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Thirty-five years ago Pietro Zendali moved his textile business from Milano to Lake Como, never imagining that one day his passion for cycling could become a full time pursuit - but in 2007, he became the first in the Como region to offer guided cycling tours and bicycle rentals to those who prefer to venture on their own.
"Still, after a decade of providing my fellow cyclists with the incredible riding experience of Como and its reach, I remain as passionate about this region and my desire to share it with others " - Pietro Zendali
Lake Como has long been among the premier cycling destinations in the world.
Riders may glide through the lake’s narrow roads passing through the typical small Italian villages and ancient Villas (and yes, even ride past George Clooney's lakeside home) - or climb to Madonna del Ghisallo, a not-to-be missed cycling shrine and intimate cycling museum, made famous by the Giro di Lombardia and home to many world famous riders' bikes and cycling jerseys.
The Como region also borders with Switzerland and its nearby Lake Lugano, another great cycling playground. The loop around the lake is roughly 50 miles and offers views that are second to none.
And then, within just a few hours from Como, there is the iconic Passo Stelvio, the highest road pass in the Italian Alps.
No matter your riding level and experience, Como has something spectacular to offer.