Why a cycling experience in the Italian and Swiss Lakes

  • A playground made for cyclists

The most equipped, enjoyable and flexible road cycling routes between Italy and Switzerland (1,600 km – 1,000 mi).
The flexiblility offers you the opportunity to extend or shorten the rides depending on your fitness level.
The Italian and Swiss Lake District is a playground just made for cyclists who want to enjoy a cycling experience.

  • An immersive cycling experience

The region has some of the best cycling roads to suit a wide range of cycling abilities and skills because there is so much variety. Both excellent climbing routes and undulating rides around ten lakes.
You might think that this is not the place for more relaxed rides or for gentle and slow cycling, so we planned rides where you can avoid any big hills and medium sized hills as well.

  • Ten lakes on cycling experience

Easy access to ten lakes in the region: Lake Maggiore, Lugano, Como, Orta, Varese, Comabbio, Monate, Ganna, Ghirla, Brinzio. Narrow climbs, fast downhills, undulating and up and down back roads across valleys, hills and lakes together with a local guide during your cycling experience.

  • Biking gets us closer

Biking brings all of us together, and helps us find a common point of view on the bike tour.
We believe that one of the greatest sources of pleasure is what happens along a ride and around a table during a coffee stop or when you'll come back to the hotel for the afternoon post ride lunch by respecting the physical distancing measures of course.

  • A small website for you

We created a small website for you (routes, descriptions, info) where we've written down the essential characteristics of 24 road bike routes that leave from our two bases. 12 from Varese and 12 from Colmegna.
Ask our two hotels where we are based.

  • Experience Varese and Lake Maggiore

We are the hotels owners, the guides and the operators of our bike tours as well. The cycling experience and the hotels experience are tied together.
Remain in our two hotels for the entire cycling holiday, so you can get a blend of advantages of what the town of Varese and the Lake Maggiore have to offer.

  • Bike services for you

Daily laundry service for your clothing during the cycling tour.
All meals are included: breakfasts, packet lunches for your day's ride, post ride lunches on your return to the hotel, and dinners.

  • Not only biking here

We love to ride by bike for fun without forgetting to enjoy what our area has to offer: ancient villas, parks, churches and hermitages which were built from Sixteenth Century to the Nineteenth Century, exibitions, history, art, culture. Not only biking here on your cycling experience.

  • Cycling experience in small groups

The opportunity to plan each day's ride to suit you in small groups (8/10 riders), giving you the space to discover the things we want to share and the things that make us unique.
A riding schedule that has you back to the hotel by mid-afternoon, so you can sit and taste our post ride lunch when you come back from your day's ride.

  • Technical bike assistance on tour

Flat tyres, mechanical breakdowns, accidents or falls sometimes happened during your rides, however we always took our guests home quickly. Our guests are never abandoned, and the assistance is fundamental part of their cycling experience.

  • Easy access from Milan Malpensa

Access from Milan Malpensa airport.
A 40 minute train ride to Varese.
An 1 hour and 15 minute ride with van support to Colmegna on Lake Maggiore.
The area is well-integrated both into the Swiss rail network and into the Italian rail network.

  • Guaranteed reservation

Our bike tours are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the bike tour. If zero guests have booked one of our tours, we reserve the right to cancel it.

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