Are you looking for a local guide to ride with around Lake Maggiore, Lugano, Varese?

Are you a cyclist on holiday in the Swiss-Italian Lakes, and want an easy way to find a local cycle tour guide to ride with in and around the lakes? Three of the bigger lakes: Lake Maggiore, Lake di Lugano and Lake Como, as well as five smaller lesser-known: Lake Varese, Lake Orta, Lake Montate, Lake Comabbio, Lake Ghirla and Lake Ganna.
Get in touch. We can help you to make your road cycling experince smooth, easy, and adventurous.

The lakeside towns of Ascona, Locarno, Luino, Laveno and the lakside villages of Ponte Tresa, Morcote, Porto Ceresio are on our routes, as well as the typical villages of Brinzio, Bedero and Gavirate.

a guide to ride with around Northern Italian Lakes

We can be your cycling partner around Italian and Swiss Lakes

If you are searching for one-day bike trip with a local guide let's know what you have in mind and we'll work with you to create a daily tour.
We can be your cycling partner and guide through the beautiful natural surroundings and climbs in Lake District among Lombardy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy) and Canton of Ticino (Italian speaking part of Switzerland).
Take a look at our Road cycling routes.

You know, when you’re a cyclist and you’re in a new place, it’s tough to find places and the roads to ride without the fear of getting lost.

What to expect along the rides: you can ride like a local

Take on lots of ups and downs, hills, cols and densely wooded, routes including those hidden lanes and special discoveries you will not find on a map, at times through tiny and secluded villages, some with cobblestones paths, others with roads wide enough for one car only.

We do the navigation so you can relax and enjoy the ride. No need to look at a map for directions. Let us show you Northern Italian Lakes from a local's point of view.
Riding on the lake shore, under the shadow of wooded hill or on the top of steep mountains. Every day you can discover new routes. 1,600 km of roads and several climbs.

Only a few minutes out of the front door and you can be at the foot of 5-10 kilometre climbs.
You will discover the most beautiful routes and landscapes in our area, but also the hidden gems and our historical attractions.
90% of the traffic is on the main roads, once you turn off you can go hours without encountering another vehicle.

A local guide to ride with around the Swiss-Italian lakes: how it works

Let's know what you have in mind (distance, speed, climbing), which kind of ride you can do, where you'd like to get to, at what time we can meet-up and how many people you are. You decide the level of riding, so we can arrage everything around that.
Contact us: info@lakesnorthernitalybiketours.com

We are able to build a route that satisfies your climbing and distance needs. We will do our best to create a route that’s suitable for your fitness and ability, without compromising on the quality and entertainment of the ride.
If you are in need of a rental, let us know your requirements and we'll provide some bike options.

Where we are based

We are based in:

  • Varese at Eco Bike Hotel Ungheria - Viale Borri 98 - 21100 Varese VA
  • Colmegna (on Lake Maggiore) at Camin Hotel Colmegna - Via Palazzi 1 - 21016 Luino VA

Contact us: info@lakesnorthernitalybiketours.com

Riding and tourist attractions: an useful guide

Last but not least, you also can enjoy the tourst attractions around Italian and Swiss lakes. For example, visits to museums, to historical monuments and to tourist attractions. To help you make the most of your stay here we have put together a guide, packed full of information about all the tourist attractions to see during your cycling holiday.

Cycling resources to do a cyclist's life easier

Read on for getting the most from the Italian and Swiss lakes if you’re coming here to explore the lakes , the mountains and the valleys by road bike. Cycling resources for riding in and around.

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