Lake Maggiore cycling experience

This 4-day guided road cycling experience based on Lake Maggiore is a real escape and riding on few-traffic roads for intermediate cyclists, who love to climb.


This cycling holiday based in one hotel showcases the area from the comfort of our lakeside hotel at Colmegna. Lake Maggiore is Italy’s second largest lake and set against the resplendent backdrop of the Pre-Alps and of the Monte Rosa Massif. Lake Maggiore extends from the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland far into the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy .

When you think of cycling destinations, Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and Varese might not necessarily be at the top of your list, so we created a map of Strava climbing segments in the Swiss-Italian Lake District.

There are plenty of routes for road cycling around Lake Maggiore and its mountains. And with the lake road typically wider than around Lake Como, and quieter than Lake Garda. It’s a more popular spot amongst the local road cyclists: a perfect country, in other words, for bike riding. We have designed our cycling holiday around Lake Maggiore to be enjoyable, funny and flexible. The accommodation will be as delightful as the region’s magnificent scenery. Non-riding partners are welcomed along to share the experience with you.

Ultimately, April, May, June, September and October are the ideal months to visit tourist for a cycling trip. The weather is ideal and you’ll avoid the heat and extra tourist traffic of peak summer.

You can get here by car and by train. The area is accessed from the North via the Gotthard Pass or via Simplon Pass througt the Swiss Alps. From the South via Milan or Bergamo. It’s also well-integrated into the Swiss rail network and into the Italian rail network.
There’s Milan Malpensa Airport, Milano Linate Airport, Milan Bergamo Airport and a small airport in Lugano with flights from Geneva and Zurich.

Start location: Colmegna on Lake Maggiore
End location: Colmegna on Lake Maggiore
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights, 3 days of riding
Limit: 10/12 guests
Level of difficulty: intermediate and advanced
Terrain: rarely flat, mostly rolling and mountains

Avg. daily distance: main route 80 km – 50 mi; challenge route 94 km – 58 mi
Avg. daily ascent: main route 1,501 m. – 4,923 ft; challenge route 2,009 m. – 6,591 ft

Have easy access to eight lakes through valleys, narrow climbs, fast downhills without forgetting to enjoy what our area has to offer: age-old villas, parks, churches and hermitages which were built from Sixteenth Century to the Nineteenth Century, exibitions, history, art, culture. In particular we suggest Villa Panza, Villa della Porta Bozzolo, Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, Sacro Monte of Varese (historic site on the UNESCO Worldwide Heritage List).

– 4 nights in double room
– 4 high-calorie continental breakfasts
– 3 bike packets, strengthened and protein content snack with bananas and sandwiches
– 3 afternoon buffet when you’ll be back to the hote
– 4 dinners
– A skilled bike guide
– Maps and information material
– Safe storage with CCTV for your bike at the hotel
– Workstand tool bench for basic maintenance
– Isotonic drink or water for your ride
– Washing and cleaning area for bikes
– Daily laundry service for your cycle clothing
– Bicycle recovery assistance in case of breakdown
– Free Internet Wi-Fi
– Car parking

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