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Cycling resources for riding around the Italian and Swiss Lakes
The essential guide for road cycling in the Italian and Swiss Lake District.
All you ever needed to know about cycling around Lake Maggiore, Lugano, Varese.
If you are thinking about visiting the area, there is so much here for cyclists. Read on for getting the most from the Swiss and Italian lakes if you’re coming here to explore the mountains and the valleys around by road bike.
We are going to update the page or we are going to improve the articles quite often so you can share the best cycling experience around the lakes.
The page is divided in seven sections:
- 1. Cycling routes and climbs,
- 2. Maps,
- 3. Local events,
- 4. Tourist attractions,
- 5. Travel info and timetables,
- 6. Curiosities,
- 7. Other resources.
You can just click on the articles below to find information you could enjoy in and around the area.
The most reliable weather forecast links for our area are iLMeteo website, iLMeteo PDF and MeteoSwiss.Read More
Take a look at the charts if you want to tie challenging road cycling climbs with undulating routes in the foothills of the Swiss-Italian Pre-Alps . We have designed rides which can involve these climbs.Read More
Strava users have created and labelled numerous Strava Cycling segments in the Italian and Swiss Lake District. We've rounded up several of them in an effort to convince people to consider cycling around Lake Maggiore, Lugano and VareseRead More
Look at the bike map of Northern Lake Maggiore: eight suggested road bike routes and climbs along the valleys around Locarno and Ascona in SwitzerlandRead More
Lake Maggiore offers a true cycling destination from April to October. Here you can find cycle routes, itineraries and resources around the Lake Maggiore. They are very popular with the local cyclists as well.Read More
Lake Lugano is nestled between Lake Maggiore and Lake Como and lies partly in Switzerland and partly in Italy. It's surrounded by numerous villages, rolling routes and mountains offering splendid viewpoints and a true round cycling holiday destination. Cycle routes if you are a keen rider.Read More
Varese is the launchpad for your cycling holiday from which to explore Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano, Lake Como, the best lakeside riding and the mountainous roads in between.Read More
There are plenty of cycle routes all around Malcantone for cycling enthusiasts. Several road bike routes are waiting to be explored. Our cycle tours offer a chance to explore the green hills and mountains of Malcantone where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views over Lake Lugano.Read More
The network of roads created to connect the glacial lakes between Italy and Switzerland provides the perfect setting for road cycling adventuresRead More
Visiting the Shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo is a must do for every cyclist. There are places in the world that boast to be the spiritual home of cycling: the Ghisallo, close to Lake Como, is one of these placesRead More
We have put together a small collection of digital maps you can easily print, paper maps and info regarding cycling routes around Lake Maggiore, Como, Lugano, VareseRead More
Velomap.org brings you the best map for casual cycling, commuting to work, or race cycling.Read More
The UCI event is set for amateur cyclists. It will take place on the weekend of 5th and 6th October 2024 at Varese on roads used by 2018 Gran Fondo World Championships. Look at the route on Google Maps.Read More
Trophy Alfredo Binda, Trofeo Da Moreno, Gran Fondo World Series Tre Valli Varesine, Tre Valli Varesine, Il Lombardia are the most important 2024 cycling events.Read More
2,500 cyclists from around the world took part in the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships around the lakes near Varese.Read More
Here's adigital Map showing tourist attractions and info around the Italian and Swiss Lake District at the foothills of the Italian-Swiss Pre-Alps. Discover where to go, what to do and see off the bike.Read More
You can see a 16th-Century wooded Press for squeezing, a Mill for grinding walnuts and hazelnuts for oil, the Wine Cellar with ancient casks and barrels, a 16th-Century refrigerator for storing foods.Read More
It is surrounded by a magnificent Italian-style garden, the 18th century Villa Panza is famous around the world for hosting the American contemporary artRead More
Not only biking here, during your cycling holiday. One of the main tourist attraction of the Lake Maggiore. Its position on the lake is extraordinary and particularly spectacular, at the foot of a formidable rock cliff.Read More
Monteviasco is perched on a hillside and appears like a remnant from an ancient civilization where the time has stopped. You can only get on foot or by cable car. We are in Veddasca Valley overlooking the town of Luino.Read More
Arcumeggia is a small village near Casalzuigno that lies in the valley of Valcuvia. During your cycling holiday you can climb up there by bike throught two routes: from Porto Valtravaglia on the Lake Maggiore or from Casalzuigno in Valcuvia Valley.Read More
Palace Estense, Villa Mirabello, Villa Panza, Ville Ponti, Villa Toeplitz, Villa Baragiola, Villa Mylius, Villa Recalcati with their parks and the huge areas of greenery that surround Varese contributed to the epithet “Garden City”Read More
If you need info about maps and timetables to get around by train across Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano, Lake Varese.Read More
Timetables from 9th October 2023 to 23rd March 2024.
Useful info on how visit Lake Maggiore and its Borromean Islands with your own bike during your cycling experience.
Timetables from 6th November 2023 to 17th March 2024.
You can also find info for crossing Lake Como with your own bike and for cycling Lake Como and surrounding.
A good number of pro road cyclists have made their home here. The area around Lake Maggiore, Lake Varese, Lake Lugano is their playground, so you might at any moment see a famous cyclist ride past during your cycling experience.Read More
A look at the local history of cycling during the early years of 20th Century. Alfredo Binda won five times the Giro d'Italia and three times the Road World Championships. Luigi Ganna won the first Giro d'Italia held in 1909.Read More
There is a curious legend about it. Since then the lake became known as the “Whale Lake”.Read More
Get in touch if you are interested in doing one-day bike trips with a guide in the Swiss and Italian Lake District.Read More
Free PDF maps and routes around the Stelvio and Bormio to help get you started with your planning for your next cycling experience on the Stelvio.Read More
You can download road bike maps of the Dolomites, check out road cycling climbs on Strava and cycling events in the Dolomites, so you get the most out of your next cycling experience in the Dolomites.Read More
Get in touch with us if you are looking for an holiday home, a villa, an appartament where you can stay, so you can arrange your stay by yourself.Read More