WONDERFUL VIEWS AMONG RICH VILLAS, HAMLETS AND CHURCHES
Tremezzina is the name of a country which has been including the villages of Tremezzo, Ossuccio, Mezzega e Lenno since 2014. It is mainly well known for treasures such as Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta, only to mention some and which we visited on different excursions: it is less known for its rocky walls and olive groves hiding small chapels, monasteries, hamlets, ancient noble villas.
An itinerary partly along the well-known Lake Como Greenway and partly on mountain paths sometimes rocky but never risky, which will amaze you because of the hamlets hiding important noble villas but also ancient rural houses where nativities have been installed and open to visitors.
Difference in altitude: 1148 feet
Distance: 6.8 miles
Max Altitude: 1460 feet above sea level
The itinerary starts at Villa Carlotta or Tremezzo pier (according to season) and runs up to San Martino Church where we can enjoy a wonderful view on Lake Como, Bellagio hills and the Lecco branch of the Lario. Grigna and Grignetta rocky mountains, our local highest peaks, can be seen in the background quite protecting hills descending to the lake shores.
The passage from the church to Rogaro plain, a stretch of cultivated fields in a particularly sunny and scenic place which is well-known among Star Wars fans, is the most demanding and rocky in the day requiring to be more careful.
Afterwards we will walk on easy and comfortable cobblestone paths at the foot of the rocky wall created by the alpine orogenesis, passing through ancient hamlets where ancient and noble villas, monasteries and rural houses can be found one near to the other, up to Mezzegra and its impressive church.
From here we will enjoy our last view on Lake Como and Grosgalli coast before descending back to Lenno pier.
Tasting lunch in a typical restaurant along the way.
Level of difficulty – MEDIUM
Terrain: mostly on cobblestone pedestrian paths and sometimes rocky mountain trails;
Attention points: some rocky paths requiring to be more careful
Itinerary suitable for adults and children/teens over 10 in good health conditions and used to walk in the mountains.
Dogs must be kept on a leash in order to respect any wild animal and other participants who could be afraid or annoyed. Please, prevent the Guide.
The excursions I lead also aim at supporting local economic activities and at living unique experiences closely in touch with and with respect to people and places.
That’s why they often include tasting experiences and/or chance to buy local products directly from producers, mainly small local activities working hard and with passion to keep traditions alive;
That’s why groups I accompany are usually small … in order to meet and live local people and enter their lives and the calmness of the place on tiptoes.
The Cape Town Declaration in 2002 recognises that Responsible Tourism takes a variety of forms, it is characterised by travel and tourism which:
- minimises negative economic, environmental and social impacts;
- generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities, improves working conditions and access to the industry;
- involves local people in decisions that affect their lives and life changes;
- makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage, to the maintenance of the world’s diversity;
- provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues;
- provide access for people with disabilities and the disadvantaged;
- is culturally sensitive, engenders respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence.
- 8.40am meeting point at Lenno pier.
- 9.00am boat to Villa Carlotta
- 9.15am excursion to San Martino back to Lenno pier; lunch along the way in a local and typical restaurant.
- 4.30/5pm back to Lenno pier.
ATTENTION: Programme and itinerary may vary according to trail and weather conditions to guarantee safety for trekkers and also according to boat schedule.
The excursion can be cancelled or postponed anytime by the Guide at her absolute discretion, in case safe and proper conditions cannot be guaranteed following bad weather conditions on the day of the excursion or on the previous days.
Any fee paid will be considered valid as a voucher on the next excursion, max validity 1 year, or refunded (foreign people only).
No refund is due in case of cancellation by the participant on the day before or on the same day of the excursion.
Adult: € 20.00;
Children and teens less than 12-year-old accompanied by an adult: € 12,00
Inclusions: Nature Guide fee accompanying the group – AIGAE LO639; liability insurance.
Exclusions: any lunch and break; any tasting; any entrance ticket; any transport to the meeting point; injury insurance for participants; any service not included in the item “inclusions”.
?? € parking in Lenno
€ 2,50 boat Lenno – villa Carlotta (adults)
€ ?? tasting lunch including marinated missoltini and/or perch fish rice , beverages and coffee.
Registration required within
2 days before the date of the excursion
on the chart or by contacting me directly: e-mail email@example.com and mobile +39 347 04 05 703.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 4
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 15
Minors must be accompanied by an adult holding responsible.
Participation to the excursions implies unconditioned acceptance of the rules available on my website www.trekandtaste.com.
INJURY INSURANCE FOR TREKKERS
Participation fee only includes liability insurance; no injury insurance coverage is provided to Participants to the excursion. It is advisable to take out a suitable injury insurance.
EIC Organization offer an annual injury insurance which can be activated by the Trip&Trek app and amounting to 10 euros per year, per person. The insurance is valid 1 year whenever you participate to an excursion with and AIGAE Guide. For more details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lenno is on the Como shores of Lake Como. Free or paying car parking lots.
Cars can be shared in Como, on request, where 2 train stations are connected to Milan.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Guide.
- Trekking shoes with gripping sole to walk safely on rocky paths;
- Backpack to carry personal belongings, spare clothing, and food and water supplies.
- Dress in layers according to the season (shirt, long-sleeved shirt, Fleece jacket or sweatshirt, rain and wind stopper jacket);
- Rain poncho in case of unstable weather.
Trekkers non adequately equipped will not be allowed to the excursion.
According to measures in force on the day of the excursion.