The Classic Loop of Lake Lugano
“We cannot say enough about our experience with Lake Como Cycling. Our 2 days cycling around Lake Como and Lake Lugano were the highlights of our trip to Italy. Pietro is a joy to ride with and very entertaining. He was courteous, attentive, personable and professional at all times. He gently encouraged Lorraine to master the hills and we are both better cyclists because of this experience. Looking forward to next time.” - Lorraine & Joe | Philadelphia PA
Stats: 83.5km | 600m Climb
Riding into Switzerland we climb gently through Chiasso and Mendrisio, then down behind Capolago to Riva San Vitale. Around the curving shore of beautiful Lake Lugano we re-enter Italy, ride through Porto Ceresio and on to Ponte Tresa - a pretty spot for a coffee. We continue around the edge of the lake, crossing back into Switzerland. For a short time we then leave the lake and cut across Caslano and ride past the end of Lugano Airport’s runway. A right turn shortly after brings us back to the shoreline, and we ride a beautiful flat road on the edge of a peninsula into the lake, through Morcote to arrive at Melide. We then cross the causeway over the lake to Bissone, and return along the lake’s eastern edge back to Chiasso and on to our starting point on Lake Como.
To confirm your tour date(s), please email Pietro - as well as any other questions or considerations you may have. firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Tours extending beyond the typical four (4) hour ride time will be charged an additional €20. If your party is expecting a longer route or simply a milder pace, please account for the additional time and cost, thank you.