• SELF-GUIDED
  • 7 DAYS
  • Easy to Moderate
PRICE FROM £ 875 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 545 per person

OVERVIEW

Embark on a superb walking journey around the Italian lakes, made even more captivating by being able to reach landscapes that can only be found on foot. This picturesque region, blessed with a perfect climate for hiking, has become adorned with numerous villas and splendid botanical gardens. Since Roman times, Como has been a favoured holiday destination for the rich and famous, who were enamoured by its lavish villas and magnificent gardens.

We’ve tailored this trip with your flexibility in mind, offering a selection of five walks, along with visits to must-see villa gardens such as Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbaniello, Villa Melzi, and Villa Monastero. Your walks will allow you to leisurely explore the area, whether cruising across the lake with panoramic views or meandering through orchards and olive groves, all at your own pace. Each evening, you’ll retreat to the charming and picturesque village of Lenno, nestled beautifully along the lakeshore.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Spend 6 nights in accommodation on the promenade in the awe-inspiring village of Lenno, in your choice of comfort hotels or 4 star
  • Uncover the natural splendour of Lake Como’s pristine waters, majestic Italian Alps and enchanting Riviera ambience
  • Delve into the exquisite Italian gardens inclusive of Villa Carlotta, Melzi and Balbaniello
  • Enjoy multiple boat cruises to different towns with breathtaking views
  • Discover traditional medieval villages via beautiful walks along the lake and mountain trails

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
7 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy to Moderate
PRICE FROM
£ 875 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 545 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation for 6 nights in 4-star accommodation on the promenade
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • All boat transfers as described in the itinerary (days 2,4,5 and 6)
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the freshest baguettes, where to taste olive oil or wine)
  • 24/7 support from our representatives on the ground
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the Alps
  • Peace of mind from walking with a company that has 30 years of experience

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

The 4-star and comfort accommodation has been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. During this tour, you will spend each night in excellent double occupancy rooms with private facilities. Chosen for its location on the promenade, facilities and history, our accommodation is used to welcoming our walkers. The hosts are very knowledgeable about the region and they will always be happy to chat with you about the history, food and wine. Of course, you can always call us too should you need anything during your walk.

You will be provided with 6 daily breakfasts after each of the nights’ stay  in the 4 star option only. No meals are included in the Comfort Hotel option. It is best to do your own thing in Lake Como for lunch and dinner: lunches are available at various cafes or food stores daily, and there are numerous places to get dinner each night so you can choose whatever takes your fancy – your hosts will be happy to give you a list of recommendations. If you have any food allergies or intolerances please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

March through to October.

The villas and gardens are opening in the following months: 

Lenno – Gardens of Villa Balbianello – Open from the beginning of January to mid December Closed on Monday + Wednesday + Friday

Tremezzo – Villa Carlotta – Open from mid March to early November

Bellagio – Villa Melzi Gardens – Open end of March to end of October

Varenna – Castle of Vezio – Closed in case of bad weather – Open from March to end of October

Varenna – Villa Monastero Gardens – Open from March to end of October

In Winter and Spring, some gardens and villas are closed.  

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

Travelling to the Start of the walk

The walk starts and finishes in Lenno. You will need to organise your own transport to get there. The easiest option would involve flying into Milan, training from Milan to Lake Como and catching a boat or bus to Lenno. To make it easy, we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

By plane: There are regular flights to Milan from different countries around Europe. There are many airlines that fly these routes. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

https://www.kayak.com/flights 

http://www.google.com/flights

Train: The train from Milan to Como S. Giovanni will take around 40 minutes and will cost around AUD$10. Please find below ways to book.

https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times

https://www.rome2rio.com/

By bus or boat: You can also travel by bus or ferry to Lenno, where the walk will begin.

https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Bastia/Calvi

 

WEATHER

From March the temperature begins to rise so be prepared for warmer days if you walk in summer. Shoulder season is by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of having fewer people around in the villages and on the coast (we walk away from the populated areas on the walk so crowds are not an issue.)

See the weather information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@stroll.com, or call us on +44 808 304 8701.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 875

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 545

    Comfort Hotels

  • 1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1420

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 630

    4 Star Hotels

  • 1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 930

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 575

    Comfort Hotels

  • 1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1475

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 655

    4 Star Hotels

  • 1 Mar 2026 - 31 Oct 2026
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 965

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 595

    Comfort Hotels

  • 1 Mar 2026 - 31 Oct 2026
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1535

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 680

    4 Star Hotels

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Overview

Embark on a superb walking journey around the Italian lakes, made even more captivating by being able to reach landscapes that can only be found on foot. This picturesque region, blessed with a perfect climate for hiking, has become adorned with numerous villas and splendid botanical gardens. Since Roman times, Como has been a favoured holiday destination for the rich and famous, who were enamoured by its lavish villas and magnificent gardens.

We’ve tailored this trip with your flexibility in mind, offering a selection of five walks, along with visits to must-see villa gardens such as Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbaniello, Villa Melzi, and Villa Monastero. Your walks will allow you to leisurely explore the area, whether cruising across the lake with panoramic views or meandering through orchards and olive groves, all at your own pace. Each evening, you’ll retreat to the charming and picturesque village of Lenno, nestled beautifully along the lakeshore.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Spend 6 nights in accommodation on the promenade in the awe-inspiring village of Lenno, in your choice of comfort hotels or 4 star
  • Uncover the natural splendour of Lake Como’s pristine waters, majestic Italian Alps and enchanting Riviera ambience
  • Delve into the exquisite Italian gardens inclusive of Villa Carlotta, Melzi and Balbaniello
  • Enjoy multiple boat cruises to different towns with breathtaking views
  • Discover traditional medieval villages via beautiful walks along the lake and mountain trails
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • Accommodation for 6 nights in 4-star accommodation on the promenade
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • All boat transfers as described in the itinerary (days 2,4,5 and 6)
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the freshest baguettes, where to taste olive oil or wine)
  • 24/7 support from our representatives on the ground
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the Alps
  • Peace of mind from walking with a company that has 30 years of experience
Accommodation & Dining

The 4-star and comfort accommodation has been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. During this tour, you will spend each night in excellent double occupancy rooms with private facilities. Chosen for its location on the promenade, facilities and history, our accommodation is used to welcoming our walkers. The hosts are very knowledgeable about the region and they will always be happy to chat with you about the history, food and wine. Of course, you can always call us too should you need anything during your walk.

You will be provided with 6 daily breakfasts after each of the nights’ stay  in the 4 star option only. No meals are included in the Comfort Hotel option. It is best to do your own thing in Lake Como for lunch and dinner: lunches are available at various cafes or food stores daily, and there are numerous places to get dinner each night so you can choose whatever takes your fancy – your hosts will be happy to give you a list of recommendations. If you have any food allergies or intolerances please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

General Info

AVAILABILITY

March through to October.

The villas and gardens are opening in the following months: 

Lenno – Gardens of Villa Balbianello – Open from the beginning of January to mid December Closed on Monday + Wednesday + Friday

Tremezzo – Villa Carlotta – Open from mid March to early November

Bellagio – Villa Melzi Gardens – Open end of March to end of October

Varenna – Castle of Vezio – Closed in case of bad weather – Open from March to end of October

Varenna – Villa Monastero Gardens – Open from March to end of October

In Winter and Spring, some gardens and villas are closed.  

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

Travelling to the Start of the walk

The walk starts and finishes in Lenno. You will need to organise your own transport to get there. The easiest option would involve flying into Milan, training from Milan to Lake Como and catching a boat or bus to Lenno. To make it easy, we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

By plane: There are regular flights to Milan from different countries around Europe. There are many airlines that fly these routes. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

https://www.kayak.com/flights 

http://www.google.com/flights

Train: The train from Milan to Como S. Giovanni will take around 40 minutes and will cost around AUD$10. Please find below ways to book.

https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times

https://www.rome2rio.com/

By bus or boat: You can also travel by bus or ferry to Lenno, where the walk will begin.

https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Bastia/Calvi

 

WEATHER

From March the temperature begins to rise so be prepared for warmer days if you walk in summer. Shoulder season is by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of having fewer people around in the villages and on the coast (we walk away from the populated areas on the walk so crowds are not an issue.)

See the weather information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@stroll.com, or call us on +44 808 304 8701.

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 875
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 545
    DETAILS

    Comfort Hotels

  • Date
    1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1420
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 630
    DETAILS

    4 Star Hotels

  • Date
    1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 930
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 575
    DETAILS

    Comfort Hotels

  • Date
    1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1475
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 655
    DETAILS

    4 Star Hotels

  • Date
    1 Mar 2026 - 31 Oct 2026
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 965
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 595
    DETAILS

    Comfort Hotels

  • Date
    1 Mar 2026 - 31 Oct 2026
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1535
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 680
    DETAILS

    4 Star Hotels

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