Summer walk. Fatigue level: moderate.
Pecetto is the furthest most hamlet (frazione) of Macugnaga and sits at the very foot of Monte Rosa. At Pecetto you can take the chair-lift up to the glacier for some of the finest summer mountain walks anywhere in the world.
It is possible to walk the entire route from Pecetto to the Rifugio and avoid the chair-lift altogether, though you would need to set out relatively early. This is a popular destination for hikers in the summer. The chair-lift ride is itself well worth doing, being both relaxing and aweinspiring. There are two separate chair-lifts, the first to Burky then up to Belvedere, and you can choose a ticket to take you half way, all the way, one way or return. This means you can choose to walk part way, up or down - it's a nice, flexible option.