Travelling with your dog at Lake Como
Bau—rhhhh-Faf! Oh sorry, wrong language!!
I was saying…..dogs loving travelling too, exploring new places and following us wherever we decide to go!
Lake Como is an excellent location for a holiday with your four-legged friend: green meadows, small cities, villas to visit, beaches, mountains, restaurants overlooking the lake and more. Lake Como offers many pet friendly beaches and several fenced dog areas besides to accommodation facilities, shops, restaurants and bars that welcome your pet.
Dogs are allowed to swim in the calm waters of Lake Como, it is reccommendable to take them to less frequented beaches. You can find such opportunities in high season in the Norther Area of Lake Como that has wider spaces, large beaches and outside areas. There is a nice lakeside promenade between Gravedona and Dongo where you can enjoying nice walks with your pet. Other options also around Colico, that has three free wide beaches and the Pian di Spagna .
In Varenna you can find the “Bau Bau Beach”, the only beach on Lake Como for dogs without a lead. Your furry friend is allowed on the main means of transport with you, but only under your strict control.
It is possible to take dogs or other pets on the boat or ferry, but need to be on a max.1,5m lead. It is advised to have a muzzle with you too. Small dogs can be boarded for free while you’ll need to get a ticket for medium-large dogs (there isn’t any any charge for fast service boats).
Generally dogs are allowed on trains. It is advised to take the muzzle just in case!
And last thing: remember to bring your dog passport!
Self-catering is much easier than hotels with dogs. So take a look at these in privately owned, dog-friendly holiday homes, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, making dog walking an absolute joy through lake as well as mountain walkways.
With a few clicks you can easily find the perfect holiday home or apartment for you and your dog.
Here are the top 5 dog-friendly apartments choosen by Vacanzelago:
Cozy stone cottage with stunning lake views located in a small hamlet at 700m above sea level and 8km away from Menaggio. Secluded and peaceful.
It’s the perfect solution for couples looking for a relaxing holiday retreat. It’s great for walkers too! Pets allowed.
Detached house with a beautiful garden surrounded by nature suitable for families with children, located close to the beach called La Punta and in front of the famous Natural Reserve of Pian di Spagna.
This holiday Villa has a perfect and quiet location great for lovely walks and cycling.
Detached villa with wonderful private garden of over 1000m, with barbecue area ideal for outdoor dining. Composed of two separate apartments, it is perfect for two families who want to spend their holidays together without renouncing to their privacy.
Particularly suitable for family stays with children and pets!
Stunning semi detached Villa on the ground floor with a nice covered porch furnished with table and chairs where you can spend relaxing moments, the garden is overlooking the bay of Lenno, located in the golfo of Venere, popular location in the center of Lake Como.
With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, it’s particularly recommended for couples and families.
Lovely Villa situated in walking distance from the center of Colico, from the lake front and from all services. It’s an ideal solution for families that are looking for a quiet place to spend the holidays but in the same time being close to the center of the village. The house has a private garden with terrace and a barbecue area.
Happy travels !