The Greenway del lago di Como is a pleasant 10km walk from Colonno to Cadenabbia di Griante. It is mainly along the lakeside but it does climb up to pass through some villages. We decided to walk the section from Lenno to Cadenabbia.
We caught the C 10 bus to Lenno which would give us about a 5 km walk back. We were looking out for the square in Lenno but realised too late that the bus does not go down to the square but continues along the main road. We got off at the next stop and then had to re-orientate ourselves. We walked down an alley towards the lake and saw one of the Greenway del lago signs.
These signs are fairly frequent along the path and we knew we were back on track. After another 20 minutes of walking we came to a noticeboard which indicated out current position but also informed us that it was 6.4 km to Cadenabbia. We were going to have to walk a lot further than we had planned.
We reached the lakeside at the Lido de Lenno and then made a short diversion to the square in Lenno.
Back at the lake we continued along to the boat dock. It was 11.00 am and time for a coffee.
We continued along to the hotel S. Giorgio where we turned left up a small alley way to reach the main road. Crossing the road we began the long slow climb to the village of Mezzegra.
It was very colourful with the flowers and shrubs in the gardens.
The route was well signposted and after a few twists and turns we approached the church of S. Abbondio.
From the memorial there were beautiful views looking over the lake.
Continuing along the road we came to the village of Bonzanigo. I saw a sign for a shrine and grotto and set off to explore. It was fascinating but I have not been able to find any additional information.
We enjoyed walking through the village with its narrow streets and archways. At times it felt as though you were walking through peoples back yards.
From Bonzanigo we began to descend, crossing the bridge over the Bolvedro stream to carry on down to the lake.
The final part of the walk was along the promenade by the main road but it was still full of interest. We passed the beautiful villa La Quiete with its Italian style front garden and wrought iron gates.
A little further on we entered the Parco Teresio Olivelli with its beautiful fountain. A chance to get away from the road and the noise of traffic.
Once out of the park we continued along the lake towards Tremezzo.
It was 1.30pm and time to think on lunch. We crossed the road to the ‘Red and White ‘ bar where we enjoyed Ham and cheese toasties and a long cool drink.
It was then only another kilometre along the promenade back to our hotel. We had walked about 8 km. A little bit more than we intended. It was time to relax and enjoy a drink on the rooftop terrace.
I don’t think we will venture far tonight.