Lake Como and onto Switzerland

You will need a day-pack to carry all essentials such as water and sunscreen, as all of your large baggage will be transported for you, each day.

This magnificent tour includes many varied adventures. The many walks that take you along and above one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, which has been frequented by the rich and famous for hundreds of years. Stay in the small Italian villages nestled between shores and surrounding mountains, providing many panoramic views. Complete this Italian experience with a lovely walk then Ferry ride into another country – Switzerland.


Day 1 – Make your way from Milan via train to Varenna (all information is provided). Varenna, a small fishing village dates from the eleven century where you can spend the afternoon strolling the alleyways catching glimpses of breathtaking views and or take a short walk to a smaller village nearby and visit the most beautiful gardens and castle that sits above the village.

Day 2 – A lovely walk awaits us today as we walk from Varenna to Bellano with many breathtaking views. After exploring Bellano it is an easy train trip back to Varenna before we ferry our way across to Bellagio (called the pearl of lake Como).

Day 3 – Two short walks on offer today to explore the town of Bellagio but then venture further a field around its beautiful surrounds. We visit some small fishing villages and beautiful gardens. Then we ferry across to Menaggio the last of the three main Lake Como central villages.

Day 4 – We have two walks available for today, were you can choose to do one or both. They both take you to famous churches of the area with breathtaking views of this area. Spend the rest of the day with a walk along Menaggio’s beautiful promenade, which starts from the small picturesque port. Many café’s and restaurants sit within or around the main square allowing you to relax in the afternoon, just like an Italian.

Day 5 – Today we walk to Switzerland, but first we walk from Menaggio to Porlezza (Italy) along the historical train path, but we have included a lovely walk through the village of Mennagio and the surrounding forests before linking up with this track. A ferry ride from Porlezza to Lugano in the afternoon and we are in Lugano – Switzerland.

Day 6 – More time to become acquainted with Switzerland in the morning. Then you can easily utilise the train system to travel back to Milan or Como (Italy), or further into Switzerland with links to just about anywhere in Europe.

What’s included:

  • Detailed Route Notes
  • Tour is exclusive to your group
  • Information on the Villages/Towns/Cities and surrounding area
  • Accommodation
  • Multi fit SIM card, including data for your phone.
  • Luggage transfers
  • Any scheduled transfers as per Trip Notes
  • Emergency support
  • Breakfasts

What’s not included:

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Any entrance/park fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses along the way
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
2021 costs will be provided once confirmation that current travel restrictions has been lifted.
Tour Dates to be advised once COVID restrictions are lifted and we have a clearer indication of when travel can resume.
This Tour is a Grade 3 Walk Rating

g1Grade 1
No bush walking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

g2Grade 2
No bush walking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.

g3Grade 3
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels.
Some bush walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

g4Grade 4
Bush walking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

g5Grade 5
Very experienced bush walkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.