Sunday, May 19, full day
Second thematic walk of the project Per lago e per terra (lungo un filo di seta)
supported by FONDAZIONE CARIPLO, led by Como Silk Museum

From the headwaters of the Lambro to the Madonna del Ghisallo Cycling Museum

In collaboration with Brianza Nature Group ODV

The Lambro, the main river of Brianza and a tributary of the Po, has its source right in the heart of the Larian Triangle, at an elevation of 944 m asl near Pian Rancio. Here the river is little more than a slender trickle of water gushing between two sloping rocky slabs, in a striking forest consisting mainly of conifers. The name of this spring, “Mena-resta,” reflects its most curious feature, namely its variable flow rate, whereby it pours abundant water at some times and less at others (a phenomenon similar to that of the Pliniana Spring in the villa of the same name in Torno) .


  • Meet at 8:45 a.m. in Magreglio – via Coniugi Antonioli corner of via Adua (going up from Barni, 500m from Ghisallo pay parking lot); Departure 9 a.m.

Ascent to the Cross of Magreglio, arrival at the Lambro spring and descent back to Magreglio along the first stretch of the Lambro, passing by the small cave known as Buco delle Pecore.

  • 12:30 p.m., in Magreglio, lunch stop /pic nic – possible lunch at agreed price (20 €) at Magrej restaurant
  • 2:15 p.m. move to the Ghisallo Cycling Museum, reception and tour (to discover the subtle link between silk and bicycles…!).
  • 3 p.m. approx: READING “BEAUTY ON BICYCLE” by Rossella Liberti, MUSICAL INTERVENTIONS by the band “Gregari in fuga”

At the end, short visit to the small Ghisallo Sanctuary, shrine of the Cyclists, where a beautiful Madonna del Latte will welcome modern wayfarers, and end of the tour.


Connections: own means (including bicycle!!!!)

Excursion duration:about 2h; Difficulty: Tourist-hiking; Elevation gain: about 200 meters

Comfortable clothing, hiking boots and snowshoes are recommended

Route: dirt, trail, asphalt

Number of participants:max 30 people

Registration: mandatory, by Wednesday, May 15

– Reporting first name, last name, date of birth, cell phone number for insurance coverage and emergencies

– (if you are interested) requesting us to make lunch reservations at Magrej

Registration Contact: IUBILANTES ODV

– mail;

– phone 031 279684 or by registering on our website on the page corresponding to the event