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Lake Como: Small-Group Kayak Tour

1. Lake Como: Small-Group Kayak Tour

Prior to departure, you will be briefed by the guide to ensure maximum safety conditions. Then, head out on the lake to start your adventure with your open-deck kayak.  As a small group, you will see the sights from the water and enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding countryside from your kayak. You’ll kayak around the Bellagio peninsula, which offers an open view of the landscape to the north of the lake and the Alps.  On your left will be Villa Serbelloni and Rockefeller Foundation Park. You will also reach Punta Spartivento, the center of Lake Como. Your tour guide will provide narration and assistance throughout the tour.

Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

2. Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

Experience the freedom of sailing on the stunning eastern side of Lake Como. Embark on a guided half-day or full-day sailing tour from Malgrate, near Lecco, to discover clear blue waters, lush vegetation, mountains above you, and beautiful little towns on the shores of the lake. Enjoy a glass of prosecco to toast your trip. Admire the views of Baia di Parè, Malgrate, Lecco, Abbadia and the high mountains of this wild area. Jump in to the crystal clear waters for a swim, or take the wheel and try your hand at being captain. The wind and your skippers will guide you, as you relax and enjoy this wonderful adventure on Lake Como.

Lake Como: Sunset Sailing Experience with Aperitivo

3. Lake Como: Sunset Sailing Experience with Aperitivo

Experience adventure, relaxation, and nature as you take in the breathtaking sunset on the eastern side of Lake Como. Float along the lake with your legs swinging out of the boat, slightly touching the water, a glass Prosecco in hand, and admire the colors of the horizon transforming around you.  Enjoy fine-dining finger food with local specialties including freshwater fish and take in the view over Baia di Parè, Malgrate, Lecco, Abbadia and the mountains surrounding this wild area. Swim in the crystal clear waters and take dramatic photos of the sunset. Switch off and unwind as the wind guides you through Italy's most beautiful lake.

Lake Como: Romantic Sail & Sunset Experience

4. Lake Como: Romantic Sail & Sunset Experience

Forget villas or fine-dining restaurants, the best and most romantic way to experience Lake Como is by a sunset sailing experience for two. Float on the Lake's calm waters and cuddle up as you admire the beautiful sunset landscapes all around you. During the sailing trip, you will be served local specialties designed by a local chef. Sip on Franciacorta and relax in this magical environment.

Lake Como: Easy Mountain Trek with Funicular & Boat Ride

5. Lake Como: Easy Mountain Trek with Funicular & Boat Ride

Meet your guide in front of the funicular station in Downtown Como and enjoy a cable train ride uphill. Once you’ve arrived in Brunate, start your excursion through the scenic mountainside path winding through characteristic villages. Listen to your guide tell you everything about Como and its surrounding mountains. Wander through stunning mountain landscapes and forests crossing the mountains of Blevio, Sorto, and Cazzannoro before reaching the enchanting hamlet of Monte Piatto. Take in panoramic views over the lake from the church Santa Elisabetta. Head over to see the peculiar Pietra Pendula, a gigantic boulder suspended on the apex of limestone rock. Reach the small village of Piazzaga where you will have a lunch break with local freshly prepared food in a typical Baita. Continue the tour to the small village of Piazzaga and pass by the fascinating Massi Avelli along the way. Descend to the picturesque town of Torno from where you’ll be able to take one last breathtaking view over the lake before returning to Downtown Como by boat.

Lake Como: Golden Hour Guided Kayak Tour

6. Lake Como: Golden Hour Guided Kayak Tour

After a safety briefing, head out on the lake to start your open deck kayaking adventure. Your tour guide will provide narration and assistance throughout the tour. Circumnavigate the Bellagio peninsula, admiring the views of the landscape to the North in the direction of the Alps. On your left will be Villa Serbelloni and Rockefeller Foundation Park, which is a well-preserved park full of greenery. On your right will be Varenna’s coast. After rounding the peninsula’s edge, you will find the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni where you will start heading back to Pescallo. On the way back to the starting point, enjoy the fantastic views of the countryside from your kayak.

Bellagio: The Devil’s Bridge Wilderness Walk

7. Bellagio: The Devil’s Bridge Wilderness Walk

Visit a place that is so close to Bellagio and yet, little known and little visited. The village of Lezzeno, between the mountains and the lake, is mysterious — disturbing, according to some. Tradition says that witches and the devil himself used to feel at home here.  It’s hard not to believe tradition when you arrive at this village and see the hidden Devil’s Bridge. This bridge, suspended through wilderness, will be your starting point as you follow a trail that reveals a paradise-like landscape. Take in the rarely seen views on the opposite shore where Villa Balbianello stands. This spectacular walk, accompanied throughout by a view of Lake Como, ends in the heart of an unmissable village for those who want to know the hidden soul of this territory.

Menaggio: E-bike Tour of Lake Como Views from the Mountains

8. Menaggio: E-bike Tour of Lake Como Views from the Mountains

Find your way to churches that look like dots from the ferry with your guide. Reach those faraway viewpoints perched right on the edge of Lake Como’s cliffs as you navigate through hilly roads on an e-bike. Explore 2 ultimate panoramas of the lake which are largely unknown to tourists. Pedal along the main mountain road until you reach the quaint hamlet of Breglia. Continue till you reach a humble white chapel with a scenic view. Then, head back down while soaking in spectacular lake views at every turn. Make your way to the next stop. Discover the stories of defense lines never used as you come across a series of original WW1 trenches protecting some of the most incredible views of the lake.

Lake Como: Night Tour

9. Lake Como: Night Tour

In Spring and Summer, after a long and hot day, you can enjoy the coolness of the woods whilst watching the sunset from the hills. End your evening tasting some traditional food in a typical 'baita', surrounded by trees. Baita are typical taverns or restaurants in the area (usually reachable only by foot), where you can find simple but authentic food of the local tradition. Your local guide would like to share this peculiar ritual with you. Walk, eat, drink some wine and chat. This tour will enable you to socialize in an old-fashioned way, and one that is typical to this area of Lake Como, making you feel like a local. Take a walk on simple paths in the hills surrounding the city center. This is a location teeming with tradition, a place that many of the locals associate with their identity. Relax with friends, families and strangers as you drink wine and eat delicious local delicacies.

Lecco: Mount Resegone Sunset Hike with Craft Beer Tasting

10. Lecco: Mount Resegone Sunset Hike with Craft Beer Tasting

Climb to the top of Mount Resegone to admire the glow of the sunset on this hiking tour from the city of Lecco. Delight your senses during a beer tasting experience at a brewery on Lake Como and choose a bottle of beer to take with you to enjoy during the sunset. Meet your local guide and start by sampling some local craft beers at one of the most recognized craft breweries on Lake Como. Pair your beer tasting with some delicious appetizers. Choose a beer to take with you and get ready for your hike. Head to a natural reserve on Lake Como which proudly stands over Lecco, the Adda River, and Brianza. Discover mountain foraging techniques from your guide and be surprised by how much food you can find on your hike. Once you reach the summit of Mount Resegone have a seat, relax, and sip on your beer while the warm light of the sunset falls on the stunning view below. If you’re hungry when you get back from the hike, you can use your discount voucher at the brewery.

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What people are saying about Lake Como

Absolutely incredible. Felt very safe. Our tour guide was so lovely and made stops on the way to tell us about the area etc. 1.5 hours is just the right amount of time. You don’t have to be a pro either as we were pretty terrible at the start. Would 100% recommend. Worth every penny. Thank you to our tour guide who also surprised us at the end.

Worth every penny to see Bellagio and the surrounding areas from the lake. Michele was very knowledgeable about the area. The kayaks were good quality and the conditions were perfect! A lovely way to spend the morning :-)

This is a must do when visiting Bellagio. The local guide owns this small business and is knowledgeable and very welcoming. The location from the water is breathtaking, we would absolutely go again!

Amazing people, awesome service, and great experience. It was very fun and they were very considerate with costumers needs!

Excellent experience and the guide was extrnt nice. Would definitely recommend.