The Border Run (Italy - Switzerland) -
The Border Run (Italy - Switzerland) -
The Border Run (Italy - Switzerland) -
The Border Run (Italy - Switzerland) -

The Border Run (Italy - Switzerland)

Regular price€135.00
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“I had seen photos and knew the ride would be beautiful, but I was so surprised by the sense of this almost timeless adventure I felt as we crossed back and forth between the two countries.”  - Daniel | London


Stats: 88.6km | 1250m Climb

Grade: Intermediate | Advanced Climbing

We start our ride on the edge of Lake Como and head west crossing into Switzerland. We have a medium level climb through Mendrisio, then roll down to the eastern shore of Lake Lugano. We then cross the Lake on the causeway taking a scenic elevated road to the beautiful Swiss city of Lugano. There is a short climb out of Lugano which affords spectacular views of the lake. We cross the border back into Italy and reach Porlezza, a lovely town at the top of the lake, an ideal spot for a coffee stop and refuel. The route continues around the top of lake Lugano staying on its shore and climb steeply up and away from the lake. Climbing continues to San Fedele d’Intelvi and then we coast down to the edge of Lake Como near Argegno, and return to our starting point along the western shore of Lake Como through the lovely old towns of Laglio and Moltrasio.

To confirm your tour date(s), please email Pietro - as well as any other questions or considerations you may have.

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


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Pietro - Laya and I just wanted to send you a quick email letting you know we had such an amazing time riding with you last week in Lake Como. It was truly one of the big highlights of our entire honeymoon!

Charlie & Laya

New York


Pietro, I wanted to let you know that I had a fantastic ride! I tried to follow “The Border Run” route you describe on your website as best I could and it was tough and awesome. The bike was perfect, the weather was perfect, the place was perfect!


Pietro, you put on an outstanding ride for our little group. The ability to join three guys that will never meet otherwise, putting us together for the ride was very cool. Being my first time to the area I was nervous. You put me at ease and we just rode. It was perfect.


I am still speechless! That was one of the most amazing days - we both had such a fantastic time. We loved the very different views and conditions on the west vs east side of the lake. We also enjoyed the many stops for coffee, lunch and walks amongst the shops. I loved it so much I was ready to do another loop!

Daniel J

Vic, AUS

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