Total tour distance: 160 miles
Daily tour distance: 54 miles
Difficulty: 60 / 100
This 4-day guided cycling experience around Varese in Northern Italian Lake District is for intermediate cyclists, who love to climb. It will let you the experience of these lakes and mountains by bike.
Learn more at: WWW.LAKESNORTHERNITALYBIKETOURS.COM
Varese is a pleasant hillside town located in Lombardy, close to Piedmont and to Switzerland, in the foothills of the Swiss-Italian Pre-Alps, a 40-minute ride from Milan Malpensa airport.
In just a few days you can see the best views and the hidden gems that our region has to offer from Lake Maggiore to Lake Lugano. Non-riding partners are welcomed along to share the experience with you.
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 Northern Italian Lake District.
Varese is very well-known for amatour cycling, having organised the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in 2018 and it also hosts the annual UCI Gran Fondo World Series Tre Valli Varesine in October . The race course winds up and down among the Lakes of Lugano, Maggiore and Varese with some tough climbs in between. Learn more about UCI road bicycle races in Northern Italian Lakes. The Shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo at Magreglio, between the two branches of Lake Como, is a must for every cyclist. It's a one-day ride from Varese.
Start location: Varese
End location: Varese
Duration: 4days, 4 nights, 3 days 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 hotel
- 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
SCHEDULED DATES – TOUR DETAIL – DAILY PLAN
Please look at WWW.LAKESNORTHERNITALYBIKETOURS.COM
for scheduled dates, tour details and daily plan.