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Hike to San Bernardo Chapel (with dog)

· 5 reviews · Hiking Route · Como
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  • The destination from afar
    / The destination from afar
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  • / Goats enjoying the shade
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  • / View of Lake Como
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  • / The opposite lakeshore of Lake Como
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  • / short break in steep terrain
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  • / Great view of Gravedona from a hilltop
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  • / Further uphill, gras and stones shape the landscape
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  • / short and rocky section
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  • / Almost there at the chapel
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  • / The descent from the chapel
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  • / Inside the chapel
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Very nice mountain hike amid forests, meadows and rocks. Great views and varied landscapes.
moderate
7.5 km
2:15 h
554 m
560 m
The circular route starts above Musso in the forest, then we walked steeply uphill, partly also over meadows and small brooks. After 30 minutes we reached some buildings, where goats like to chill in the shade and enjoy the view. Further up, the vegetation gets more and more sparse, we walked over meadows or some scree. Shorter passages are also quite rocky. There are views along the way again and again, especially on a Platteau a bit below the chapel. The chapel itself is quite simple and inconspicuous but offers a great view of the lake. At the beginning of the descent, the path is very narrow but later on, it turns into a wide gravel path.

Author’s recommendation

Navigation equipment is very useful because of the somewhat confusing routing. Sturdy shoes are required as there are some stony and rocky passages.
Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,115 m
Lowest point
557 m
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Start

Via del Marmo above Musso (555 m)
Coordinates:
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46.116743, 9.266496
DMS
46°07'00.3"N 9°15'59.4"E
UTM
32T 520591 5107053
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Destination

Via del Marmo above Musso

Turn-by-turn directions

In Musso, look for the small road (Via del Marmo) that leads steeply uphill. At the start of the hike, there is a small parking lot for 3-4 cars on the right. But it is also possible to park at the side of the road. Then, follow the narrow, steep mountain path up to some houses. After that, it is a little bit difficult to find the right way which leads to the chapel. A navigation device is very useful here. In the further course, follow the existing path up to the chapel. After the chapel, continue on the well-visible path that later leads to a wide gravel path. Walk downhill to the starting point.

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Equipment

Sturdy shoes, as the chapel is located above 1100m, it can be a little cooler in the summertime, take a jacket with you.

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Wally
July 19, 2019 · Community
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July 19, 2019 · Community
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Completed this Route on July 04, 2019
Andreas Kuhn
April 18, 2019 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.5 km
Duration
2:15h
Ascent
554 m
Descent
560 m
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