Frequently asked questions
Below you will find a number of frequently asked questions about the holiday park, the bungalows and Italy and answers to them.
What are the opening hours of the reception?
The reception is open on the following days and times:
Saturday: 09:00 – 11:00 and 15:00 – 19:00
Sunday: 09:00 am – 12:30 pm
Monday / Friday: 09.00 – 12.30 and 15.00 – 19.00
Note: Saturday is the fixed changeover day!
What time can I use the bungalow?
The bungalow will be made available on the Saturday of arrival at 3 p.m.
What is included in the rental price?
The rental prices indicated on the website include:
Gas, water and electricity;
Final cleaning (but leave the bungalow broom clean).
Per booking, € 25 is charged as administration costs. Additional services such as beds made and rental of children’s furniture are charged separately (see below).
With a rental request, a preferred bungalow or preferred location of the bungalow to be rented can be indicated. If a bungalow is allocated based on this preference, a surcharge of € 25 per booking will be charged.
Is bed linen included in the rental price?
Yes, the indicated rental price includes the bed linen that you receive at the reception from the managers on your arrival. If you rent for several weeks, you are entitled to a package of clean bed linen every week, which you can pick up free of charge from the managers. You must bring your own sheets and pillowcases for a cot. This also applies to tea, towels and beach towels.
Can the beds be made before arrival (bed making service)?
Yes, we offer as an extra service that your beds are already made on arrival. The costs for this are €25 for a four-person bungalow and €35 for a six-person bungalow. If you want to make use of this, please indicate this when booking your bungalow.
Can towels, tea towels and beach towels be rented?
No, unfortunately this is not possible and you must therefore bring your own.
What else can be rented?
A cot, high chair and playpen can be rented for € 5 per week each. We request that you notify the rental office at the same time as your booking. Unfortunately, cot linen is not available and you must bring your own. NB: free to book as an extra in the preseason.
Are there barbecue options at the bungalow?
Yes, a clean barbecue can be borrowed from the managers for a deposit. If the barbecue is returned clean, you will receive the deposit back.
Are there shops and restaurants nearby?
There are plenty of shops within walking distance, both in Gera Lario and in the directly adjacent village of Sorico. About 8 km from the bungalow park is a large Iperal supermarket where almost everything is for sale. There is also a large Lidl store a few kilometers away. Restaurants are listed at “Lake Como” under the item “Horeca”. Extensive information is also included in the folder in the bungalow.
Where can the car be parked?
The car can be parked at the rear of the bungalow. Please take into account the view of the tenants behind you. Boat trailers should be parked in the back of the park. The administrator will – if applicable – inform you about this.
Where can we get information about the environment?
You can contact the managers for current information about public transport, the timetable of the boats on the lake and all your other questions. You will find information about events in the area on the information board at the entrance of the bungalow park.
What are the best items to bring from England ourselves? .
Coffee filters are difficult to find, so it is advisable to bring them with you. You can only get matches and tobacco products at the Tabacchi (shops where tobacco products are allowed to be sold). You will find a Tabacchi in both Gera and Sorico.
What are the prices in Italy?
The price level is quite comparable to England. Eating out and alcoholic drinks are clearly cheaper. Due to the higher excise duty in Italy, sugary products are often slightly more expensive.
Is there a swimming pool at the park?
The park has a children’s pool of 4×12 meters with a depth of 30 to 60 cm. Next to the park is the public swimming pool of the municipality of Gera Lario. You can also enjoy swimming in the lake. Because of the melting water in the preseason, the water in the lake is still on the fresh side. In summer, the water temperature is between 20-23 degrees.
Is the park right on the water?
Yes, you can enter the lake from the park (after crossing a narrow pedestrian boulevard). In front of the park is a sandy beach where the lake slopes gently. In the month of June, a lot of water is extracted from Lake Como for the irrigation of the rice fields in the Po Valley. Then the water level of the lake drops and part of the bank can temporarily dry up.
Are there mooring options for the boat?
You can reserve a berth in the marina of Gera Lario, right next to the park. To do this, visit the Comune.geralario site, then choose the option “Porto” and select Nr. 2 , “Gestione posti in transit”. Then indicate for which period you want a place and fill in the data in Quadro C, G and H. You can also contact the managers of the Sole Mio bungalow park and ask them to reserve a place in the municipal harbour.
The park has a boat ramp. For large boats, it is possible to have the boat hoisted into the water at the Nautica in Domaso (1.5 km) or in Colico (8 km). A new jetty has recently been realized next to the park on the side of Sorico.
It is officially not allowed to moor boats. The police check for this and issue fines. You can, however, launch your boat and take it out of the water again. Letting go is not legal. You can (see above) reserve a port in Gera Lario.
Is there somewhere to rent a surfboard, canoe, sailboat or motorboat?
Surfboards, canoes and small sailing boats can be rented at the surf school right next to the bungalow park. Kitesurfing is allowed off the shore of Gera Lario and there is therefore a special zone where you can prepare the kites and where you can start. Motor boats can be rented in Dongo, Domaso or Gravedona. A boat license is required for motorboats with a power above 40 hp! For information about renting certain items, please contact the administrators.
Are there any restrictions for boating on the lake?
No, but you must meet the requirements that apply in the Netherlands with regard to a navigation licence, insurance and facilities on board. You can rent a motorboat up to and including 40 hp without a boat license being required. For renting a motorboat with a power above 40 hp, a sailing license is required. Water skiing is allowed from 300 meters from the shore.
Are there opportunities to exercise?
Directly next to the park are a football field, volleyball court and basketball court that are free to use. You can reserve and pay for the tennis court at the kiosk at the marina. The bungalow park itself has a volleyball court and a table tennis table. Bicycles and mountain bikes can be rented nearby. The road around the lake is dangerous for cyclists, but there is a cycle path along (part of) the lake. In the nearby valleys of the Valtellina and Valchiavenna you can make beautiful and long bike rides. A paragliding school is 8 km away and a go-kart track is 15 km away. You can fish everywhere and on the lake. There are beautiful golf courses in Menaggio, Sondrio and Elba, among others.
If we want to fly, what is the best connection?
The easiest connection is via Bergamo (Milano Orio al Seri) Distance to the park 85 km. Ryanair, Transavia and Berlinair fly here.
KLM/Alitalia fly to Milano Linate (105 km away) with its affiliated companies and EasyJet.
The other airlines, including EasyJet, fly from Amsterdam to Milano Malpensa (125 km away).
All airports have a direct connection to Milan Central Station and you can rent a car at all airports.
Are there charging facilities for electric cars near the holiday park?
There is a Tesla fast charging point in Sant Agate, about a 15-minute drive away. In Morbegno there are general charging stations about a 30 minute drive away. You can get more information about this from the rental office.