Lake Como is one of the most appreciated Italian destinations in recent years: more and more Italian and foreign visitors are choosing Lario as their holiday destination. The tourist offering of the area, in fact, is very wide. Among the spectacular landscapes, the small and characteristic villages and the many activities that can be practiced in the area you can spend some days of relaxation and fun. In this article we will recommend some of the best activities to do on Lake Como for an unforgettable stay.
Navigation on the lake to discover its villages
One of the best Lake Como activities is certainly sailing on the lake. In this way, in fact, you will have the opportunity to discover some of the most beautiful places overlooking the Lario.
Our advice is to embark in Como on one of the boats that daily go back and forth between the various places on the lake.
From here you can head to Cernobbio, the most popular destination in the area always frequented by many VIPs, or go down to visit Bellagio, the Pearl of Lake Como, or Varenna, famous for the charming promenade of love that leads to the city centre.
For information on timetables and ticket prices, we suggest you visit the official website of Navigazione Laghi.
If you want to buy tickets on the spot, remember to arrive early: especially during the summer period, in fact, the queues are very long.
Food tour in the centre of Como
During a stay on the Lario, there is an experience that you absolutely cannot miss: a food tour in the centre of Como.
Taking part in a food tour will give you the opportunity to discover not only the beautiful town that gives its name to the lake, but also the traditional gastronomy of this area.
The gastronomic tours that we organize at Do Eat Better Experience are guided by local people who have the competence and passion to guide you along a path to discover the most important and suggestive places of the city. What makes our tour unique are the tasty breaks you will enjoy: you will taste traditional dishes and learn the secrets of the gastronomic tradition of Lake Como.
From local cold cuts to polenta uncia and Nuvola cake: all the tastings will tell you about the history of Como and its surroundings.
What are you waiting to book? We can’t wait to take you to the best places in Como to introduce you to a unique culinary tradition.
Windsurf and Kitesurf
Sport lovers will be happy to know that it is possible to windsurf and kitesurf on Lake Como.
The best part of the lake to practice it is the high part: in the morning it is the beginners’ turn to practice, thanks to the Tivano wind. While in the afternoon experienced surfers can have fun thanks to the Breva wind.
Trekking and Mountain Bike
If water sports are not for you, but you still love spending time outdoors, know that Lake Como is the perfect place for pleasant walks, trekking or mountain biking.
One of the not-to-be-missed walks is the Greenway, a route of about 10 km suitable for everyone that crosses the municipalities of Colonno, Sala Comacina, Ossuccio, Lenno, Mezzegra, Tremezzo and Griante following the ancient via Regina.
If, on the other hand, you want to have fun on a mountain bike, you could venture on Monte di Tremezzo: here you will find some of the most fascinating and wild paths in the area.
Funicular Como – Brunate
Finally, do not miss the spectacular ascent to Brunate with the historic Funicular.
The latter leaves from Como and leads to the small village characterized by Art Nouveau villas and a breathtaking view of the entire lake.
Once at the top you can enjoy a lunch with a view, or walk along the numerous walks that start right near the funicular.
We hope that these tips on the best Lake Como activities will help you to spend a pleasant, relaxing and enjoyable stay.
We are waiting for you in the centre of Como to accompany you to discover the delicacies of the local cuisine!