A hike up a real mountain, with incredible views of Lake Como
Explore Mt. San Primo, at 1680 m/5500 ft the tallest mountain in the so-called 'Triangle', the area between Lake Como's two lower branches. On a clear day, the view from the top is absolutely breathtaking!
While the climb has no technical difficulty, it is a fairly long and steep hike, which requires an adequate level of fitness and appropriate footwear (hiking boots or shoes).
We will drive North from Milan towards Lake Como, as far as Piano Rancio (elevation 965 m/3, 100 ft), a tiny resort in the forest above Bellagio (the drive takes approx. 1. 5 hours). From the trailhead, we will hike first through a beech forest, then through open pasture, all the way up to the summit of Mt. San Primo, at 1, 680 m/5, 500 ft. We will descend following an open ridge, with breathtaking views of the whole Lake Como at our feet. We will then drive back to Milan, arriving there in the late afternoon.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel in Milan, or at Milan's central train station.
End location: The tour ends at your hotel in Milan, or at Milan's central train station.
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
Total walking time approx. 5 hours
Small SUV (FIAT Sedici).
The car is air conditioned and can comfortably take up to 3 people (plus the driver).
Service of an English speaking, certified professional hiking guide.
Transportation from the agreed meeting place in Milan to Lake Como and back by private vehicle, incl. fuel and tolls.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euro - (per person) for snacks/drinks/gelato during the tour
Packed lunch, drinks.
I am licensed as a hiking guide and a tour leader. I am not a licensed tour guide.
This means that I can lead you on hiking trails and on any kind of tour, but cannot guide inside museums or historical monuments.