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Lombardia region


ON SMUGGLERS TRAILS

THIS IS A TOUR CONNECTING THE LUGANO LAKE (CH) TO THE COMO LAKE : IT WAS THE WAY USED BY ITALIAN SMUGGLERS TO IMPORT CIGARETTES WITHOUT PAY THE CUSTOM DUTIES DURING THE LAST CENTURY .

PLACE DISTANCE SIGHTS / ROAD DESCRIPTION
ARGEGNO - 20 KM FROM COMO
FOLLOW ON THE LEFT THE PANELS "DIZZASCO" "LANZO" GOING UP THE INTELVI VALLEY
CROSSROAD KM 6 ON THE RIGHT AFTER THE BAKERY SHOP
S.FEDELE KM 2.750 ON THE CENTRAL SQUARE TAKE ON THE RIGHT
FOLLOW TO "PIGRA" TOWN
2 CROSSROADS M. 100 TAKE THE SECOND CROSS ROAD ON THE RIGHT , JUST TURNING AROUND THE CHURCH FOLLOWING THE PANEL "PIGRA
PIGRA TOWN KM 5.600 AT THE CROSSROAD TAKE ON THE LEFT FOLLOWING THE PANEL "BOFFALORA" : LEAVE PIGRA ON THE LEFT
MILITARY ROAD M. 800 UNPAVED ROAD
REFUGE ALPE DI COLONNO KM. 4 LANDSCAPE
LAKES M. 300 THERE'S A PANEL WITH A TRACKS MAP
BOFFALORA KM 1.5 ALT. 1.300 M.
CROSSROAD * M. 200 TAKE ON THE RIGHT DIRECTION REFUGE VENINI
REFUGE VENINI KM 4.100 -
BIFORCATION KM 1.100 ON THE LEFT
FORT M. 400 19th CENT. FORT RUINS , ALT. 1.650 M. , NICE LANDSCAPE WITH A PIC-NIC AREA
CROSSROAD * KM 5.600 GO BACK TO REFUGE VENINI AND THE PREVIOUS BIFORCATION (*)
TAKE ON THE RIGHT
BIFORCATION KM 2.850 ON THE LEFT
FARMHOUSE M. 900 KEEP ON THE RIGHT
BIFORCATION M. 800 ON THE LEFT
PONNA KM 3.600 REALLY NICE SMALL VILLAGE ALT. 1.250 M.
NATIONAL ROAD KM 3;600 AT THE CROSSROAD TAKE ON THE RIGHT , TWO CHURCHES TO VISIT
RESCIA FALLS KM 5.300 LUGANO LAKE , CAMPING
GALLERY M. 100 RESCIA GROTTO
CROSSROAD KM 3.750 ON THE LEFT THERE IS LUGANO ON THE RIGHT COMO
TOTAL KM 53.410 -
WARNING
GOOD TIRES ARE NECESSARY TO FOLLOW THIS ITINERARY
NOT SUITABLE DURING WINTER TIME DUE MUD AND SNOW


Camping

HOTELS
  • ALBERGO VALLE INTELVI AT S.FEDELE TOWN TEL. 031:830142 ALSO RESTAURANT
CAMPINGS
  • GROTTE DI RESCIA AT OSTENO TOWN TEL. 0344/65240 ON THE LUGANO LAKE SIDE
  • PIAN DELLE NOCI AT LANZO TOWN TEL. 031/840179

Sights in the area

SUGGESTED MAP:
  • KOMPASS , LAGO DI COMO E LUGANO 1:50.000

RESTAURANTS
  • ARGEGNO AT ARGEGNO TOWN TEL.O31/821455
  • ALTAVALLE AT LANZO TOWN TEL. 031/840414
  • DA CARLA AT PONNA TOWN TEL. 031/844920

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