Sports and Leisure Activities

Lake Como and its surrounding area offers an abundance of sport & leisure opportunities. Golf courses, superb tennis facilities, squash courts, water skiing, diving, float planes, fishing, sailing and of course winter skiing in the mountains.


Lake Como is the ideal location for taking a sailing holiday or break. Dingy sailing is very popular and there are often regattas and sailing championships.



Not as popular but many of the local hotels have squash courts. Check out the accommodation pages for more information.



The Italians are passionate about their tennis and the sport provides for many famous names. The hotels in and around Como often have tennis courts. Check out the accommodation section but these hotels have courts:



Lake Como area is superb for hiking holidays or just the occasional days walking.  You will be able to enjoy plenty of picturesque moments as you turn corners and are greeted with scenes of azure waters, hillsides dashed with olive groves and mulberry trees and splendiferous villas.



Lake Como has several golf courses which can be easily reached by car.  The closest of these is an 18 hole, par 70 course in Menaggio.


Local Snow Skiing

You are not going t be doing any skiing close to Como, but within an hour or two you can be in the Alps or Dolomites. Across the Border and one hours drive away in the Canton of Ticino is day skiing at Bellinzona.


International Skiing

Madesimo is in the Province of Sondrio and about 110KM north of Milan and borders Switzerland. It is about and hours easy drive from Menaggio or Varenna on Lake Como. Bergamo is the closest airport and used most frequently.


Water Skiing

Lake Como is the ideal location for all water sports including waterskiing.



Cycling trails  around the basin of Lake Como  are simply stunning around twilight, or even better, dawn. Ask around and find  the Diga Piero Foranea Caldirola route; mountain backdrops and lakeside wonders.


Other water sports available on the lake

Canoeing & Kayaking

Lake Como is the ideal location for all water sports including Canoeing and Kayaking.

kayaking-918464_960_720Helicopter  Tours

Enjoy an excursion that brings you above lake Como on board your very own private chartered helicopter. You will fly above the lake and the terrain around the lake.