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Activities

There are many things to see and do in and around Lake Como, whether relaxing at one of lidos (beach area) dotted around the lakeside, people watching from one of the many cafes, exploring some of the quaint towns and villages, sightseeing around the exquisite villas and gardens or for the adrenalin junkies, perhaps paragliding from the top of a mountain is more your thing. There are also activities for the children too, various water sports to try, mountain biking or Jungle Kids in Bellagio where they can climb amongst the treetops. There is something to be found for everyone.

Climbing

The best months of the year for rock climbing are; from late March to June and September to October. Summer can be too hot and winter can be prone to too much rain as well as snow. Ideally for the ...

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Cycling

Every autumn the region holds the Giro di Lombardia (Tour of Lombardy), a world-famous cycling competition for professional cyclists. The first Giro di Lombardia took place in 1905. This one-day classic covers the hills around Lake Como, making for an ...

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Paragliding

Those of you who like extreme sports will enjoy paragliding or tandem parachute jumping. There is a company that provides a shuttle bus from Bellagio to Mount Nuvolone (enquire at the tourist office in Bellagio). Alternatively there is a place ...

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Horse Riding

There are a few riding schools in Lake Como which offer horse riding for enthusiasts as well as for beginners; near Bellagio,  Colico and Porlezza, all of which have qualified trainers and some even give guided tours of the area. ...

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Golf

Surprisingly there are a number of golf courses around Lake Como; Menaggio, Montorfano, Carimate (between Milan and Como), Lecco – many of which you will need a car to reach. The golf courses are normally open all year round, however ...

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Tennis

Please see below a list of tennis clubs and tennis courts around Lake Como.  It may be possible to hire equipment but it is best to telephone and ask beforehand.  Costs may vary depending on how long you hire the ...

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Mountain Biking

There are several trails for mountain-biking around Lake Como taking you through some spectacular scenery, through the mountains as well as along the lakeside. Many of the hotels rent out bicycles but if you are looking to do some serious mountain-biking, then it ...

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Wintersports

If you love downhill skiing, cross country skiing and snowboarding then there are a few ski resorts to choose from which are easy to reach by car. Valsassina  situated in a beautiful valley close to Lecco on the eastern branch ...

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Windsurfing

The northern part of the lake is the area to go to if you want to try out watersports as there is a much more space as well as great wind conditions here.  Domaso, on the western branch of Lake ...

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Watersports Vercana

There are various watersports that you can try out on your visit to Lake Como.  Vercana is approximately 2km from Domaso where watersports are abundant.  The Dynamic Sporting Club Vercana has beginners courses for; windsurfing, kite-surfing, sailing, catamaran and much more.  With some ...

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