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Italian Lakes District

Northern Italy and the Lakes District is where architecture and culture work with the natural environment in perfect harmony.  Rising sharply out of some of the most stunning lakes in the world, the green slopes of the Italian Alps are dotted with century old villages that have to be seen to be believed. After a day sea kayaking on Lake Orta, find yourself in a quaint piazza sampling the local wine and cheese. Following a hike in the remote Valsesia region, ease back on the balcony of your room with the sound of the crystal clear Sesia river in the background and distant ring of village church bells that have sounded at the same time for over 500 years. An Active Adventures trip in the Italian Lakes District is more than a hiking & sea kayaking trip in Italy's northern jewel – it's a step back in time, an opportunity to take in the finer things of life and a lesson that life need not be so stressful.

  • Dolce Vita Italian Lakes District Adventure

    • 10 Days
    • US$4,499

    5.00 out of 5 (from 3 reviews)

    Dolce Vita

    The Italian Lakes District conjures up images of idyllic villages, cobbled piazzas, fine food and beautiful architecture, dramatically steep mountains and deep green forests set against a backdrop of blue waters. On this 10 day adventure you’ll explore both the iconic and lesser known areas of this region of Northern Italy, as well as the rarely visited Sesia Valley (Valsesia). With expert local guides, the culture, history, sights, sounds and tastes of Northern Italy will reveal themselves amidst a backdrop of some of the most stunning scenery on the planet. All experienced in typical Active style – you’ll hike through untouched villages, valleys and ridges of Valsesia at the foot of the Italian/Swiss Alps, sea kayak to quiet villages on Lakes Orta and Como, and embrace the relaxed pace of life, for which the Italians are renowned. For an espresso blend of glaciers, green meadows and forests; stunning lakes, villages and the finer things in life, the ‘Dolce Vita’ is an unforgettable trip.

Why travel with Active Adventures?

Legendary Kiwi Hospitality

Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.

Expert LOCAL Guides & Trip Leaders

We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

Everything is Included

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

A Sense of Achievement

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

Small Groups

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

Diverse Experiences

It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.

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