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A beautiful route for mountain bikers, the trails of the mountains of Lake Como, which lends itself to many variations on the theme. It starts from Bellano and climbs to Vendrogno, then touching the pastures of Tedoldo, Camaggiore. From here you…

Photo: Crotto Dangri

Located 10 km from the lake above Gravedona ed Uniti, Crotto Dangri offers a pleasant and calm atmosphere sorrounded by green valleys and clean rivers. Here you can taste a genuine e traditional…

Situated above the town of Menaggio; from Rifugio Menaggio you can reach the top of Monte Grona (1736 m) from where one can admire one of the best views of the Pre-Alps; if the day is clear enough, many peaks of the Alps from Monviso to Bernina. From where…

Photo: Piombo Cave

Jurassic cave located just north of Erba. The entrance is enormous frequently compared to Milan’s Cathedral at about 45 meters in height, 38 wide and over 400 in length. Use of the cave dates back to Paleolithic times as evidenced by flints and cooking utensils left behind by nomadic hunters. Brickworks at the entrance date from the 16th…

A beautiful route for mountain bikers, the trails of the mountains of Lake Como, which lends itself to many variations on the theme. It starts from Dervio and climbs to Camaggiore, with options to continue…

The upper region of Lake Como is a perfect place for cyclists featuring quiet paths away from traffic, surrounded by greenery within the nature reserve of Pian di Spagna, in Valtellina…

The Bear's Cave or Bear's Hole, is found on the northern extreme of Laglio, in the Torriggia area, at about 400 meters above Lake Como. You arrive by climbing from Torriggia via a mountain path. The grotto is famous for the petrified bones…

The Erna Piani is a mountain resort at 1375m in the territory of Lecco, overhung by Monte Resegone and reached by a cable car, recently modernized, running from Malnago. The cable car was built in 1965 and the town began to be a destination for hikers in summer and skiers…

Photo: Mount Grona Via Ferrata

Located just above Menaggio, is definitely that place that you can define as a balcony on the lake. After a relaxing hike we will get to a nice hut for a coffee, then in a while to the foot of our climb. It is usually a 2-3 hours climb, but we could leave it and go back anytime; but do your…

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S.E.V. Hut (mt. 1276) located above Valmadrera, near to Lecco, in the area of Pianezzo alongside Corni di Canzo and opposite the Mount Resegone, habitual destination of our Lecco territory. Started in 1957, the work was completed in 1964 thanks…

Although it is not the highest mountain in the Lake Como area, the Grigna (pronounced "greenya") is by far the most prominent. For those of you that will be visiting the western shore of Lake Como, especially in the mid lake region, this is the mountain that defines the beautiful landscape that you will see.

The Prim’Alpe Visitor’s Centre is the starting point for this interesting trail near Canzo. The hike is easy, even for young aged children. During your trek you will meet elves, gnomes, the drunken donkey and other many interesting figures,…

An operator of a restored mountain country home and the owner of one of Lake Como's coolest bicycle rental shops have teamed up to offer guests a unique holiday package for exploring Lake Como in the fall, which is of course the best time of all.

Photo: Indomita Valtellina River

Valtellina and the river Adda are waiting to give you a unique experience with nature and landscape via raft, canoe or kayak. You can paddle the rapids of one of the most exciting rivers in Lombardy— the scene…

Park situated on the tip of the Bellagio peninsula, about a 10 min walk uphill from the ferry terminal. It provides for breath taking views of the lake where lagi di como and lago di lecco meet. This is a great spot to just take it all in.

These are considered as one of the greatest Romanesque architectural monuments in Europe and are part of a single Benedictine settlement. Important note: the Church can be reached only on foot walking for about 1 hour through a mountain path (300 m difference in height). The first documents are from the 7th –8th century and,…

Photo: Restaurant Fiore di Pietra Monte Generoso

The Fiore di Pietra restaurant seats 125 guests and is the perfect location for hosting formal business meetings, company events and unforgettable family occasions. It is a bright and stylish venue with a warm…

Located in Breglia (780m), 7 km from Menaggio, it offers visitors a spectacular view of central Lake Como and the Bellagio peninsula. Inside there is a sculpture of the Madonna, carved in marble.

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A prominent natural arch located in Formazione di Esino is a unique opening on the side of a mountain. It is a relic of a previous large karst system in the…

The Gorge, created by the river Pioverna, is a natural canyon where giant bowls and incredible caves have been carved out by the water over the centuries. A concrete footbridge allows visitors to admire this beauty from an extremely unique…

Via Ferrata is a type of rock climb, secured all the way with a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically fixed to the rock. The cable can also be used as aid to climbing, and additional climbing aids, such as iron rungs,…

Photo: Placca di Ghez Rock Climbing

Placca del Ghez near Varenna is situated down by the lakeside. You can start your climb from the beach here (supervised by alpine guides) and afterwards you can take a nice dip in the lake.

The valley opens up to display a wide, green landscape that is pristine and wild. You can reach the Sanctuary of Madonna della Neve, symbol of the valley, and a rifugio of the same name where the view opens to the mountain Pizzo dei Tre Signori.…

Photo: Mount Resegone Via Ferrata

An intermediate route taking place above the city of Lecco. Nice scenery, some nice surprises and a pleasant descent with cablecar! This is a sort of rock climb, secured all the way with a steel cable which runs along the route and is…

We are crazy about mountains as well as nature and outdoor hiking, so much that we have made it our profession: Mid-Mountain Guide. We were born in Como Lake area and we grew up there. We have in our blood this land and we are…

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Country House to rent of 70 sq.m. with private garden of 100 sq.m. Spectacular view on central Lake Como and surrounding mountains. Situated in Plesio at 650 m. altitude, 10 minutes by car…

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Treetop trekking suitable for all ages with three separate courses based on size and skill. Located in Piani d’Erna, it’s as much fun getting there as are the activities available which also include tubing, mountain biking, nature…

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Extending along the Breggia river, this park is renown for its geological importance and was Switzerland’s first "geo-park". The area is rich in fossils and evidence of ancient seas. Of historical interest is the Red Church (14th c.) and a castle (12th c.). Equally worthy of historical note is a mill,cement factory and a brewery which suggests the river may…

A gentle hike to the small chapel of San Domenico (800m) which rewards you with a spectacular view of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains.

Come and see the Italian garden that dates back to the XVII Century with its geometrical schema, stair and terraces, statues and fountains;…

Photo: Valtellina and Valchiavenna Bike Trails

No-stress cycling! The cycle path that crosses the entire lower Valtellina valley is perfect for those who prefer problem-free pedaling without any competitive stress, cycling at their own pace purely and simply for the pleasure of enjoying nature and the scenary.

An extraordinary natural sight the Troggia waterfall in Introbio Valsassina mentioned by Leonardo da Vinci in his Codex Atlanticus. The Troggia creek comes from Lake Sasso at the foot of Pizzo of Tre Signori and goes on along the Biandino valley until it displays its thunderous charm in Introbio with a fall of 100 meters. Here it seems to disappear in the small pool as Leonardo observed, but Troggia continues its flow becoming the confluent of the Pioverna creek leading to the ravine at…

A fishing village at the extreme north of Lake Como, close to the Swiss border. It is surrounded by majestic mountains which create a dramatic backdrop to this picturesque area. The main activities favour outdoor enthusiasts and include water…

A perfect morning or afternoon hike with stunning views of Lake Como. San Martino is Lake Como’s most famous mountain church perched on a top a cliff above the town of Griante. Its official name is "Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino", but most everyone simply refers to it as San Martino. A hike to this church is one…

Photo: FlyTicino Paragliding Tandem Flights

FlyTicino flies 365 days a year (weather permitting). We mostly fly from Monte Generoso, and from 6 other flying locations near Lugano. All of our pilots possess the official Swiss Tandem FSVL license and speak English, German, French and Italian. We also organize…

Located on the northern slope of Monti Valletto (m. 2370) and Ponteranica (m. 2378). The construction of the dam, which occurred in the early years after World War II, expanded the lake’s capacity. Part of a popular hike to enjoy the beautiful views of the lake in whose waters reflect the mountains, especially the Pescegallo Peak (2368 m.).

Photo: Flylibell Paragliding

Come fly with us. The closest paragliding school to Milan dipped in natural ambience in green Valsassina. Flylibell Paragliding School offers paragliding courses on week-ends and tandem…

Photo: Comacina Island

Not far from the shore, in front of the town Ossuccio, lies Comacina Island, the only Island in lake Como with its little white church dedicated to S. Giovanni. The island is also home to roman ruins, nature hikes and a well known restaurant: ‪Locanda Dell'Isola Comacina. Every year at the end of…

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