The Border Run (Italy - Switzerland)
“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. 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.