The Via dei Monti Lariani begins in Piazza Mazzini in Cernobbio; here take Via Volta and continue towards Rovenna. At the end of the street turn left onto Via Parini and then follow the road to Casnedo. Turn right after the church and after passing the bridge and the village of Stomaino, continue to Rovenna (which can also be reached by bus).
Once in Rovenna, follow the mule track to Monte Bisbino, at the end of which you take the road on the right to Cà Bossi. From Cà Bossi, follow the road downhill to the Bugone hut and then on to the Murelli hut.
Following a flat path, you reach the Colma di Schignano and then turn right into an area characterised by military tunnels.
At the Alpe Cerano/San Fedele crossroads, descend to the right and then continue along the tarmac road following the signs for Erbonne. At the next fork, turn right and you will reach the Monti di Carolza; then follow the signs for Capanna Bruno/San Fedele. When you reach the asphalt road, continue to the left and after passing the hut, follow the signs to the right for Alpe Orimento/San Fedele.
Take the tarmac road that descends to Casasco passing the Cristè hut; then turn left towards San Fedele. After a grassy path and a pine forest, descend to the centre of San Fedele, where the first stage ends