Once in Lierna the route winds in two variants: a low variant that descends towards the lake and a high variant that rises towards the mountain. The two paths meet at the height of Varenna.
Height difference: +800 m
From Lierna go up towards the built-up area of Genico, which is accessed via a steep climb to a forest and a magnificent panoramic viewpoint over the lake. From here, the path becomes softer and leads to AlpeMezzedo and Piano di San Pietro. After reaching the Stagnus of Pozzal you reach Ortanella from where you take the road that goes around Monte Fopp.
From here we descend along the ridge towards the Colle di Vezio and reach the eponymous castle, a historical sighting tower from where you can enjoy a breath-taking view and where it is possible in the summer season, to watch exercises with hawks and birds of prey and have lunch in the splendid garden of olive trees. From here on a driveway or path, rejoin the lower variant of the route and descend towards the historic center of Varenna, overlooking the lake.
Height difference: +655 m
It allows you to visit the magnificent villages of Castello, Lierna and Fiumelatte. From Lierna continue towards Castello and then go up the stairs towards Ronco, where the path to Coria begins. From here you enter the Vacchera Valley where the path becomes narrower and more difficult and then returns to the valley at a gentler level. In the last stretch you go along a piece of the highway, and then you return to the coast until you reach the Fiumelatte spring and the town of Varenna.