Watersports

Kayaking

Kayaking on Lake Como is becoming a popular activity as you can tour up and down the lake seeing parts of it that you may not have access to on a ferry tour etc.  Not only do you get to see the grand lakeside villas close up, you are also getting plenty of calorie burning
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Catamaran

Lake Como as you can imagine, has many sailing and windsurfing schools in the area due to the winds that sweep up and down the lake attracting lots of sports enthusiasts.  Many of these schools usually have other  watersports on offer, one of which is learning to sail  a
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Swimming

The best places to go swimming in Lake Como are the northern towns like Domaso and Gravedona as there are more beaches (mostly pebble) available with lots more space. This area has the cleanest water because it is close to the River Adda that runs into the lake. It is not
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Fishing

The main fishing season occurs in the late summer as fish spawn between the end of July and beginning of September. This is the time when you will see many of Lake Como’s famous Lucia fishing boats out on the lake.  You will also see many of the locals fishing by the
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Paragliding

Paragliding for many extreme sports enthusiasts can be both recreational and competitive.  It is not for the faint-hearted, launching yourself off the top of a mountain for fun!  This is the one time that the phrase “take a run and jump” could be taken literally. Materials such
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Tennis

Tennis is a great way to keep active (whether you are good at it or not) as there is plenty of running around and lots of lunging; great for your legs and gluteus maximus. The game of tennis is thought to date back to 12th century northern France.  It was originally played by
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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing has become more popular over recent years with many indoor climbing walls setting up all over the UK.  It is a physically demanding sport but as long as you are reasonably fit and healthy people of any age can take up climbing and sign up for a beginners course.  
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Watersports Clubs in Lake Como

Lake Como has a few sporting clubs that provide a variety of  watersports  for you to try; windsurfing, kite-surfing, sailing and catamaran.  Many sports enthusiasts visit each year to sign up for these courses and with the famous winds that are known to consistently sweep up and
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Motorboats

An excellent way to explore Lake Como is by hiring a boat which gives you a great opportunity to see many of the wonderful lakeside villas, some of which are virtually impossible to see from the road; Villa Erba, Villa D’Este, Villa Balbianello and also private villas owned by
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Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving (Scuba which stands for Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) can be a great recreational sport.  It is a fantastic way to explore lakes, seas and oceans and find out what lurks beneath the surface; caves, old ship wrecks and of course to see the underwater
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Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

The northern section of Lake Como has plenty of space for windsurfing and kitesurfing as well as other watersports such as wakeboarding, sailing and catamaran. Two of the main places that run courses as well as equipment hire (for both windsurfing and kite-surfing) are Domaso on
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Sailing

Sailing can be an enjoyable sport for any age and ability.  When holidaying in Lake Como, you will find that there are numerous sailing schools and clubs in the area where you can either sign up for lessons or if you are a seasoned sailor, then you can hire out a yacht, sailing
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