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Gridone Mountain, Refugio al Legn (1802m) is right above Brissago, a fantastic hike experience

Refugio Al Legn - Altitude - 1804 m

Coordinates: 694.900 - 108.600

6614 Brissago


Capanna Al Legn (1,785 m) [ http://www.legn.ch/ ](46°07′20.57″N 8°40′01.8″E)  is a great 2 floors mountain-hut, in excellent conditions, located just above Brissago in the Lepontine Alps - steep side of the Gridone Mountain. From the hut there is a beautiful view of Lake Maggiore, Brissago Islands and Brissago town. The hut is operational from May to September, occasionally it is serviced.




Gridone - hiking pathways to Gridone from Brissago

From Mergugno to Al Legn (1:45 - 2:15 hr hiking)

How to get there?

The access to Capana al Legn can be done using several pathways:

•from the village of Brissago, from the Port (altitude 215 m) - is about 4 hours

•from Cortaccio (1067 m.) - is about 1.40-2.00 hours

•from Mergugno (1050 m.) - is about 1.40-2.15 hours (it is our favourite)

•from Palagnedra (657 m.) - is about 3:.30-4.00 hours

•from Cannobio/Italia (220 m.) - ore 6.00-7:00hours

The simple way to reach the hut on foot in about 1.45 hours from Mergugno (alt. 1050 m).

The drive from Brissago center to Mergugno is about 20 minutes it is only 8km on very windy road.

A common dormitory for 12 people is situated in the attic. Up to 20 people can eat on the main floor eating area, that has available all kitchen utensils as well stoves running on wood and gas. The hut has running water and toilets inside.

Solar panels provide electrical power for the hut. Gas stove is available in case you need to cook.




Starting Points - (The picture above is from a guide, not our map)


A common dormitory for 12 people is situated in the attic. Up to 20 people can eat on the main floor eating area, that has available all kitchen utensils as well stoves running on wood and gas. The hut has running water and toilets inside.

Electrical power for light gets generated by solar panels.



The modern hut situated at 1800m with astonishing view over Maggiore Lake, offers 12 beds, toilet and shower, wood and gas kitchen.

Sample rates to stay in Capana Al Legn: (check the official website http://www.legn.ch ) 

  • members: adults 9. -

  • members: children 6. -

  • non-members: adults 15. -

  • non-members: boys 9. -

  • fee wood / gas 4. -








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