Sportive? Discover Lake Como by bike moving around!
Lake Como can also be visited by bicycle, for those who wish to use the bicycle as an ecologic and alternative means of transport, discovering cultural, historical and environmental aspects of the area. Scenic roads, and alternative routes to those followed by the main traffic and some real cycle paths offer the visitor an alternative way of visiting various parts of the lake.
There are several solutions for great vacancies on bike: campsites and accommodations are perfect for an active holiday on Lake Como. The area of North Lake Como is animated by numerous tourists who loves the slow riding on bikes: the local accommodation offers the most complete assistance, not only to tourist but also to the bike.
For mountain-bike lovers, Lake Como offers lots of free ride opportunities, just to change the landscape in an excursion or adrenalized rides with breath-taking views.
Lake Como can also be discovered by bicycle. Scenic roads, and alternative routes to those followed by the
The Northern part of the lake offers a large variety of easy bike rides, through the Natural Reserve of Pian di Spagna.
The mountains around the lake are the kingdom of the mountain bikers, with tracks of different levels of difficulty. Many of the routes follow ancient trails once used by farmers connecting small rural villages in the valleys and in the mountains that surround the lake. There are also a few simple itineraries suited for the whole family. Most of them are for trained mountain bikers requiring skill and training.
The cycling route that connects Menaggio to Porlezza follows the ex-railway; you can ride your bike from Porlezza to Bene Lario and is safe for kids.
Other routes for mountain bikers: in Valsassina, in the heart of Lake Como Mountains, the routes are complex; you can also test you limits on the trails on Triangolo Lariano, in difficult slopes and fast down races.
Lake Como is an important destination for cycling tourism; is a part of CicloVia dei Laghi, that covers the territories of Varese, Como, Lecco, Lake Maggiore and part of Canton Ticino (Switzerland).
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