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
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.