Are you looking for a guide to ride with around Lake Maggiore, Lugano, Varese?

Get in touch if you are searching for one-day bike trip with a local bike guide around Lake Maggiore or Lugano or Varese. Let's know what you have in mind and we'll work with you to create a daily tour.

The lakeside towns of Ascona, Locarno, Luino, Laveno and the lakside villages of Ponte Tresa, Morcote, Porto Ceresio are on our routes, as well as the typical villages of Brinzio, Bedero and Gavirate.

a guide to ride with around Northern Italian Lakes

We can be your cycling partner and bike guide around Italian and Swiss lakes

We have local guides on hand who know the area intimately, so much of the ride is on roads through quiet woodland.
90% of the traffic is on the main roads, once you turn off you can go hours without encountering another vehicle.

We can be your cycling partner and bike guide through the beautiful natural surroundings and climbs around Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and the smaller lakes such as Lake Varese, midway between Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano, as well as several minor lakes trapped in the valleys: Lake Ganna, Lake Ghirla, Lake Comabbio and Lake Monate.

Where we are based

We are based in:

  • Varese at Eco Bike Hotel Ungheria - Viale Borri 98 - 21100 Varese VA
  • Colmegna (on Lake Maggiore) at Camin Hotel Colmegna - Via Palazzi 1 - 21016 Luino VA

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What to expect along the rides

Take on lots of ups and downs, hills, cols and densely wooded, routes including those hidden lanes and special discoveries you will not find on a map, at times through tiny and secluded villages, some with cobblestones paths, others with roads wide enough for one car only.

We do the navigation so you can relax and enjoy the ride. No need to look at a map for directions. Let us show you Northern Italian Lakes from a local's point of view.
Riding on the lake shore, under the shadow of wooded hill or on the top of steep mountains. Every day you can discover new routes. 1,600 km of roads and several climbs.

Only a few minutes out of the front door and you can be at the foot of 5-10 kilometre climbs.
You will discover the most beautiful routes and landscapes in our area, but also the hidden gems and our historical attractions.

How it works

Let's know what you have in mind (distance, speed, climbing), which kind of ride you can do, where you'd like to get to, at what time we can meet-up and how many people you are. You decide the level of riding, so we can arrage everything around that.
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However our guests on the scheduled tours must get absolute priority.

Riding and tourist attractions: an useful guide

Last but not least, you also can enjoy the tourst attractions around Italian and Swiss lakes. For example, visits to museums, to historical monuments and to tourist attractions. To help you make the most of your stay here we have put together a guide, packed full of information about all the tourist attractions to see during your cycling holiday.

Our cycling resources

Read on for getting the most from Italian and Swiss lakes if you’re coming here to explore the lakes , the mountains and the valleys by road bike. Cycling resources for riding in and around.

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