The ‘Viandante’ trail runs along Lake Como’s eastern branch for 45km, all the way from Abbadia (north of Lecco) to Colico. It can be done as a 3/4-day trek, or you can walk each leg of the trail independently, according to the time you have. The towns along the trail are well served by the railway system, so you can easily reach the trailhead of each leg of the journey. The Viandante trail takes you across old hamlets churches, woods, olive groves, castles, charming streams; the view over lake Como can be breathtaking. There are several B&Bs where you can stay along the journey.
First leg: Abbadia Lariana – Lierna
11 km, Walking Time: 3.30 hours. Altitude gain: + 390 meters
Second leg: Lierna-Varenna
10 km, Walking Time: 4.30 hours. Altitude gain:+ 580 metres (lower route), +732 m (higher route)
Third leg: Varenna – Bellano
9 km, Walking Time: 3.00 hours. Altitude gain: +300m
Fourth leg: Bellano – Dorio
7 km, Walking Time: 2.30 hours. Altitude gain: + 400 metres
Fifth leg: Dorio – Colico
11 km, Walking Time: 5.00 hours. Altitude gain: + 560 metres
Price: 20€ per person (minimum 6 participants)
For smaller groups we can arrange a fee.