A trip out door near Milan is definitely what you would like to organize right now. Whether for the weekend, for a bridge or for a week, Milan offers many destinations for a trip out of the door. Sea, mountains, lakes, rivers just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the city… Just choose the type of location and leave!
Trip outside Milan In 1 hour by car
If you live in Milan the trips out of doors of the week end are one of those habits always indisputable. Whether it is only for Saturday and Sunday, for a bridge or for a longer period, every opportunity is good to get away from the city and take a refreshing breath of air taking a stroll or some sport in the nearby beautiful locations.
The time you have for your trip outside Milan is absolutely the first thing you need to consider when choosing your destination. In fact near Milan you can find anything, some places easily reachable in less than 1 hour, many others only in 2 or 3 hours.
If you have little time and want to take a trip out of the door in the day it is better to choose the nearest destinations, 1 or 2 hours away. If you have a whole weekend or more, then you can venture to the most distant destinations.
Tour outside Porta Milano: the nearest destinations
For a trip outside Milan there are some destinations that are only an hour away. Of course you must always remember that Milan is in the middle of the Po Valley and this is certainly not overable in an hour's drive. We exclude therefore to be able to reach in an hour destinations like the sea, the highest peaks or breathtaking panoramas. You will find quiet and flat places: lakes (small and large), woods, rivers and if you are lucky a couple of hills.
Below we list some of the places that you can easily reach in an hour or so for a trip out of the door from Milan to lakes, hills, woods and in general quiet locations. Lovers of the most extreme and wild nature will have to travel more miles from Milan to get away from the plains and find themselves in more adrenaline-pumping contexts.
Onno Beach (on Lake Como)
A perfect place for an out-of-door trip from Milan to the lake is onno beach. This beach is located on Lake Como and is about an hour's drive away. Its water is almost always crystal clear and since the lake is swimmable, the destination lends itself perfectly to a refreshing day. This wild destination is a good alternative to the sea during hot summer days. Watch on Google Maps
Lake Monate (Varese)
For a trip out of Milan to the lake you can opt for one of the many beaches of Lake Monate. It is located in the province of Varese, easily accessible because about an hour from Milan. The beaches on this lake are numerous, some equipped others free. They are all swimmable so it is a perfect destination during the summer. Watch on Google Maps
Lake Annone (Lecco)
The lake of Annone is a small lake in the province of Lecco, reachable in less than one hour from Milan. A quiet place surrounded in some places by a beautiful green lawn on which to lie down on sunny days to relax or read a book. The lake is bordered by a bike path that you can ride by bicycle, walking or walking. No bathroom here, but the sportiest can take a canoe ride. Watch on Google Maps
Lake Pusiano (Como)
Perfect for a trip outside the Lake Pusiano also in the province of Como, easily reachable in less than an hour from Milan. The lake is surrounded by tree-lined areas, meadows and beaches and is perfect for walks in any season. In the middle of the lake there is a small island that you can visit when reachable by boat. Pusiano Lake is also suitable for bathing in some places. Watch on Google Maps
In Bobbio, in the province of Piacenza, there is the river Trebbia that with its clear and blue waters will leave you open-mouthed. The road that leads to its beaches, whose curves are particularly fun for those who love to ride a motorbike, leaves room for incredible views. It is worth stopping to look down on the river Trebbia that winds through the Colli Piacentini before taking a dip in its crystal clear waters. Watch on Google Maps
A little over an hour from Milan there is a perfect place for walks, picnic, barbeque and out-door trips in the weekend. The Oasis Zegna is a protected paradise in the province of Biella where you enjoy a bit of relaxation or sports on the trails of mountain biking and trekking and on the ski slopes. In May and June you can stroll through the valley of the rhododendrons admiring the explosion of colors for their flowering. Watch on Google Maps
Regional Park field of flowers (Varese)
If you are looking for a trip out of the door from Milan for the weekend and love trekking and enjoy a breathtaking view, the Campo dei Fiori Regional Park is the perfect place for you. You can stroll through the greenery to scenic spots from which to observe wide mountain views (especially fascinating when snow-capped) and on the lakes. Watch on Google Maps
Lake Como is one of the most classic destinations for trips out of the door from Milan. With glimpses of all kinds, satisfied with everyone: who is looking for cool places to those who want to enjoy a bit of relaxation on one of the many beaches. Around and on Lake Como you can do sports of all kinds. Watch on Google Maps
Torrent Mastallone (Vercelli)
A trip out the door from Milan perfect for hot summer weekends. The cold, clean and crystalline waters of the Mastallone torrent in the province of Vercelli are ideal for cooling off with a bathroom a few steps from Milan. It takes about an hour and a half in the car. Watch on Google Maps
Lake Endine (Bergamo)
The lake Endine in the province of Bergamo is a perfect destination for a trip out of the door from Milan in any season. Fantastic beaches and corners of nature to enjoy both in spring and summer. But even in winter it's a sight to admire. In fact, although it is a pre-alpine lake it covers a layer of ice thanks to the underground cold water springs. The bravest skate on it, but… it's actually not very safe, better be careful! Watch on Google Maps
Forest of the Chignolo (Monza)
For the lovers of the woods a trip out of the door from Milan is perfect for the Bosco del Chignolo in the province of Monza. The destination can be reached in about an hour, even less if you leave from Milan North. There are numerous paths through the trees for walking or biking, also suitable for families with children. Watch on Google Maps
Lake Iseo (Brescia)
For lovers of trips outside Milan on the lake an interesting destination can be that of Lake Iseo, in the province of Brescia. The lake is easily reachable in just over an hour from Milan and lends itself for walks, bike rides on the cycle paths, sports, relax and trekking on the hills that flank it. Watch on Google Maps
Tour outside Porta Milano: Have you chosen yours?
Among all these destinations we hope to have given you an idea for your next trip out of Milan. Let us know in the comments where you will go or if you have other suggestions for other destinations near Milan. We are always looking for new places to explore and to tell!