Cycling Holidays on Como Lake
From the lake’s blue waters to the verdant valleys adorned with woods and flowering meadows, but also mule tracks marked over time by farmers, shepherds and woodsmen. This is the recipe for enjoying Lake Como on two wheels. From the Passo del Ghisallo challenge – with its museum dedicated to the men and women who used, and still use, bikes in their daily life and competitively – to the endurance route around Lake Como, and the gems to be covered by mountain bike, departing from Monte di Tremezzo.
1. Riding along the toughest cycle path in the world (the Wall of Sormano);
2. Experiencing itineraries (road bike and MTB) as challenging as they are scenic, offering views of the two branches of the lake or over some of most beautiful peaks of the Alps;
3. Being immersed in picturesque green and blue landscapes, among valleys, forests, grassy clearings and flowering meadows;
4. Visiting the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Ghisallo, the patron of cyclists.
Even those who know little about cycling are familiar with the Giro di Lombardia (Tour of Lombardy), a cycling icon that is part of the culture of each and every enthusiast of the two wheels. And it is precisely through this region that the classic Giro di Lombardia makes its way, the Autumn Classic of road bicycle racing, Fausto Coppi’s favourite race (which he won 5 times with an impressive 4 consecutive victories). Lake Como on two wheels is certainly demanding. Truly flat sections are rare and moving away from the lake, there is no shortage of medium and short length climbs characterised by challenging slopes.
Lovers of fat tires will find fantastic itineraries in this region, as challenging as they are scenic. Off-roads around the Lake Como area in fact hide many gems to enjoy on your mountain bike, such as the trails that meander from Mount Tremezzo, to those offered by Mount Generoso and the Muggio Valley.