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Lake Como Rambling

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5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-16480
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Lake Como, Italy
  • Ends Varenna, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • The Chic & Charm of ‘Bellisimo’ Villages
  • Classic Alpine Scenery & Scenic Ferry Trips
  • Lakeside and Mountain Trails
  • Choose From a Selection of Walks Each day
  • Enjoying a Coffee or Gelato by the Shore of Lake Como
  • Impressive Villas, Castles and Churches
  • Overnight in 3 Different Hotels
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The "Lake Como Rambling" trip starts in Lake Como and ends in Varenna. It is a walking trip that takes 8 days taking you through Brunate, Torno, Varenna and 5 other destinations in Italy. "Lake Como Rambling" is a self-guided private trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A stunning walk around Lake Como. Lake Como is a gorgeous blue watery ribbon carved between the adjacent mountains - for a length of 46km - during the last ice age by powerful glaciers. It has an average depth of 154m but at its deepest dives to 410m. It branches into two legs at a junction between the attractive villages of Bellagio, Varenna and Menaggio on opposing lakeshores. At the end of the western limb of the lake is the attractive city of Como, which is the starting point of this walking tour. The area was no secret to the Romans who once built villas along its length, and many of the wealthy came to retire by the lake. Many of these villas have admirable gardens which benefit from the mild climate induced by the stabilising presence of 22.5km³ of lake water and are able to include tropical as well as temperate plants. With the advent of resort-type tourism from Victorian times, hotels were built for wealthy European and American tourists who promenaded around the lakeshore and into the surrounding hills. You too can discover the attractions and beauty of the area with a unique selection of walks, ferry crossings and variety of hotel locations.
  • Day 1 : Arrival in Como
  • Day 2 : To Torno, optional ascent of Monte Boleto 9.5-13 km/6-8 miles, 3.5-5h
  • Day 3 : Como to Breglia. Town walk approx 2 h, then short circular walk 2.5 km/1.5 miles, 1h
  • Day 4 : Breglia to Rifugio Menaggio circular walk 10.5-13 km/6.5-8 miles, 3.5-5.5h
  • Day 5 : Ferry to Varenna, walk 'Sentiero del Viandante' 8.5 km/5.2 miles, 4.5 h
  • Day 6 : Northern stretch of the ‘Sentiero del Viandante’ up to 19.5 km/12 miles, 4.5 h
  • Day 7 : Lago di Como 7-11km/4-7 miles, 2.5-4h (various options)
  • Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
  • 7 nights 2-3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • 2 transfers Menaggio-Breglia (on day 3 and 5)
  • Information pack including route notes, maps & GPX files
  • 5 dinners, all lunches & beverages
  • Luggage transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
  • City Tax 2-4 Euros per day, per person locally payable to the accommodations
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 02 2019
5 - Excellent
We really enjoyed our Lake Como Rambling trip. Accommodation and food were excellent and maps and directions for walks were very helpful. It was great being offered a couple of options for walks on most days and Lake Como was... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 05 2018
5 - Excellent
A brilliant variety of walking day trips covering the lake and mountains.
  • Anonymous
  • On May 06 2018
5 - Excellent
Lake Como and the walks in the hills and mountains beyond was fantastic in April. We found the accommodation was good and all hotel staff friendly, especially in Breglia. The villas and gardens on the Lake were wonderful, and the... Read more
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Lake Como Rambling tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 08 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 December 2022, a deposit of 168 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lake Como Rambling tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Lake Como Rambling tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit Italy?

    The best time to visit Italy is between the months of April and June as well as from September to October. The weather on the Italian Peninsula during these months is ideal for going out on sightseeing tours, hiking, and exploring treasures stretching from Palermo to the lagoons of Venice. Traveling to Italy during July and August is avoided by many because of the summer heat and crowds, while the period between November to March sees the fewest visitors in big cities. However, these months coincide with the prime skiing season in the Alps, while southern parts of Italy, such as Sicily, remain relatively warm during this time of year. Find more information here.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Is Italy expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work? What currency do they use?

    While it is true that Italy is not an expensive destination, it is not exactly a budget destination either. Your vacation funds will go much further in Italy than they would in Scandinavia or the UK, with daily budgets of around USD150 per person sufficient for mid-range travelers who do not want to miss out on any of the country’s most important sights. Most banks have ATM machines (called bancomat) with English language options. All you need to do is look for the US or the UK flag. Plus, most machines accept both Visa and Mastercard. Please keep in mind that you will withdraw your cash in euros, with EUR1 slightly more than its USD equivalent.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

    Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Japan can visit Italy (along with the free-movement zone of Schengen in the EU) for 90 days as tourists without requiring a visa.

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