Lake Como Walk

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traveller reviews

  • We loved Lake Como, and Menaggio was the best place to stay. The hotel was right on the main square and we had a neat view of the lake [with lake view upgrade - 2 star hotel]. We took a day off to go sightseeing, went to Bellagio and thought we might see "George". B. & E. Christison. Vermont South, VIC Australia
Straddling Lombardy and Piedmont, the great lakes of northern Italy have been a popular holiday destination since Roman times, evidenced by the array of lavish villas and sumptuous gardens which line the shores. Away from the affluent holiday centres is a feast of walking trails exploring the forested valleys, mountain tops and traditional villages which have retained their unique character. The old tracks which cross the mountains on the west side of Lake Como, used even today by the local people to reach the alpine pastures called 'Monti' ('Munt' in the local dialect) have been transformed into a series of way marked trails offering exceptional views. This program takes in the highlights of Lake Como within a flexible framework with a selection of walks of varying lengths and difficulty to choose from along the Monti Lariani (Lario being the ancient name of Lake Como). With accommodation in a small family run hotel there is ample opportunity to experience the excellent regional cuisine allowing a complete appreciation of the area.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Arrive Menaggio (Lake Como) DAYS 2-4 Day walks to explore the small towns, viewpoints, forests and Monti above Lake Como and visit the gardens of Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo and Villa Melzi in Bellagio (3-7hrs daily) DAY 5 Trip concludes
trip dates
Daily from 15 Apr to 11 Oct
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High season is from 28 Jun to 30 Sep (3 star hotel option) Our standard 4 star hotel is closed in 2018 for renovation. 4 star upgrade prices are on request only.

what's included
MEALS: *4 breakfasts ACCOMMODATION: *4 nights in a 3 star hotel on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (upgrade to 4 star hotel and/or lakeview room (supplement applies - on request only), hotel taxes extra - payable locally) BACKUP & SUPPORT: *information pack including route notes & maps per room booked *emergency hotline TRANSPORT: *transfer on day 3 to start of walk in Cavargna
AT A GLANCE
Lake Como Walk
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trip grading:
introductory to moderate
duration:
5 days
trip code:
ULC
2018 PRICING
US $720
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