Weekend Road Bike Tour in Northern Italian Lakes

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

Lear more at https://www.lakesnorthernitalybiketours.com/weekend-road-bike-tour.php


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.

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: Various
Tour duration: 3 days of riding
Fitness Level: Medium
Language(s): English
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
First Aid
Bike hire
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
Phone Number: Click to Call
Email: Email

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