• SELF-GUIDED
  • 6 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM £ 875 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 240 per person

OVERVIEW

Set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Alps, the Italian lakes beckon with their enchanting and romantic vistas, waiting to be explored on foot. Over time, this picturesque region has blossomed into a haven of splendid villas and botanical marvels, thanks to its delightful climate. Embark on an unforgettable walking journey through the most scenic trails, immersing yourself in the must-see sights of two of northern Italy’s most stunning lakes: Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta.

Begin your adventure at Lake Maggiore, where the fairytale allure of the Borromean Islands and the grand promenade of Stresa await. Following this, ascend to the summit of Mottarone mountain at 1,489 meters, where you’ll be welcomed to a typical mountain refuge, complete with a delectable Italian dinner and breathtaking views of the Alps.

 

Conclude your tour by exploring Lake Orta, the smallest yet most captivating of the Italian lakes. Wander through olive groves and vineyards, passing by quaint hamlets and charming villages, in a paradise for any walker enamoured with lush nature and picturesque mountain communities.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy the stunning villages of Stresa, Mottarone and Orta
  • Uncover the natural splendour of Lake Maggiore’s pristine waters, majestic Italian Alps and enchanting Riviera ambience
  • Delve into the exquisite Italian gardens and villas after sailing to the Borromean Islands
  • Spend a night in a sanctuary atop Mottarone at 1480m
  • Immerse yourself in the allure of Orta village and its Sacro Monte
  • Discover traditional medieval villages via walks along the lake and mountain trails

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
£ 875 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 240 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation for 5 nights with private facilities
  • 5 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Luggage transfers
  • All boat and taxi transfers as described in the itinerary (days 2,3,4 and 5)
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips
  • 24/7 support from our representatives on the ground
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the Alps

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

The 3-star hotels and one night in a charming refuge accommodation have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. During this tour, you will spend each night in double occupancy rooms with private facilities. Chosen for their location, facilities and history, our accommodation in Stresa, Mottarone and Orta is used to welcoming walkers. The hosts are very knowledgeable about the region and will always be happy to chat with you about its history, food, and wine. Of course, you can always call us if you need anything during your walk.

You will be provided five daily breakfasts after each night’s stay. With the wide variety of offerings at your fingertips, you can enjoy choosing whatever takes your fancy for lunch and dinner. Lunches are available at various cafes or food stores daily. There are numerous places to get dinner each night; your hosts will happily give you a list of recommendations upon request. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know when you book 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

WALKING

This walk is graded as easy.

AVAILABILITY

March through to October.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

Travelling to the Start of the walk

The walk starts in Stresa and finishes in Orta. You will need to organise your own transport to get there. The easiest option would involve flying into Milan and then training from Milan directly to Stresa. 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 Stresa will take around 1-2hrs and will cost around AUD$15. Please find below ways to book.

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

https://www.rome2rio.com/

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
    £ 240

    CHARMING HOTELS

  • 1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 930

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 250

    CHARMING HOTELS

  • 1 Mar 2026 - 31 Oct 2026
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 965

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 260

    CHARMING HOTELS

sections

Overview

Set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Alps, the Italian lakes beckon with their enchanting and romantic vistas, waiting to be explored on foot. Over time, this picturesque region has blossomed into a haven of splendid villas and botanical marvels, thanks to its delightful climate. Embark on an unforgettable walking journey through the most scenic trails, immersing yourself in the must-see sights of two of northern Italy’s most stunning lakes: Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta.

Begin your adventure at Lake Maggiore, where the fairytale allure of the Borromean Islands and the grand promenade of Stresa await. Following this, ascend to the summit of Mottarone mountain at 1,489 meters, where you’ll be welcomed to a typical mountain refuge, complete with a delectable Italian dinner and breathtaking views of the Alps.

 

Conclude your tour by exploring Lake Orta, the smallest yet most captivating of the Italian lakes. Wander through olive groves and vineyards, passing by quaint hamlets and charming villages, in a paradise for any walker enamoured with lush nature and picturesque mountain communities.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy the stunning villages of Stresa, Mottarone and Orta
  • Uncover the natural splendour of Lake Maggiore’s pristine waters, majestic Italian Alps and enchanting Riviera ambience
  • Delve into the exquisite Italian gardens and villas after sailing to the Borromean Islands
  • Spend a night in a sanctuary atop Mottarone at 1480m
  • Immerse yourself in the allure of Orta village and its Sacro Monte
  • Discover traditional medieval villages via walks along the lake and mountain trails
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • Accommodation for 5 nights with private facilities
  • 5 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Luggage transfers
  • All boat and taxi transfers as described in the itinerary (days 2,3,4 and 5)
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips
  • 24/7 support from our representatives on the ground
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the Alps
Accommodation & Dining

The 3-star hotels and one night in a charming refuge accommodation have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. During this tour, you will spend each night in double occupancy rooms with private facilities. Chosen for their location, facilities and history, our accommodation in Stresa, Mottarone and Orta is used to welcoming walkers. The hosts are very knowledgeable about the region and will always be happy to chat with you about its history, food, and wine. Of course, you can always call us if you need anything during your walk.

You will be provided five daily breakfasts after each night’s stay. With the wide variety of offerings at your fingertips, you can enjoy choosing whatever takes your fancy for lunch and dinner. Lunches are available at various cafes or food stores daily. There are numerous places to get dinner each night; your hosts will happily give you a list of recommendations upon request. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know when you book 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

WALKING

This walk is graded as easy.

AVAILABILITY

March through to October.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

Travelling to the Start of the walk

The walk starts in Stresa and finishes in Orta. You will need to organise your own transport to get there. The easiest option would involve flying into Milan and then training from Milan directly to Stresa. 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 Stresa will take around 1-2hrs and will cost around AUD$15. Please find below ways to book.

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

https://www.rome2rio.com/

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
    £ 240
    DETAILS

    CHARMING HOTELS

  • Date
    1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 930
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 250
    DETAILS

    CHARMING HOTELS

  • Date
    1 Mar 2026 - 31 Oct 2026
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 965
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 260
    DETAILS

    CHARMING HOTELS

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