Ride distance: 53 km
Elevation gain: 1300 m
The tour with an epic flavor, dedicated to cyclists who love putting in hard efforts, but also the pleasure of riding along the most unforgettable roads, not only for their beauty but for their importance in cycling history.
On this route you will climb the famous Ghisallo and the Muro di Sormano, legendary climbs of cycling that make up the “Giro di Lombardia” or Tour of Lombardy.
Visiting the Madonna del Ghisallo Cycling chapel and the Cycling Museum upon reaching the top of the Ghisallo climb are mandatory.
This climb is truly legendary, as the pairs of wheels that have climbed it and climb it still today can no longer be counted; the wheels of the most famous cycling champions but also of the wandering cyclists.
Why not add your own two wheels to the list?
Ride distance: 85 km
Elevation gain: 1400m
Start and end with a ferry ride along the Bellagio-Cadenabbia or Bellagio/Menaggio track, to get to the Western branch of the lake…where you’ll venture into Switzerland! The Lake Como area is always associated with the Italian part of Switzerland, especially the city of Lugano and it’s own famous lake.
They’re culture and scenery is very similar, although divided by a historical border. In the past, this border was crossed by Italian smugglers, as illegal sales were their only option for survival.
Today these smuggling stories remain a part of the past, but the roads and towns have remained the same. The pleasant roads around the two incredible lakes and the arduous ones in the connecting valleys can be seen as a metaphor of the past.
The natural beauty you will encounter on this route is unique and unforgettable; a guide is recommended.
Ride distance: 65 km
Elevation gain: 2000m
This tour is recommended for those who want to bike in the most wild areas around the lake, the Valvarrone valley and Agueglio Pass, to enjoy spectacular panoramic views and not only from the peaks you’ll reach pedaling. Recommended for those who don’t fear climbing, or narrow and arduous roads.
Ride distance: 90 km
Elevation gain: 1000m
This tour takes you through the three main town centers of the Larian Triangle and Lake Como: Bellagio, Como, and Lecco. The loop isn’t so easy even though it mostly follows the lakeside road.
The most interesting and panoramic part of the ride could be along the roads going from Como to Lecco, that will take you by 5 small, yet characteristic lakes.
A guide is recommended due to the route difficulty and the possibility to choose from a variety of roads from Como to Lecco.
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