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Lake Como Adventure

Como, Italy

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Experience hosted by Davide E Daniele

6 hours
Includes food
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

We will walk together in amazing woods just few steps from Como downtown, but nearly unknown to the tourists and also to a lot of people that live here. During the walk, on trails between Italy and Switzerland, we will tell you romantic and adventurous stories of the smugglers that for centuries have brought goods from one side of the border to the other, pursued by border patrol of the two countries. These are the stories of epic deeds that our families told us since we were children. Walking among these very beautiful landscapes, with breathtaking views of the city and Lake Como, we will show you the places where pursuits and small battles took stage and we will narrate you the heroic stories, between history and legend, of the most popular local smugglers. We will also tell you the adventurous and dramatic gestures of men and soldiers that built and lived in the trenches and fortifications along the border. Absorbed in a marvelous nature you will discover secret passages along the border, old abandoned barracks, foxholes, hideaways and adventurous paths suspended among the two countries.
Other things to note
You can arrive in Chiasso or in Como in 30mins by train; contact us, we will give you all the info to reach the meeting point. Trekking shoes, rain jacket, a bottle of water are strongly recommended.
We will walk together in amazing woods just few steps from Como downtown, but nearly unknown to the tourists and also to a lot of people that live here. During the walk, on trails between Italy and Switzerland, we will tell you romantic and adventurous stories of the smugglers that for centuries have brought goods from one side of the border to the other, pursued by border patrol of the two countries. These are the stories of epic deeds that our…

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What's included

  • Food
    A picnic basket, with real local products, goat cheeses and cold cuts, made...
From £56
/ person
Tue, 1 Dec
09:30 - 15:30
£56 per person
£56 per person
Wed, 2 Dec
09:30 - 15:30
£56 per person
£56 per person
Thu, 3 Dec
09:30 - 15:30
£56 per person
£56 per person

Meet your host, Davide E Daniele

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 178 Reviews
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We grew up on Lake Como and we are madly in love with our territory. We are working on a project about little known beauties on the lake where we propose to tourists and locals slow tours in our territory. We will introduce you to the paths we have traveled since we were children and where we seek refuge whenever we need relax, nature, beauty. It excites us to let you discover the places where the adventures of the smugglers, the heroes of our childhood, took place. Our activity has increased day by day and now it involves also Christian, Sara and Fiamma who share our values and purposes.
We grew up on Lake Como and we are madly in love with our territory. We are working on a project about little known beauties on the lake where we propose to tourists and locals slow tours in our territory. We will introduce you to the paths we have traveled since we were children and where we seek refuge whenever we need relax, nature, beauty. It excites us to let you discover the places where the adventures of the smugglers, the heroes of our childhood, took place. Our activity has increased…
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Where you'll be

Trains every 30 min from Milan to Como and Chiasso.We will leave Como to dip ourselves in the woods on the hills that surround the city.We will cross some paths that are on the border with Switzerland, where adventures of smugglers took stage. We will reach some panoramic view points where you can take beautiful picture.Availability all year long.Winter edition from November to February suits expert hikers due to winter climate.Ask for more info.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 178 reviews.

Judith
September 2020
Hiking around the national park nearby Como was such a cool activity! Daniele told us a lot of interesting stories belonging to the places we passed, which we would not have known without this trip. Let alone the fun of those stories being told in a lively, enthousiastic way by a local. A big recommendation for all sorts of visitors to the Como area!
Hiking around the national park nearby Como was such a cool activity! Daniele told us a lot of interesting stories belonging to the places we passed, which we would not have known…
Luke
July 2020
Daniele was a super guide, he met us in the morning and led us up the trail, taking moments to explain the context of the region - and telling us stories that he had been told by the grandparents. It was great to hear and be immersed in local stories with legendary characters from the past. On top of that Daniele is a lovely personable guy with a great sense of humour. We had a lovely day together!
Daniele was a super guide, he met us in the morning and led us up the trail, taking moments to explain the context of the region - and telling us stories that he had been told by t…
Roberto
February 2020
Experiencia única. Una oportunidad inmejorable para aprender de la historia y cultura de esta región de Italia. Todo esto mientras disfrutamos una caminata por lugares geograficamente bellos. Daniele es un guía, anfitrión con una actitud incomparable con el grupo. Su predisposición todo el tiempo a responder preguntas, que no fueron pocas, increíble. Merece una mención especial también la generosa y deliciosa comida que nos ofreció en un paisaje maravilloso con un rico vino. Profundamente agradecidos. Un imperdible de Lago Di Como
Experiencia única. Una oportunidad inmejorable para aprender de la historia y cultura de esta región de Italia. Todo esto mientras disfrutamos una caminata por lugares geograficam…
Josh
January 2020
This was the perfect AirBnb experience where you go to somewhere you know nothing about and let a local person guide you around and discover all kinds of amazing things you could never do on your own with spectacular hospitality. Hiked to the top of the mountain, drank spring water from the ground, watched birds, was fed an amazing lunch under the Italian sunshine... what else can you ask for? 🥰
This was the perfect AirBnb experience where you go to somewhere you know nothing about and let a local person guide you around and discover all kinds of amazing things you could n…
Dakota
January 2020
Wonderful tour great hike or walk it was wonderful would reccommend to any historian open to learning and any trail adventuring peopme the views were spectatcular
Céline
October 2019
Great experience. Even if the beginning is a bit challenging it is not that hard. My 2 daughters who are not great walkers could do it! Fiemma is very nice and tells a lot of stories and anecdotes.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Trekking shoes, rain jacket, extra clothes, a bottle of water.