ComoLagoBike began in 2008 as an idea between our President, Luca Molteni, and the proprietor of Hotel Il Perlo Panorama, Carlo Sancassano, who both realized the potential of investing in the growing market of cycling tourism in Lake Como. Hotel Il Perlo is perfectly situated right on the famous Ghisallo climb, and has not only been featured in the background of many Il Lombardia photos for nearly 100 years, but is often a favorite stop of professionals training on the climb.
Ceo and ComoLagoBike Founder
Booking Manager and coordinator
US Ambassador and Bike shop coordinator
Accompanist. She has raced three times the "GIRO D'ITALIA ROSA".
Hotel il Perlo panorama owner and in loco coordinator – Together with Luca he saw the start of the ComoLagoBike project and follows it close. He got involved with cycling when he met Luca and is now the one attending you in accomodations and coordinating your cycling experience.
Federal Sport Director.
He wore the yellow jersey four times on the Tour de France.
Our Former pro and Main Guide – Wearing Maglia Rosa at the Giro on 2008 keeps is cycling passiona live owning a Bike Shop, attending a youngsters team and guiding every wendnesday ComoLagoBikers.
Our official guide – He joined us in 2017 and brought his professional way of guiding our guests related with his smiley mood.
Our weekender official guide – Student at University , member of Gabriele’s Team and great climber Umberto joined us in 2017 and brought along a lot of passion for cycling related to a huge aknowlegment of our roads, where he always trains.
COMOLAGOBIKE founder and accompanist.
COMOLAGOBIKE founder and accompanist.
In the late 2000s Luca, a lifelong cyclist and former professional racer, had observed many cycling tourists riding in the area, but losing their way on the local roads. During one Sunday ride with the CEO of Mapei Sport, Mr Georgio Squinzi, Luca discussed with him the idea of founding a sport association dedicated to help foreign cyclists ride and enjoy the roads of Lake Como. Mr Squinzi smiled enthusiastically and agreed to support Luca's idea, which he still does today and is why we proudly wear the famous Mapei logo and colored blocks on our ComoLagoBike cycling kit.
Luca and Carlo's collaboration brought together both the cycling guide and bike rental services with a perfectly situated Italy Bike Hotel offering accommodations, meals not in the car traffic but on an amazing terrace, and holiday planning to create a full cycling retreat for visitors from all over the world.
Carlo's wife, Enrica, is also part of the team, managing the business and booking services for all our guests. When you contact us she's typically the first person to help put your dream holiday into motion and to follow you up once you're home. In 2019 also Luca's wife, Patty joined the group in a very active way thanks to her past cycling experience being a white jersey at female Giro d'Italia
ComoLagoBike started small with 6 road rental bikes, but over the years the fleet has now grown to over 50 bikes, including the beautiful carbon fiber Pinarello prince and Bottecchias, mountain bikes, and e-bikes. Mapei Sport continues to be an important sponsor, offering special guests the opportunity to visit their facility, and even introducing their clients like Cadel Evans to our community. Luca and Carlo's long-standing relationships in the region and in the cycling industry (with brands like Mapei, Selle SMP, DAMA and BREVA) means that when you will visit us from Menaggio, Cadenabbia, Varenna or other part of the lake you will enjoy an authentic Italian cycling experience.
With the help of a lot of cycling friends getting involved with the project becoming what you see now...
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