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Lake Como Adventure

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Lake Como Adventure

176 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English, Italian
guided hike

Lake Como Adventure

guided hike

Lake Como Adventure

176 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

We will walk together in amazing woods just few steps from Como downtown, but nearly unknown to the tourists and also to a lot of people that live here. During the walk, on trails between Italy and Switzerland, we will tell you romantic and adventurous stories of the smugglers that for centuries have brought goods from one side of the border to the other, pursued by border patrol of the two countries. These are the stories of epic deeds that our families told us since we were children. Walking among these very beautiful landscapes, with breathtaking views of the city and Lake Como, we will show you the places where pursuits and small battles took stage and we will narrate you the heroic stories, between history and legend, of the most popular local smugglers. We will also tell you the adventurous and dramatic gestures of men and soldiers that built and lived in the trenches and fortifications along the border. Absorbed in a marvelous nature you will discover secret passages along the border, old abandoned barracks, foxholes, hideaways and adventurous paths suspended among the two countries.

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Davide E Daniele

We grew up on Lake Como and we are madly in love with our territory. We are working on a project about little known beauties on the lake where we propose to tourists and locals slow tours in our territory. We will introduce you to the paths we have traveled since we were children and where we seek refuge whenever we need relax, nature, beauty. It excites us to let you discover the places where the adventures of the smugglers, the heroes of our childhood, took place. Our activity has increased day by day and now it involves also Christian, Sara and Fiamma who share our values and purposes.

What's included

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Cesto del contrabbandiere A picnic basket, with real local products, goat cheeses and cold cuts, made by a local farmer…

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Where you'll be

Trains every 30 min from Milan to Como and Chiasso.We will leave Como to dip ourselves in the woods on the hills that surround the city.We will cross some paths that are on the border with Switzerland, where adventures of smugglers took stage. We will reach some panoramic view points where you can take beautiful picture.Availability all year long.Winter edition from November to February suits expert hikers due to winter climate.Ask for more info.

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Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Trekking shoes, rain jacket, extra clothes, a bottle of water.

More tips

You can arrive in Chiasso or in Como in 30mins by train; contact us, we will give you all the info to reach the meeting point. Trekking shoes, rain jacket, a bottle of water are strongly recommended.

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Davide E Daniele
Lake Como Adventure
176 reviews
From $70/person
176 reviews
From $70/person