This is a lovely hike that can be done all year round. It will bring you into the woods first, and then up to the top of the mountain, from where you will admire an incredible panorama.
- Starting Point: Bossico
- Time: Around 3 hours (the whole loop)
- Difficulty: Easy with some steep parts
- Gears: hiking boots o trainers. Trekking poles can be helpful
- Water on the way: yes
- Best time: all year round
The path starts from the “Agriturismo 5 Abeti” in Bossico. If you drive, you can park your car in the parking lot of Viale Sette Colli (once you pass the “Ristorante Sette Colli“, on the way towards the “Agriturismo 5 Abeti“, you’ll find it on your right – (45.830344, 10.058501)), or you can park closer to the village of Bossico and reach the Agriturismo on foot (this will add another 30 minutes to the walk).
The first part of the walk is also described in this post. From the Agriturismo, you’ll take the path that goes on the left. Follow the sign “Sentiero Flavio Tasca, Chiesa dei Caduti”.
This is a very enjoyable walk inside the woods, with some ups and downs, but all in all pretty easy.
Once you have reached the little church dedicated to the people of the village that died during the war (Chiesa dei Caduti), the path continues (follow the signs to “Colle di San Fermo“).
The stretch that awaits you is uphill and goes up for about forty minutes.
You will finally reach another little church (San Fermo), where you will find picnic tables and the Agriturismo La Selva (agriturismo is a farm that serves food).
From there, you can see the top of the Colombina Mount in front of you (you’ll see a cross at the top).
After the church, look for a path that climbs towards the cross. In around 30 minutes you will reach the top of Colombina (1.438 m). The panorama over Lake Iseo and the surrounding peaks is amazing.
On the way back, you’ll find a path on your left (opposite to the side you came from). Take it and keep the left until you find a fork (called “Forcellino“) and a little fountain, then take the path to the right towards “Bossico”. This will bring you back to the “Agriturismo 5 Abeti“.