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“Must do when visiting lake Como”
Review of Hiking Como Lake

Hiking Como Lake
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Dongo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy walking, it would be a real shame to visit lake Como and not to do a good hike to get a proper breath of fresh air and enjoy the beautiful views. Now, why not do it with the nicest and the most professional guides out there - Francesca and Mario !
Usually they split the hikes depending on the area - Francesca does the south of the lake and Mario the north. We were meant to do ours with Francesca and had numerous email exchanges to prepare the hike but due to unforeseen circumstances on the day she could not make it and Mario stepped in on short notice.
Mario was absolutely fantastic - friendly, professional, knowledgeable about the region and other things (like plants). We spent a very pleasant half day, learnt a few things and enjoyed breathtaking views of lake Como from 3000 feet.
Highly recommended.

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smeralda1973, Proprietario at Hiking Como Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Wow Woitek, how beautiful words, many thanks, and also for your kindness, is a great pleasure lead people like you two to discover our beautiful territory.
Mario

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Francesca was a fantastic hiking guide!! She was very knowledgeable about the region and history, as well! We would highly recommend a hike with Francesca - it was a highlight of our trip in Italia!

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HIKING COMO LAK... M, Proprietario at Hiking Como Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Many thanks! :)

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Six of us at various hiking levels hiked with Francesca in October and all had a wonderful time. She planned the perfect day long hike, met us without a problem, on time and she was flexible to meet everyone's needs. She is tiny but packed a huge and delicious lunch for all of us, complete with linens and stainless cutlery. She was good natured and friendly and made everyone feel as if they had her full attention. A fabulous day as a result of her hard work and good cheer.

Thank tourist22903
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HIKING COMO LAK... M, Proprietario at Hiking Como Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Many thanks C. It was such a pleasure to guide you and your friends in the wonderful mountains that sourround my wonderful Lake: Lake Como.
I really love my job especially because I can meet such nice people like you and your friends, very polite and very nice with me.
I hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great trip to lake Como as birthday treat was made all the more special going on a hike in the hills of Como with the lovely Francesca!

If you enjoy being out in the great outdoors, taking in nature with an amazing vista (Italian word for view) lol... this is definitely an activity I would recommend with Francesca.

Francesca is very warm and friendly offering a great historic tour guide of the culture and pastures of Como.

You will discover an array of chestnuts, mushrooms, lovely gardens and terraces woven and hidden in an ascended maze like structure which is a testament to the architectural works of the people of the area. The land is rich with fruit, houses on the hills, ascending and descending pathways which lead to more wonderful views and some historic ruins.

Francesca is very considerate to people who may wish to take on the walk / hike at a leisurely pace. You will get plenty of breaks if required but also feel an overwhelming sense of achievement when you reach the peak of the ascent.

Francesca’s knowledge of the area, professionalism, personal touch and warming personality provide a signature blend to make this hike semi - perfecto!

Thank you Francesca!

Thank SDS19
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HIKING COMO LAK... M, Proprietario at Hiking Como Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

At first I would like really to thank you for your kidness, it was a pleasure stay with you.
Then, your words give to me such a sense of proud for the area where I live. Your words make me understood that the mission of Hiking Como Lake even this time get the center!
Really thank you !
Francesca

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I booked a family hike for my gang out of Verenna. Francesca was excellent. She read the crowd great. Took us to some fantastic views over the lake and packed the perfect picnic. I highly recommend Hiking Lake Como

Thank James T
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HIKING COMO LAK... M, Proprietario at Hiking Como Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Many thanks James, it was such a big pleasure to guide you in the area of Varanna.
I hope to see you again !
Big hug to all the family!

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