Visitors flock to Lake Como from across the world to experience its lazy lakeside basking, its rare historical highlights and its delectable food and wine. One aspect of this unparalleled landscape that sometimes gets overlooked is the vast network of hiking trails criss-crossing the Lake Como hills, with daytrips perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts at all levels of fitness. Not only do the higher altitudes offer cool air and blissful shade when terrestrial temperatures soar, but they also give hikers the chance to gain insight into the area’s past and to sample traditional mountain fare at mountain inns known as rifugi. Lake Como has a special magic from above and these panoramas have to be seen to be believed!
For detailed information, buy a 1:50,000 map of Lake Como and surroundings from the popular mapmakers at KOMPASS or a 1:35,000 map called Carta dei Sentieri della Communita Montana Lario Intelvese, both of which should be available at tourist offices or bookstores around Lake Como. The Palazzo staff is, of course, always on hand to assist you in finding the right hike for you. Alternatively, we can arrange for a trek with one of our expert local guides who know every peak and valley surrounding Lake Como. They can add interesting historical and natural detail to any hike and take the guesswork out of your planning!
Read below for a small selection of our favorite hikes and get in touch with us to find out more: