Stats: ~21.5km | 1535m Climb
Passo Stelvio, one of the highest, most spectacular and greatest mountain passes, should definitely be on yours or any cyclist’s bucket list. Climbing the pass from either side provides awesome scenery and challenging riding. The most popular option is to begin in Bormio which is only 3 hours’ drive from Lake Como. My clients mostly prefer a two-day guided tour leaving Como early in the morning, climbing the 34 switchbacks, overnighting in Bormio, and then climbing the equally impressive Passo Gavia the following morning, with a drive back to Como in the early afternoon. I offer other ways to enjoy the climbing in this area, so please be in touch if you have particular ideas and we can arrange a package.
To confirm your tour date(s), please email Pietro - as well as any other questions or considerations you may have. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weather in Como
Como is pretty beautiful year round, but the ideal cycling season here is really from mid March to the end of October.
Malpensa is the closest airport to Como. You will have to take a bus or a train to central Milan and from there a train to Como OR we can provide transportation for you (and your bike box) with our van. See our Airport Transfers for more.
Guided Tour vs. Riding on Your Own
Our crew has lived in Como for decades and knows the area intimately. We aim to give you an incredible escape, the best ride, at the best time of day, in the least amount of traffic and offer you the often missed hidden gems and scenery only riding with a local could provide - and without the hassle of stopping to consult a map, gps, or be otherwise sidetracked by technology.
Guided Tour Sizes
Most often you'll be the only rider, but tour sizes can vary. We try to limit the group to maximum 6 riders. Regardless of numbers, there's rarely an unshared, well deserved bottle of wine at the end of a day's ride.
Riding Level | Experience
Don't worry. There are many levels of difficulty and ease. Flat riding along Lake Como or Lugano's shores can be both brisk as well as almost therapeutic.
We have a fleet of about 100+ quality road bikes. You can view our fleet on the website under bike rentals. We strongly recommend an advance reservation since bike hire in Summer is very popular and we are the only ones in the area to rent road bikes. Feel free to inquire about deliver of your rented bike to your Como hotel (For Bellagio, Varenna and Menaggio). We'll supply a repair kit and a floor pump for rentals of more than one (1) day.
Bike Rentals Specifications | Information
Feel free to write Pietro at email@example.com for further information that what's provided in bike rentals.
What To Bring
Pedals, shoes and your own helmet. We have pedal wrenches and tools to adjust the pedals, seats and just about everything else.
Food | Lunch
We normally stop at a coffee shop for a cappuccino or warm panino along the way - a great way to energize.
Other Lake Como Activities
A visit to Bellagio by battello (boat) is a must. Villa Balbianello in Lenno and Villa Carlotta's botanic garden are also popular sites to explore.
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