7 itineraries accessible with strollers on Lake Como
Stroller friendly walks on Lake Como
As promised, here are some ideas for walks that are also feasible with prams and pushchairs! You ask, I’ll find out, test (or have tested!) and write.
The walks with pram on Lake Como in the list below have all been done by a friend of mine, @valemarzu87, who I also thank for some of the photos you find in the article.
But let’s get straight to the point, here is the list!
1# Menaggio-Porlezza cycle-pedestrian path
But also vice versa.
In fact, I would even suggest parking in Grandola (a town halfway along the route, just above Menaggio) and choosing one of the two directions, i.e. descending towards Menaggio or walking towards Porlezza.
The reason is simple: although it is always a beautiful route to take, even by bicycle, starting from Menaggio you are forced, at a certain point, to cross the main road on a bend that is not very safe, especially if you have children and pushchairs.
Starting from Grandola, this inconvenience is avoided.
2# Lakeside walk from Tremezzo (Bolvedro) to Griante
A very easy walk along one of the most popular and famous stretches of lakeside promenade on the Lario. Ideal for an effortless walk, with all the necessary amenities (bars, restaurants, public toilets, benches, etc.).
3# Menaggio – Nobiallo
The advice is to leave your car in one of the car parks near the ferry in Menaggio, then reach the town square and continue along the lakefront. Once you have passed the Lido di Menaggio and the cemetery, continue along the pavement as far as the hamlet of Nobiallo, passing by the side of the climbing wall at the back of the first tunnel you come to.
Also this walk involves crossing the main road at one point.
In Nobiallo there is also a nice play area by the lake and a bar with an outdoor terrace. If you feel like continuing, you can walk for about 1 km more, following the road that runs behind a second tunnel.
4# Peglio – Livo – Crotto Dangri or Peglio – Santa Croce
We are in the middle of the Livo Valley, above Gravedona, a beautiful valley rich in points of interest and crossed by a completely carriageable road that winds through green meadows full of fragrant flowers.
The car is left in Peglio and from there there are several possibilities: you can reach the characteristic village of Livo (in about 20/25 minutes), you can continue to Crotto Dangri (in about 1 hour and 20 minutes), or at the crossroads before Livo, near the Church of Madonna del Gorghiglio (which you can see in the photo), you can turn right and reach the Church of Santa Croce (in 20/25 minutes)
I would add that the valley is very sunny and particularly hot in summer, but also has plenty of fountains and watering holes.
5# From Vercana to Trezzone
Another beautiful walk accessible with strollers, very scenic and perfect for a half day in the open air. From Domaso you reach Vercana and from there continue on foot, mostly on level ground, with a breathtaking view of the Upper Lake.
6# Breglia – Madonna di Breglia Church
A very short but pleasant walk!
Drive from Menaggio to Breglia. Then, from the parking area you walk for about 15 minutes direction Madonna di Breglia (very well signed)
Once you are at the foot of the church, to reach its square you have to climb a wide staircase of about twenty steps.
In Breglia there is also a nice playground and wide meadows where you can run around without danger.
For those who wish to extend the route, it is possible to leave the car in Plesio and walk up to Barna, following the carriageway, which has little traffic and is fairly flat except for a few short stretches.
7# Upper Lake cycle-pedestrian trail
The Upper Lake is renowned, among other things, for its splendid, kilometre-long lakeside promenades, which can be enjoyed on foot, by bicycle and, why not, with a pushchair!
Here there are some of my favorite stroller friendly walks on Lake Como
In particular, there are three stretches of cycle paths between the village of Cremia and… Val Chiavenna:
- from Cremia to Musso
- from Dongo to Gravedona
- Domaso-Sorico…and beyond!
So, now all you have to do is choose!
And if you want to suggest others, you can do so below in the comments.
Until next time!
Read also: 12 activities to do on Lake Como with kids
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