Head off on a non-group,self-guided walking holiday in the Italian Lakes, on which you walk either from one family-run hotel to the next while your luggage is transported, or from a single lakeside hotel. We provide you with our comprehensively researched route notes, leaving you free to explore at your own pace.
With new views at seemingly every turn, walking holidays in the Italian Lakes are a rewarding experience, enabling you to escape the crowds and gain a different perspective to that of most visitors. In the true spirit of a Slow holiday, break as often as you like to admire it all – you’re not part of a group, and have no luggage to carry (we take care of that, along with providing route notes and ensuring the arrangements run like clockwork), so don’t rush…
Which of the Italian lakes offers the best walking?
There’s a special enchantment to walking in the Italian Lakes. Which one promises the best walking is impossible to answer, as it depends on your preferences. Inntravel’s walking holidays in the Italian Lakes offer the choice of exploring from alluring Lake Orta to celebrated Lake Maggiore; of walking on the quiet side of Lake Garda; or of discovering tranquil Lake Iseo, a secret jewel.
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.
Choose a walking holiday in the Italian Lakes that’s right for you
Before you choose a walking holiday in the Italian Lakes, familiarise yourself with our grading system below. For a combination of sightseeing and gentle walking, Lake Garda is the best choice – the idyllic scenery and pretty villages lend themselves to leisurely discovery – while the walking routes in the woods, meadows and vineyards surrounding Lake Maggiore and Lake Iseo will satisfy those looking for slightly longer rambles.
Generally easy walking with few ascents / descents, but perhaps the occasional long day.
Easy-to-moderate walking with some ascents / descents, and occasional longer days.
Moderate walking on varied terrain, with some long days and regular ascents / descents.
Moderate-to-challenging walking on more rugged terrain with significant ascents / descents on most days. Compass skills may be required (check the individual holiday).
Challenging hikes, featuring long days with significant ascent / descent on challenging terrain. Compass skills may be required.
Choice of easier or harder routes, so that you can tailor most days to your requirements.
Walking holidays in the Italian Lakes, Inntravel style
We want your walking holiday in the Italian Lakes to be memorable, so we base all our holidays on three cornerstones which we think are essential to this: enchanting scenery; comfortable, genuinely welcoming hotels hand-picked by us; and regional cuisine.
Informative route notes
With an Inntravel route guide in your pocket you can be assured of choosing the right path and not missing the interesting sights along the way. Providing clear, current and comprehensive information, our route notes allow you to set your own walking pace, explore the unique features of the region, and take in local culture at your leisure.
The advantage of independence
With Inntravel, unlike travelling with a group, you can stay in charming small hotels and set your own timetable each day. You’re also free to choose a start date that suits you, to extend your holiday if you wish, and to decide how to travel and from where – we’re happy to handle plane, ferry or train bookings for you.
We’ve built up a wealth of experience since we started in 1984. Whether you’ve got a query or wish to book a holiday, you’ll deal with friendly experts who share a passion for travel and who have stayed in our featured hotels and walked our routes. They’ll be delighted to answer your questions and help you plan your perfect holiday.