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The Prim’Alpe Visitor’s Centre is the starting point for this interesting trail near Canzo. The hike is easy, even for young aged children. During your trek you will meet elves, gnomes, the drunken donkey and other many interesting figures,…

The best one! We will hike along the wilderness of Perlana Valley, along an historical path, facing the famous Santuario della Madonna del Soccorso. Then we will descend the river, enoying the untouched nature, several slides, jumps (optional up to…

Photo: Brunate Funicular

A very popular excursion from the city is the ascent by funicular to the village of Brunate. This fun train made its first journey in 1894 and still today, every 30 minutes, it links the city with an extremely atmospheric…

Photo: Perlana Canyoning

Easy level canyoning located the valley between Ossuccio and Lenno (requires about 45 minutes of approach). The most distinctive feature of this canyon is the transition in a completely dark cave, various dips and a beautiful toboggan runs…

The Gorge, created by the river Pioverna, is a natural canyon where giant bowls and incredible caves have been carved out by the water over the centuries. A concrete footbridge allows visitors to admire this beauty from an extremely unique…

Monte Palanzone is a mountain 1436 meters high--only second to Monte San Primo in the area. It can be reached in several ways but the most populare is from Como via the funicular to Brunate, location of the lighthouse and centuries…

Photo: Spina Verde Park

Spina Verde Regional Park stretches on the hills northwest of Como. The area has many interesting features: nature - with its particular geology and vegetation; archeology - with remains from the medieval Baradello Castle to recent trenches of Sasso di Cavallasca. Numerous…

Photo: Mount Resegone Via Ferrata

An intermediate route taking place above the city of Lecco. Nice scenery, some nice surprises and a pleasant descent with cablecar! This is a sort of rock climb, secured all the way with a steel cable which runs along the route and is…

The Erna Piani is a mountain resort at 1375m in the territory of Lecco, overhung by Monte Resegone and reached by a cable car, recently modernized, running from Malnago. The cable car was built in 1965 and the town began to be a destination for hikers in summer and skiers…

Located in Osteno, few km from Porlezza, straight on Lugano Lake, this is a very interesting canyon that follow the local river. It offers some nice slides, optional jumps ’till 5 meters and a remarkable experience through a cave system. Not…

Mountain Bike Guide featuring a variety of tours around Lake Como. Tours can consist of 1/2 day, 1 day and 2 day trips starting from 50 Euro. Bicycle rentals are available from 30 Euro.

Photo: Jungle Raider Park (Civenna)

Deep in a conifer patch on a plateau that overlooks Lake Como near Bellagio is Jungle Raider Park Civenna. Activities include tree-top trekking, zip-lining, mountain biking, canyoning, laser tag and cave exploration.

The Volta Lighthouse stands on a hill in San Maurizio, 150 metres above Brunate. From Brunate you can follow a walking path up to the lighthouse and it takes less than 30 minutes to walk there. You…

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Monti di Nava (850m), also referred to simply as Nava, is an area of alpine pastures in the mountains above Griante and at the foot of Monte Crocione. It was traditionally used for grazing animals…

From the original James Bond film "Goldeneye" with Pierce Brosnan. The world's most famous jump – and with its 220m in height – a world record. This key scene was shot exactly here: Verzasca Dam in Ticino, Switzerland. Apart from "Goldeneye", Bogner's well known film "Fire, Ice & Dynamite", as well as many other TV productions were shot here. Slip in to agent 007's…

Situated above the town of Menaggio; from Rifugio Menaggio you can reach the top of Monte Grona (1736 m) from where one can admire one of the best views of the Pre-Alps; if the day is clear enough, many peaks of the Alps from Monviso to Bernina. From where…

Photo: Val Boazza Canyoning

This canyon is located north of Lecco and it is quite long and technical. It has, however, many beautiful and fun passages that have to be visited. Minimum training and familiarity with the descents by ropes are required. Duration: 5/6 hours.…

These are considered as one of the greatest Romanesque architectural monuments in Europe and are part of a single Benedictine settlement. Important note: the Church can be reached only on foot walking for about 1 hour through a mountain path (300 m difference in height). The first documents are from the 7th –8th century and,…

414 Kiting kitesurf courses are designed to make learning kitesurfing as safe and fun as possible – with no corners cut. All of our water-based teaching is done in the safety of the middle of the lake, with no obstacles and nothing but endless space to exploit as you learn. Our team can teach in English, German, French, Italian &…

Photo: Indomita Valtellina River

Valtellina and the river Adda are waiting to give you a unique experience with nature and landscape via raft, canoe or kayak. You can paddle the rapids of one of the most exciting rivers in Lombardy— the scene…

Located on the western shore of Lake Como, Villa del Balbianello is perched on the point of the Dosso di Lavedo, a wooded promontory that juts out from the coastline to form a small peninsula. Villa del Balbianello is famous for its elaborate terraced gardens, and has been…

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Extending along the Breggia river, this park is renown for its geological importance and was Switzerland’s first "geo-park". The area is rich in fossils and evidence of ancient seas. Of historical interest is the Red Church (14th c.) and a castle (12th c.). Equally worthy of historical note is a mill,cement factory and a brewery which suggests the river may…

Monte Legnone is the highest peak in the immediate Lake Como area. The view from the top is definitely unforgettable. Monte Legnone is 2,610 metres high making it the highest peak in the Lake Como area. It is located at the north end of the lake, but its recognizable pyramid-like peak is visible from almost anywhere on the lake. It usually…

Photo: Giardini del Merlo

Il Giardino del Merlo is a botanical garden filled with exotic plants, bridges and tunnels, created on the steep rocks below the church of St. Euphemia from Musso. This park lies at the foot of a castle, now in ruins, linked to the name of Gian…

A perfect morning or afternoon hike with stunning views of Lake Como. San Martino is Lake Como’s most famous mountain church perched on a top a cliff above the town of Griante. Its official name is "Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino", but most everyone simply refers to it as San Martino. A hike to this church is one…

Photo: Flylibell Paragliding

Come fly with us. The closest paragliding school to Milan dipped in natural ambience in green Valsassina. Flylibell Paragliding School offers paragliding courses on week-ends and tandem…

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A prominent natural arch located in Formazione di Esino is a unique opening on the side of a mountain. It is a relic of a previous large karst system in the…

If you wish to fly and feel free like an eagle, soaring above Lake Como, this is your chance. It will be a unique adventure, and you’ll be able to admire from the sky one of the most beautiful lakes of Italy, surrounded by the Lombardy Mountains. From 6…

Photo: Parco Minerario

Visit a century old mine and see the techniques employed to extract barite an important mineral used to refine sugar, in rubber, coated papers, pigments, glues, plastics and in protective materials against radiation. The material comes out the ground a brilliant white…

The upper region of Lake Como is a perfect place for cyclists featuring quiet paths away from traffic, surrounded by greenery within the nature reserve of Pian di Spagna, in Valtellina…

Although it is not the highest mountain in the Lake Como area, the Grigna (pronounced "greenya") is by far the most prominent. For those of you that will be visiting the western shore of Lake Como, especially in the mid lake region, this is the mountain that defines the beautiful landscape that you will see.

Set high above Musso with stunning views of the lake is San Bernardo who’s origins date from the 1700’s. It is a particularly scenic spot, with the Albano valley behind it and the elegant pyramid of mount Legnone opposite with the bay of Piona and the plain known as Pian di Spagna at its foot.

A cascading stream flowing into natural pools in a beautiful natural setting. In the hotter summer months, visitors can wade or swim in the cool mountain waters. More…

The ice cave of Moncodeno is the most famous cave with glacial deposits in the Lombardia Region (even described by Leonardo Da Vinci). It is the symbol of the whole plateau of…

Photo: The Sacred Mount of Ossuccio

The Sacred Mount of Ossuccio is one of the nine sacri monti in the Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont which were inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2003. The devotional complex is located on a prealpine crag some 200 metres above the…

Photo: Bike Livigno Mountain Bike Tours

BikeLivigno MTB School is composed of qualified MTB guides and professional instructors, who will transmit to you their passion for mountain biking and their knowledge of the territory, allowing you to fully enjoy your time in Lake Como as well as Livigno, the Engadin Valley and Alta Rezia!

Fly in tandem accompanied by a skillful and expert flying instructor with approved and tested equipment. This is an activity suitable for anyone at any age, looking for the sensation of feel free as a bird…

Photo: AvioCars Exotic Vehicles

Rent from a selection of exotic cars including Ferraris, Lambourghni and porsche. Then drive around Lake Como’s celebrated streets like a movie star. You’ll have heads turning and paparazzi taking pictures wondering who came to town.

Photo: Rifugio Carlo Porta

Surrounded by a beautiful forest (forest Giulia), overlooking the plains with a breathtaking view. The shelter not only offers in its immediate vicinity the departure of all the most interesting routes of the southern Grigna is a great place to relax and observe nature up close.…

People that climb on board a seaplane, have many various reasons other than being pilots. Most people want to simply experience the pleasure of being in the cockpit, and being able to observe the instrument panel, and help guide the aircraft. Other reasons can be to experience the speed, acceleration and movement on a three…

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