Any question about cycling experiences in Northern Italian Lakes?

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Where will I stay?
You will stay in our two hotels during your cycling experience, so you can get a blend of advantages of what the town of Varese and the Lake Maggiore have to offer.
Our bases are at Eco Hotel Ungheria in the town of Varese at the feet of Regional Park of Monte Campo dei Fiori and at Relais Villa Porta in Colmegna village, an historic villa directly on the Lake Maggiore and surrounded by a centuries-old park.
We are hotel owners, cyclists, bike shops. We aren't a bicycle tour company.
What’s it like there? Which lakes are you talking about?
Please look at Road Cycling Routes
If I book a cycling experience, can I be guaranteed that it will run?
Yes, you can.
Our cycling experiences 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.
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.
Bike rentals are only available to guests who stay at our hotels and they have mechanical shifting.
Do you have fixed start days and end days?
Yes, we do.
We have guided tours with scheduled dates during the season: Weeklong 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 ride?
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.
I love ride my bike on my own. What is your offering?
You can stay at our hotels. They offer a mini website where you can find circular routes (description, map, elevation gain, file gpx) that start from the hotels.
12 from Varese and 12 from Colmegna on Lake Maggiore.
Consider that like a do-it-yourself guide. Beyond the free info regarding the Italian-Swiss Lake District on Cycling Resources page.
I travel solo …
We arrange guided group rides, private rides, rides on your own.
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, they have many and varying abilities: from the casual cyclist to the serious amateur cyclist wanting to test themselves on challenging climbs.
Is there a maximum group size?
A small group is important (8/10 guests), because you can get the respect the physical distancing measures both when you ride and when you stay in hotel.
In such a way we can garantee you the best quality and attention.
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.
Read more about Terms and Conditions
How can I get there?
Have a look at: How to Get Here page.
Can LNIBT help out with travel arrangements?
From our experience we see that people often prefer to arrange their own travel to and from the location of the tour.
We aren't a travel agent and we don't partner with a travel agent. However we can give you any suggestion to arrange this.
Have a look at our two pages: How to Get Here page and travel information page.
Feel free to ask anytime.
Do hotels have wifi service?
Yes, both hotels have free internet wifi.
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.
Are all meals included during the tour?
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