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Activities lake Maggiore

Fun & Adventurous Activities
on Lake Maggiore!

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: Premosello Chiovenda

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: from €65,00 per person (minimum 2 people)

WHAT'S INCLUDED: necessary equipment rental, alpine guide support

*Activity according to conditions and current regulations 

Canyoning Val d'Ossola Piemonte
Lago d'Orta e Isola di San Giulio Vespa Tour

Vespa tour from Lake Maggiore
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: from €131,00 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), 


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

*Activity according to conditions and current regulations 

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: Baveno

WHAT TO BRING: trekking shoes

DURATION: about 4 hours 

COST: from €75,00 per person (minimum 2 people)

Euro 65,00 per person (from 3 people)

WHAT'S INCLUDED: activity equipment, expert alpine guide support

*Activity according to conditions and current regulations 

Via Ferrata lago Maggiore
Kayak lago Maggiore

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 

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

*Activity according to conditions and current regulations 


Visit of the "Isole Borromee"

Una giornata alla scoperta delle bellezze del Lago Maggiore! Partendo da Stresa si raggiunge in motoscafo l'Isola Madre, per una visita al palazzo e giardino. Il suo particolare giardino è famoso per la fioritura di Camelie, Rododendri, Azalee e Glicini.
Si procede poi per l'Isola dei Pescatori, che deve il nome ai suoi abitanti. Dopo una passeggiata fra gli stretti vicoli di questo caratteristico borgo la visita procede all'Isola Bella. Fermatevi e rilassatevi al Ristolounge Elvezia per un
aperitivo vista lago. Nel pomeriggio visita del palazzo barocco e dei giardini terrazzati dell'Isola. 


QUANDO: dal 20 marzo al 1 novembre

DOVE: partenza da Piazza Marconi, Stresa

DURATA: giornata intera

COSTO: a partire da €79,00 a persona 

COSA E' INCLUSO: trasferimenti in motoscafo da Stresa alle Isole e ritorno (motoscafo privato in condivisone), biglietto di entrata a palazzo e giardino dell'Isola Madre, biglietto di entrata a palazzo e giardino dell'Isola Bella, aperitivo al Ristolounge Elvezia sull'Isola Bella 

*Attività secondo regole e disposizioni vigenti


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.







*Activity according to conditions and current regulations 

Romantic dinner on Isola Bella

Ristolounge Elvezia is an historical restaurant on Isola Bella; it offers environments for different moments and beautiful terraces on the second floor with an unforgettable lake view. 

Live the unforgettable experience of an exclusive dinner on the island in the middle of the lake! In the evening Isola Bella becomes an intimate place for romantic dinners with a breathtaking view. Perfect for a special evening and to celebrate an important event.  Just take the chance!

WHERE: Ristolounge Elvezia, Isola Bella, Stresa

COST: € 55,00 per person 

WHAT'S INCLUDED: aperitif, 2-courses menu, dessert, drinks not included.

Contribution for round-trip boat transfer Stresa-Isola Bella to be paid on site. 

*Activity according to conditions and current regulations 


Hiking on the mountains
of Lake Maggiore

Are you searching for an activity to be in contact with nature and to relax in a quiet environment? Discover our hiking proposals!

An excursion in the Natural Park Valgrande, where wild nature mixes with beautiful landscapes and suggestive panoramas on the lakes! Or a pleasant walking to Montorfano, admiring the village of Mergozzo, on the clearest Italian lake, Cadorna line and its military fortresses, granite caves and amazing landcsapes! 


WHEN: from April to October

WHERE: departure and meeting with the guide to be agreed

DURATION: half day

COST: € 30,00 per person (minimum 4 people)

WHAT'S INCLUDED: Certified alpine guide

Possibility to organize trekking for experts in the Natural Park Alpe Devero-Veglia, in Formazza Valley and in Anzasca Valley, at the bottom and at the top of Monte Rosa with alpine guide support. Contact us for your tailor-made trekking!

*Activity according to conditions and current regulations 

*Conditions and current regulations

1. These proosals are subject to availability.
2 For the activity/excursion present yourself at the meeting at least 10 minutes before the time agreed, with a mask and hand gel.
3. For the safety of participants and guides, will not be accepted more than 8/10 people per excursion/activity. Participants will not be admitted without a reservation.
4. For the safety of participants and guides, people with body temperatures above 37.5 °and evident flu symptoms/breathing difficulties will not be accepted.
5. During the activity/excursion all participants must wear a mask and respect the social distancing measures. During sport activities is not required to wear a mask. 
6. Rates valid for 2020, based on a minimum of participants. 

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