Tofino Expeditions

Celebrating 35 Years of Award Winning Sea Kayaking Tours


Paddling the pristine, protected waters of the Italian Lake district is an unforgettable experience. The paddler enjoys a unique perspective on the Lakes’ powerful blend of dramatic scenery, fairytale villages, and opulent lakeside villas. Conditions are ideal with typically mild weather and swimmable, warm water. The paddling routes on this trip are remarkably diverse, combining richly forested mountainsides, rugged cliffs, and remote islands.
Mirror-smooth lakes surrounded by soaring, snowcapped peaks provide a setting reminiscent of the Norwegian Fjords, yet with a distinctly Mediterranean culture. Charming medieval villages are laced with narrow cobbled walkways that open out to small sun-splashed plazas. Along the lakeshores, opulent villas with lush, manicured gardens invoke the luxury of ages past. Throughout history, the beauty of the lakes has inspired musicians, artists, and writers including Wagner, Verdi, Da Vinci, Cristo, Hemmingway and Virgil.
Starting at
$4990 USD
Per Person

Trip Highlights

  • Unmatched Scenery
  • Kayaking Paradise
  • Cuisine of the Lakes

Tofino Expeditions

Celebrating 35 Years of Award Winning Sea Kayaking Tours

Quick Facts


  • Kayaking


  • Sea Kayaking & Touring


  • Paddling Trip


  • Big Lakes


  • Europe


  • 9 Days


  • Lodge or Resort-Based


  • Yes


  • Custom

Special Interest

  • Photography

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging


Meeting Place


Milan, Italy

We paddle three lakes on this trip beginning with Lago Como. We set off to Lago Lugano in the Italian region of Switzerland. We then drive back into Italy and the shores of majestic Lago Maggiore, the second biggest lake in the country.

Day 1:

Avoiding Milan’s notoriously bad traffic we will head directly to the first of the three lakes on this trip, Lago Como. Skirting the city of Como that is world famous for its silks we will continue up the western shore of the lake to our launch place at the village of Laglio.

Dates & Packages

Kayaking the Italian Lake District

All accommodations from day 1 through day 9 as specified in Itinerary. All meals from day 1 through day 9 as specified in Itinerary. Airport transfer on the last day of scheduled itinerary, Ground transportation and park/attraction fees. Expedition sea kayaks and equipment including PFD's and dry bags. Group safety equipment including medical kit, radios, cell and satellite phones. Support van and luggage transfers.

What Guests Are Saying

Kayaking the Lake District was stunningly beautiful and serene. The equipment was top-notch, the guiding superb and the food amazing. Thanks for another great Tofino Italy trip!

- Natalie C., VT
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