What to do around

We suggest:

For all activity around the lake the website Cuorevede tra i due laghi” offer the best selection and updated list of events.

Other activity:

Beaches and Swimming: You can swim at Miami at the south end of the lake their web site is www.spiaggiamiami.com. You can also swim at the Lido di Gozzano at the south end of the lake, and at Lagna Beach on the west side, near Pella, and at many other places around Lake Orta.

Hiking is possible in many (many) location around the lake. There are lots of ancient path open safe and easy to follow. An impressive viewpoint is Monte Mottarone (5 km) where you cab enjoy a view which goes from the Orta lake to lago Maggiore and the Alpsi; in the winter area there is the possibility to go skiing, or head towards lago Maggiore at a distance of roughly 20 km.

Sailing: Available at circolo della vela di Imolo

Monte Mottarone (15 km from Miasino) has a spectacular view from Orta lake to lago Maggiore and the Alps, in the winter area there is the possibility to go skiing.

Lake Orta is also superb for cycling and horse riding, in Miasino you can take lessons (in English) or do trekking at the Fattoria del Pino. There are also stables at Invorio and Monte Oro. There are many roads for cyclist of any level.

Hotspring: reach Premia in 50 minutes driving from Miasino for an exclusive experience of spring water open air: www.premiaterme.com

White Water Rafting. You can do rafting and kayaking and more at Balmuccia, in the Val Sesia (the Sesia is next major river valley to the west of Lake Orta). To get there, from Pogno (on the west side of Lake Orta) take the Cremosina pass, then descend to the valley and drive through Varallo Sesia. For more details see web site www.monrosarafting.it/en

Poetry and Music The Poetry on the Lake festival is held in late September every year in and around Orta San Giulio and neighbouring villages. The Patron of Poetry on the Lake is the British Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Full details on the festival web site www.poetryonthelake.org