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
Arrival in Como
Airport transfer, hotel check in, Bike set up and dinner!
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
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
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
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
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.
Visit to Milano, Colnago Cycling Factory
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!
Transfer to Milano MXP
From R42 300.00
Available All Year (Excludes the Expert Guide)
Includes local Guide
From R42 300.00 + R6 075.00
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
Travel insurance (compulsory)
Bike helmet (compulsory)
Flights (international and domestic)
Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
Activities not listed
Early check in or late check out
Transfer outside of tour
Passport must be valid 6 months ahead since the time of departing the visited country