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Italian lakes

Italy’s Italian Lakes region is truly a blessed place! Here you can sample gorgeous landscapes, vast stretches of tranquil water and verdant valleys, all in one action-charged package from CyclinginItaly.
braies lake at sunrise in autumn in dolomites


We begin with cycling Lake Como, before riding on through gentle pastures and dramatic mountain scenery to reach Lake Maggiore. Then we coast in to Calogna and romantic Lake Orta.

Climbing up from Stresa waterfronts we reach Mottarone, to view the seven lakes and stunning Alpine scenery. Take in Lake Comabbio, Varese and Lugano, before returning to Como via Switzerland.

390 km
7 days
6 nights
6 cycling days
5,350 m

Trail Highlights

Travel through some of the most beautiful mountain, lakeside and hilltop scenery in the world. Drink in the beauty and mysticism of romantic Lake Orta. Cycle up the tough, world-famous slopes of Passo Del Ghisallo.

Enjoy chestnut woods, watermills and wildflower meadows on the Swiss border. Take in the Mottarone Pass, and a private stretch of 14th Century road.

Tour and Stopovers

“Life is like riding a bicycle:
you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.”

— Claude Pepper


Sample wine at the local enotecas, grab a tasty local dish from a popular café or treat yourself to five-star dining at a top restaurant.

The Italian Lakes experience is all about enjoying the best Italian food in amazing locations – from gourmet chef-inspired dishes to the simplicity of cheese and wine.

Useful Information

Look Forward to

Como’s historic village of Bellagio and beautiful Cernobbio lakeside villas.

Breathtaking views of Alps, Borromean Islands and Como’s Menaggio Castle.

Famed Madonna del Ghisallo Church and Fausto Coppi cycling museum.