Gran Tour Como Lake

MOUNTAIN BIKE LAKE COMO

Surrounded by the mountains, studded by amazing villas, lake Como is the most beautiful lake in the World according to Huffingtonpost and Fodor’s Travel. During the tour we will visit wonderful city like Como, Cernobbio, Tremezzo, Bellagio, Menaggio… and we will conquer, with our mountain bike, the peak of Legnoncino, Bisbino, San Primo, Tremezzo… From these peaks we will have amazing panoramas on all lake and start exciting single track downhill up to the shore of the lake.

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NATURE

Birds of prey, roe deer, woods, amazing panoramas on the Como lake

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HISTORY

Vezio castle, Dervio castle, military emplacement of the first World War, Villa Carlotta, Como, Bellagio, Tremezzo, Cernobbio, Varenna, Menaggio

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ADVENTURES

Single tracks downhill with roots, fixed and mobile stones

CHARACTERISTICS

DIFFICULT

EQUIPMENT

START

Como (CO)

DISTANCE

about 203 km

RECOMMENDED MOUNTAIN BIKE

Full suspended min. 120/120

WHEN

Every week from May to October

ELEVATION GAIN

about 8950 m

MANDATORY PROTECTOR

Helmet, gloves

BIKERS

Min 2

ELEVATION LOSS

about 9650 m

RECOMMENDED PROTECTOR

Kneepad, elbowpad

TOTAL DAYS

7 days

ELEVATION MAX

1718 m

TOTAL NIGHTS

6 nights

ELEVATION MIN

200 m

WATER

Normal

From Como to Como

DESCRIPTION

The first day of this amazing adventure begin in Como where we will meet at the hotel. After the tour briefing we will go to Cernobbio where we will start riding our mountain bike on a uphill secondary road, the first section has amazing panoramas on the lake Como, whereas the second part is on the shadow of the woods. When we will arrive at the highest spot of the stage we will have a packed lunch to collect energy for the long downhill.

In the afternoon we will ride our mountain bike in Switzerland (we need passport or I.D. – only European citizen – to pass the board) on a latch trail in the woods. At the end of this trail we will have the last downhill of the day and than we will go back to the hotel in Como for the aperitif and dinner.

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 33 km

about 1500 m

about 1500 m

Normal

From Como to Bellagio

DESCRIPTION

The day will begin loading up our mountain bike on funicular railway to go to Brunate where we will start pedaling uphill on a secondary road and on a forest road up to Bolletto. From here begin an exciting latch single track in the woods, at the end we will have to pedal on the second uphill of the day up to Palanzone where we will have a packed lunch with an amazing panorama on lake Como.

After the lunch we will have a short downhill on a single track and than the last uphill of the day up to San Primo. Here the panorama on the lake Como is incredible, because we are in the middle of the lake. From here we will have a single track downhill up to the hotel in Bellagio.

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 38 km

about 1500 m

about 1500 m

Normal

From Argegno to Griante

DESCRIPTION

We will start the stage loading up our mountain bike first on the boat to Lenno, then on the gondola in Argegno to Pigra. The first part of the stage will be uphill on a secondary road, arrived at the highest spot of the stage we will have a packed lunch. In the afternoon we will ride our mountain bike downhill, the first part is easy with amazing panoramas on the lake Como, than the downhill become a very exciting single track with a lot of 180 degrees turn. At the end of the stage we will go to the hotel in Griante.

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 27 km

about 800 m

about 1500 m

Normal

From Varenna to Dervio

DESCRIPTION

Also in this stage we will take the boat to change the shore of the lake Como, indeed we will explore the Lecco side. We will start pedaling in Varenna on a secondary road uphill with amazing panorama on the lake.

At the highest spot of the stage, where the view is breathtaking, we will star an exciting single track downhill up to the Vezio castle where we will have the packed lunch. From here we will ride our mountain bike on latch mule tracks, single tracks and secondary roads, with amazing panorama on the lake Como, up to the hotel in Dervio.

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 30 km

about 1300 m

about 1300 m

Copious

From Dervio to Piona

DESCRIPTION

We will start riding our mountain bike early in the morning from Dervio to the peak of the Legnoncino. The first section of the uphill has amazing panoramas on the lake Como, the second part is in the wood and the third part is a forest road in the wood with incredible view on the lake.

In the last few meters is not possible to pedal so we will carrying up our mountain bike to the highest spot of the tour where we can see the lake down us and the peaks covered by snow. From here we will start an exciting downhill single track up to the hotel in Piona.

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 35 km

about 1500 m

about 1500 m

Normal

From San Siro to Menaggio

DESCRIPTION

Also in this stage we will take the boat to change the shore of the lake Como, indeed we go back to Como side. This is the hardest stage of the tour, for us and our mountain bike, and it is characterized by a long and panoramic uphill and an exciting, fun and long downhill. During the day we will explore the Sant’Amate mountain from San Siro to Menaggio where we will arrive at the end of the stage.

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 28 km

about 1700 m

about 1700 m

Normal

From Menaggio to Tremezzo

DESCRIPTION

Here we are at the last stage of the tour on the shore of lake Como, during this day, riding our mountain bike we will explore Nava mountains, the elevation is not too much, but the second part of the uphill is not so easy, fortunately is not so long and the downhill is very exciting and panoramic.

At the end of the riding, in Tremezzo, we will take the boat to go back to Como where we will have the end tour aperitif.

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 12 km

about 650 m

about 650 m

Normal

PRICE

Starting from 1520€

PRICE INCLUDED

  • Guide
  • Insurance
  • N. 4 Half board at the hotel in a double room (beverages are not included – single room on request)
  • N. 2 Bed and breakfast at the hotel in a double room (single room on request)
  • N. 2 Dinner at restaurant (beverages are not included)
  • N. 7 Packed lunch
  • N. 6 Luggage carriage
  • N. 4 Boat
  • N. 1 One way funicular railway
  • N. 1 One way gondola
  • N. 7 Aperitif (soft drink for the underages)