E-Bike Tour around Three Lakes and Idyllic Mountain Life
This fantastic route delivers it all: hidden villages, rustic charm, spectacular lake views, and a stop on Lake Lugano.
We ride down to the Val Sanagra nature reserve – lying just above Menaggio, it is one of the Lake Como's best-kept secrets. Pass evocative stone houses and old water mills. Ride uphill through the historic villages of Velzo and Naggio, surrounded by grape vines and green fields. Weave through charming village squares untouched by time and tourism. Enjoy a glorious downhill ride on an original medieval road. Stunning views guide us onto the shores of Lake Lugano before we cycle to Lake Piano along the old railway line that once connected Lake Como to Lake Lugano and is now a pretty cycle path, to complete our loop back in the Renaissance hamlet of Cardano. The ride is a mini adventure with simple gravel road, uphills, downhills, narrow village paths - General agility and confidence on a bike are required. An e-bike is a normal geared bicycle with battery assistance.Itinerary
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Grandola ed Uniti, Grandola ed Uniti, Lake Como, Lombardy
We start our tour from the agricultural hamlet of Cardano in Grandola ed Uniti, where the old railway used to pass between Lake Como and Lake Lugano. The hamlet dates back to the Renaissance and we will take a ride along narrow cobbled alleyways past the Bagatti Valsecchi villa that stills belongs to this noble Milanese family.Pass By:
Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra, Piazza Luigi Camozzi 2 Villa Camozzi - Sede Municipio e Museo, 22010 Grandola ed Uniti Italy
Ride downhill into the Val Sanagra nature reserve to discover the valley stream that gave life to a number of mills and is home to gorgeous stone houses and ancient stone bridges.Pass By:
22010 Velzo CO, Italy
Ride uphill to the hamlet of Velzo, surrounded by grape vines and immersed in mountain scenery. Traverse the village following the original narrow alleyways with a few tight turns.Pass By:
Piazza Maggiore, 22010 Naggio Italy
We enter Naggio, another typical mountain village with a beautifully maintained square, before preparing for a gorgeous, panoramic downhill ride (at times steep) to get our first glimpse of Lake Lugano. Pass By:
Carlazzo, Carlazzo, Province of Como, Lombardy
We ride the back roads to find hidden frescoes and continue on the original medieval road. Stop At:
Lungolago Porlezza, Strada Statale 340, Porlezza Italy
Cycle through the historic centre of this lakeside town with it's speciality food stores. Stop right on the beach and have a coffee or ice-cream in the area. The homeward journey passes the scenic nature reserve of Lake Piano. Follow the old railway line passing expansive green fields, stables and farmsteads until we reach Cardano where the tour ends.
Duration: 30 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Ability to ride a bike with gears that weighs roughly 22kg - this ride contains uphill and downhill riding, short stretches of gravel and narrow village paths. Confidence and general agility are required."
"Minimum age 14, minimum height 155cm (under 18yrs accompanied by an adult). Participants over 60 need to be recent, confident riders on varied terrain."
"Suitable activewear - No sandals or open shoes, no loose-fitting long skirts or trousers."
"Pick up from Menaggio ferry station available on request only and paid on-site"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Not recommended for travelers with mobility impairments, injuries, bad hips and lack of agility."
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
Duración: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo:
Bebike, Via S. Rocco, 3, 22010 Codogna-Cardano CO, Italy
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.