Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area
Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area
Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area
Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area
Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area
Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area
Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area
Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area
Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

Italy - Lake Como Hiking Tour

from 1125 Euros

Self guided hiking tour in the Dolomites of Italy. Starting with the ancient and noble city of Como, you arrive at the gateway to a natural jewel of Lombardy: The Como Lake. All the walks, share scenic landscapes replete with evidence of a long history of settlement. The landscape retains ... Read More

  • Reviews
  • Difficulty
    Moderate: 2/5
  • Tour Type
    Self guided hiking level 2
  • Availability
    April to October, except August
  • Duration
    7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Distance
    4-6 hours/day

Day 1 | Arrival in Milan and transfer to Torno

Plan your travels to arrive in Milan airport (Malpensa or Linate) and and from there we include a private transfer to Torno, a lovely village facing the lake, located close to Como. Upon arrival we will do a welcome briefing to go over the roadbook and the program for the week, including how to reach us if needed. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Torno included, in front of the lake. Meals (D)

Hotel GLAVJC


Torno

Hotel GLAVJC

The hotel overhangs the lake in fully panoramic position. The view and the skyline are magnificent and romantic at sunset, with a full landscape of the basin toward Bellagio and the the Prealps on the Swiss border. Panoramic terrace available in most room. All the Guestroom are accurately furnished and with bathtub/shower, direct dial telephone, TV and satellite channels. Cribs available. Our rich Buffet Breakfast is prepared with fresh products of national and international tastes which is served both in our panoramic Restaurant and in room service. Cosy arrival in the wide parking area with more than 60 car-places which assures accessibility and free parking at any hour and for the whole stay. At Glavjc you can choose among the Bed and Breakfast formula or the convenient Full Board or Half Board Accomodation.

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

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Day 2 | Loop hike to Monte Piatto

Have a leisure morning if you want and have breakfast when you are ready. Then after you can take on your first hiking itinerary. You have a steady ascent through Torno's twisting alleys that leads to a mule track offering increasingly lovely lake views as you follow it up past peach terraces, waterfalls and stone-carved tombs. Soak in the view before a steep descent under wild cherry trees that leads down to Torno. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Torno. Meals (B, L, D) NOTE: we include picnic lunches each day for your hikes.

Hike Details: 4.5 hours hiking, +450 - 450 mt. Max altitude: 670 mt.

Hotel GLAVJC


Torno

Hotel GLAVJC

The hotel overhangs the lake in fully panoramic position. The view and the skyline are magnificent and romantic at sunset, with a full landscape of the basin toward Bellagio and the the Prealps on the Swiss border. Panoramic terrace available in most room. All the Guestroom are accurately furnished and with bathtub/shower, direct dial telephone, TV and satellite channels. Cribs available. Our rich Buffet Breakfast is prepared with fresh products of national and international tastes which is served both in our panoramic Restaurant and in room service. Cosy arrival in the wide parking area with more than 60 car-places which assures accessibility and free parking at any hour and for the whole stay. At Glavjc you can choose among the Bed and Breakfast formula or the convenient Full Board or Half Board Accomodation.

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

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Day 3 | Ferry to Como to explore

Again, start your day as you wish and after breakfast you will get a short ferry transfer to Como. You there have some optional time to discover the old town, with its wonderful Duomo, beautiful Romanesque churches and medieval town walls. After the visit, take the cable car to Brunate, a village on the hills over Como and from Brunate starts a nice walk back to Torno. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel. Meals (B, L, D)

Hike Details: 4 hours hiking, +200 - 500 mt. Max altitude: 700 mt.

Hotel GLAVJC


Torno

Hotel GLAVJC

The hotel overhangs the lake in fully panoramic position. The view and the skyline are magnificent and romantic at sunset, with a full landscape of the basin toward Bellagio and the the Prealps on the Swiss border. Panoramic terrace available in most room. All the Guestroom are accurately furnished and with bathtub/shower, direct dial telephone, TV and satellite channels. Cribs available. Our rich Buffet Breakfast is prepared with fresh products of national and international tastes which is served both in our panoramic Restaurant and in room service. Cosy arrival in the wide parking area with more than 60 car-places which assures accessibility and free parking at any hour and for the whole stay. At Glavjc you can choose among the Bed and Breakfast formula or the convenient Full Board or Half Board Accomodation.

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

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Day 4 | Hike to Monte Piatto and transfer to Bellagio

Today you change hotels, and so after breakfast, have your luggage ready for a private transfer to the Natural Park Mt. S. Primo. The hike overlooks the lake and the mythical Grigne, a massif similar to the Dolomites. Nice walk down to Magreglio passing through lush beech forest and the River Lambro Spring. From Magreglio private transportation back to Bellagio and your luggage waiting for you. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight stay in Bellagio. (B,L)

Hike Details: 5 hours hiking, +400 – 700 mt. Max altitude: 1450 mt.

Hotel Excelsior Splendide


Bellagio

Hotel Excelsior Splendide

Fascinating palace built at the beginning of the 19th century, the Hotel Excelsior Splendide, with its wonderful position in the centre of Bellagio, overlooks directly Lake Como. The style and elegance, typical of our staff, while warmly welcomes our guests, is reflected by the beautiful hall, decorated and furnished in liberty style. Bar and Restaurant with terrace overlooking the lake, home-made ice cream parlour, wide garden with outdoor swimming pool, lift, internet connection.

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

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Day 5 | Loop hike around Bellagio

On the hike today you will take a little used trail from Bellagio's picturesque promenade that leads up a series of stepped trails to the high hill villages of Brogno and Chevrio. In the afternoon discover Bellagio and its hidden corners. Overnight stay in Bellagio. Meals (B,L)

Hike Details: 4 hours hiking, + 380 – 380 mt. Max altitude: 452mt.

Hotel Excelsior Splendide


Bellagio

Hotel Excelsior Splendide

Fascinating palace built at the beginning of the 19th century, the Hotel Excelsior Splendide, with its wonderful position in the centre of Bellagio, overlooks directly Lake Como. The style and elegance, typical of our staff, while warmly welcomes our guests, is reflected by the beautiful hall, decorated and furnished in liberty style. Bar and Restaurant with terrace overlooking the lake, home-made ice cream parlour, wide garden with outdoor swimming pool, lift, internet connection.

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

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Day 6 | Transfer to Varenna and hike back to Bellagio

In the morning transfer by boat to the village of Varenna, one of the most romantic villages of Italy. A lovely walk on the “Sentiero del Viandante” (wanderer path) , covers dips and rises through terraces of olive trees along the eastern shore to meet the lake in central Bellano. Back to Bellagio and overnight stay. (B,L)
Hike Details: 4.5 hours hiking, +400 –400mt. Max altitude: 430 mt.

Hotel Excelsior Splendide


Bellagio

Hotel Excelsior Splendide

Fascinating palace built at the beginning of the 19th century, the Hotel Excelsior Splendide, with its wonderful position in the centre of Bellagio, overlooks directly Lake Como. The style and elegance, typical of our staff, while warmly welcomes our guests, is reflected by the beautiful hall, decorated and furnished in liberty style. Bar and Restaurant with terrace overlooking the lake, home-made ice cream parlour, wide garden with outdoor swimming pool, lift, internet connection.

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

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Day 7 | Transfer to Lenno and hike back to Bellagio

Transfer by ferry to Lenno. Following the wonderful Via Crucis to the Madonna del Soccorso, the path introduces the ancient path to the Abbey of St. Benedetto, a church of the 12 century hidden in the wood. Return back to Bellagio for your last night and one to celebrate on your own and in your way! Enjoy some fine wines and a delicious local meal and reflect upon your hikes and amazing scenery discovered in this mythic region of Italy! (B,L)
Hike Details: 5.5 hours hiking, +600 - 600mt Max altitude: 800 mt.

Hotel Excelsior Splendide


Bellagio

Hotel Excelsior Splendide

Fascinating palace built at the beginning of the 19th century, the Hotel Excelsior Splendide, with its wonderful position in the centre of Bellagio, overlooks directly Lake Como. The style and elegance, typical of our staff, while warmly welcomes our guests, is reflected by the beautiful hall, decorated and furnished in liberty style. Bar and Restaurant with terrace overlooking the lake, home-made ice cream parlour, wide garden with outdoor swimming pool, lift, internet connection.

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

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Day 8 | Arrivederci!

After breakfast, we include a private transfer to Milano airport and end of the services. Ask us in advance for help in planning onward travel, extra nights in Milan or elsewhere. (B)

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

Hiking tour in Italy Lake Como, North Italy Dolomites area

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

- Private transfer from Milan Malpensa or Linate airport to Torno Hotel Glavyc ( day 1)
- 7 nights in accommodations with breakfast included
- 3 dinners ( days 1-2-3)
- Picnic lunches all hiking days
- Welcome briefing on day 1
- Cable car ticket to Brunate, day 3
- Luggage transfers
- Private transfer from Torno to San Primo and to Bellagio Hotel ( day 4)
- Private transfer from Bellagio hotel to Milan airport ( day 8)
- Private transfer to San Primo and luggage transfer, pick up in Chiosco Ghisallo and transfer to Bellagio Splendide. ( day 4)
- 24 h Emergency contact
- Detailed road book and maps for the walks
- Pre and post travel planning service
- detailed travel information and suggestions for visits

Please note that some of the hotels may have a city tax that you need to pay on the spot. It usually varies between 1-2 Euros per person per night.

Lodging

Accommodations: Stay in deluxe 3 star hotels in convenient locations. All lodging includes private bathroom and a variety of other amenities.
In Torno: Hotel Restaurant Glavjc***
In Bellagio: Hotel Excelsior Splendide***
See the Itinerary tab and each day's description for more hotel info for each of these properties.
  Prices
Lake Como Hiking Tour - Standard rooms
Double Occupancy
1318 €/person
Triple Occupancy :
1175 €/person
4 persons in 2 double rooms :
1125 €/person
Single Supplement:
205 €/person
Solo Traveler Supplement:
475 €/person

A supplement applies for travel July 1 - Sept 30 for high season; add 40 euros/person.
Upgrades may be possible, contact us to get a quote.

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Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- The wilderness of the Pre Alps between the lake and sky
- The picturesque villages of Bellagio, Varenna and Torno.
- The Historical St. Benedetto Abbey.

Need to Know:
- Tour NOT available in August
- Some hotels may have city tax that is due on the spot. Usually 1-2 Euros per person per night.
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Dates: any date available on request from April through October. NOT available during August. This is self-guided touring and offers total freedom of dates - you can choose whatever dates you wish. We can accommodate small parties of 2 persons up to large groups. Custom guided groups are possible for groups of 6 or more; please inquire. Level 3 - Moderate - 4 to 5 hours walking each day, hilly terrain. A prior hiking experience is recommended..
 
Arrival & Departure: Milan is your best arrival point. Private transfer from Milan to your first hotel in Torno is included. Departure includes a private transfer from Bellagio hotel to Milan.
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  • Local Coordinator

    Local Coordinator: Our local experts will conduct a telephone orientation with you on arrival day to make sure you are well arrived and have everything you need. The call will go over the hiking maps and notes that form your 'route book' and by which you will navigate. Our local support staff are your contact during your hiking trip and they are available by phone throughout the day. This local support is a key feature of a Pure Adventures tour and this local expertise is how you know you are on the best trip with competent local support in case of need. They live in the region and know it so well!

    On this trip we recommend:
    - trekking shoes, well broken in
    - trekking poles
    - lightweight clothing that is wicking, convertable, sun protective
    - other nice to have items will be included in your packing list sent prior to travel

    A packing list is always sent at 60 days prior to travel. No other special gear or backpacking gear is required. Some things you may want to bring:
    - GPS - Smartphone with GPS app, and local SIM card for low cost calling  

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