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Italy - Lakes of Lombardia - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Riding into Switzerland from Lake Maggiore to Lake Lugano
  • The ascent to Madonna del Ghisallo and the world famous cycling museum
  • Picture postcard views of the Monte Rosa from Lake Maggiore
  • Conquering Passo Maniva and the sweeping downhill to Lago di Idro
  • Relaxing with a post-ride drink overlooking yet another beautiful lake
  • Enjoying good food, fine wines and quality accommodation

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: Milan Malpensa Airport Non Riding Day   D  
2 Angera to Cernobbio 56 Miles / 90 Kms Approx. 900 Metres Approx. B  
3 Cernobbio to Bellagio (via Ghisallo) 47 Miles / 75 Kms Approx. 1,300 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Bellagio to San Pellegrino 43 Miles / 70 Kms Approx. 1,500 Metres Approx. B D  
5 San Pellegrino to Clusane 62 Miles / 100 Kms Approx. 1,800 Metres Approx. B  
6 Clusane to Lago d’Idro 44 Miles / 70 Kms Approx. 1,900 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Lago d’Idro to Lago di Garda 59 Miles / 95 Kms Approx. 1,200 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Departure: Verona Airport Non Riding Day   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

A superb road cycling holiday in Italy which explores its Northern Lake District, an area synonymous with cycling history. The Giro d’Italia almost always visits this region and, perhaps even more famously, it is the setting for the Tour of Lombardy, or 'the race of the falling leaves', the autumnal one day classic which, each year, marks the end of the pro-cycling calendar.
Focusing on the lakes and the alpine foothills, or 'pre-alpi', our own Tour of Lombardia has been designed to appeal to discerning cyclists who like to combine their riding with the finer things in life such as good food, fine wine and stylish accommodation.
Our route through the Italian Lake District is not without challenges but it is thoroughly rideable and will take us into some of Italy’s most idyllic scenery. Evenings will be spent in classic Italian style in lakeside towns such as Bellagio, Sarnico and Riva del Garda, assuring us of beautiful views to wake up to each morning!
Upon arrival we transfer to Angera on the shores of Lake Maggiore where we spend our first evening. The region is renowned for its mild climate, lush vegetation and regal architecture. Maggiore is Italy’s second largest lake and set against the resplendent backdrop of the Monte Rosa Massif, a stunningly beautiful starting point for the tour.
The following day we will enjoy a brief visit to Switzerland as we make our way to Cernobbio on the shores of Lake Como. No cycling trip to Como would be complete without a visit to Madonna del Ghisallo, the famous hilltop cyclist’s shrine and the fascinating museum which accompanies it. More superb riding follows as we make our way to our ultimate destination on the shores of Lake Garda where we will enjoy our final evening.

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7 nights agriturismo & hotels

6 days riding

Breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches and 2 evening meals

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Last Updated: 05/08/2015