Join Us October 10-14, 2018

On this 112th edition of the Race of the Falling Leaves, join Hotel Il Perlo and ComoLagoBike October 10-14, 2018 for our seventh year providing the most authentic Il Lombardia cycling experience on Lake Como. We have put together a special program for you – our cycling tifosi – to make the most of this legendary cycling event: riding the roads of Il Lombardia and watching it in person with our Cycling Manager, lead guide, and 10-time veteran of the race, Alberto Elli.

The Il Lombardia Week schedule is designed for our guests to join one or all days, with a special package rate for all five days. Bring your own bike, or while they are still available rent one of our carbon fiber Bottecchia road bikes at a special rate. Our road bikes are perfect with their compact gearing and 32-tooth cog for the climbs of Il Lombardia.

Il Lombardia Week Rates

Full package with personal bike: €305

Full package with Bottecchia rental bike (while available): €405

Special Hotel Il Perlo guest services to revitalize the legs and body:

Professional Sports Massage: 45 minutes €50

UV Dry Sauna: €10

Il Lombardia Week Cycling Tour with Alberto Elli

Days 1-3: The Roads of Il Lombardia with Alberto Elli

Il Lombardia Week begins with three days riding the roads of Lake Como with Alberto Elli. As your guide he will take you to some of the most panoramic lakeside roads and climbs that the pros will be racing, including the iconic Ghisallo and Muro di Sormano. This is a special chance to follow his wheel and improve your skills with one of Italy’s most decorated professional cyclists. You will hear his stories from racing Il Lombardia as a pro, all the while learning his strategies for the race and its climbs. These guided group rides will be 3-4 hours in length and classified as Medium to Hard routes, but as with all our guided rides they will be no-drop and full of fun and adventure.

Daily Ride Program

Wednesday group ride: Medium level, introduction to Lake Como

Thursday group ride: Hard level, preview of the Il Lombardia course including the Ghisallo and Muro di Sormano

Friday group ride: Medium level, ride to Lake Lugano

Daily Group Ride Rates

Daily package rate with personal bike: €55/person

Daily package rate with bike rental (while available): €85/person

Or select individual ala carte services:

  • Guided Tour Rate: €40/person
  • Bottecchia rental (while available): €40
  • Post-ride meal at Hotel Il Perlo: €15/person (soft drinks included, others separate)

Il Lombardia Week Cycling Tour

Day 4: Race Day Watching Il Lombardia

The day of Il Lombardia you will ride along the lake with Alberto from Bellagio to Nesso, then make the challenging climb to the Colma di Sormano, riding up the steep hairpin turns that the pros will be descending hours later. Our staff will have a perfect spot staked out on the Muro di Sormano for a picnic as we wait for the pros to reach this incredible climb and watch them turn over the pedals at an unimaginable pace. After they pass through, your ride will continue to the Ghisallo where we will watch the finish of the race on the television at The Ghisallino restaurant. In the evening regale the race highlights with a special group dinner at the Carillon restaurant in Bellagio.

Il Lombardia Race Day Rates

Daily package rate with personal bike: €95/person

Daily package rate with bike rental (while available): €120/person

Or select individual ala carte services:

  • Guided tour, picnic on the Muro di Sormano, race finale at the Ghisallino restaurant: €65/person
  • Bottecchia rental (while available): €40
  • Group dinner in Bellagio at Carillon restaurant: €30/person

Il Lombardia Week Muro di Sormano

Day 5: Granfondo Il Lombardia

After four days priming your legs, mind and spirit with Alberto, Sunday will be the test to “Ride Like a Hero” at the second annual Granfondo Il Lombardia. The race begins in Como and finishes 103 kilometers later above Como at the top of the Civiglio climb. Registration for the event is separate, and we will offer special shuttle services to and from the event in Como for both you and your bike so you do not need to worry about logistics, just making the most of your race. Upon your return it is time enjoy a well deserved beverage and prepare to say arrivederci until next season.

Granfondo Daily Rate

  • Entry available separately from Il Lombardia website
  • Bottecchia rental (while available): €40
  • 5:30AM transfer to Como, €30/person/bike
  • 4:30PM transfer from Como, €30/person/bike

Il Lombardia Week Madonna del Ghisallo

Reserve Your Spot

For more information and to sign up please email or use the Contact Form on our website. The hills of Il Lombardia await your arrival!

Il Lombardia Week Muro di Sormano


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