Bike to Porlezza on Lake of Lugano

Historical trail connecting the two lakes

This itinerary follows the traces of the former railway line that ran, from 1884 till 1939, between Menaggio and Porlezza connecting  Lake Como with Lake Lugano. The route runs through the Val Menaggio and touches the Lago di Piano Nature Reserve.

Itinerary:

Menaggio,  Piamuro,  Codogna,  Gonte, La Santa, La Casa della Riserva, Porlezza

Length:

12 km

Height at departure 

200 m

Altitude range:

250 m.

Maximum height:

440 m

difficulty:

 medium

physical commitment

 meidum

Rogolone

Discover the Val Senagra

This itinerary takes you through the beautiful Val Sanagra Park, a territory rich in flora, fauna and ancient rural settlements.

Itinerary:

Menaggio – Piamuro – Codogna – Naggio Crotto del Merlo – Gottro – Chiesa di San Giorgio – Rogolone – Codogna – Menaggio

Length:

21 km

Height at departure 

200 m

Total Ascent:

812 m.

Maximum height:

858 m. (Crotto del Merlo)

difficulty:

 medium

physical commitment

 medium

Antica Regina

Ancient road

This pleasant itinerary follows a small stretch of the Antica Strada Regina. The Ancient Road, which ran along the west side of the lake, was traced during the late period of the Roman Empire. For centuries the Via represented the connection between the south and the north side of the Alps,  between the Como and Milan areas and the transalpine regions.

Itinerary:

Menaggio – San Siro – Cremia – Pianello – Cremia – San Siro – Menaggio

Length:

25 km

Height at departure 

200 m

Total Ascent:

510 m.

Maximum height:

310 m. (Crotto del Merlo)

difficulty:

 easy

physical commitment

 easy

Ride in Pian di Spagna

Ride in the heart of nature

Cycle path from Colico on lake Como to Novate Mezzola, riding through the nature reserve Pian di Spagna.

Arrival and departure:

Sorico, piazza C. Battisti

Length:

21 km

Road surfaces: 

asphalt, gravel track, paved road

Recommend period:

all year round

Bikes recommend:

city bikes and mountain bikes even those without shock absorbers

difficulty:

 easy

physical commitment

 easy