24+ road bike routes around Lake Maggiore, Lugano, Varese.

We have put together a mini website (routes, descriptions and cycling info on Google).
Ask our two hotels where we are based
Eco Hotel Ungheria in Varese and Relais Villa Porta on Lake Maggiore.
Our guests can receive access to our digital maps and routes on Google My Maps without signing up and logging in.

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  1. We have written down the essential characteristics of 24 road bike routes starting from the door of our two bases. 12 from Varese and 12 from Colmegna (distance, description, elevation gain, printed maps).
  2. We have ordered them from the easiest to the most difficult. If you love climbing we've highlighted 8 separately for each starting base. 5 of them have options for the most demanding riders.
  3. We have drawn each route on Google My Maps, so that you can select and study it alternately.
  4. We have drawn all the routes on a digital PDF map you can download onto a smartphone, so that you can consult it offline during your daily ride.
  5. We can also provide GPX routes (you can download the rides in gpx format).
  6. We have also highlighted on Google My Maps 100+ road cycling climbs in the area.

You also have the opportunity to get a 30 min transfer service from Varese to Lake Lugano and to ride around the lake. We have written down the essential characteristics of 8 road bike routes starting from from Lake Lugano. (distance, description, elevation gain, printed map, GPX files).

Whether you’re new to the area or a seasoned visitor on this mini website you’ll find ways to make your cycling experience memorable.
Cycling across Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano is an experience that will not only be unforgettable, but you’ll want to come back time and time again.
Cycle routes in the the Italian Swiss Lake District can be exceptionally challenging, however you’ll find more than enough gentle, even flat, bike routes.

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