walks

Griante to Rogaro

A lovely tranquil walk which is fairly easy apart from the section of road that inclines steeply from behind Griante up towards Rogaro (on the Via San Martino road). It is a suitable walk for children to go on (maybe not so much for toddlers unless they are in a pushchair).  The
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Monte Nava

The walk to Monte Nava starts from Rogaro which is located up on the hillside behind Griante and Tremezzo.  You can reach Rogaro from either either Griante or Tremezzo. If arriving at Rogaro coming from Griante, you will see that there is a path to Monte Nava on your right. This
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Alpe Graglio

A beautiful nature walk on the westside of Lake Como starting from Vercana passing by Caino and Boccetta di Graglio where you will finally arrive at Alpe Graglio (1420m).  This walk is relatively easy taking you through beech woods and pastures mostly on the level and takes
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La Crocetta

The village of  Croce which is situated approximately 2km uphill from Menaggio is where this walk begins.  You can reach Croce by taking the  C12 bus from Menaggio. From the bus stop in Croce, look for the signpost for Menaggio Golf Course, continue in the direction of the golf
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Rifugio Menaggio

The Rifugio (1400m) is situated on the southern slopes of Monte Grona (1736m) above Menaggio. This is classed as a difficult hike which takes approximately between 4-5 hours there and back. The starting point is from Breglia which can be reached by the C13 bus from Menaggio. From
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The Greenway Walk

This is a beautiful walk from Colonno to Griante (or vice versa) taking you along the lakeside and then up through narrow cobbled streets into the heart of villages through the hillside such as Mezzegra and Ossuccio. It is a nice leisurely walk where you can stop off along the
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General Information on Walking & Hiking

With Lake Como in such a fantastic location, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to walking and hiking in this area. Regardless of whether you just want to take a gentle stroll through quaint villages or a more challenging hike up through the mountains, you can easily pick
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Rogolone Walk

The walk to the Rogolone is a very pleasant gentle walk.  The ‘Rogolone’ is a very large, very old tree located in the woodlands in Grandola Ed Uniti.  From Menaggio by car, follow the signs for Porlezza. Once you pass the small village of Croce at the top of the hill, you will
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Monte di Tremezzo

This challenging hike is well worth it for the excellent views from the summit.  You will climb up 1700 metres however be well prepared for an all day hike and a traverse through a tunnel that cuts right through the cliff and up to the domed summit (it is advisable to take a
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Bellagio to Madonna del Ghisallo

This is a one of the well known bicycle routes of Lake Como and should be on your itinerary. You will cover a distance of approximately 10km in total.  This route  is occasionally featured in the Giro d’Italia  and almost always in the Tour of Lombardy.  Once you arrive at
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The Four Valleys Path

This hike takes you on a journey through Val Sanagra, Val Cavargna, Val Rezzo and Valsolda and covers a distance of approximately 45km. The town of Breglia sits approximately 7km above Menaggio and this is where the hike begins.  If you don’t fancy walking from Menaggio to
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San Martino Walk

The views from the San Martino Church situated on the slopes of Sasso di Martino above Griante (approx height of 475m) are spectacular and you can see right across the the lake towards Varenna and Bellagio. The track starts off behind the village of Griante, if you walk up the
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