VIA SPLUGA AND VIE DEL VIANDANTE - LAKE COMO TOUR 6 DAYS

Via Spluga and Sentiero del Viandante. Two unique trekking itineraries that offer an exciting travel experience, rich in history and nature. A ride between Switzerland and Italy on routes with a high historical and cultural value that will give us an indelible walking experience.
MAXIMUM PROGRAM
The program may be subject to variations

MEETING: 9.00 at Splugen
ALTITUDE: it will be described in the detailed program
DISTANCE: will be described in the detailed program
DIFFICULTY: Hikers. A good habit of walking for several hours is necessary and days on mountain paths, even bumpy ones.
EQUIPMENT: classic hiking clothing (a full list will be sent
to the participants)
LUNCHES: free lunch, packed lunches / restaurants / farmhouses

Professional accompaniment of Lombardy Alpine Guides
Logistic organization, video and photo material creation
RC insurance, recovery insurance

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: SPLUGEN
During the day arrival of the participants at the hotel, check-in, dinner and accommodation in the rooms
confidential.

DAY 2: SPLUGEN - MADESIMO ISLAND FOR THE SPLUGA PASS
ALTITUDE: 700mt + / 900mt -
DISTANCE: 16 km

Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with the Lombardy Mountain Guide and check-out. 7:30 am departure from the hotel. High altitude meadows with breathtaking views of the surrounding alpine peaks, avalanche protection tunnels, paved and well-maintained mule tracks, are the attributes of this airy and spacious route, embellished with fragrant blooms that from the village of Splügen climbs on the north side of the Spluga Pass to reach to the town of Montespluga, where you can breathe the atmosphere of the past. From the village of Montespluga, the itinerary continues on the right of the artificial basin to arrive at one of the two dams and enjoy the special view of the Cardinello Gorge: one of the stretches that you remember with the most emotion! A canyon that was carved out in the past with so much effort, between the looming rock on the left and above the heads and the gorge that sinks to the right up to the torrent waters. The descent requires caution, but it is still easy and leads to the huts of Sosta, Mottaletta with its elegant wooden huts and finally to Isola di Madesimo. In the evening arrival of the participants at the hotel, check-in, dinner and accommodation in the reserved rooms. Luggage transport service from Splugen to Madesimo Island.
 

DAY 3: MADESIMO ISLAND - CHIAVENNA
DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT: - 1000 mt
DISTANCE: 15 km

Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with the Lombardy Mountain Guide and check-out. 7:30 am departure from the hotel from Madesimo Island, the route crosses a beautiful fir forest, up to Campodolcino and then descends along the Liro stream to discover the Val San Giacomo. You walk along paths between walls and well-kept meadows, passing through chestnut woods and places of historical and religious interest. Chiavenna is reached by a panoramic path that offers a view over the whole of Valchiavenna; through the ancient terraces and vineyards you can see the Alpine town from above, an important historical center still well preserved. In the evening arrival of the participants at the hotel, check-in, dinner and accommodation in the reserved rooms. Luggage transport service from Madesimo Island to Chiavenna.

DAY 4: COLICO - DERVIO
ALTITUDE: + 650 mt / - 650 mt
DISTANCE: 13 km

Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with the Lombardy Mountain Guide and check-out. 7:30 am departure from the hotel for transfer by your own means to Colico. From Colico we will leave for one of the most interesting sections of the Path of the Wayfarer that we will face "in reverse" arriving in Dervio. Unique and panoramic views of Lake Como following itineraries with a high historical and cultural value. A unique itinerary in the world. In the evening arrival of the participants in B&B / hotel, check-in, free dinner and accommodation in the
reserved rooms. Luggage transport service from Chiavenna Island to Varenna / Dervio.

DAY 5: DERVIO - VARENNA
DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT: + 600 mt / - 600 mt
DISTANCE: 12 km

Breakfast in B & B / hotel and meeting with Lombardy Mountain Guide. Perhaps the most beautiful stage of the Wayfarer. We will pass through panoramic terraces, beautiful deciduous woods and arriving in Bellano we will have the opportunity to visit the Orrido before setting off again to reach the pearl of Lake Como, Varenna where we will spend the night. In the evening return of the participants to the B&B / hotel, free dinner and overnight stay in the reserved rooms.

DAY 6: TOUR VARENNA - BELLAGIO

Breakfast in B & B / hotel and check-out. Transfer by your own means to reach Varenna and meeting with local tour guide on site. 09:30 am entrance and visit to Villa Monastero to visit the beautiful botanical garden and the house museum. The villa has very ancient origins, its existence could even date back to 493, although there are traces of its existence only starting from 769. Visiting the Villa you can discover the beautiful botanical garden rich in particular and rare species. Thanks to the mild climate typical of the lake, botanical rarities from all over the world can coexist, which are expanded from year to year.

Approximately 12.00 pm meeting at the Varenna pier to leave by boat and reach the beautiful town of Bellagio, estimated time for the transfer about 15 minutes. Once you arrive at your destination, free time will follow for free lunch in Bellagio.

At about 2:00 pm, meeting with the guide and continuing with a visit to the Gardens of Villa Melzi D’Eril, one of the main tourist attractions of Bellagio. The gardens extend along the shore of the lake and fit harmoniously into the hilly landscape of the Bellagio peninsula that divides the two branches of Lake Como. Inside, the villa, the chapel and the orange greenhouse, now set up as a historical museum, are a splendid expression of neoclassical style. At about 5:00 pm, meeting point at the Bellagio pier to return to Varenna by boat.

Your vehicles are waiting for you for the return trip home. End of services.
 
GROUPS: 15 people
 
Quotation on request
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THE PRICE INCLUDE:
  • Day 1: Overnight n. 1 night with accommodation in a double room at a 3 * hotel Splugen with half board
  • Day 2: Professional accompaniment with a Lombardy Alpine Guide from SPLUGEN - MADESIMO ISLAND
  • Day 2: Luggage transport service and assistance in case of need
  • Day 2: Overnight n. 1 night with accommodation in a double room at a 3 * hotel Island of Madesimo with half board
  • Day 3: Professional accompaniment with a Lombardy Alpine Guide from MADESIMO ISLAND - CHIAVENNA
  • Day 3: Luggage transport service and assistance in case of need
  • Day 3: Overnight n. 1 night with accommodation in a double room at a 3 * hotel Chiavenna locality with half board
  • Day 4: Professional accompaniment with a Lombardy Alpine Guide from COLICO - DERVIO
  • Day 4: Luggage transport service and assistance in case of need
  • Day 4: Overnight n. 2 nights with accommodation in a double room at a 3 * hotel / b & b Varenna / Dervio locality with bed and breakfast treatment
  • Day 5: Professional accompaniment with a Lombardy Alpine Guide from DERVIO - VARENNA
  • Day 6: Full day local guide service
  • Day 6: Entrance ticket to visit Villa Monastero, house museum + garden
  • Day 6: Ticket for boat transfer for the Varenna - Bellagio round trip
  • Day 6: Entrance ticket to visit the Gardens of Villa Melzi D’Eril
  • Medical and baggage insurance
THE PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE:
  • Extra-charge for guided tours in a foreign language.
  • Anything not expressly indicated under the heading "includes".
  • Possible tips and personal extras.