Category: Where, When, How
Off-road trails and breathtaking views
Every day from July 1st to October 31st 2017
Enjoy a thrilling mountain bike ride along the winding paths of Mottarone above Lake Maggiore for stunning views with every turn of the road. You don’t need to be an expert cyclist. If you can cycle, and have strong hands to brake, then you will be fine!
The exact route taken will depend on the weather, and tours are adapted to take in the different colors of the seasons. But expect to see the gentle grassy slopes that divide Lake Maggiore from Lake Orta, and some of the most breathtaking views of the distant Alps.
Enjoy an uninterrupted panorama that takes in the Ligurian Apennines and Maritime Alps, as well as the Monte Rosa Massif and the high peaks of Switzerland across the Po Plain. Hikers head to … Read More »
In the saddle of an Italian icon
Everyday from July until October
The movie Roman Holiday evokes in the collective imagination, the most playful and romantic way to discover the Wonders of the Bel Paese.
Discover the enchanting Lake Orta starting from Lake Maggiore, where you’ll have an optional visit to the famous Umbrella Museum, before continuing with a fun route of winding roads, gentle slopes and lots of unexpected stops in nature.
You’ll travel through small villages: Armeno, Ameno, Gozzano (with the little church of Santa Maria di Luzzara dedicated to Maria’s nativity), San Maurizio d’ Opaglio (home of faucets), before reaching Pella, directly on Lake Orta. Park your Vespa and, after a pleasant walk along the lanes of Pella, reach Imbarcadero Restaurant for some lunch.
In the afternoon leave Pella by motorboat and reach Isola San Giulio. The island, widely known as the Reign of Silence, hides … Read More »
Fun on the water in an enchanting environment
Everyday from July to end September 2017
Lake Maggiore surrounded by mountains is always elegant particularly when the wind blows from the south or the north and moves the water. This is the reason why every week you can go out on the lake for a canoe-kayak excursion and discover this wonderful spot. You first learn how to stay on a canoe and how to paddle before departing on a 1-hour excursion on the Borromeo Gulf.
Heading out on the water, you learn about the dangers of the water and discover canoeing as a means of transport. All this is possible in the unique environment of the Borromeo Gulf, where nature creates wonderful landscapes to be discovered. Here you can relax and enjoy the magnificent views.
This canoe course of 2 hours can be organized in … Read More »
Discovering the splendid Borromean Gulf
Everyday from March to October 22nd 2017
The Borromean Islands are the jewels of Lake Maggiore. The Isola Bella is the true diamond, created by a man madly in love in honor of his wife Isabella. The grandiose silhouette of the Baroque palace occupies the northern part of the island and contains priceless art treasures. When you exit the palace on the other side you might think you have travelled to Wonderland; the Italian garden laid out on ten terraces is the habitat of countless exotic plants whose beauty is enhanced by the white peacocks who live freely on the island. Then there is the Isola Madre, the larges of the Borromean Islands and the first one to be inhabitated. Here we find yet another palace, albeit slightly more discrete then the previous one, and a garden, … Read More »
Experience on the glacier
Departure at 9:00 a.m. ca. by cableway from Macugnaga to Mount Moro.From the mountain hut, you will start a guided walking tour (3 hours) with easier final crest to reach the summit of Seewijnen. Return to the hut for a snack based on local cold cuts and cheeses.
EXCURSION PRICE: € 198,00 per person min. 2 people
€ 148,00 per person min. 3 people
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“Ferrata” with guides
Departure at 9:00 a.m. ca. by cableway from Macugnaga to Mount Moro. From here you will start a 1 hour walk to reach the climbing route at 3.000 metres above sea level. The activity will take about an hour and half, climbing in safety on a protected route for a total elevation gain of 250 m on compact rock. Return to Mount Moro, where you will enjoy typical “Polenta e Spezzatino” (cornmeal porridge and beef stew).
EXCURSION PRICE: € 117,00 per person min. 2 people
€ 98,00 per person min. 3 people
€ 92,00 per person min. 4 people
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE EXCURSION:
Alpine guide, half-day
Lunch with Polenta e Spezzatino
Round-trip by Monte Moro cableway
Harness and helmet rental
WHAT TO BRING:
Boots or trekking shoes
1 guide for a maximum number … Read More »
A MUSICAL TOUR ON LAKE MAGGIORE /3 days and 2 nights
21st-23rd July 2017
“Tones on the stones” – the adventure of the Centovalli train, between Italy and Switzerland – and the discovery of the Borromean Islands.
1 st Day: Arrival and concert
Arrival at Lake Maggiore and accommodation in a 3* hotel, located on the Lake.
In the evening, departure for the village of Trontano, situated in the Ossola Valley; Arrival at the cave of Trontano, aperitif with local products and participation at one of the concerts of the famous “Tones on the Stones” music festival. Return and overnight-stay at the hotel.
2nd Day: Lake Maggiore Express
Departure from Stresa by the FFSS train to reach Domodossola, from where you will take the small train of the Centovalli to Locarno. During the journey, it is possible to make a stop in the Vigezzo Valley. In Santa … Read More »
BETWEEN ISLANDS AND MUSIC
2 days and 1 night
Weekend break on the lake for the magical festival “Tones on the stones”. What better occasion to discover Lake Maggiore and its beautiful islands.
1st day: Arrival and concert
Arrival at Lake Maggiore and accommodation in 3* hotel located in one of the lake towns.
In the evening, departure for the little town of Trontano, situated in the Ossola Valley. Aperitif with typical local products and participation at one of the concerts of the show “Tones on the stones”, which takes place in a serizzo stone quarry.
Overnight stay in the hotel.
2nd day: Borromean islands
After breakfast and check-out. Departure from Stresa by motorboat to visit the Isola Madre, the biggest of the three island, with its aristocratic villa and its majestic English garden, rich in plants and exotic flowers, in which beautiful peacocks, pheasants, parrots and other … Read More »
SPORT, ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE ON MOUNT ROSA
An alternative weekend dedicated to the eastern slopes of Mount Rosa, immersed in the nature and beauty of an ancient mountain village.
Day 1 – Arrival in the morning and check in at the hotel/apartment.
In the afternoon, guided tour of the Mountain and Contraband Museum, to discover the history of the peaks of the Mount Rosa.
The tour continues with a visit of the ancient Dorf, a small Walser village, where we find the old church and the old linden tree.
Dinner in a typical restaurant.
Day 2 - The day is dedicated to the discovery of Mount Rosa.
You will reach Alpe Bill from where you start for a panoramic walk to the Alpe Meccia and then to Sonobierg (about 2h, about 600m in altitude).
You will return to Staffa and will enjoy an excellent snack based … Read More »
A FLIGHT ON LAKE MAGGIORE / 3 days – 2 nights
Special offer from 29th April to 1st May
Lake and mountain will be the main features of this excursion.
We offer you a day on the majestic Borromean Islands with their beautiful and lush gardens, directly on the lakefront. In contrast, we have planned a “flight” with the Zipline over the Lake Maggiore, which will literally give you wings.
Day 1: Arrival in Stresa on Lake Maggiore
Arrival in Stresa on Lake Maggiore and accommodation in 3 star hotels. Free time and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Borromean Islands
After breakfast, visit of the Borromean Islands.
By motorboat from Stresa you will reach the beautiful Isola Bella with the splendid baroque palace and the Italian garden, where you will find elegant white peacocks just waiting to be photographed!
Possibility to … Read More »