Women's cycling camp
with Mikayla Harvey
Varese – Lake Lugano

A cycling camp for women only

4-day road cycling experience with New Zealand's pro rider Mikayla Harvey.
Perhaps you just want to enjoy 3 days of cycling in the Italian-Swiss Lake District with a group of like-minded girls.

Mikayla Harvey will be sharing her knowledge, skills and many years of experience throughout the daily guided rides.
Whatever your level, a cyclinging camp is the perfect setting to improve your cycling skills, socialise with like-minded people and even enjoy discovering the hilly area around Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano.
You will manage your efforts on the hills around the lakes and you will maintain a speed that you are comfortable with.

Please contact us with any questions. We would love to hear from you what kind of cyclist you are and what are you really looking for, so we can suggest the right rides for you here and meet your expectations.

Varese is distant 41-minutes ride from Milan Malpensa airport by train.
No matter who you are. No matter where you come from. No matter how fast you are.
The average cycling distance per day is 60 - 90 km and the average elevation gain per day is 500 - 1,200 m.
The natural setting of the Italian-Swiss Lake District offers a variety of climbs and a network of roads good for rides each day.

The rides are flexible offering you the opportunity to ride through back roads, to extend or shorten the ride depending on your fitness level.
All climbs will be ridden at the riders own pace, offering those who want to push themselves further the freedom to do so, and those who prefer to take it easy can do so without pressure. In between the climbs the guide will set a pace that is comfortable for all members of the group.
You will never be left behind.

Mikayla Harvey lives in Varese

She lives in Varese so all the roads are very familiar to her. She knows every back road, ascent, corner, pothole and place very well. Varese is basically her home away from home .
As a “local” cyclist combined with her extensive experience and knowledge, makes Mikayla the perfect guide and for your Women's Camp. She has specifically designed the routes of this bike tour for only women with average-to-good cycling skills and experience but who wish to gain more out of their cycling.

The area offers a range of cycling routes and climbs to suit a wide range of cycling abilities and skills.

Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore

Nestled in the heart of Italian-Swiss Lake District and in the foothills of the Monte Campo dei Fiori climb, Varese provides the perfect launchpad from which to explore the best lakeside riding and the mountainous roads in between.
Enjoy the rolling hills of this classic cycling landscape over Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano.
There are also rugged, remote climbs and secluded villages and minor lakes to discover, allowing you to go back to hotel in the afternoon for the post ride lunch.

Learn more about the best tourist attractions around.

2023 Women's cycling camp prices per person in Euro

Double room
(price to be confirmed)
Single room supplement
(price to be confirmed)

Start location:
End location:
4 days, 4 nights, 3 days of cycling
Maximum limit:
8 guests - Female riders only
Level of difficulty:
intermediate and advanced
rarely flat, mostly undulating and hilly

Avg. daily distance:
main route 60 km
challenge route 90 km
Avg. daily ascent:
main route 500 m
challenge route 1,200 m
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2023 scheduled dates

2023 dates to be confirmed.

Our bike tours are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the tour.

Book with confidence with our flexible: Terms & Conditions


Included services in bike tour:

  • 4 nights in double room
  • 4 high-calorie continental breakfasts
  • 3 packed lunches, strengthened and protein content snack with bananas and sandwiches
  • 3 post ride lunches when you go back to the hotel
  • 4 dinners
  • Double occupancy as standard
  • Guide Mikayla Harvey
  • Any travel by ferry or train along the rides
  • 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
  • Car parking

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 cycling camp Details / Daily Routes

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.

1st Day - Arrival

After your arrival in our hotel there will be a pre-tour briefing.

Accomodation: Hotel Ungheria Varese

2nd, 3rd, 4th day

Days of cycling.

Lenght: 60 - 90 km daily
Climb: 500 - 1,200 m daily

Accomodation: Hotel Ungheria Varese

5th day - Departure

Breakfast and departure.

Why a women’s only cycling camp is so special:

  • It creates a sense of community between women,
  • Cycling with other women has been proven to improve confidence and motivation,
  • Women tend to be much more supportive of one another.

Even if you’re used to riding with the guys, trying an all-women event can be an incredibly empowering experience and a great way to meet other inspiring ladies. So, whether you’re looking to try something new or get a friend into cycling, this is a great opportunity.
It doesn’t matter what ability level you are, what kit you wear or what bike you ride. Anything with wheels, comfy clothes and a helmet is all you need to get started.

Whether you are a recreational rider, new to racing, or a seasoned veteran, the camp will take you to the next level.