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The Border Collie walk on Lake Como.

Como, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Riccardo

3 hours
Includes food
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Everything starts with a biscuit!
We, 2 and 4 legged, will meet you at the train station and soon will enter the Spina Verde Natural Park, where we'll be guided on beautiful trails by Pippi or Heidi.
On the way, the border collies will be happy to share with you tricks and exercises, and we'll discover together the secrets of the forest of Lago di Como, far from touristic beaten paths in a complete outdoor immersion.
A break in a typical "baita" will make us taste some local snacks (ready to share it with the dog..?) and get ready for the last downhill trails.
Ending location customized according to your needs.
Please note: a minimum fitness is required. You should be comfortable walking on rugged terrains including 300 meters of altitude gain.
Other things to note
Dogs require long time and suitable spaces to socialize with other dogs.
We are sorry we can not host your dog in this Experience.
If you want to join us with your dog, check our other Experience!
Everything starts with a biscuit!
We, 2 and 4 legged, will meet you at the train station and soon will enter the Spina Verde Natural Park, where we'll be guided on beautiful trails by Pippi or Heidi.
On the way, the border collies will be happy to share with you tricks and exercises, and we'll discover together the secrets of the forest of Lago di Como, far from touristic beaten paths in a complete outdoor immersion.
A break in a…

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What's included

  • Food
    Coffee & snack
From £32
/ person
Thu, 24 Dec
09:00 - 12:00
£32 per person
£32 per person

Meet your host, Riccardo

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 18 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello there!
I'm a licensed tour guide of "Spina Verde" Natural Park and "Breggia" Geo-Park near Como, and a university degree in Natural Sciences.
With one of the 2 cute & crazy border collies, Heidi & Pippi,
will be glad to discover the hidden trails and share the magic of beautiful Spina Verde park with you!
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Where you'll be

From the meeting point of "Como N. Camerlata" train station (250 meters above sea level), we will soon enter the Spina Verde Regional Park. Walking on marked paths (just the beginning steep uphill) we'll reach the mountain ridge (550 meters above sea level). After a snack in a typical bar, we'll walk downhill back to the starting point or to Como downtown. Ending location customized according to your needs.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

David
October 2020
Both Riccardo and Heidi were the best host you could ever wish for. Seeing a trail to amazing views that it is obvious it is not the beaten tourist path. Worth every centime and more. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon
Mafe
August 2020
It was an amazing experience! We enjoyed being in the nature, with amazing views and sounds with Pipi’s Playful company and Ricardo’s knowledge! was great!
Ariane
February 2020
We had a truly magical day with Riccardo and Pipi. We live locally but never knew this area existed, so it was a real treat to take in the beautiful views of Lake Como and the surroundings from a new vantage. Riccardo is passionate & knowledgeable both about dogs and the geological history of the area. Pipi was such an AMAZING dog. We loved spending time with her, as her nature is so warm and friendly. The bond Riccardo has with her is very joyful to watch. We can't recommend this trip enough : )
We had a truly magical day with Riccardo and Pipi. We live locally but never knew this area existed, so it was a real treat to take in the beautiful views of Lake Como and the surr…
Sawsan
February 2020
It was a really interesting walk with Riccardo and Heidi away from touritic Como. The level of difficulty was just perfect for me, it was not very easy but not very difficult also, and the view from the top is definitely worth it!! Riccardo always answered my messeges and questions right away, and in the tour he explained alot of things to me and offered me a delicious coffee with cake.. Heidi is very nice! I am usually not very comfortable with dogs but Riccardo made sure to introduce us and she is really sweet and discipline, so Heidi and I became friends very fast!! :) If you are around como, I highly recommend you to do this nice experience with Riccardo! I came from Milano to como just for this tour, and it's easily accessible with trains!
It was a really interesting walk with Riccardo and Heidi away from touritic Como. The level of difficulty was just perfect for me, it was not very easy but not very difficult also,…
Ciara
February 2020
Very beautiful location and experience. Heidi was a very kind and gentle dog and Riccardo was very welcoming and easy to get along with. The walk was very nice and for a good amount of time. Riccardo even brought coffee and tea and biscuits with him as the bar was closed during the off-season which was very thoughtful of him.
Very beautiful location and experience. Heidi was a very kind and gentle dog and Riccardo was very welcoming and easy to get along with. The walk was very nice and for a good amoun…
Frederic
December 2019
Very nice walk with Riccardo and Pipi! Riccardo is a professional and introduced us to the region through a great walk in the woods with no one else around! We also had a great moment on top of the mountain with a coffee + cake and a great view in a local place we could never have found by ourselves! Grazie Riccardo, we'll definitely contact you again for a new walk if we're ever back around!
Very nice walk with Riccardo and Pipi! Riccardo is a professional and introduced us to the region through a great walk in the woods with no one else around! We also had a great mom…

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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 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hiking shoes

Water bottle