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Lake Como to Lake Lugano: E-Bike Three Panoramic Lakes

1. Lake Como to Lake Lugano: E-Bike Three Panoramic Lakes

See hidden villages, rustic charm, spectacular lake views, quiet mountain roads to cycle, and a stop on Lake Lugano on this fantastic circular route. Explore the valley behind Lake Como on this tour perfect for nature lovers. Leave busy Lake Como behind and wind into the Val Sangara nature reserve, lying just above Menaggio and one of the lake’s best-kept secrets. Step back in time and ride by evocative stone houses and old water mills dotted along the banks of a gentle mountain stream. Take a slow cycle further into the mountains, passing historic villages and grassy green fields, and take in the peace and quiet. Continue on to a shady downhill with stunning views and be guided onto the shores of Lake Lugano. Enjoy an effortless cycle to the third lake, Lake Piano, and be given the chance to unwind along quiet country roads that are a cyclist's playground.

Cardano: Tremezzina and Menaggio E-Bike Tour

2. Cardano: Tremezzina and Menaggio E-Bike Tour

Visit the must-see villages in the Tremezzina area from Codogna-Cardano on a pleasant e-bike excursion. See elegant lakefront villas, such as Villa Carlotta, in all of their beauty. Discover charming olive groves, green pastures, hidden churches, and old stone washhouses where women would meet and scrub the day’s laundry together. Be amazed at how quickly the landscape changes along the way as you cycle off the main lake road and down little alleyways impossible to reach by car. Weave in and out of the famous ‘Greenway’ path and follow the tracks of Mussolini, recounting the stories and intrigues of his final days. See some of the oldest churches on the lake as you ride in search of the prettiest squares. Enjoy the local lifestyle and stop for ice cream or coffee. Enjoy spectacular lake views throughout your journey. Leave with a sense of what life is like on beautiful Lake Cuomo.

Lake Como: Easy Mountain Trek with Funicular & Boat Ride

3. 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.

Bellagio: The Devil’s Bridge Wilderness Walk

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

Lake Como: Valvarrone Valley Hike with Picnic Lunch

7. Lake Como: Valvarrone Valley Hike with Picnic Lunch

Hike up the Valvarrone Valley with a live guide for a day out with unbeatable views. Discover the rural side of Lake Como see old villages, woods, and military signs from the First World War. Begin your hike walking from the village's core to the woods, following the old military trail with your live guide, a gastronomy expert. Walk along the track and pass by old trenches and visible signs from the First World War. Stroll through the mountain until you see a little church known as the Madonna di Bondo. Marvel at your surroundings and tuck into a tasty picnic lunch made with local ingredients. Listen as your gastronomy expert shares hidden secrets about the Valley and gives you tips on the food and the culture. Experience a day out in mother nature and see the rural side of Lake Como.If you enjoy the great outdoors, are a food fanatic, and are passionate about Italian culture and history, then this is a tour not to be missed.

Lecco: Mount Resegone Sunset Hike with Craft Beer Tasting

8. 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.

Val Senagra: The Enchanted Valley Tour

9. Val Senagra: The Enchanted Valley Tour

The Senagra Valley is one of the most beautiful and lesser known places in the Lake Como area. Here, the Senagra River flows sometimes placid, sometimes impetuous. On this tour, you'll start by leaving the center of Menaggio as your guide takes you on a discovery of this magical place.  During your walking tour, see a blend of naturalistic beauty and important traces of historical activity. A simple walk through the ancient hamlet of Loveno where you will come across narrow alleys suddenly opens up to spectacular views of the lake and important historical villas. Continuing towards the heart of the valley, magical and little frequented, you will meet a suspended bridge and evidence of the productive history of this place. Visit an old brick factory, now converted into a museum, and an old needle factory which is now a restaurant and trout/sturgeon farm. Get to visit the farm in the company of the owner before sitting down together to taste the typical products of this amazing farm.

Lake Como: The Story of the Local Rebels Tour

10. Lake Como: The Story of the Local Rebels Tour

Lake Como is a land of wonderful landscapes and history, but also, a place full of tales of smugglers, brigands, and soldiers. In this frontier land between Italy and Switzerland, the mountains just off the center of Como were excavated to accommodate trenches, fortresses and hiding places. The forests have been inhabited by thousands of soldiers and the trails were crossed from one side of the border to the other by men with allegiances to both countries. Your guide will lead you on a fascinating tour through the Spina Verde park, a still green area of Como, where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the park, beautiful views of the city, the lake and learn very peculiar aspects of the local history.

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What people are saying about Lake Como

It was a fantastic experience. We passed through old villages, we have seen beautiful landscape. The guide have provided us with a lot of information, he was very kind and he took care of us. Thanks Liudji! You can follow him without any hesitation!

beautiful day, among the hills and villages adjacent to the lake, Daniele was super professional and super kind, nice even the picnic with cheeses and typical salami, highly recommended

Daniele accommodated our schedule and we had a great time on our hike. Daniele was knowledgeable and very personable. The picnic lunch was fantastic! Highly recommend this tour!

It was AMAZING!! Beautiful views!! We loved it! Luigi was super nice!! It was such a great experience, I recommend it!

An incredible experience. Like a dream. The sights and places will leave you speechless.