Italian Lakes Walking Adventure 20 – 26 June’25

7 Day Italian Lakes Walking Adventure Tour with Linda Kriel
20 – 26 June 2025

Join Linda Kriel in collaboration with Walkabout Italy on a spectacular Italian Lakes walking tour, that will take your breath away.

Dr. Gianni, the expert tour guide and organiser from Italy has designed a tour that showcases the best of the Italian Lakes: Lake Como; Lake Maggiore; Borromean Islands and Lake Orta. You will explore charming villages, taste delicious local food, and learn about the rich culture and history of this stunning region. You will also avoid the tourist traps and discover hidden treasures that only locals know about. This is not just a tour, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget.

Book early to avoid disappointment. Limited spaces available.


Date: 20 – 26 June 2025

Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

Group size: max 22 people

Hotel rating: 4 Star

Closest airport: Milan (MXP)

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Cost: 3590 Euro per person sharing.

  • 290 Euro extra for a single room.
  • Deposit 300 Euro.
  • Balance is due 95 days ahead of trip beginning date.
  • You can pay in instalments.
  • Discount for customers who’ve walked with Linda in Italy before (ask Gianni about it!)
  • Solo traveller? If  you are a solo traveller and you don’t want to pay the single supplement we can try to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender to share the room, according to availability. If we cannot find a travel companion to share the room with you we will ask you to pay the single supplement.

Bring a friend, your partner, or a group, or come alone and make new friends!

  • Linda Kriel, Fitness Expert and TV presenter from South Africa will join you on the walk together with her husband Dr Adriaan and a local Italian tour guide who will be leading the tour.
  • The additional exercises by Linda is totally optional.


Comments from our previous Italian walk:

“This was definitely one of the best trips I have ever taken!” – Lizelle Malan

“Most enjoyable! Wonderful combination of different things – good food, good wine, good company and good memories!” – Esme Hills

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How to book:

  • If you are interested, please send an email to dr Gianni:, and cc Linda Kriel:
  • Indicate how many guests and what type of room(s) you need (single room, double room with double bed, double room with single beds).
  • Reserve your place with a €300 deposit (credit card or bank transfer).
  • Sign the contract.
  • Balance is due 95 days ahead of tour beginning.

Last but not least, a note from dr Gianni: “I am going to follow you along the whole process from the booking to the trail (I am one of the guides). You can reach me anytime (email, WhattsApp, phone call).”


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Tour at a glance: By Dr Gianni Stangellini of Italy (guide and the tour organiser):

Introducing the Italian Lakes Walking Tour: Embark on a captivating Italian Lakes adventure with a meticulously crafted 7-day walking tour.
So easy to reach: 1 hours by train from the Milan airport!
Each day we walk between 3 to 7 km.
Begin in Como with a charming walking tour and delectable dinner. Traverse Lake Como by boat, exploring Bellagio and visiting Villa Melzi. Discover the picturesque villages of Varenna and Lenno, marveling at historic sites and enjoying scenic hikes.

On Lake Maggiore, In Stresa, explore the Borromean Islands, with visits to Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Bella.

Experience the natural beauty of Lake Orta, hiking its shores and exploring Isola di San Giulio. Indulge in wine tasting at Rovellotti Winery, a scenic hike to Molino del Sabbione, and gelato tasting at L’Agrifoglio Farm.

Conclude the journey with an aperitivo at La Palma. This immersive itinerary promises a blend of history, nature, and culinary delights, creating unforgettable memories along the stunning Italian Lakeshores.

An average day of the trip

On a typical day, you'll have the option to start with light stretches and exercises with Linda Kriel (optional 😁), followed by a morning hike/walk with your guide lasting about 3 hours. We then stop at a local restaurant or farmhouse for lunch (lasting approximately 1.5 hours), where you'll enjoy delicious local food and wines.

In the afternoon, there might be additional walking or a town stroll. Around 4:30 or 5:00 pm, your guide will accompany you back to the hotel. Before dinner, you'll have a couple of hours to rest.

Dinner will be served in a restaurant in town, easily reachable on foot. Local wine, our house vino della casa, is always included for lunch or dinner, but you're welcome to buy your own wine from the wine list if you prefer.

Walk rating: Difficulty of our daily walks are 2+ on a scale of 1 = easy to 5 = strenuous, BUT  we also cater for fitter individuals. Linda Kriel ensures those seeking more exercise are accommodated.

Daily Distance: 3 to 7 km

Walking Surfaces: Gentle with some uneven terrain

Daily Elevation: Up to 200 m. (650 feet)

Fitness level: You must be able to walk at an easy to moderate pace for about 3 hours. Fit people can walk fast and even take a jog, or do some exercises with Linda while waiting for the others to catch up.


  • 6 night stay at 4 starred hotels, with ensuite bathroom. All the hotels are conveniently located in the town historical centres. Two out of three hotels have a swimming pool. Book early and we will try to accommodate you in a room with a view.
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners. Local wine is always included with lunches and dinners. Vegetarian? Vegan? No problem!
  • Transportation along the tour. We also transport your luggage from hotel to hotel
  • Guides: 1 local Italian guide; Linda Kriel; Dr Adriaan
  • Optional: personal consultation with Linda about fitness and weight loss – during walks.
  • Stretching before and after walks, and optional toning exercises throughout the walk. Linda caters for ALL fitness levels.
  • Dr Adriaan can advise on health issues like cholesterol; diet; insulin resistance etc. He will be walking with the group.
  • Entrance tickets for all the special events and museum-villas.
  • Wine tasting at Cantina Rovellotti
  • All taxes

Excluding flights.

See you in Italy!

Linda Kriel

Dr Gianni Stanghellini (Walk About Italy)


If you must cancel your reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined according to the policy outlined below. The cancellation policies take into consideration the costs Walk About Italy incurs long before travellers ever depart.

Percentage charges are calculated on total trip cost.

Days Prior to Trip Start Cancellation fee:

95+ days €300 p/person (non-refundable administrative fee)

65-95 days 30%

35-65 days 60%

0-35 days 100%


Messages from previous walks in Italy with Linda:
  • "Thank you for such an enjoyable trip! I'll definitely be back for another walk with Linda and Gianni in Italy!" - Elsa Theron
  • "The most lovely walks, views and history! Great food! And such hospitality. An unforgettable trip!" - Inez
  • "I had the pleasure of meeting truly amazing people during this experience. We shared laughter, indulged in fantastic food and drinks, enjoyed beautiful walks, and even managed to incorporate exercise into it all! It was an absolute delight." - Heleen
  • "Wow... I'm absolutely blown away. This experience surpassed all my expectations. The laughter was contagious, and the delectable food and wine were simply divine. I'm already planning and saving up eagerly to join you again next year. Count me in!" - Anina
  • "This week gave me new insight into exercise and health. Linda showed us that you can be fit and healthy and still enjoy life. I am motivated after this to love and care for my body and to enjoy life. It was a honour to get to know you better, Linda.” -  Joanne
  • ”This tour was amazing! Everything was well organised, the food and wine was great. Unforgettable experience. I will definitely do another one with you! “ - Marli


The Hotels:

Timeless Charm by the Lake: Centrale Hotel Cernobbio

Refined Lakeside Retreat: Hotel Como, the Perfect Place to Explore the City and its Enchanting Lake

Elegance on the Lake: Regina Hotel Stresa, a Luxury Retreat with Panoramic Views




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