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Fun & Adventurous Activities

on Lake Maggiore!

Mountain Biking
on Mount Mottarone

Let yourself be impressed by the amazing landscapes of Mount Mottarone, also called the "mountain of 7 lakes"!

With a panoramic cable car ride from Stresa you will reach the top of Mount Mottarone. Accompanied by a professional mountain bike guide you will pass through dirt paths in the woods and Alpine pastures with breathtaking views, until you once again reach the lake front in Stresa.

 

WHEN: from 1st March until 31th October

WHERE: meeting with the guide at Stresa Bike Rental,  Via De Martini, 34, Stresa

DURATION: about 3 hours 

COST: € 123,00 per person (minimum 2 people)

WHAT'S INCLUDED: half day E-Bike rental and helmet, mountain bike guide, one way cable car ticket Stresa-Mottarone.

Canyoning in the Ossola Valley

Feel the adrenaline of jumping into an Alpine canyon surrounded by unspoilt nature! The activity is organised in the Ossola Valley, about 30 minutes drive from Stresa/Baveno. Equipped with a wetsuit, helmet and harness the participants descend through streams, natural pools and water slides, accompanied in total safety by an expert alpine guide! 

 

WHEN: from April to October, depending on the weather conditions

WHERE: transfer from Stresa/Baveno to Ossola Valley

WHAT TO BRING: swimsuit (to be worn under clothes), towel, sneakers which can get wet (no rock shoes)

DURATION: about 4 hours (2 hours in water)

COST: € 70,00 per person (minimum 2 people)

WHAT'S INCLUDED: transfer from Stresa/Baveno to Ossola Valley, necessary equipment rental, alpine guide support, AMI insurance.

Vespa tour to Lake Orta

Discover the beauties of the most romantic and picturesque lake of Italy, in saddle of an Italian legend:  “The Vespa”!

Starting from Lake Maggiore you will reach Lake Orta, admiring amazing landscapes and travelling through small villages. Park your Vespa in Pella and, after a pleasant walk, enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant overlooking the lake. In the afternoon leave Pella by motorboat and reach San Giulio's Island, also known as the "Island of Silence". Then continue your trip by motorboat to the medieval village of Orta. After a visit of the village go back across the lake to Pella, where your Vespa will still be waiting and drive back to Lake Maggiore.

 

WHEN: from June to October

WHERE: departure from Sapori d'Italia Travel Agency, Stresa, Via de Martini, 35

DURATION: full day

COST: € 106,00 per person (minimum 2 people)

WHAT'S INCLUDED: “Vespa” motorbike (125cc) day rental, helmet, vehicle’s insurance RC, all motorboat transfers, 3 courses lunch in Pella (drinks NOT included), AMI-insurance.

 

For people coming from a different country than Europe: international driving license required.

Exciting Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata are routes equipped with metal cables, steps and sometimes suspended bridges. With the help of a certified equipment, provided by an alpine guide, including harness, ferrata-set and helmet, you will be allowed to climb the mountains of Lake Maggiore enjoying an incredible landscape!

A climb of about 3 hours and 30 minutes above Baveno, surrounded by a wonderful panorama on the Borromean Gulf and its Islands.

 

WHEN: from March to October, depending on the weather conditions

WHERE: transfer from Stresa/Baveno to "Via ferrata del Picasass"

WHAT TO BRING: trekking shoes

DURATION: about 4 hours 

COST: € 70,00 per person (minimum 2 people)

WHAT'S INCLUDED: activity equipment, expert alpine guide support, AMI insurance, transfer from Stresa/Baveno to Via Ferrata

Trekking around   
Mount Mottarone

Accompanied by a naturalistic guide you will have the opportunity to walk on the Mount of Lake Maggiore, admiring an amazing panorama on seven different lakes, Monte Rosa chain, the Swiss and Italian Alps and the Po Valley!

With a panoramic cable ride from Stresa you will reach the top of the Mount for a 2 hours and a half walking experience.

Then you'll return to Stresa with the cable car.

WHEN: from 1st March to 31th October

WHERE: departure and meeting with the guide in Stresa, Piazzale Lido

DURATION: about 4 hours 

COST: € 105,00 per person (minimum 2 people)

WHAT'S INCLUDED: naturalistic guide, cable car ticket Stresa-Mottarone-Stresa, rucksack with1/2 water bottle and snack, AMI insurance

Visit of the "Isole Borromee"

A day to discover the beauties of Lake Maggiore! Starting from Stresa, with a motorboat cruise, you will reach Isola Madre, for a visit of the palace and garden. Its particular botanical garden is famous for the blossoming of camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas as well as wisterias. Then you will move to Isola Superiore dei Pescatori, that owes its name to the occupation of its inhabitants. After a walk through its narrow alleys, you will take the boat to reach Isola Bella.
Stop and relax at RistoLounge Elvezia to enjoy an
Italian aperitif with a fantastic view! Then in the afternoon visit of its baroque palace and Italian gardens with ten terraces overlooking the lake. 

WHEN: from 20th March to 1st November

WHERE: departure from Piazza Marconi, Stresa

DURATION: full day

COST: € 51,00 per person 

WHAT'S INCLUDED: motorboat transfer from Stresa to the Islands and back (private boat shared with other people), entrance ticket to Palace and Gardens of Isola Madre, entrance ticket to Palace and Gardens of Isola Bella, apertitif at RistoLounge Elvezia on Isola Bella

Kayak on Lake Maggiore

In a unique environment, such as the Borromean Gulf, where nature creates beautiful landscapes, kayak is definitely the ideal means of transport! Everybody can try this sport, even beginners, with a short lesson of 90 minutes they will be able to paddle! Experts could adventure a little bit more! 

WHEN: from March to October

WHERE: Cannottieri Intra, via Ticino 4, Intra (possibility to organize a transfer from Stresa/Baveno to Verbania)

DURATION: about 2 hours 

COST: € 35,00 per person (minimum 2 people)

WHAT'S INCLUDED: kayak instructor for 90 minutes lesson, kayak-renting, lifejacket and AMI insurance

Lago Maggiore Express

An unforgettable journey between Italy and Switzerland!

Departure from Stresa to Domodossola by train. In Domodossola the adventure will start with a beautiful train journey on the "Centovalli Train”. Crossing Vigezzo Valley and Centovalli, where meadows alternate with daring bridges, vineyards, chestnut forests and villages clinging to mountain slopes, you will reach the swiss lake shore, in Locarno. Possibility to stop in Vigezzo Valley to visit S. Maria Maggiore (and the Chimney Sweepers’ Museum) or Re, with the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Blood. Then from Locarno, a boat will take you along the coast to the Borromean Gulf and back to Stresa.

 

WHEN: from April to October

WHERE: departure from Stresa railway station

DURATION: full day

COST: € 34,00 per person 

WHAT'S INCLUDED: Lago Maggiore Express ticket (Domodossola- Stresa train, Centovalli train, boat ticket from Locarno to Stresa)