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Michele

What I offer: Kayak Guided Tours and Renting, SUP surveilled and standalone renting, Coastal Rowing

Location: Bellagio

Foundation: 2011

Profession: Agency

Language: English, Italian

Booking: Tours with fixed price,Individual Bookings

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About us

From starting point at Pescallo harbour beach you can enjoy our services offered by a professional rower and kayak enthusiast.
Our tours are suitable for everyone, families, groups and young people.
We have a fleet of kayaks designed to ensure maximum safety and security. Our local rowing expert will guide you during the tours and you'll be equipped with a safety jacket.
We offer you 4 different tour routes. Tours begin in the morning to ensure the best temperatures and sunlight in order to easily complete the route.
We launch from the Harbour of Pescallo which was formerly the fishermen's district. This lovely quaint harbour is surrounded by an astonishing lake view in the shadow of Serbelloni's hill.
We head along Bellagio's west and then the east coast, taking the opportunity to discover hidden nature spots and the beautiful architecture and gardens of the Patrician villas that you'll encounter along the promenade of Bellagio.
One tour will take you to the famous Villa del Balbianello and another one to the town of Varenna crossing the lake.
Your tour may be modified upon prior request (as long as the guide deems the proposed course technically safe and logistically possible).
Our local expert has vast experience in professional rowing and has been the Sporting Director at Bellagio Rowing Club.

Work experience

01/2000 - 01/2010Let me introduce myself.
My name is Michele Gandola and I live in Pescallo di Bellagio.

My experience in rowing on Lake Como and throughout Europe has brought me wonderful challenges and helped me grow as man.
On the water, I've learned critical life lessons, and come to know amazing men and women and to live unforgettable moment. I have been fortunate to reach a high level as an athlete and a coach.

I consider myself very lucky because during my sporting career I had the occasion of "being aboard the Boat" with legendary Italian rowers like Alberto Belgeri, Igor Pescialli, Enrico Gandola, Daniele Gilardoni, Franco Sancassani, Michelangelo Crispi,Francesco "Ciccio Esposito", Stefano Fraquelli, Edoardo Verzotti e Stefano Introzzi

Bruno Carissimo - the journalist at La Provincia di Lecco newspaper, sport editorial, wrote about me:
"He's an athlete with a good technique and a great spirit. Prefers multiple boats, like quad scull (4x), eight (8+) and double (2x), last one shared for years with friend Daniele Gilardoni."

Here are some of my best rowing results:
1992-International juniores Regatta-ROMANS SUR ISERE FRANCE- bronze medal on 4 skulls (LOMBARDY REGION TEAM)

1993- European juniores Champ.-VICHY FRANCE- Gold medal on 4 skulls (ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM)

1995- Italian heavyweight under 23 Champ.-MILANO ITALY-Gold medal on 4 skulls (NAVY MILITARY TEAM)

1995-1ST.Italian lightweight trials (just for the members of the national team) silver medal on 4 skulls lightweight(NAVY MILITARY TEAM)

1995-2ND.Italian lightweight trials bronze medal on 4 skulls lightweight (NAVY MILITARY TEAM)

1995- International Regatta Memorial D'Aloia-PIEDILUCO ITALY-Semi final on 2 skulls lightweight (ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM)

1996- Italian heavyweight under 23 Champ.-PIEDILUCO ITALY-Bronze medal on 2 skulls (U.S. BELLAGIO)

1996-International Regatta Memorial D'Aloia-PIEDILUCO ITALY-semi final on 4 skulls heavyweight(ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM)

1997-Italian heavyweight under 23 Champ.-VARESE ITALY-semi final on 1skull (U.S.BELLAGIO)

2004-Italian heavyweight senior Champ.-MILANO ITALY- bronze medal on 8 crew(S.C. LARIO-COMO)

2005-Italian heavyweight senior Champ.-MILANO ITALY- silver medal on 8 crew(S.C. LARIO-COMO)

2005-Italian endurance Champ.(5 regattas around Italy Varese-Torino-Roma-Pisa-Sabaudia) gold medal on 8 crew (S.C. LARIO-COMO)

2008-Italian Coastal Rowing Champ.-SANREMO ITALY-bronze medal on 4 skulls (U.S. BELLAGIO)

2008-Challenge "Prince Albert" Coastal Rowing -PRINCIPATO DI MONACO- bronze medal on 4 skulls (U.S.BELLAGIO)
Pescallo, Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy

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