What you'll do
We'll meet in Bellano, a beautiful town on Lake Como, walk along the ‘Viandante’s trail’ -a traditional path dating back to Roman times- which runs on the hills along the lake, offering great panoramic views. We'll walk by rustic stone houses, old mill ruins, little mountain churches, terraces cultivated with vineyards and olive trees. We'll stop for pictures at panoramic points, arrive at the suggestive medieval Vezio Castle offering one of the best ever views over Lake Como, where the three branches merge. From Vezio we'll descend to Varenna, arguably the most picturesque town on Lake Como. In Varenna you'll have the choice of getting on the train back to Varenna (12.53 p.m. €1.40), or you can choose to stay independently in Varenna to visit the town. The hike will take around 3 hours at slow pace. We are locals, passionate about the mountains and connoisseurs of the area.
Hello! My name is Gabriele, I am a Nature and Interpretative Guide for A.I.G.A.E (www.aigae.org). Together with my friend Gabriele (yes, we have the same name!), also a Nature and Interpretative Guide for A.I.G.A.E and qualified fishing guide, we offer you hiking and cycling tours round Lake Como. We will take you to panoramic view points, accessible only to hikers & bikers, talk about our area, its traditions and costumes, our flora and fauna, recommend good affordable restaurants popular with locals. If you're a cyclist, according to your fitness and technical abilities, we are happy to ride with you along fun trails with stunning views over the lake, or go on a road bike along roads which were made famous by 'Giro d'Italia'. Check our website www.hikeandbike.it
Italian delicacies including Nebbiolo wine (from the vineyard, Langhe), Salame (made locally from a friend), Bresaola D.O.C…
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Where you'll be
we'll be walking along the 'Viandante' a panoramic trail overlooking the lake, going through picturesque Italian villages, rustic stone houses, old mill ruins, little mountain churches, terraces with olive trees, old traditional Italian courtyards where life seems to have stopped in the last hundred years. Vezio offers a unique vantage point for a perfect view of Lake Como. You'll be impressed my the imposing mountains emerging from the lake.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
It is not a difficult walk, but you'll have to be ready to walk for around 3 hours. The total altitude gain in 300m.
Scenic Hike by Lake Como