Maps & Guides

You can obtain a basic map of the area from any of the local tourist offices (located in most villages, Griante, Menaggio, Varenna etc). If you are planning to explore further afield and plan to be climbing mountains, then you will certainly need a more detailed map of the area. Kompass maps are excellent if you require a detailed map of walks/climbs of various abilities. They show the heights of the mountains and also mountain-top villages that are not usually on the more basic maps of the area. You can purchase them via the internet but most newsagents (tabbacheria) and book shops in Lake Como sell them. The Kompass map you will require for Lake Como is No.91.

The 4 Valleys Path

You may want to break this down into one day treks because of the distance you are covering. There are various lodgings along the way if you wish...

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San Martino is a small church situated on the slopes of Sasso di S.Martino above Griante (aprox height of 475 m).  The track up to the church is narrow...

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San Martino

Monte di Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy reaches a height of 1700 metres and is located along the north border of the ridge that sits between two small valleys;...

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This is a lovely walk for the children through the woodlands near Grandola Ed Uniti which takes you to 'The Rogolone'; a large old oak tree over 300...

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There are various guided tours and excursions that you can take in and around Lake Como; ranging from tours of villas by boat, walking and hiking tours, cycling...

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La Crocetta Walk

This walk starts from the village of Croce, which is situated approximately 2km up the hill from Menaggio.  You can reach Croce by taking the C12 bus from...

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The Rifugio Hike

The Rifugio means a small mountain hut where climbers can take refuge from the elements.  These huts often provide food and accommodation for the serious climbers.  The Menaggio...

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The Greenway Walk

The Greenway is a leisurely walk that most people can do going from Colonno to Griante (or indeed Griante to Colonno).  On this walk you will meander up...

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Please see below a list of tourist information offices for Lake Como. Place Address Telephone No. Como & Lecco Piazza Cavour 17 +39 031 3300111 Menaggio Piazza Garibaldi...

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Kompass maps are excellent for detailed walks and climbs of varying abilities. They show the heights of the mountains as well as mountain-top villages that are not usually on...

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