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Lake Como, Bellagio and the Alps
8 nights - 9 Days

Set Date -29 May 2020

 

Ride, train, eat, and live as a true Italian in one of the World best cycling Region! Discover the hidden gems of the lakes district and climb the legendary mountains of the Giro D’Italia and Giro di Lombardia, including the Colle del Ghisallo and uro di Sormano!

 

ITENERARY IN DETAIL

DAY 1:
Arrival in Como
Airport transfer, hotel check in, Bike set up and dinner!

 

DAY 2:
Como Warm-up Ride
Main Route: 30-50km
Total Ascent: 600m

This is a warm-up ride to ease the legs and body into it. Some of you              may have only recently stepped off a   plane, so this ride offers a great    way to “tease” out that tiredness. It will take in some small climbs and offer spectacular views across the lakes and the surrounding mountains.

Sports & Endurance training nutrition workshop

DAY 3:

Como loop to Lugano
Main Route: 70- 110km
Total Ascent: 1100m – 2500m


This is a beautiful ride around Lago di Como and Lake Lugano. We’ll cross the Swiss mountains and valleys of Mendrisio, 2009 World Cycling Championship host city. The most difficult climb is that heading towards Lanzo, offering some spectacular views down upon Lake Como. Those seeking some extra km’s will take in the climb to Piano  delle noci.     

Upskill Session with Cycling experts working on technique

 

DAY 4:

Como to Colico
Main Route: 80km – 120km
Total Ascent: 1700m – 2500m

This is a nice and easy day in the saddle, which takes us to Colico along the Strada Regina on the west coast of Lago di Como. Colico is the  beginning of the Valtellina, a long valley which take to Passo Dello Stelvio and the big alps.
Pasta cooking class and Dinner with Italian Mama

DAY 5:

Colico to Bellagio
Main Route: 60km – 80km
Total Ascent: 1700m – 2550m


A very nice ride to the famous Bellagio across the hilly  east coast and Lecco. After an easy flat start along  the lake, We climb up to the rocky mountains of       Resegone and then down to the lake all the way to  Bellagio.

Visit to Cycling Museum in Como

DAY 6:

Bellagio to Como
Routes: 70km – 80km
Total Ascent: 1500m – 2000m

 

Our course takes us back into Como, offering a long climb  up to Colma di Sormano and colle di san  Primo.  After a great  descend, we will climb again up to Civiglio, the last  hill of the Giro di Lombardia.

 

DAY 7:

Rest Day

Visit to Milano, Colnago Cycling Factory

 

DAY 8:

Como loop on Giro D’Italia Stage with the PRO
Main Route: 80km – 100km
Total Ascent: 1700m – 2550m


Our last ride is one of the most spectacular, as we tackle the  famous Colle del Ghisallo and Muro di  Sormano, featured in  Stage 15th of 2019 Giro D’Italia. These climbs are the symbol  of the Giro di Lombardia pro race, We will stop on top to  visit the Cycling museum and the chapel dedicated to all   cyclists.

After the ride, there will be enough time for an Aperol Spritz in one of the many bars!

 

DAY 9:

Goodbye
Transfer to Milano MXP

 

From R42 300.00

2 PAX

 Available All Year (Excludes the Expert Guide)

Includes local Guide

From R42 300.00 + R6 075.00 

Single supplement 

INCLUDES:

  • 9 Nights’ accommodation in Lake Como

  • All meals, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners

  • Cycle a stage of Giro D’Ítalia with a Pro & amp; have dinner with him

  • Professional guide on tour (fully qualified mechanic)

  • 1 Van support throughout the tour

  • Providing snacks and food supplements including electrolytes, gels, and energy bars during rides

  • Airport transfer for the group

  • 3 Sports massages

  • Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps

     

NOT INCLUDED:

 

  • Travel insurance (compulsory)

  • Bike helmet (compulsory)

  • Flights (international and domestic)

  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)

  • Activities not listed

  • Drinks

  • Early check in or late check out

  • Visas

  • Transfer outside of tour

  • Tips

PLEASE NOTE:

Passport must be valid 6 months ahead since the time of departing the visited country