November, arriving at the church of Santo Stefano we climb toward the village of Castello. From the church of San Carlo we turn left onto the provincial road, which we will climb until the turn for Loveno where we will turn left. We’ll walk past beautiful villas of Loveno and the church of Santi Lorenzo and Agnese, then follow the indications on the left for the Percorso della Salute (Path of Health – Valle Sanagra). Once we reach Loveno’s cemetery we will find ourselves on the Piamuro plain, a short walk from a rest area with fountain and a crossroads of paths, and then we follow the signs to Codogna.
After the Nogara Bridge we head up to Codogna. Entering the village near Villa Camozzi which houses the municipality of Grandola and Uniti and the Ecomuseum of Val Sanagra, the signs for Rogolone are on Via alla Santa. The trail offers magnificent views of Val Menaggio and Piano di Porlezza, and we easily reach the clearing where the Rogolone and the Rogolino stand.
Thanks to a rest area with tables and benches, we can take a break and admire first-hand these centuries-old trees - unique in the world. We resume the hike following the path to the right toward Velzo. After a nice stretch of woods we end up on Via Gottro and pass through the quaint village to the magnificent church of San Siro. From the church, we head down toward Codogna where we find the path we took previously, as well as signs for our return to Menaggio.
The Sentiero del Viandante travels halfway up the eastern part of Lake Como, beginning in Abbadia and ending in Morbegno. To allow you to enjoy this these beautiful sites in total tranquility, the route is divided into six stages.Sentiero del Viandante
The hike on the Strada Regia is not particularly difficult, and is instead easily doable at any time of the year, keeping in mind to avoid the hottest days of summer and snow in winter. In this guide we have divided the route into three stages.Strada Regia
The trek to the ridge of the Lariano Triangle kicks off from Brunate and ends in Bellagio, the growth is about 37 km. which corresponds to 8/10 hours of walking, with some variations it is also possible to make the route with MTB.Ridge Lariano Triangle