Activities on the Italian Lakes

Our itineraries for an Italian walking holiday are based around three of the largest lakes in Italy, Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. With a wonderfully mild climate and truly exquisite scenery, there is so much to do and see on your self-guided walking tour. We offer easy walking itineraries, along the lake shore and through colourful villages to the more moderate trails inland and up through the mountains. There are numerous villas to visit, each boasting stunning botanical gardens and a flexible boat pass allows you to pick and choose which villas you want to see. Not forgetting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, local markets, guided boat trips and numerous swimming opportunities, you will be spoilt for choice!  

Customize your trip with a local specialist !

You can take any one of our walking tours or cycling holidays and tweak it to suit your needs.
Add an extra night, walk or bike ride, add a wine or gourmet food tour, mix and match 2 itineraries, walk and cycle on the same trip... the possibilities are endless and we can make them happen!

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Dolce vita on lake como: walking from Lenno
      • Italy - Lake region
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
      • 5 days
      • From April to October
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Confort
      • Charming
      • Prestige

Highlights of the trip

  • Panoramic walking paths between the lake and the mountains
  • 4 nights in Lenno, a pretty & peaceful little village
  • Flexible lake boat pass allowing you to plan your walking days as you wish  
  • 1 dinner included
  • The famous must see villas & gardens : Villa Carlotta, Balbianello, Melzi ....
  • La dolce vita including swimming in the lake 

  • Choose your type of accommodation,  extra walks/rides, an e-bike, etc .. Click on BOOK
Dolce vita on Lake Como: walking from Bellagio
      • Italy - Lake region
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
      • 5 days
      • From April to October
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Confort
      • Charming
      • Prestige

Highlights of the trip

  • Panoramic walking trails between lake and mountains
  • 4 nights in Bellagio, "the pearl of the Lario"
  • Flexible lake boat pass allowing you to plan your walking days as you wish
  • The famous must see villas & gardens : Villa Carlotta, Balbianello, Melzi ....
  • La dolce vita and swimming in the lake: a real Italian way of life !

  • Choose your type of accommodation,  extra walks/rides, an e-bike, etc .. Click on BOOK
Walking holiday: the best of Lake Como
      • Italy - Lake region
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
      • 8 days
      • From April to October
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming
      • Prestige

Highlights of the trip

  • Panoramic walking paths between the lake and the mountains
  • The famous "must see" villas & gardens : Villa Carlotta, Balbianello, Melzi, Monastero ....
  • Flexible lake boat pass allowing you to plan your walking days as you wish  
  • 1 dinner included
  • Discover the colourful villages of Bellagio and Varenna on foot
  • 4 nights in Lenno and 3 nights in Menaggio : Pretty villages on Lake Como 
  • La dolce vita including swimming in the lake 

  • Choose your type of accommodation,  extra walks/rides, an e-bike, etc .. Click on BOOK
Walking from Lake Como to Lake Maggiore
      • Italy - Lake region
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
      • 8 days
      • From March to October
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming
      • Prestige

Highlights of the trip

  • The best panoramic walking trails, the stunning scenery of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore
  • Stroll through beautiful gardens and villas after sailing to the Borromean Islands
  • All transfers included from Lake Como to Lake Maggiore
  • The famous must see villas & gardens : Villa Carlotta, Balbianello, Melzi ..
  • La dolce vita and swimming in the lake: a real Italian way of life !

  • Choose your type of accommodation,  extra walks/rides, an e-bike, etc .. Click on BOOK

Our Italian lake walking holidays offer beautiful hiking trails and off the beaten track paths but it’s not all about walking. There are many activities that you can enjoy whilst exploring this extraordinary part of northern Italy. For any nature lovers and horticultural enthusiasts, there is an abundance of botanical gardens to lose yourself in. You can enjoy a boat trip on Lake Maggiore towards the castles in Cannero with a local guide on board. You can meander through local markets and indulge in a spot of retail therapy. You can choose to spend a day lounging by the lakeside, swimming and picnicking and swimming some more. And for a little bit of history and culture, you can visit the Unesco World Heritage Site – the Sanctuary of Madonna del Soccorso with its 14 chapels and 230 life size statues. Your self- guided walking holiday can be whatever you want it to be: adventurous, challenging, easy going, cultural or horticultural. There is something for everyone on the Italian lakes!