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The Como Lake

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the Mediterranean between the Alps
The ancient and noble city of Como, is 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 many aspects: the high pastures in the mountains near the Swiss border to the rugged limestone cliffs Group Grigne, the Dolomites of Lake Como, to the forests of beech, fir and birch running along the ridge. Down from the mountains, you reach the sweet shores climate "Mediterranean", where you alternate the picturesque lakeside villages of Bellagio, Varenna and Torno. Overlooking the water with fishermen's houses in pastel colours, are a maze of alleys and small creeks for berthing of vessels.

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.

 

Daily itinerary

 

1photo-gabriele-giuffridaDay 1: Como
Individual arrival in Como and time to discover the old town, with its wonderful Duomo, beautiful Romanesque churches and mediaeval town walls . Overnight stay in hotel in Como.structure-separateur-horizontal-dot
2photo-gabriele-giuffridaDay 2: Como (4,00 hours hiking, +200 - 500 mt. Max altitude: 700 mt.)
Some relax in the morning and then take the cable car to Brunate, a village on the hills over Como. You can start nice walk to Torno, a lovely and little village situated on the branch of the lake. Dinner and overnight stay in Torno. Meals ( D)structure-separateur-horizontal-dot
3photo-andrea-mezzaniDay 3: Monte Piatto (4,30 hours hiking, +450 - 450 mt. Max altitude: 670 mt.)
A steady ascent through Torno's twisting alleys leads to a mule track offering increasingly lovely lake views as you follow it up past peach terraces, waterfalls and stone-carved tombs. Drink in the view before a steep descent under wild cherry trees leads down to Torno. Overnight stay in hotel in Torno. Meals ( B)structure-separateur-horizontal-dot
4photo-andrea-mezzaniDay 4: San Primo Mount (5 hours hiking, +400 – 700 mt. Max altitude: 1450 mt.)
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. Overnight stay in Bellagio. Meals ( B)structure-separateur-horizontal-dot
5photo-andrea-mezzaniDay 5: Bellagio (4 hours hiking, + 380 – 380 mt. Max altitude: 452mt.)
A little used trail from Bellagio's picturesque promenade 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).structure-separateur-horizontal-dot
6photo-gabriele-giuffridaDay 6: Varenna (4,30 hours hiking, +400 –400mt. Max altitude: 430 mt.)
In the morning transfer by boat to the village of Varenna, one of the most romantic village of Italy. A lovely walk on the "Sentiero del Viandante" (wanderer path) , dips and rises through terraces of olives along the eastern shore to meet the lake in central Bellano. Overnight stay Bellagio. Meals ( B).structure-separateur-horizontal-dot
7photo-andrea-mezzaniDay 7: S. Benedetto Abbey (5,30 hours hiking, +600 - 600mt Max altitude: 800 mt.)
Transfer by ferry to Lenno. Following the wonderful Via Crucis to the Madonna del Soccorso, the path introduce the ancient way to the Abbey of St. Benedetto, a church of the 12 century hidden in the wood. Overnight stay in Bellagio. Meals ( B)
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8photo-andrea-mezzaniDay 8: Departure
After breakfast, private transfer to Asso train station and end of the services. Meals ( B)

Note: B (Breakfast); L(lunch); D (dinner)


Accommodation :
1 night in hotel in Como
2 nights in hotel *** in Torno
4 nights in hotel **** in Bellagio

Price per person:
2 people 1310 €
3 people in triple room 1280 €
Supplement solo traveller + 250 €
Supplement single room + 150 €
Supplement for departure from 21st July to 15th September + 35 €

Included:
- 7 nights in accommodations with breakfast included
- 1 dinner (days 2)
- Luggage transfer days 2-4
- Private transfer from Torno to San Primo and to Bellagio Hotel ( day 4)
- Private transfer from Bellagio hotel to Asso train station ( day 8)
- 24 h Emergency contact
- Detailed road book and maps for the walks

Not included:
- Lake transportation by ferries: about 45€
- dinners except on day 2
- lunches
- Beverage
- Transfers to Como on day 1
- Transfer to the airport on day 8
- City taxes to be paid at hotels
- Everything not mentioned under the heading " Included"
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Location Lombardy

italia Lombardia

Trips note: MOTLOMS1TG

Destination: Lombardy
Travel Style: Self-guided Walking holidays
Interest: Alpine landscapes
Comfort: Charming
Grade: easy- moderate
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Departures: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Group size: from 1 person
Airport: Milan
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