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Lake Como Improver Weekend

Our “Swiss Lakes Tours” are aimed at paddlers who have tried it before and who want to explore some of the most beautiful corners of Switzerland whilst further developing your skills.  This trip is just over the border from Ticino and is one of the most famous lakes in Europe with Italian charm, pretty villages and a unique microclimate.

Description

Regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Como is also the deepest in Western and Central Europe.  Throughout history it's welcome and been home to the rich and famous and has a unique cultural heritage with famous villas and pretty villas dotting the lake.  Combined with the general Italian charm, beautiful mountain views, this weekend really gets far away from day to day life as we explore the area.

Based from the campsite in Menaggio, where you can choose to camp or rent a bungalow, the weekend runs day trips around this beautiful part of the lake, with the possibility to visit Bellagio, Lenno, Ossucio and Varenna.

As with all our tours, we also take the opportunity to help develop your skills, improving your forward paddling technique and manoeuvrability in your kayak. These trips are our improver courses built into a journey and we aim to help you become a stronger paddler, as well as exploring a new area and enjoying a great weekend away.

Pre-requisites

Some paddling experience or completion of one of our beginner courses

Meeting Point

SBB/FFS Lugano 7:20pm
Otherwise Menaggio Friday evening or Saturday morning (May mean renting a car - we can try to arrange a car pool upon booking)

Accommodation

Meeting on the Friday night, we spend two nights camping by the lakeside Camping Europa, in Menaggio. There is also a possibility of renting a bungalow for the weekend. Reservations for Camping or bungalows can be made directly with the campsite and are not included in the tour price.

When

Our current availability can be seen through the “book now” button. If you can’t find your dates, please write and we’ll do what we can to fit you in.

Weather

Please note that our courses and tours run in all weather that is safe for us to paddle in. Often the weather is better than predicted and part of the charm of our sport is experiencing nature with all its faces and even on a rainy day, the views and atmosphere can be beautiful and dramatic. We pride ourselves on having top quality equipment, including Palm longjohn wetsuits and high end paddle jackets to ensure you’re warm and happy whatever the weather. If conditions are unsafe to paddle in we will notify with as much notice as we can.

Insurance

Please note that bookings are subject to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy. We recommend that you have an insurance policy to cover the course costs in case of illness or medical problems. Swiss residents can purchase annual AXA cancellation insurance at the time of booking.

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