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Monteviasco: a tiny village with no paved roads, no traffic lights, no cars

Monteviasco is perched on a hillside and appears like a remnant from an ancient civilization where the time has stopped. You can only get on foot or by cable car. We are in Veddasca Valley overlooking the town of Luino.

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The best tourist attractions around Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and Varese: a Digital Tourist Map

Here's our digital tourist Map showing the best tourist attractions and info around Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and Varese at the foothills of the Alps in Northern Italy. Discover where to go, what to do and see off the bike.

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Cycling tour in Italy: Lake Maggiore, Varese, Lugano, Como and tourist attractions

Lots of ups and downs through wooded hills. A unique mix of charms to lovers of cycling and a perfect blend of climbing and descending, of challenge and reward, of tourist attractions.

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A digital map and 2018 summer timetables for cycling around Lake Como

Cycling around the perimeter of Lake Como is a classic ride that will give any cyclist a great sense of accomplishment. The ride around the lake is 160km long and is relatively flat. There are a few undulating sections and a few tunnels, but you can avoid them by going on back roads.

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Cycling Varese: Alfredo Binda and Luigi Ganna from Varese

A look at the local history of cycling during the early years of 20th Century. Alfredo Binda won five times the Giro d'Italia and three times the Road World Championships. Luigi Ganna won the first Giro d'Italia held in 1909.

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Cycle routes around Lake Lugano: a cycling holiday destination

Lake Lugano lies between Lake Como and Lago Maggiore in Northern Italy. It's surrounded by numerous villages, rolling routes and mountains offering splendid viewpoints and a true round cycling holiday destination for those looking to enjoy cycling Italian Lakes routes. Cycle routes if you are a keen rider: Monte Arbostora, Malcantone and Sighignola.

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Keen cyclists looking to cycle close to Lake Maggiore could climb up Arcumeggia village: an "open-air fresco gallery"

Arcumeggia is a small village near Casalzuigno that lies in the valley of Valcuvia. During your cycling holiday you can climb up there by bike throught two routes: from Porto Valtravaglia on the Lake Maggiore or from Casalzuigno in Valcuvia Valley.

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Many of the world’s top pro cyclists live in Northern Italy's Lake District

A good number of pro road cyclists have made their home here. The area around Lake Maggiore, Lake Varese, Lake Lugano is their playground, so you might at any moment see a famous cyclist ride past during your cycling holidaystrong>.

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Cycling around Lake Maggiore: map and 2018 Spring/Summer timetables

Spring/Summer timetables running from 25th March till 14th October 2018. Lake Maggiore Map and useful info on how visit Lake Maggiore and its Borromean Islands with your own bike during your cycling holiday.

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Cycling experiences about Lakes of Northern Italy Bike Tours

The best way to understand the total experience of staying at our hotels and the cycling experience around Northern Italian Lakes is to read their Testimonials. Both experiences tie together. Who can know better then them about what we are doing?

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More than 100 kms of cycle paths for connecting the Lakes around Varese

Its network connects Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and the the other smaller lakes (Lake Varese, Lake Comabbio, Lake Ghirla and Lake Ganna). The cycle paths are flat and reserved for cyclists. Occasional uphill sections, which are never demanding, make the routes accessible even to less fit or experienced riders.

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Cycling Lake Como: Shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo

Visiting the Shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo is a must do for every cyclist. There are places in the world that boast to be the spiritual home of cycling: the Ghisallo, close to Lake Como, is one of these places

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Gentle cycling tour in Northern Italy: Lake Maggiore, Varese, Lugano and tourist attraction

Cycling tour around Lake Maggiore, Lake Varese, Lake Lugano for the slower cyclists who want the perfect blend of riding and relaxation without forgetting to enjoy what our Northern Italy's Lake District has to offer.

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Info about cycle routes across Northern Italian Lakes: Maps and climbs

Many cyclists ask us about tips and advices on cycle routes and maps about Lake Maggiore, Lake Varese, Lake Lugano, Lake Como.
We can suggest two maps: a digital map you can easily print, a paper map and a data base of Europe's climbs. That's pretty usefull info if you want to arrage your cycle routes or your cycling holiday across Northern Italy's Lake District: Lake Maggiore, Lake Varese, Lake Lugano, Lake Como.

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Cycling Northern Italy's Lake District: cycle routes close to Lake Maggiore

The Northern Italy's Lake District offers a true round Italian cycling holiday destination from April to October. Here you can find cycle routesstrong> and itineraries close to the shores of the Lake Maggiore. They are very popular with the local cyclists as well.

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Cycling info: navigation on Lake Maggiore

Useful info on how visit Lake Maggiore and its Borromean Islands with your own bike as well during your cycling holiday.

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UCI road bicycle races 2018 in the area (Lake Maggiore, Lake Varese, Lake Como)

Trofeo Alfredo Binda, Trofeo Da Moreno, Gran Fondo World Championships, Gran Fondo World Series, Tre Valli Varesine, Giro di Lombardia: the most important cycling events in the Northern Italy's Lake District.

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Cycle Brinzio: the legend of the whale in the Lake Brinzio.

There is a curious legend about it. Since then the lake became known as the “Whale Lake”.

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Tourist attraction close to Lake Maggiore: Villa Della Porta Bozzolo in Casalzuigno

During your cycling holiday you can see a 16th-Century wooded Press for squeezing, a Mill for grinding walnuts and hazelnuts for oil, the Wine Cellar with ancient casks and barrels, a 16th-Century refrigerator for storing foods.

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Cycling in Malcantone: cycle routes close to Lake Lugano

There are plenty of cycle routes all around Malcantone for cycling enthusiasts. Several road bike routes are waiting to be explored. Our cycle tours offer a chance to explore the green hills and mountains of Malcantone where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views over Lake Lugano.

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Tourist attractions in Varese: Villa Litta Menafoglio Panza and cycle routes

Varese and its hills offer cycle routes and tourist attractions: Sacro Monte di Varese (which is on the list of UNESCO Worldwide Heritage sites), Villa Litta Menafoglio Panza, Palace Estense and the Gardens

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AIS European Training Centre on Lake Varese The AIS European Training Center is located in town of Gavirate on Lake Varese. The location was chosen for its good climatic conditions, easy access to Malpensa international airport in Milan (29 km from Gavirate), quiet roads for training and travel to training facilities.

Tourist attractions on Lake Maggiore: Hermitage of Santa Caterina Sasso and cycle routes

Not only biking here, during your cycling holiday. One of the main tourist attraction of the Lake Maggiore. Its position on the lake is extraordinary and particularly spectacular, at the foot of a formidable rock cliff.

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Varese hosts two Gran Fondo in 2018

We welcome all cyclists who are taking part in UCI Gran Fondo World Championships 2018 or in UCI Gran Fondo World Series in Varese 2018. You can do a little bit of recon on Google Maps ! Expecially along the climbs.

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Cycling Varese: climbing up Sacro Monte and Monte Campo dei Fiori by bike is a must

The Regional Park of Monte Campo dei Fiori overlooks the Prealps around the town of Varese. Climbing up by bike is a must during your cycling holiday, if you are a keen cyclist. On the top you can see the view of four lakes and Alpine chain

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Varese: a perfect launchpad for your cycling holiday, but also Villas and Gardens to see

Nestled in the foothills of the Swiss-Italian Prealps, Varese is the perfect launchpad for your cycling holiday from which to explore by bike the cycle routes around Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano

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