Lake Como
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Our most recommended Lake Como Outdoor Activities

  • Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

    1. 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.

    Non voglio commettere un errore nel mio italiano, quindi scriverò inglese AMAZING!!! We love the whole crew! They are a bunch of friends who have all known each other they’re entire lives. The boat was beautiful, you’re able to sit at the very front and take pictures of you & your friends if you want, they provided multiple bottles of prosecco and delicious cheese, crackers & meat. Mauro, Maurizio & Luca have my heart - they are so kind, funny, gentlemen. They all have interesting stories and hobbies - ask Luca about his Harley’s Speak italian to them, try your hardest! Embrace them.

  • Bellagio: The Devil’s Bridge Wilderness Walk

    2. 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.

  • Lake Como: Small-Group Kayak Tour

    3. 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 Tour: The Story of the Local Rebels

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

    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.

  • Lake Como: Night Tour

    5. 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.

  • Val Senagra: The Enchanted Valley Tour

    6. 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 com...

  • 3-Hour Como Segway PT Tour of Lakeside and Town

    7. 3-Hour Como Segway PT Tour of Lakeside and Town

    Tour charming Lake Como up close on a Segway and you will understand why poets, artists and the elite have flocked to these shores since Roman times. Begin near elegant Villa Olmo and follow a romantic promenade that lets you admire the grand neoclassical villas lining the western shore. A panoramic view of the whole city, nestled at one end of this unique "Y"-shaped lake, awaits at the public gardens. Next we head into the town center. Medieval walls surround this delightful enclave. Acquaint yourself with the cafes and restaurants housed in refined buildings along its streets. A Segway is the perfect choice to get around easily, and our maximum tour size of 8 people makes this a very personal experience. Once you have a feel for the town, return along the lake and enjoy gliding through the enchanted atmosphere that this magical landscape evokes.

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What people are saying about Lake Como

Non voglio commettere un errore nel mio italiano, quindi scriverò inglese AMAZING!!! We love the whole crew! They are a bunch of friends who have all known each other they’re entire lives. The boat was beautiful, you’re able to sit at the very front and take pictures of you & your friends if you want, they provided multiple bottles of prosecco and delicious cheese, crackers & meat. Mauro, Maurizio & Luca have my heart - they are so kind, funny, gentlemen. They all have interesting stories and hobbies - ask Luca about his Harley’s Speak italian to them, try your hardest! Embrace them.

Absolutely wonderful experience with Guilia, our English guide and our two skippers. They were extremely hospitable and treated us like family! The snacks, fruit and drinks were a great bonus to a beautiful day on the like with some tunes. We‘ll be sure to make this a repeat excursion when in Como! - Sheri, Miguel and the crew

Of all the excursions I have Even been on, this was my best experience. The host was as personal and accommodating as anyone could be. Engaging all passengers and making sure all were comfortable. Many times going the extra mile. I highly recommend this activity. It was by far the best value for my money.

We did this cruise with my boyfriend. We have adored ! The crew were on top, very nice and the aperitif provided on board was a very pleasant moment. We loved the swimming stops in Lake Como. We recommend !

The place and organisation were great! You could see a wonderful panoramic Como view.