The Lake Como road bike region is perfect for intense road bike tours. The famous ascent to the Madonna del Ghisallo or the dreaded Wall of Sormano are known among road bikers beyond the borders. The stunning views to the lake and the surrounding mountain world are worth every effort.
The road bike region around Lake Como, the third-largest lake in Italy, convinces with its picturesque places, chic villas, perfect parks and mountains that stretch to the lakeside. The countless panorama roads meander through the impressive mountain world – the ideal terrain for road bikers who like diverse tours as well as relaxation.
Road cycling tours tips at Lake Como
Exciting and historic road bike routes can be found around Bellagio. A must on your road bike holiday is definitely the Madonna del Ghisallo, the patroness of road bikers. This ascent, made world-famous by the Giro di Lombardia and the Giro d'Italia, leads to a memorial church which also accommodates a bicycle museum.
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Known as one of the most beautiful routes is the Triangolo di Lanario to the summit of the Sormone Mountain. After 13 kilometres and an average incline of more than 10 %, you enjoy a fantastic view to Lake Como and the surrounding mountains. Starting from the picturesque village of Varenna at the lakeside of Lecco, you follow the tracks of Tony Rominger who won the Giro di Lombardia for the second time in 1992. The 17-kilometres long ascent ends with a stunning view to the Agueglio Pass.
Roadbike highlights of the region
- Historic ascent of the Ghisallo with bicycle museum at the summit
- The Wall of Sormano (1.7 km – average incline of 17%)
- Sunset near Nesso