FAQs

Any question about our cycling holidays in Northern Italian Lakes?

Find it below or contact us!
Where will I stay?
You will remain in our two hotels for the entire bike tour, so you can get a blend of advantages of what the town of Varese and the Lake Maggiore have to offer.
During the first days of bike tour you will stay at Eco Hotel Ungheria in the town of Varese at the feet of Regional Park of Monte Campo dei Fiori.
The last days you will stay at Camin Hotel Colmegna in Colmegna village, an historic villa directly on the Lake Maggiore and surrounded by a centuries-old park.
What’s it like there? Which lakes are you talking about?
Please look at Road Cycling Routes
If I book a bike tour, can I be guaranteed that it will run?
Yes, you can.
Our bike tours are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the bike tour. If zero guests have booked one of our bike tours, we reserve the right to cancel it.
Are there any off-the-bike activities?
Yes, there are.
We love to ride by bike for fun without forgetting to enjoy what our area has to offer: ancient villas, parks, churches and hermitages which were built from Sixteenth Century to the Nineteenth Century, exibitions, history, art, culture.
Read more on Activities off-the-bike page and on tourist attractions to see during your stay.
Can I bring my own bike? Is it safe?
Yes, you can.
If you have a favorite bike, it would be a shame not to ride it on our roads.
There is a locked bicycle storage room with CCTV, where the bikes are protected against weather and thieves. We also have a bike workshop with a bench, bike stand and racks.
What type of bikes do you rent?
Take a look at Bike rental page.
You have to complete a Bike Fit Form, so we ensure that when you will arrive here the bike will fit you perfectly.
If you need any specific bike, please don't hesitate to contact us ahead of your stay and we will do our best to help you.
Do you have fixed start days and end days?
Yes, we do.
We have a standard overall offering with scheduled dates during the season: Weekly road bike tours, Escape road bike tours, Weekend road bike tours, Gentle cycling tours .
However if you want tailored dates for arrival or departure and rest days, please send us a broad draft to this address: info@lakesnorthernitalybiketours.com and we’ll come back to you.
Can I choose different routes within the same group?
Yes, it is possible to mix and match routes for different levels of fitness within the same group. We will help to adapt the routes to suit your own needs.
Who goes on your rides?
The one thing that all our guests share is a love of being outdoors by bike. Our guests come from many backgrounds and have different levels of cycling experience: from the casual cyclist to the serious amateur cyclist wanting to test themselves on challenging climbs.
Is the tour suitable to my fitness level?
Have a look at Level of Difficulty page.
What kind of assistance can I expect on the road?
When you’re riding you’ll always have at least one ride guide on the road with the group.
There is a support vehicle for coming back to hotel during the Madonna del Ghisallo ride only.
Flat tyre, mechanical breakdowns, accidents or falls sometimes happened, however we always took our guests home quickly.
Our guest are never abandoned, and the assistance is a fundamental part of our rides.
Anyway we regularly regroup in any spots or at the top of the hills.
What about the timing of the day?
We generally meet at the bikes around 8.00 for a 8.30 ride start. A coffee stop and a light lunch stop on the way are suggested during the daily ride. We go back to the hotel in the afternoon (14.00/15.00), where you can enjoy a post ride lunch. The rest of the day is relax time.
How does the payment work?
To reserve a deposit of € 200,00 per person is required. A reservation will not be considered to be finalized until this deposit is received. The reservation must be in written form (email to: booking@lakesnorthernitalybiketours.com) and confirmed by LNIBT.
The balance of your payment is due directly in hotel at your departure.
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How can I get there?
Have a look at: How to Get Here page.
Can LNIBT help out with travel arrangements?
We aren't a travel agent and we don't partner with a travel agent. However we can give you any suggestion to get here.
Have a look at: How to Get Here page and travel information
Feel free to ask anytime.
Do hotels have wifi service?
Yes, both hotels have free internet wifi.
Are all meals included?
Yes, they are.
Breakfasts, packed lunches for your day's ride, post ride lunches on your return to the hotel, and dinners.
What if I have a food allergy or intolerance?
There is no problem. Please, let us know if you want a gluten-free diet, a lactose free diet, or if you have any preferences or special requests concerning about the food. We also provide vegetarian or vegan options.
We see what we can do.
For any information: info@lakesnorthernitalybiketours.com