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 988 Euros

Many tourists flock to Italy for its food, wine, and art. But for the outdoor enthusiast, Pure Adventures Tours provides the best of Italy’s natural gems in this eight-day, self-guided hiking tour that takes you over, around, and through the Dolomite Mountains. With a mix of town and country, you ... 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 Torno

Plan to arrive to Milan Airport (Malpensa or Linate) and from there you can get yourself to Torno, a lovely lakeside village, located close to Como. There will be a late afternoon welcome briefing to go over the road book and the program for the week, including how to reach us if needed. Dinner on your own and overnight stay in hotel in Torno included, in front of the lake. We can arrange airport transfers and dinners for a supplement.

Meals: none
Overnight: Torno

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.

Closed Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
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

After breakfast, you can begin your day with today's hike. You start with a steady ascent through Torno's twisting alleys, leading to a mule track offering increasingly lovely lake views as you follow it up. Pass by terraced groves of peach trees, waterfalls and stone-carved tombs. Soak in the view before a steep descent under wild cherry trees, leading down to Torno. NOTE: picnic lunches CAN be added daily for your hikes. (supplement 55 euros/person)

Meals: breakfast
Hike Details: 4.5 hrs hiking, +450 / - 450 m
Max altitude: 670 m

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.

Closed Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
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

Today, start your day at your leisure and after breakfast you will have a short ferry transfer to Como. There you will 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 up on the hills that overlooks Como. From Brunate you have a nice walk back to Torno.

Meals: breakfast
Hike details: 4 hrs hiking, +200 / - 500 m
Max altitude: 700 m
Overnight: Torno

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.

Closed Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
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 Mount San Primo & Transfer to Bellagio

Today you will change hotels so after breakfast, have your luggage ready for a private transfer to the Monte San Primo Natural Park. The hike overlooks the lake and the majestic Grigne Range, a mountain range similar to the Dolomites. Enjoy a nice walk down to Magreglio, passing through lush beech forest and the River Lambro Spring. From Magreglio, you will have private transportation back to Bellagio, where your luggage is waiting for you!

Meals: breakfast
Hike Details: 5 hrs hiking, +400 / – 700 m
Max altitude: 1450 m
Overnight: Bellagio

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.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Closed Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
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 today's hike you will take a very lightly used trail, starting from Bellagio's picturesque promenade and leading up into the high hill villages of Brogno and Chevrio. In the afternoon, enjoy the view of the pretty villages overlooking the beautiful lake.

Meals: breakfast
Hike Details: 4 hrs hiking, + 380 / – 380 m
Max altitude: 452 m
Overnight: Bellagio

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.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Closed Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
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 & Hike to Bellagio

In the morning you will 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) dips and rises through terraces of olive trees along the eastern shore , where it meets the lake in central Bellano. Ferry back to Bellagio and then if you would like to add it, there is time for a wine tasting at our favorite local winery. (+35 euros/person) Salute! Note; ferry tickets are not included and purchased at the dock before transfer by you.

Meals: breakfast
Max altitude: 430 m
Overnight: Bellagio

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.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Closed Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
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 to Bellagio

Transfer by ferry to the cute town of Lenno. Following the wonderful Via Crucis to the Madonna del Soccorso, you join an ancient path to the Abbey of St. Benedetto, a 12 century church hidden away in the woods. Return back to Bellagio for your last night and to celebrate however you like! Perhaps you will choose to enjoy some fine wines, a delicious local meal, reflecting on your hikes and the amazing scenery you discovered in this magical region of Italy!

Meals: breakfast
Hike Details: 5.5 hrs hiking, +600 / - 600 m
Max altitude: 800 m
Overnight: Bellagio

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.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Closed Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
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, you can depart at your leisure. We arrange a private transfer to Milano Airport if you desire. Ask us in advance for help in planning onward travel, extra nights in Milan or elsewhere!

Meals: breakfast

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.

- 7 nights in accommodations with breakfast included
- Welcome briefing on day 1
- Luggage transfers
- 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 hikes
- mobile app and trail routes for your device
- Pre and post travel planning service
- detailed travel information and suggestions for visits

Not included in hotel rate: 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.

EXCLUSIONS:
- Airport transfers (160-225 euros each way)
- Wine Tasting Day 6 (35 euros/person)
- Picnics 6 days (55 euros/person)
- Lake transportation by ferries: about 45€
- 3 dinners in Torno (120 euros/person)
- 4 dinners in Bellagio (TBD)
- Other Lunches and Beverages not mentioned
- Optional visit to Villa Melzi 6€
- Transfers hotel-airport on day 8
- City taxes to be paid at hotels
- Everything not mentioned under the heading “ Included”
- Personal items

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 3 Star Hotels
Double Occupancy
1113 €/person
Triple Occupancy :
1063 €/person
4 persons in 2 double rooms :
988 €/person
Single Supplement:
213 €/person
Solo Traveler Supplement:
338 €/person

A supplement applies for travel July and September for high season; add 50 euros/person.
Upgrades may be possible, contact us to get a quote.


The Pure Adventures Difference
Pure Adventures is a premier, boutique biking and hiking tour operator that offers private, custom, independent and guided travel in Europe, Asia, South and North America. We specialize in hand crafted travel for couples, families and groups who want active, immersive and meaningful experiences with their family and friends. Our travel experiences are customized around outdoor activities including: cycling, hiking, water sports, trail running, mountain biking and more.

How do our tours compare to similar trips? You Get More! Because our passion is taking care of and empowering people, our team has gone to great lengths to build and create exceptional biking and hiking experiences, all over the world, for you. From the accommodations, to the bikes, to the routes themselves, we hold each component of our tours to a very high standard, ensuring that your tour will create amazing memories to last a lifetime. If you compare price, we are much less than high quality guided trips with similar experiences and you obviously get much more in our private, self guided, independent format than most traditional self guided trips. See our why: Why Pure Adventures is Better. Our well traveled, knowledgeable and dedicated team is standing by and eager to make your travel dreams come true.Call now at 800-960-2221 (USA/Canada 8am-5pm MST) +1.480.905.1235; or eMail Us.

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: Our on site expert will meet you for orientation and then provide support throughout your trip. They live in the region and know it so well!
    Best Time To Go: April - May, September - October.

    Average temperatures:
    January: 55 °F (13 °C) 37 °F (3 °C)
    February: 57 °F (14 °C) 37 °F (3 °C)
    March: 63 °F (17 °C) 43 °F (6 °C)
    April: 68 °F (20 °C) 46 °F (8 °C)
    May: 75 °F (24 °C) 55 °F (13 °C)
    June: 84 °F (29 °C) 63 °F (17 °C)
    July: 90 °F (32 °C) 66 °F (19 °C)
    August: 86 °F (30 °C) 64 °F (18 °C)
    Sept: 81 °F (27 °C) 61 °F (16 °C)
    October: 73 °F (23 °C) 54 °F (12 °C)
    November: 64 °F (18 °C) 46 °F (8 °C)
    December: 59 °F (15 °C) 39 °F (4 °C)

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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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