We strongly suggest riding this tour on GRAVEL bikes instead of road bikes because the road descending from the top of Sighignola (The Balcony) is often rough and full of large holes due to hard winter weather!
Stats: ~ 110 km | 1800m total climb
Grade: Advanced | Hilly Ride!
Sitting 1300 meters above Lake Lugano, the “Balcony of Italy” or Monte Sighignola, once a dirt road used in WW1, is right on border's edge between Italy and Switzerland. On a beautiful clear day, the view from the top is absolutely breathtaking, as you'll can take in the snowcapped Alps, Lake Maggiore and Lake Varese. This is a challenging but rewarding climb to the top from Lake Como and Val d’Intelvi, with an peaceful descent, returning through Valmara and Lake Lugano.
To confirm your tour date(s), please email Pietro - as well as any other questions or considerations you may have. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note Regarding Reserved Tour Times:
** Tour prices are quoted for reserved time. Riders who extend their tour beyond the typical four (4) hour ride will be charged an additional 50€ per hour. If your party is expecting a longer route or simply a milder pace, please chose from one of the longer reserved tour option, thank you.
Two (2) or More Rider Pricing:
For special multiple rider pricing, please email Pietro at email@example.com.