A playground made for cyclists
Bike tours feature undulating and peaceful roads with little traffic among gently rolling hillsides, valleys and mountains, challenging climbs, descents and above all, views on Prealps, Alps, the Monte Rosa Massif and Lakes of Northern Italy.
The most equipped, enjoyable and flexible road cycling area in Italy (1,600 km – 1,000 mi).
The Northern Italy's Lake District is a playground just made for cyclists.
There are a few loops you can do, allowing you to go back in hotel in the afternoon for the post ride lunch. The region around Italian and Swiss lakes is a flexible area offering you the opportunity to ride through back roads, to extend or shorten the rides depending on your fitness level.
Nine lakes on cycling tour
Nine lakes of different sizes surround Varese. The area, with its grand Italian Lakes (Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano, Lake Como) and numerous small basins (Lake Orta, Lake Varese, Lake Comabbio, Lake Monate, Lake Ganna and Lake Ghirla) offers a unique mix of charms to lovers of cycling and a perfect mix of climbing and descending, of challenge and reward.
During your guided cycling holiday you will mainly follow small and scenic roads, with few road signs.
You can ride the best routes including those hidden lanes you aren't be able to find in a map.
Our region has a typically hilly and mountainous landscape and therefore the guided bike tour profile is characterized by a continuous up and down.
Take on the climbs
The roads following the lakes can get a little busy in the height of summer but there are many easy to access climbs that take you away from the shoreline and deliver a double opportunity of views and seclusion. You can takle short climbs from 2 km to 5 km, or longer and tougher climbs. You’ve probably never heard of them, but there’s some massive and excellent climbs in the area. Find out the toughest 10 climbs around
, hoping that one day you will have the opportunity to climb up them and coast down them.
You might think that this is not the place for gentle and slow cycling. However, we also planned guided cycling tours where you can avoid any big hills and medium sized hills too. We are adept at avoiding as many as possible main busy roads during your guided cycling holiday.