around Lake Como

When you visit one of Lake Como‘s most popular destinations, look at the hills and villages in front of you: they are all crisscrossed by hiking and walking trails that offer, each in its own way, a glimpse of the area different from how it is usually described.

🌳 On this page I have just begun to collect some of the trails I have been hiking over the past few months.

So far they are all fairly easy trails suitable for everyone (except for people with particular disabilities), plus you will find them divided in such a way that if you are short on time you can still do at least part of the route.

🥾 Discover the most beautiful hikes and walks around Lake Como that I have broken down by area:

Are you afraid to gest lost? 😱

Don’t forget to download the Komoot app and follow my steps with the maps I recorded!

Hikes & walks
in the Como area

6 km

1:10 h


In stages

Starting point: Piazza San Rocco, Como

Enjoy a gentle stroll through Spina Verde Park, a protected forest southwest of Como that brings together many sites of scenic, historical and natural interest. As well as several huts where you can sample traditional dishes!

2.2 km

0:30 h


Round trip

Starting point: Villa Olmo, Como

A route that connects the parks of three beautiful Como villas (Villa Olmo, Villa del Grumello and Villa Sucota) through paths dotted with greenhouses, chapels, lemon houses and botanical rarities.

2.2 km

0:35 h



Starting point: Rovenna (upper hamlet of Cernobbio)

The Sentee de Sort trail is a wooded, mid-hill path that connects Rovenna to Moltrasio, offering incredible views of Lake Como. Although it is fairly easy, it is not recommended for those who suffer from vertigo.

Hikes & walks
in Lake Como's central area

11.5 km

3 h


In stages

Starting point: Via Cappella, Colonno
(or Griante, if you do it the other way round)

A walking route through the villages of Colonno, Sala Comacina, Tremezzina and Griante. It follows the ancient Via Regina and offers splendid views and examples of architecture, villas and gardens (e.g., the unmissable Villa Carlotta).

2.6 km

0:45 h


Round trip

Starting point: Piazza San Giorgio, Varenna

With a short walk from the center of Varenna, you can reach the top of the hill that houses the Castle of Vezio, a medieval fortress that allows you to discover the history of the area and enjoy a great view of Lake Como.

3.5 km

0:40 h


In stages

Starting point: Loveno (upper hamlet of Menaggio)

The Val Sanagra is a large green area between Menaggio and Grandola ed Uniti. The valley is traversed by the Sanagra stream and long wooded trails, and is also home to a farmhouse and an eco-museum.

Hikes & walks
along multiple areas

35 km

6:00 h


In stages

The Strada Regia is an ancient route connecting Como to the southern border of Bellagio. It is a multi-day itinerary on mule tracks, forest paths and carriage roads to discover the most authentic side of the area.

❗ Note: this route is still incomplete.

Experiences & tours

Make your trip a unique experience!​

Como-Brunate-Torno: breathtaking scenery
Val Senagra
Val Senagra:
the enchanted valley
The tower of Castello Baradello, Como
Exclusive tour of a medieval castle over Como city
Spina Verde Como
Lake Como Rebels: war & smuggling
Ponte del Diavolo, Lezzeno
Devil’s Bridge: hike between Lezzeno and Bellagio
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