17290
Italy
Hiking and Walking the Italian Lakes: Tranquil Waters at the Foot of the Alps
Dive into the local culture of Northern Italy on expert-led walks, exploring local cuisine, lakeside villages, medieval architecture and timeless Italian traditions.
Program No. 17290RJ
Length
12 days
Starts at
2,899
Flights start at
800
Getting There
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At a Glance

Northern Italy is ringed by a series of lakes whose blue waters and Mediterranean vegetation frame a vista of snowcapped peaks trimmed with olive and dark cypress trees and dotted with traditional villas clinging to the hillsides. On expert-led walks, discover the history, culture and architecture of these areas while learning about the geology, flora and fauna behind their unmatched natural beauty.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Walking 4-8 miles at a relaxed pace with frequent stops; up and downhill over uneven terrain, well-marked trails, roads, some valleys and meadows. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are required. Elevations up to 3,600 feet.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Expert-led walks take you along the shores of beautiful lakes and through charming villages.
  • Partake in aspects of local culture, such as learning to play the Italian game of bocce.
  • Learn to prepare authentic local cuisine during a hands-on cooking class.
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