Nord Italy



NORTHERN ITALY - 3 Lakes and More

Duration: 7 Days
Languages: English
Scale: 2 - 7 people
Categories: Bike Tours
The Northern Italy Bike Tour is a special and memorable bike tour, around the largest and most beautiful pre-alpine lakes: Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and then Lake Iseo.

Duration: 7 days (6 nights)

People: maximum 7

Daily km: 75/80 (total 390 km)

Diffuculty: MEDIUM

Departure Dates 2021May 16th,June 6th, June 20th,July 11th, September 5th

Day 1Meeting in Milan 
Welcome from the staff, presentation of the bike tour, welcome drink, dinner.Overnight at Hotel Villa Paradiso-Meina

Day 2Arona – Druogno Santa Maria Maggiore 82km
Departure from Arona, Piedmontese town on the shores of Lake Maggiore. We ride along the entire perimeter of the lake and then get ready to face the Val Cannobina ascent. From the lake we go up to Sella di Pian di Sale which leads to the Val Vigezzo where the Cannobino stream forms deep gorges and creates evocative scenes, with the valley opening up as we ride higher. In Val Cannobina with its mountains, alpine farmsteads and pastures, we ride back in time: this wild and almost deserted valley is perfect for cycling. And there’s no need to worry about the climb because our minibus is always nearby, so we can relax as we ride through the splendid mountains of Val Vigezzo, with its green forests and evocative atmosphere all year round and, not surprisingly, it is also known as the “Valley of Painters”: portrait and landscape artists used to come here in search of inspiration. Pedaling onwards we then reach the largest and most important town in the valley: Santa Maria Maggiore, a historic village situated on a high plain at just over 800 m a.s.l. Time to relax before dinner together.Overnight at Hotel Stella Alpina- Druogno

Day 3Druogno Santa Maria Maggiore – Laveno 90Km
After a nourishing and tasty breakfast “on your bikes” for a long but easy ride. After riding through Re, the last municipality of Val Vigezzo we enter Switzerland in the Canton Ticino, heading for Borgnone, then down towards Losone to reach the city of Locarno, situated on the north shore of Lake Maggiore. After our visit to Switzerland we head back into Italy from the small and charming village of Tronzano in the province of Varese. Heading for Luino we then continue along the lake for the last part of our ride to Laveno-Mombello. This important town on the eastern shore of the lake is well-known for its marina. Monte Sasso del Ferro, the mountain above the town, can be reached by cable car, and has one of the best views of the lake, as well as a popular starting point for paragliding.Overnight at Locanda Pozzetto Hotel

Day 4: Cernobbio – Domaso 64Km
After meeting for breakfast we leave by minibus for the short transfer to Lake Como. Then we will get back on our road bikes in Cernobbio, renowned tourist resort on the western shore of the lake, and ride along the lake to Argegno. Here, the Val d’Intelvi ascent is waiting for us: a mountain valley in the province of Como near the Swiss border with San Fedele at 779m a.s.l. its main town; nearby is the summit of Monte Generoso surrounded by unspoiled nature that makes an imposing landscape. Leaving the mountains we go back down to the lake to Porlezza, an important tourist resort on the shore of Lake Lugano. We continue downhill until we return to the western shore of Lake Como in Menaggio, with a superb view of the lake. Riding along the lake we end our day’s ride in Dongo, where we can enjoy the lake scenery and surrounding landscape.Overnight at Hotel Vischi

Day 5: Dongo – Bellagio 67 km
We leave from Dongo and, following the road along the lake, we ride through Colico Piano on the eastern shore of the lake, with its “4 Montecchi” – small hills near the lake. Our road bikes take us in Varenna where a ferry transfer us in Bellagio, here we deal with the challenging ascent that leads to the sanctuary dedicated to the Madonna del Ghisallo, the patron of all of us cyclists.
Those in the know believe that the Ghisallo, for the “Tour of Lombardy” is like Grammont for the Tour of Flanders. If you feel up to the challenge, as always accompanied by our guide, you can ride up to the sanctuary, otherwise as an alternative in just a few kilometers, you can reach our final destination for the day: Bellagio, one of the most beautiful towns of the lake with its splendid views.Overnight at Hotel Silvio

Day 6Tour of Lake Iseo and Montisola and Franciacorta
After breakfast, transfer by minibus to Lake Iseo where we will start the day’s ride in the beautiful Franciacorta. This pre-alpine lake with its characteristic “S” shape is in both the province of Brescia (east side) and that of Bergamo (west side). Pedaling clockwise we will go through Predore and Riva di Solto and, riding along the lake, soon reach a stretch of road from where you can admire the small beaches and old lakeside road dating back to 1910 that runs right next to the lake. With hairpin bends, short tunnels carved out of the rock and a small picturesque waterfall, we reach Castro.
We then carry on to Lovere, with its colorful and picturesque alleys, ancient churches and elegant squares. Continuing along the lakeside we reach Pisogne, with its ancient medieval center and churches with frescoes by well-known artists like Romanino, before continuing through the villages of Marone and Sale Marasino to Sulzano. Here, tasting a delicious ice cream, can admire Montisola, the largest lake island in Europe, Montisola became famous in 2016 when it hosted the celebrated project of Christo 'The Floating Piers' a temporary pedestrian footbridge across the lake, from Sulzano to Montisola and the private island of St. Paul. An ambitious and almost surreal work that enabled thousands of Italian and foreign visitors to "walk on the water" of Lake Iseo, enjoying it from a totally new perspective.
After Sulzano, we pedal to Iseo and Sarnico, the final destination of our day's cycling, in no time at all.Dinner in a typical restaurant.Overnight at Cocca Hotel

Day 7: Breakfast and transfer to Milan. See you on the next tour!

EXTRAS: Single room option 350€, Rent of carbon racing bike 190€, rent of e-roadbike 440€.


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Important information
- Minibus assistance - Taxes - Luggage transfer - 6 nights accommodation - 6 dinners - 6 breakfasts - Technical bike guide - Technical assistance - Ferry to Bellagio - Return ferry for Montisola - Transfer station-hotel
- tips - laundry - service - drinks at dinner - medical insurance - lunches (everything is not explicitly written in this page)

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