The 'Sentiero del Viandante' (Wayfarer's Trail)


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Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for children over 14.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), French (advanced), Italian (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

A scenic trail along Lake Como Eastern shore

The 'Sentiero del Viandante' is a long distance trail that runs along the Eastern shore of Lake Como. It is about 45 km (28 mi. ) long.
This walking tour covers the most spectacular section of this trail, between the villages of Varenna and Dervio (about 12 km/8 mi. long).
The walking tour is technically easy. Good walking shoes are required.


We will take the 8. 20 train from Milan, arriving in Varenna at 9. 23. After a short walk on the village's scenic lakeside promenade (and perhaps a cup of coffee), we will start the walk along our trail, the so-called 'Sentiero del Viandante'. The initial bit is a tad steep, but easy; we will continue to the village of Bellano and beyond, through chestnut forest, meadows and olive trees, to eat our packed lunch at a scenic spot near an old church. Afterwards, we will continue on the trail until the village of Dervio. There are breathtaking views of the lake throughout the walk.
We will return to Milan from Dervio (dep. 15. 54, arriving 17. 40). Total walking time approx. 4. 5 hours, elevation gain/loss approx. 400 meters.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at Milan's Central train station at 8.00.

End location: The tour ends at Milan's central train station.

Duration: 9 hours 30 min.

Total walking time approx. 4.5 hours.


We will travel from Milan to Varenna and from Dervio back to Milan by train.
Transit time about 1 hour to reach Varenna, and 1.5 hours to return to Milan.

What’s Included

Other: Service of an English speaking, certified professional hiking guide.
Transportation from Milan to Lake Como and back by train.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euro - (per person) for snacks/drinks/gelato during the tour

What’s Extra

Other: Packed lunch, drinks.
Personal expenses.


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.

A Recent Review of this tour

This guided intermediate level hike on the East shore of Lake Como was spectacular! Exactly what I was hoping to achieve. Furio was so expert in his guide experience. The pre-planning communications were spot on. He assured the hike excursion pace was to my ability, provided terrific historical knowledge along our journey, and was a great partner in the experience during our 4 hour hike completed in style. I highly recommend Furio for travelers seeking all levels of Italy hiking excursions. Dynamite!
Robert G.

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