Guidebook

8 Stunning Trails to Explore Lake Como

These trails will not only let you discover the amazing landscape and history of the area but also get some fantastic views of the lake.

Description

Lake Como is a popular holiday destination worldwide because of its amazing and attractive landscape. The area is filled with thousands of shades of blue and green, rocky and forested mountains making it popular with hikers and mountain bikers alike.

The whole coast of Lake Como is literally dotted with historical sights including many basilicas, temples and churches. It’s rich history and diverse landscape is definitely something not to be missed.

Monte di Tremezzo

Monte di Tremezzo

36.5 km
The route to Monte Tremezzo impresses with its pleasant ascent, a fantastic landscape and a unique descent. It begins at the valley station of the gondola lift in Argegno. The ascent leads moderately up to Monte Calbig on an asphalted small road. The view of Lake Como, Lake Lugano and the Monte Rosa massif is fantastic.
Private
Monte San Primo

Monte San Primo

81.1 km
Advanced biking route
Private
Como - Brunate - Monte Bolettone

Como - Brunate - Monte Bolettone

18.0 km
Panoramic walk for the whole family in the Larian Triangle. The Lariano Triangle is a portion of the territory enclosed between the two branches of Lake Como, has as its summit the tip of Bellagio and as its base a mountain range of mostly round and gentle shapes that overlook the Alta Brianza and its lakes.
Private
Giro del Lago di Como - Rund um den Comer See

Giro del Lago di Como - Rund um den Comer See

160.2 km
Lively tour around Lake Como. Along the shore we pass historic villages, castles and old villas. Numerous cafés along the promenades invite you to linger.
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Monte Bregagno: Bregagno skyrace

Monte Bregagno: Bregagno skyrace

17.8 km
From the lake to Bregagno: ascent from Musso to San Bernardo, descent to Cremia.
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San Benedetto, 810 m

San Benedetto, 810 m

8.3 km
*Monasteries and chestnuts on the Tremezzina. Art and culture, history and stories: There is plenty of all this around Ossuccio: churches and monasteries, enchanted squares, legends. There are the churches of San Giacomo and Santa Maria Maddalena, both directly on the busy waterfront road, both from the Romanesque period (12th century), archaic hall buildings, San Giacomo with a pretty bell wall, Santa Maria Maddalena with a campanile, which in the Gothic period was fitted with a "hood" - without counterpart in Lombardy. And then the Isola Comacina, the only island of the Lario, once fabulously rich and therefore called Crisopoli - golden city. The terrible end came after the war between Como and Milan (1118-1127); the Comasques sacked and plundered the island that had allied itself with Milan. The Sanctuary of the Madonna del Soccorso, which rises on a rocky hill just above the entrance to the Perlana Valley, offers a splendid view of the wooded ridge and the Isola Comacini. It can be reached on foot along a Via Crucis, a chapel path similar to the one in Varese and Orta San Giulio, although not as elaborate. And at the very back of the valley, far removed from the lively, sunny shoreline of the Tremezzina, lies San Benedetto, a foundation of the Cluniazenser.
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"Sasso Gordona: Balcon du Lac de Come, de Chiasso à Menaggio"

"Sasso Gordona: Balcon du Lac de Come, de Chiasso à Menaggio"

59.9 km
Magnificent panoramic crossing over Lake Como, using for the most part the VML/Via dei Monti Lariani (which can be continued to the N end of the lake in 4 additional stages)
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