Patron Saint of cycling

Climb cycling!

This route makes the 500-metre (altitude)climb from Bellagio on the Lago di Como to the chapel dedicated to Madonna del Ghisallo – patron saint of cycling. This is a famous climb that forms part of the Giro di Lombardia (average gradient is 9 per cent). The chapel is a place of pilgrimage for Italian cyclists. There are also great views from here over the lake.

The “Wall of Sormano” is a climb famous for being one of the most severe in any road cycling race, with an average gradient of 17% and a maximum of 25%. Recently restored in 2006, it now features split-times and stenciled quotes from riders. The current record time for the short but painful 1.7 km long climb is 7 minutes 36 seconds.

Around the Lake

Cycle around Lake Como

Although it is relatively flat, you will still do approximately 1200 meters of climbing by the end of the ride. There are some undulating sections between Bellagio and Como that include a few very small climbs that make up the bulk of the ride’s ascent.

Val D’Intelvi to Lake Lugano

Special trail to Lake Lugano

Lake Como and Lake Lugano are connected by a long story they share. Stories of migrations, business deals, and contraband activity. This ride allows you to get a taste of both lakes, without having to cross the border and go too far away from your home base. This is also a great ride to do on one of our Electric bikes, this route is full of great views and passes through several characteristic towns, especially Schignano!