Women's Bike Tour
Italian and Swiss

A cycling holiday created by women for womens

There will are women only in this brand new 7-day cycling experience.
Varese and Colmegna are our base to discover by bike the surrouding of both Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano
between Italy and Switzerland.

A female guide will lead the way on flat and undulating roads with occasional small climbs. Expect small groups up to 8 women.


This brand new tour is designed for women of all ages and abilities.
It's for you if you are able to ride your bike one or twice a week and in your tipical ride you’re comfortable doing up to 40-60 km (27-37 mi). So you won’t need to do any specific training before this bike tour. It will be a blend riding and relaxation.
Anyway e-bikes are available on request.

Please contact us with any questions.
We have the experience to know how to take care of all the details, so you don’t have to.

The Lake District offers pleasant cycling terrains especially for intermediete and advanced roadies in search of more challenging cycling adventures. It has a network of rides ready to blow your mind.
But don't worry. We can arrange to avoid any big hills and medium sized hills too!

If you land to Milan Malpensa Airport you can get to Varese in a 43-minute train ride every hour (no change). How to Get Here
Generally we run a weeklong tour that starts and ends on Saturday in Varese and it's based on two hotels. You will be staying a few days in Varese and a few days in Colmegna on Lake Maggiore. 7 nights and 6 days of cycling.

On day 3 you will move from Varese to Colmegna by bike and on day 7 you will move from Colmegna to Varese by bike.
You will find your luggage in your room when you arrive to hotel.

Our end goal is to have you as our guest for a lifetime.
On that note, we look forward to seeing you here!

Bike tour around Lake Maggiore, Lugano, Varese

Get ready for visiting by bike the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso on Lake Maggiore, Villa della Porta Bozzolo in Casalzuigno, Ascona and Locarno on Lake Maggiore, Morcote, Caslano and Melide on Lake Lugano, Sacro Monte of Varese (historic site on the UNESCO Worldwide Heritage List).

Learn more about the best tourist attractions around.

The Lake District offers ten lakes of different sizes.
It will be very complicate see them all by bike!
The four most important lakes are Lake Maggiore, Lugano, Varese and Como. Between and around these are several minor lakes - such as Lake Orta, west of Lake Maggiore, and Lake Varese, midway between Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano, as well as countless tarns trapped in the high valleys: Lake Brinzio, Lake Ganna, Lake Ghirla, Lake Comabbio and Lake Monate.

2024 Women's Bike Tour prices per person in Euro

Double room
€ 1,600.00
Single room supplement
€ 280.00

Start location:
End location:
7 days, 7 nights, 6 days of cycling
8 guests - Female riders only
Level of difficulty:
recreational cyclists
flat and undulating roads with occasional small climbs

Avg. daily distance:
up to 40-60 km (27-37 mi).


Avg. daily ascent:
up to 500 m (1,640 ft) of climbing.


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2024 scheduled dates
Women's bike tour

Jun 15th – 22nd 2024
Sep 14th – 21st 2024
Sep 21st – 28th 2024

We need a minimum of 2 people to run our brand-new Woman's Cycling Camp.

Other dates are possible and we'll create a departure especially for you if there is a minimum number of 4 guests and a maximum of 8 guests.

Book with confidence with our flexible: Terms & Conditions


Included services in bike tour:

  • 3 nights in double room in Varese - 4 nights in apartment room in Colmegna
  • High-calorie continental breakfasts
  • Packed lunches, strengthened and protein content snack with bananas and sandwiches
  • Post ride lunches when you go back to the hotel
  • Dinners
  • Double occupancy as standard
  • A skilled female bike guide
  • Luggage transport when you move from the first hotel to the second hotel
  • Any travel by ferry or train along the rides
  • The digital map of the routes drawn by us, so you can look at it on smartphone dispaly
  • Safe storage with CCTV for your bike at the hotel
  • Workstand tool bench for basic maintenance
  • Isotonic drinks or water for your ride
  • Washing and cleaning area for bikes
  • Daily laundry service for your cycle clothing
  • Bicycle recovery assistance in case of breakdown
  • Free Internet Wi-Fi

Not included:

  • Bike hire
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical and physiotherapy services
  • Transfer to and from Airport
  • Entrance fees Castles, Villas, Museums
  • Any extra-beverage and other extras at dinner

Women's Bike Tour
Details / Daily Routes


Expect small groups up to 8 riders with a female guide leading the way on the road. The reason is to ensure the best riding. In such a way we can garantee you the best quality and attention. If there are more guests, it is better a split-up in two groups during the daily rides.

When you’re riding you’ll always have at least one female guide on the road with the group.
The guide leads the way on the road giving you the flexibility to ride at your own pace expecially along the climbs. There is no vehicle support.

This is a general program to to demonstrate how the cycling experience is structured. We can include more distance, less distance or different routes. The riding arrangements can be flexible according to your needs.
Please note that all routes are subject to change depending on local conditions.

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 at 14.00/15.00, where you can enjoy a post ride lunch. The rest of the day is relax time.

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1 ~ Saturday - Arrival

Assembling your own bike or delivery of rental bike and pre-tour briefing.

Accomodation: Hotel Ungheria Varese

2 ~ Sunday

We have selected two rides which start from Varese. You can choose from:

  • Around Lake Varese (35 km, elevation gain 300 m),
  • Around Lake Lugano (52 km, elevation gain 120 m).

Accomodation: Hotel Ungheria Varese

3 ~ Monday

Today we move by bike from Varese to Colmegna on Lake Maggiore , while your luggage will be transfered to Colmegna.
You can choose from:

  • Route 1 - via West coast Lake Lugano (43 km, elevation gain 100 m),
  • Route 2 – via Valcuvia and Valtravaglia (40 km, elevation gain 360 m).

Accomodation: Relais Villa Porta in Colmegna

4 ~ Tuesday, 5 ~ Wednesday, 6 ~ Thursday

We have selected several rides which start from Colmegna.
You can choose from them:

  • Cannero, Ascona, Locarno (63 km, elevation gain 200 m),
  • Lake Maggiore on the inside: Laveno, Villa Della Porta Bozzolo (50 km, elevation gain 230 m),
  • Ponte Tresa, Lake Lugano, Marchirolo (40 km, elevation gain 550 m),
  • Piano Magadino, Bellinzona and Medieval Castels (80 km, elevation gain 200 m).

Accomodation: Relais Villa Porta in Colmegna

7 ~ Friday

Today we say goodbye to Lake Maggiore and head to Varese again by bike, while your luggage will be transfered to Varese.
There are two rides to choose from:

  • Route 1 – via Lake Lugano East coast and Morcote (50 km, elevation gain 250 m),
  • Route 2 - via Ganna and Brinzio (46 km, elevation gain 500 m).

Accomodation: Hotel Ungheria Varese

8 ~ Saturday - Departure

Breakfast and departure.

Women-only bike tours across the Lake District


LNI BT offers bike tours for women of all abilities.
It doesn’t matter what kind of cyclist you are.
Every woman is welcome on LNI BT tours.
You’ll discover new places to ride. Gain confidence as a group. Make new friends. Do things you never knew you could. And have a lot of fun. That’s the power of riding together.
Experience unforgettable days of cycling, passion and a community feeling together with other women.
Days of adventure and guaranteed unique moments await you. Among like-minded women.
We know it's easier said than done, so our experienced female guides will organise everything, lead the group and make sure everyone stays safe. All you have to do is join us.

Please contact us with any questions.
We have the experience to know how to take care of all the details, so you don’t have to.

We always make sure that we go as fast as the slowest rider, so we don't mind what speed you are.
Safety is our biggest priority along with making riders feel comfortable.

Why we decided to try offering women's bike tours

These give women the confidence to join a trip knowing they will be around like-minded individuals in a supportive and collaborative environment, where they can truly learn new skills and not be afraid to ask questions and go at their own pace.

We set out to create a space where every single women on our tour is catered for, from the recreational rider to the seasoned veteran.

Our goal is for guests to leave feeling confident in their ability, empowered with knowledge and with a good fitness boost.

The main difference between a bike tours with mixed gender riding groups and a women only group is the level of support the women show their female fellow riders.

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