This beautiful ride begins in Cernobbio (or wherever your hotel is located), where we stretch our legs along the mostly level but wonderfully winding western edge of Lake Como. At Cadenabbia we board the ferry that takes us on a short, but captivating, crossing of the lake, delivering us to Bellagio for a quick, but not-to-be missed coffee stop at the Pasticceria Rossi, the oldest Cafeteria in Bellagio, before we tackle the iconic 10k climb to Madonna del Ghisallo. Here, take your time and take in the Madonna’s rich history. And when ready, we’ll enjoy a leisurely descent to lake Como’s eastern coastline, finally returning to Como
Dates: 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 About This Tour: **The La Madonna del Ghisallo package price includes a 4+ hour ride, plus ferry transfer.
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 65 quality road bikes. We deliver the bikes free of charge to your Como hotel (For Bellagio, Varenna and Menaggio, we ask an extra delivery and pick-up fee). We'll supply a repair kit and a floor pump for rentals of more than one (1) day. 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.