Parafulmine Hut

Gandino | Cinque Terre della Valgandino | Hiking Trails

Come and admire the scenic points of the Montagnina, a green plateau ideal for doing various sports: from paragliding to cross country skiing; from mountain biking to hiking.

Come and admire the scenic points of the Montagnina, a green plateau ideal for doing various sports: from paragliding to cross country skiing; from mountain biking to hiking. From the town of Gandino (530m) we follow the signs for Monte Farno/Parafulmine Hut. At the top of the curve called Groaro (870m) it is possible to leave the car (a small free car park) and take the path CAI 549 which goes up to Biv. Baroncelli(1260m). Continuing along the path we cross Monte Guazza and arrive at the dirt road which comes from Monte Farno. We turn right and go along the cart track as far as the pastures of the Montagnina where a sign on the right indicates the last short climb with which we reach the Refuge Parafulmine (1536m). For the fitter hikers, from the cart track it is possible to go up the path CAI 508 to the Forcella Larga and then to Pizzo Formico (1636m) from the top of which we can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the valley. To reach the refuge Parafulmine we can also drive all along the road as far as the Loc.Monte Farno (1248m); in this case the difference in altitude is shorter, only 300m. From the car park we walk along the road, initially asphalted, then gravel. After the first part ( about 1km) going up, the road continues level as far as the pastures of the Montagnina. Then we proceed as described on the previous route.

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