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Lake Como: Easy Mountain Trek with Funicular & Boat Ride

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6 reviews

Lake Como: Easy Mountain Trek with Funicular & Boat Ride

Activity provider: Slow Lake Como
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From US$ 124.94 per person

Climb aboard a funicular from Downtown Como and take in breathtaking views over Lake Como. Admire the beautiful mountain landscapes as you pass through different towns. Have a delicious lunch in a typical baita. Return to Lake Como by boat.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in panoramic views of Lake Como and its surrounding mountains
  • Feel like a local and travel by funicular and by boat
  • Taste a delicious lunch with local fresh food in a typical Baita on the hills
Full description

Meet your guide in front of the funicular station in Downtown Como and enjoy a cable train ride uphill. Once you’ve arrived in Brunate, start your excursion through the scenic mountainside path winding through characteristic villages.

Listen to your guide tell you everything about Como and its surrounding mountains. Wander through stunning mountain landscapes and forests crossing the mountains of Blevio, Sorto, and Cazzannoro before reaching the enchanting hamlet of Monte Piatto.

Take in panoramic views over the lake from the church Santa Elisabetta. Head over to see the peculiar Pietra Pendula, a gigantic boulder suspended on the apex of limestone rock. Reach the small village of Piazzaga where you will have a lunch break with local freshly prepared food in a typical Baita.

Continue the tour to the small village of Piazzaga and pass by the fascinating Massi Avelli along the way. Descend to the picturesque town of Torno from where you’ll be able to take one last breathtaking view over the lake before returning to Downtown Como by boat.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Funicular ticket
  • Boat ticket
  • Local lunch (1 entrée, 1 main course à la carte, water, house wine, coffee)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

• Meet your guide in front of the funicular station in Downtown Como • 5-minute walk from Como Lago train station • Trains depart every 30 minutes from Milano

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • This trekking activity is suitable for walkers and even untrained and involves some steep descents. The vertical downhill gradient is 400 meters
  • If you're planning on booking this tour between September 2021 and December 2021, be aware that due to the July floods, these trails have become more difficult without the appropriate equipment. You can contact the local partner for more information
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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This is a hike of more than 10 kilometers through the mountains, we are experienced hikers, but it was a very intensive day! So don't start with this if you don't take a walk often!! We started in Brunate's kanelbaantje, which was beautiful! The guide was a really nice woman who told us everything in English, we got a lot of information and we really had a lot of fun! We were offered lunch along the way by a typical Italian woman, upon entering there was a dog next to us that we absolutely should not pet, she told us, the food was unfortunately not tasty, it certainly didn't look hygienic, we have had intestinal problems for 2 days. Furthermore, the boat trip back was beautiful! In short, there is really too much money being asked for this excursion! It was a great experience, but definitely not worth the money compared to another excursion we did during our stay!

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May 6, 2022

beautiful day, among the hills and villages adjacent to the lake, Daniele was super professional and super kind, nice even the picnic with cheeses and typical salami, highly recommended

November 5, 2021

Daniele accommodated our schedule and we had a great time on our hike. Daniele was knowledgeable and very personable. The picnic lunch was fantastic! Highly recommend this tour!

October 25, 2021

Product ID: 381549