Hiking MODERATE

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GENEROSO PEAK – Day Hike – Level MODERATE

GENEROSO PEAK – Day Hike – Level MODERATE 2000 1333 TrekMI

Monte Generoso is the highest mountain in Val d’Intelvi, a valley that stretches from the italian little village of Argegno – located on the western branch of Lake Como – in direction of Switzerland. A peak overlooking Lake Lugano and that offers spectacular views over the surrounding valleys and mountains. Reaching Generoso Peak means crossing the border between Italy and Switzerland on foot. Just a few metres lower than the peak we find the highest station of the old fashion funicular that reaches Mount Generoso from Lake Lugano. Next to it the imposing structure of the “Stone Flower” restaurant stands magestically . Our itinerary developes on well-marked trails but sometimes narrow and exposed. Partecipants need to be confident on their feet.

BEST SEASON: may to october

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
8am to 6pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
1.5 hours – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE 
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
10 km/6.2 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
500 m/1,640 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
1.710 m/5,580 ft
LUNCH: 
bring your own packed lunch

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€90
/person

Contact us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide
– Tour organization
– Transportation to the trailhead (Carpooling)
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €35/car
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Day Hike

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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GRAN PARADISO NATIONAL PARK – 3 days Hike – Level MODERATE
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SANGUIGNO VALLEY – Day Hike – Level EASY or MEDIUM

SANGUIGNO VALLEY – Day Hike – Level EASY or MEDIUM 2000 1333 TrekMI

Val Sanguigno is the valley of water. An unspoiled natural paradise crossed in all its lenght by the stream of the same name which, gathering numerous tributaries, creates waterfalls and crystalline pools. A valley to go through without a precise destination, simply enjoying the hike and the luxuriance of nature, in one of the best environments that the Orobic mountains can offer. The valley is home to different types of vegetation, some of which are endemic to this area. Of particular interest are the peat bogs that carachterize the higher plateau which can be reached covering a difference in altitude of 600 metres (1,968 ft). Nestled half way along the valley the Gianpace Hut serves delicious traditional food.

BEST SEASON: end of june to october

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
7am to 6pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2 hours – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
– DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY
 – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
6 km/3.7 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
  480 m/1,575 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
1.400 m/4,595 ft
LUNCH: 
mountain hut
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE: 6 km/3.7 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:  620 m/2,034 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 1.550 m/5,085 ft
LUNCH: mountain hut or bring your own packed lunch

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€90
/person

Contact us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide
– Tour organization
– Transportation to the trailhead (Carpooling)
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €40/car
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Day Hike

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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SAN FRUTTUOSO FROM CAMOGLI – Day Hike – Level MODERATE

SAN FRUTTUOSO FROM CAMOGLI – Day Hike – Level MODERATE 2000 1333 TrekMI

As wonderful as a mirage, the Abbey of San Fruttuoso, dating back to the 10th century A.D., is the most secluded of all the highlights hidden in the Natural Park of Portofino. Accessible only by boat or via hiking trail on the Portofino peninsula, this enclave, with a small cove beach and a green-blue sea, has a get-away-from-it-all feel. Getting here on foot, crisscrossing the Portofino promontory along the splendid hiking trails, adds a unique taste of adventure to your experience and remains the most rewarding way to reach one of the most beautiful corners of the Italian Riviera. A day that includes a forest hike, pretty seaside villages, an ancient abbey, good food and a swim in the turquoise water of the Mediterranean Sea. All good ingredients for a perfect day and one you’ll remember forever!

BEST SEASON: march to november

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
6.30am to 7pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2.5 hours – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
12 km/7.5 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
  550 m/1,805 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
450 m/1,476 ft
LUNCH: 
bring your own packed lunch or restaurant (depending on season)

Price
Minimum 2 participants

Є90
/person

Contact us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide
– Tour organization
– Transportation to the trailhead (Carpooling)
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €80/car
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Day Hike

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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LAKE MAGGIORE – Day Hike – Level MODERATE

LAKE MAGGIORE – Day Hike – Level MODERATE 2000 1333 TrekMI

Mount Faiè is a privileged panoramic balcony over the Maggiore, Mergozzo and Orta lakes but also over the rugged mountains of the Val Grande National Park and the peaks of the Monte Rosa massif. Mount Faiè, albeit with its modest altitude, offers a spectacle as far as the eye can see. From the small rural village located at the end of the road that goes up from the lakes we set off in a splendid beech forest all the way to the top of the mountain. An itinerary that can be enjoyed also during the hottest months of july and august as it develops mostly in the shade. During the spring months it is possible to extend the itinerary to cover also the Vercio Hermitage, a place of peace and tranquillity famous for the blooming of the rhododendrons.

BEST SEASON: april to november

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
7am to 6pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
1h45 – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
8 km/4.9 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
  550 m/1,805 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
1.352 m/4,435 ft
LUNCH: 
bring your own packed lunch

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€90
/person

Contact us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide
– Tour organization
– Transportation to the trailhead (Carpooling)
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €60/car
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Day Hike

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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VAL GRANDE NATIONAL PARK – Day Hike – Level MODERATE

VAL GRANDE NATIONAL PARK – Day Hike – Level MODERATE 2000 1333 TrekMI

Corte Buè was one of the most populated pastures in the Val Grande National Park, the most extensive wilderness of both Italian and European Alps. Thousands of hectares of mountains abandoned by man that nature has been slowly reclaiming over the past fifty years. A treasure to be preserved, that holds the memories of an ancient world and remnants of the hard-working people who lived there nearly secluded until the last century. Dating back to the 14th century, Corte Buè was animated by nearly 100 people during the summer months and this went on until 1965. An idyllic place from which to admire the reliefs of the National Park, referred to as “The Last Paradise”.

BEST SEASON: april to november

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
7am to 6pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
1h45 – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
13 km/8 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
  620 m/2,034 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
1.100 m/3,608 ft
LUNCH: 
bring your own packed lunch

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€90
/person

Contact us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide
– Tour organization
– Transportation to the trailhead (Carpooling)
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €45/car
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Day Hike

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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GRAN PARADISO NATIONAL PARK – 3 days Hike – Level MODERATE

GRAN PARADISO NATIONAL PARK – 3 days Hike – Level MODERATE 2560 1920 TrekMI

There’s one place in Italy with the highest concentration of alpine ibex and alpine chamois. It’s called the Gran Paradiso National Park and is the “Grandpa” of all Italy’s protected areas, both in name and in fact. Gran Paradiso (the “Great Paradise”) was indeed the first one to be recognised as a National Park in 1922 and still today survives as a protected area for research and conservation of wildlife and alpine flora.

70,000 hectars of jagged mountains, extensive glaciers, larch trees and fir forests, lush alpine meadows and glistening glacial lakes divided between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions. An amazingly varied territory comprising five valleys that stretch around the Gran Paradiso Massif which is the only mountain over 4,000 meters entirely within the Italian border. A fascinating land, which for years has been the Royal Hunting Reserve of the italian former kings. Today instead, the perfect getaway for hiking and nature lovers seeking for peace and majestic views!

Our itinearary develops in the southern portion of the National Park – the one included in the region of Piedmont – using as a base the Savoia or Chivasso Hut. Rooms may be shared depending on availability. Shared bathrooms.

Day 1 – Jervis Hut and Nivolet Pass
We leave early the city of Milan heading towards the village of Ceresole Reale located in the Orco Valley (3h), our gate to the Gran Paradiso National Park. We start our day hiking to the Jervis Hut, set at the foot of the Levanne mountains, peaks of over 3.000 metres. Lunch in the mountain hut enjoying the traditional cusine. After getting back to the car we start the very scenic drive to the Nivolet Pass (2.651m/8,700ft) along one of the most spectacular mountain roads you could ever imagine. The scenery is stunning from start to finish. A winding road, one of a kind, that snakes at the side of two turquise and blue lakes in a picture perfect mountainscape. After crossin the pass we reach the hut that will be our home for the next two days.

Day 2 – Basei Pass
A day out exploring the westernmost part of the National Park and aiming at the Basei Pass (3.175m/10,400ft), a balcony overlooking the peaks and glaciers on the border with France. We start our hike reaching the higher meadows just above our hut and the crystal-clear water of Lake Leytà. From here we continue walking up on stony ground till the base of the Basei Peak (reaching the summit is optional). The landscape is lunar-like. A real spectacle for the eyes that can see as far as Mont Blanc and, of course, Gran Paradiso.

Day 3 – Lenyr Pass
From the hut we start hiking northbound in direction of beautiful Lake Rosset and from there again north all the way to the pass that marks the border between region Piedmont and Val d’Aosta. The Lenyr Pass takes the name from the adjacent pyramid-like mountain, Lenyr Peak. Down on the other side the view opens up to the green valleys of Val d’Aosta and Mont Blanc. Again a spectacular view in one of the most spectacular corners of Italy! Always keeping our eyes open and ready to spot some wildlife we start our descent planning to be back at the hut in time for lunch. In the afternoon we start our drive back to the city of Milan.

BEST SEASON: july to end of september, avoiding weekends

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE: 
Multi-Day Hiking Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
6.30am on day 1 to 8pm on day 3
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2.5 hours – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!

DAY 1
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
8 kms/4.9 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
620 m/2,034 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
2.250 m/7,381 ft
LUNCH: 
mountain hut
OVERNIGHT STAY: mountain hut

DAY 2
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
8 km/4.9 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
  650 m/2,132 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
3.175 m/10,416 ft
LUNCH: 
packed lunch
OVERNIGHT STAY: mountain hut

DAY 3
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
10,5 km/6.5 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 650 m/2,132 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
3.093 m/10,147 ft
LUNCH: 
mountain hut

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€295
/person

Contact us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide, guide’s board and lodging
– Tour organization
– Transportation to the trailhead (Carpooling)
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €70/car
– Overnight stay (€54/person in Half Board – drinks excluded)
– Food (lunch on day 1, 2 and 3)
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Hut to Hut Multi-day Trek

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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MAIRA VALLEY – 3 days Hike – Level MODERATE

MAIRA VALLEY – 3 days Hike – Level MODERATE 2560 1707 TrekMI

Val Maira is one of the most remote and peaceful of Italian valleys. So it is no surprise if most people have never heard of it. Yet Val Maira is absolutely stunning. A valley for connoisseurs who love dreamy landscapes, breathtaking views and authentic ancient traditions. A valley where not only sports enthusiasts, but also families with children can find plenty of options to enjoy. In short, there’s definitely more than one reason for you to visit!

Located in the Piedmont region, in the province of Cuneo and stretching towards the border with France, Val Maira is an open book of history and geology. An amazing land where Dolomites-like rugged peaks emerge as islands from the grasslands, remnants of the fascinating past of completely different sceneries.

Val Maira also means Occitan culture. The language, the architecture and the cuisine here are very unique. The inhabitants of the valley are taking good care of their important heritage and are always ready to share it with their new guests. Staying overnight in one of the traditional lodges and tasting some great local food is a must for the ones reaching from Milan. Something that no doubt will make your experience unforgettable.

Day 1 – Black Lake
We leave early the city of Milan heading towards Val Maira (4h). The drive is long but scenic, taking us across the wine regions of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato. Our first call is the little village of Pian Preit where we’re planning to have lunch and getting familiar with the traditional local cusine. In the afternoon we set off for an uphill hike to the Black Lake, nestled amongt beautiful mountains and at the edge of the tree line. In a distance we can admire the pyramid-perfect shape of the Monviso Mountain, reffered to as the “stone king”, the highest one in the area (3.841m/12,600ft). Overnight stay in a traditional lodge down in the valley (depending on availability at the moment of reservation).

Day 2 – Rocca La Meja
The mountain symbol of Val Maira is Rocca La Meja, a pyramidal shaped mountain mostly composed of dolostone, that stands out from the Meja-Gardetta green plateau. A vast land used as a high altitude pasture for the Piedmontese white cows, a breed of domestic cattle that originated in the region of Piedmont. Such an idyllic landscape! Our plan is to hike around the base of the mountain to the eastern face where a short trail takes us higher to its side, reaching a view point from where we can get get the best perspective of it. From here we can then retrace our steps back or extend the itinerary to complete the loop around the mountain. The second option is more demanding in terms of height difference and lenght. Overnight stay in a traditional lodge down in the valley (depending on availability at the moment of reservation).

Day 3 – Rocca Provenzale
We start early and by car we reach the little village of Chiappera, located at the very end of Val Maira. The town is dominated by the incredible spur of the Castello-Provenzale group – a paradise for climbers – which in fact represents its symbol. We start our excursion by reaching its slopes and, after crossing the Greguri Pass (2.317 m/7,601 ft), we continue hiking all the way around it. The landscape is magnificent. On the way back the path crosses enchanting meadows and get closer to the Stroppia waterfalls, the highest in Italy. The best month to observe them is june, when the water is more abundant. In the afternoon we start our drive back to the city of Milan (4h).

BEST SEASON: end of june to october

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE: 
Multi-Day Hiking Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
6.30am on day 1 to 8pm on day 3
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
3h45 – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!

DAY 1
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
8 kms/4.9 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
600 m/1,968 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
2.245 m/7,365 ft
LUNCH: 
mountain hut
OVERNIGHT STAY: mountain hut

DAY 2
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
10 km/6.2 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
  570 m/1,870 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
2.551 m/8,369 ft
LUNCH: 
packed lunch
OVERNIGHT STAY: mountain hut

DAY 3
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
11 km/6.8 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 660 m/2,165 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
2.310 m/7,580 ft
LUNCH: 
packed lunch

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€345
/person

Contact us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide, guide’s board and lodging
– Tour organization
– Transportation to the trailhead (Carpooling)
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €120/car
– Overnight stay (starting from €55/person per night depending on the standard chosen)
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Day Hike

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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LITTLE YOSEMITE – Day Hike – Level EASY or MODERATE

LITTLE YOSEMITE – Day Hike – Level EASY or MODERATE 2000 1333 TrekMI

Declared a Natural Reserve in 2009 and today the largest one in the Lombardy Region, Val di Mello lies 130 kms (80 mi) north of Milan, on the border with Switzerland. Val di Mello gets its namesake (Italian Little Yosemite) for features resembling some of the majestic formations found in California’s Yosemite Valley: imposing walls and domes of polished granite rock modelled by glaciation, streams, pools and waterfalls of crystal-clear icy water. A scenic background for the valley’s lush mountain meadows of exceptional natural beauty!

Val di Mello has been attracting climbers and bouldering practitioners from all over Europe and continues to be a “mecca” for adventure lovers. Also a magical place for hikers and families looking for both fun and time to relax. From the nearest village (easily accessible by car) is an easy hike along the river up to the most spectacular pools where one can spend the day swimming or relaxing by the water. Here you can find a variety of mountain huts serving delicious traditional food.

For hikers who want a little more challenge and even more spectacular views, the ascent to the higher meadows is highly recommended. A good option to consider for a more immersive experience of this amazing valley. Not giving up an opportunity for a dip in the water or tasting some delicious local food on the way down!

BEST SEASON: june to november

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
7am to 6.30pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2 hour – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
– DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE: 10 km/6.2 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 300 m/984 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 1.200 m/3,973 ft
LUNCH: mountan hut
– DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE: 16 km/9.9 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 700 m/2,296 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 1.550 m/5,085 ft
LUNCH: bring your pwn packed lunch

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€90
/person

Contact Us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide
– Tour organization
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €45/car
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Day Hike

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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BARBUSTEL HUT AND LAKES – Day Hike – Level MODERATE or DEMANDING

BARBUSTEL HUT AND LAKES – Day Hike – Level MODERATE or DEMANDING 2560 1920 TrekMI

Immersed in the pristine nature of Mont Avic Natural Park, Barbustel Hut serves as a base for exploring the infinite collection of alpine lakes in the surrounding areas. White Lake, Black Lake, Big Lake and so on, all different from one another and all picture perfect! From here, in a distance, we can enjoy wonderful views of the higher snow-capped mountains, including Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa Massif and Dent d’Herens, all of them on the border with Switzerland. The hike towards Barbustel Hut is Level Medium, suitable for people who have a basic fitness level. If you want more challenge and see more lakes we can hike higher. In that case it becomes Level Demanding.

BEST SEASON: july to end of september

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
7.30am to 6.30pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2 hour – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
– DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE: 7,5 km/4.6 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 550 m/1,804 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 2.154 m/7,066 ft
LUNCH: mountan hut
– DIFFICULTY LEVEL: DEMANDING – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE: 15 km/9.3 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 1.160 m/3,805 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 2.560 m/8,398 ft
LUNCH: bring your own packed lunch

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€90
/person

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*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide
– Tour organization
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €70/car
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Day Hike

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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WAYFARER’S PATH – Day Hike – Level EASY, MODERATE or DEMANDING

WAYFARER’S PATH – Day Hike – Level EASY, MODERATE or DEMANDING 2000 1333 TrekMI

Half-way up the hills on the Eastern side of Lake Como, a series of ancient cobblestone paths and mule trails connect charming little shoreline villages to the higher altitude pristine meadows. Where they merge, a longer trail begins known today as the Wayfarer’s Path (“Sentiero del Viandante” in Italian). Over the centuries, this well traveled trail was used by wayfarers, pilgrims and traders heading to the planes and the higher alpine passes. This path overlooks spectacular views of Lake Como featuring olive tree plantations along the shore as well as chestnut, oak, and spruce forests higher up on the mountain sides. While immersing ourselves into this lush natural region we’ll explore the less-touristy side of this spectacular lake. The whole path is 45 kms long (28 miles) and it takes four days to cover it all. We are opting only for a one day hike, but it will be enough to experience the most beautiful and panoramic section of the trail. Keeping the little picture-perfect village of Varenna as our focal point, we can choose between three different levels of hiking difficulty:

  • Easy: from Varenna to Bellano, including a visit to the gorge of Bellano (optional)
  • Moderate: from Lierna to Varenna (lower route)  
  • Demanding: from Lierna to Varenna (higher route) 

In all three cases the transportation from/to Milan will be organized by train. 

BEST SEASON: Year round for Level EASY, march to november for Levels MEDIUM and DEMANDING

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGHT:
8am to 6pm
TRAIN RIDE FROM MILAN:
1 hour – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
– DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
5 km/3 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
200 m/650 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
350 m/1,150 ft
LUNCH:
restaurant
– DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE: 7 km/4.5 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 580 m/1,900 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 800 m/2,65o ft
LUNCH: bring your own packed lunch
– DIFFICULTY LEVEL: DEMANDING – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE: 11 km/7 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 880 m/2,900 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 992 m/3,250 ft
LUNCH: bring your own packed lunch

Price
Minimum 2 partecipants*

€90
/person

Contact us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide
– Tour organization
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Train tickets (€13,5 round trip)
– Entry Tickets (if any) – €5 for the Gorge of Bellano
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: A small day pack, water and comfortable running shoes for Level EASY. For Levels MEDIUM and DEMANDING please check the list of Things to Bring on a Day Hike

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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