This weekend cycling holiday to Varese in Northern Italian Lakes will let you the experience of these lakes and mountains by bike. Varese is a pleasant hillside town located in Lombardy, close to Piedmont and to Switzerland, in the foothills of the Swiss-Italian Pre-Alps, a 10-minute ride from Milan Malpensa airport. In just a few days you can see the best views and the hidden gems that our region has to offer from Lake Maggiore to Lake Lugano. Non-riding partners are welcomed along to share the experience with you.
Double room 760.00 Euro
Single room supplement 120.00 Euro
Start location: Varese
End location: Varese
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights, 3 days of cycling
Limit: 10/12 guests
Level of difficulty: intermediate and advanced
Terrain: rarely flat, mostly undulating and hilly
Varese is very well-known for amatour cycling, having organised the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in 2018 and it also hosts the annual UCI Gran Fondo World Series Tre Valli Varesine in October. The race course winds up and down among the Lakes of Lugano, Maggiore and Varese with some tough climbs in between. The Shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo at Magreglio, between the two branches of Lake Como, is a must for every cyclist. It's a one-day ride from Varese.
Avg. daily distance: main route 80 km – 50 mi; challenge route 94 km – 58 mi
Avg. daily ascent: main route 1,501 m. – 4,923 ft; challenge route 2,009 m. – 6,591 ft
2019 scheduled dates
April 4th – 8th
April 18th – 22nd
May 2nd – 6th
May 16th – 20th
May 30th – June 3rd
June 13th - 17st
June 27th - July 1st
July 11th – 15th
July 25th – 29th
August 8rd – 12th
August 22nd – 26th
September 5th– 9th
September 19th– 23rd
October 3rd – 7th
Our tours are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the tour. If zero guests have booked one of our tours, we reserve the right to cancel it.
Other dates are possible and we'll create a departure especially for you if there is a minimum number of 4 guests and a maximum of 12 guests.