Total tour distance: 149 miles
Daily tour distance: 25 miles
Difficulty: 20 / 100
Gentle and slow cycling in Northern Italy's Lake District based in our two hotels in Varese and in Colmegna on the shores of Lake Maggiore.
We have designed rides mainly along cycle paths and back roads where you can avoid cycling any big hills and medium sized hills as well. A perfect blend of riding and relaxation for slower cyclists.
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Northern Italy's natural lakes are famous and admired all over the world, nestled between the Alps to the North and the flat lands of the Po Valley to the South, with breathtaking panoramas, ancient villages, and villas on each lake.
These lakes and their mountains have been natural and physical borders for thousands of years. Today they continue to serve as borders among Lombardy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy) and Canton of Ticino (Italian speaking part of Switzerland).
There's so much diversity environmentally and culturally within this small area. You can only truly grasp all there is to see by bike.
Explore Lake Maggiore, Lugano and Varese . Enjoy a deeper exploration of what our area has to offer: ancient villas, parks, churches and hermitages which were built from Sixteenth Century to the Ninteenth Century, exibitions, history, art, culture. In particular we suggest to visit Villa Panza at Varese, Villa della Porta Bozzolo at Casalzuigno, Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso on Lake Maggiore, Sacro Monte of Varese (historic site on the UNESCO Worldwide Heritage List).
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: Varese
End location: Colmegna
Duration: 7 days, 7 nights, 6 days riding
Limit: 10/12 guests
Level of difficulty: beginner
Terrain: mostly flat
- 7 nights in double room
- 7 high-calorie continental breakfasts
- 6 bike packets, strengthened and protein content snack with bananas and sandwiches
- 6 afternoon buffet when you’ll be back to the hote
- 7 dinners
- A skilled bike guide
- Luggage transport when you move from the first hotel to the second hotel
- 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
SCHEDULED DATES – TOUR DETAIL – DAILY PLAN
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