Lake Como is a paradise for hikers, but visiting with a guide will ensure you take in all the best viewpoints. This half-day small-group hike from Varenna follows the Sentiero del Viandante trail through scenic woodlands, olive groves, and mountain paths, including spectacular views over Lake Como.
Half-day guided hiking tour from Varenna on the Sentiero del Viandante trail
Enjoy magnificent views over Lake Como and the surrounding mountains
Moderate level hike suitable for participants of good fitness
Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience
Meet your local guide and small group of up to 15 people at Varenna train station in time for a 9am departure. After a short train ride (tickets included), arrive in Bellano, the starting point for your hike.
Follow your guide along the scenic Sentiero del Viandante (the ‘path of the wanderer) trail, an around 3-hour hike though chestnut woods and olive groves. As you trek along the mountainside trail — a historic mule path that once linked Lecco and Valtellina — stop to enjoy spectacular views over the mountains and Lake Como.
Your tour ends back in Varenna, a short walk from the train station.
Sentiero del Viandante
This 4 hour guided trekking will allow you to discover the “Sentiero del Viandante” (Wanderer Path), a panoramic mountainside mule path winding through chestnut woods and olive trees.
This path was the ancient way of connection between Lecco and Valtellina: starting from Abbadia and passing through the territories of Varenna and Dervio, the path reaches Colico, following the eastern shore of Lake Como at middle mountain level.
Mountain walking allows us to get to know both nature and ourselves. It allows us to take a timeout from the grey cement cities and enter into harmony with our surroundings, listening to the sounds and silence of nature, our thoughts and to share these sensations with our travel companions.
The Sentiero del Viandante is ideally divided into 3 or 4 stages: what we suggest is the Bellano - Varenna part, which is one of the most scenic ones. During this experience you will have the time to relax and savour some delicious local tastings: salame, cheeses, vegetables, accompanied with bread to finish with something sweet.
A professional guide will meet you in Varenna, where you will take the train to reach Bellano. You will then start your 3-hour hiking back to the starting point in Varenna.