This mountain holds a record with its three names. As well as Monte Gridone, it is also known as Ghiridone or Monte Limidario. The summit, with its impressive cross, stands at an altitude of 2,188 metres.
There are various summit routes, but these are only recommended for experienced hikers. The panoramic circular hikes offer a breathtaking view of Lago Maggiore. As with other impressive pre-Alps summits, the view seems to go on forever, even stretching to the Madonnina of Milan’s Cathedral. On clear days, you can admire the Monte Rosa, the highest summit in Valais, the lakes and the Po Plain.
An overnight stay in Rifugio Al Legn is recommended for hikes of several days.