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    Torno/Montepiatto Tour

    Como - Torno - Piazzaga - Montepiatto - Torno
    • Panoramic guided trekking starting from Como area
    • Tasting of local delicacies 
    • Free time in Torno

    At a glance

    This 4 hour guided trekking (6 hours total including cruise and tasting time) will allow you to discover part of the “Strada Regia” a panoramic mountainside path winding through chestnut woods and characteristic villages, the ancient way of connection between Como and Bellagio.

     

    This itinerary can be further personalised for a fully made-to-measure experience and a different pick-up point can be agreed upon according to your needs!

    • Duration: 4 Hours
    • Operated Only Privately
    • Price: Upon Request
    • Length: 7 km / 4.35 mi
    • Altitude difference: 600m / 1968ft

    Departing

    Risk Free Booking

    • SHARED TOURS: 72h Free Cancellation & full refund
    • PRIVATE TOURS: Small 10% deposit asked at booking, 15 days free cancellation & 90% refund
    Itinerary

    Our professional hiking guide will meet you in Como in the town center.

    The tour starts with a 30-minutes ferry cruise of the lake to reach the beautiful village of Torno, where we will start our trekking through the charming village to reach the beginning of our trail that will lead us to the nice hamlet of Piazzaga with its crotto and chapel. We will cross valleys and villages admiring the fascinating Massi Avelli along the way: erratic rocks which have represented an interesting archeological mystery in the past, which has not been solved yet.

    ​The experience continues until reaching another enchanting hamlet: Monte Piatto. Here we will stop to re-fuel enjoying the view over the lake from the church Santa Elisabetta and taking photos of the curious “Pietra Pendula”, a huge boulder suspended on the apex of a limestone rock. An ideal location to savor a delicious local tasting: salame and cheeses, accompanied with bread. We decided to skip the wine, hope you do not mind!

    We will soon start our descent to Torno along a well-defined mule track.

    When back in Torno you will be free to decide whether to stop and enjoy lunch in one of the characteristic restaurants facing the lake or to get back to Como with our guide by ferry. In case you decide to stop, our guide will leave you your ferry tickets: ferries stop at the beautiful harbor-square every half hour.

    A pleasant cruise will take you back to Como or to the other villages you chose as your accommodation.

    Your photos
    Before you go

    What is included?

    • Professional English speaking hiking guide
    • Small pic nic with local salami, cheese and bread
    • Ferry tickets from Como to Torno and back

    What is not included?

    • Pick-up and drop-off from a different location is available upon request and quoted separately
    • Extra food & drinks and what is not explicitly included and detailed in the program must be paid separately​
    • Tips are not mandatory but very well appreciated by guides and drivers if you enjoyed their service
    • Souvenirs Our guides will be glad to point you to the best spots to buy local gifts

    What should I bring and know?

    • You need to be in good health and have an adequate level of fitness to take this tour: it is in the traveller’s own area of responsibility that they can cope with the requirements of taking an active tour with regard to their health (e.g. physical activity over a period of several hours).
    • Bring a Water Bottle, alternatively you can purchase one near the meeting point ​
    • Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes 
    • Sun hat and sun screen are strongly recommended in summer months
    • The tour runs rain or shine.​ If strong rain is forecast, we will be getting in touch in order to cancel or reschedule
    • While in Italy you should always carry an ID card with you. When taking a boat tour in particular, at least one person in the group must carry his/her passport or ID or a copy or a picture. If failing this requirement, boarding might be denied.
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • ​Not wheelchair accessible
    • No pets allowed
    • This tour is in English. Other languages are available upon request, please contact us

    What is your cancellation policy?

    • SHARED TOURS: full payment within 15 days before tour date. Full refund until 72 hours before departure time.
    • PRIVATE TOURS: 10% non-refundable service fee at confirmation. 90% payment 15 days before tour. Full refund (excluding service fee) until 15 days prior to tour/itinerary start. No refund thereafter.
    • No refunds if you do not turn up for the tour (no-show) (our tours start promptly, the guide shall not be able to linger)
    • ​If you need to reschedule your booked tour we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please contact us directly by email. In case we cannot meet your needs and you decide to cancel, no refund shall be given for tours that are cancelled with less than 72 hours notice in case of shared tours and 15 days in case of private tours. 
    • Tours and activities take place rain or shine. If one of our suppliers cancels (i.e. boat), we will do our best to propose an alternative solution. Full refunds will not be guaranteed in case the alternative is not accepted, as some services (i.e. guide, car) might still be due remuneration.
    • Some tours may require a fixed deposit in order to purchase tickets in advance. We will let you know case by case once we receive your request.
    •  A 4% credit card fee will be applied to cc payments. Credit card fees are not refundable.
    •  We encourage travel insurance for all trips.
    • Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions policy here

    Is the tour customizable?

    Yes! All our itineraries are samples, created to inspire and give options for a ready to book tour. But we love to design custom experiences for our clients.

    Whether you just have a special request for us or need a private, fully made-to-measure experience, let us know! We can design an itinerary just for you.

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