Lake Maggiore Great Bike Challenge

2 days by Lake and Alps
31 October 2019


450,00 € ( 5 days) from 24.03 to 14.10
375,00 € (5 days) from 10.02 to 23.03 and from 15.10 to 30.11

If you love climbs, you will love this holiday! The banks of Lake Maggiore offer routes with challenging climbs set in stunning countryside of outstanding natural beauty. Gazing at the reflections on the waters of Lake Maggiore as you power up these demanding climbs is without doubt a fantastic experience you remember for the rest of your life.
The holiday offers the chance to ride 5 climbs recommended by us in 5 days. If you succeed, you will be our guests on the fifth day.

The climbs in order of difficulty are:

The Sette Termini Pass
The Cuvignone-S.Michele Pass
The Endemini Pass
Mottarone from Stresa
Piancavallo from Cannero

Detailed information about the routes (mileage, route profiles, and average times) will be provided by the bike manager upon your arrival so that you can choose which route best suits your fitness level. The bike manager will often accompany you during your tours.

If you come with someone who doesn’t ride, we can provide maps and directions for covering scenic routes effortlessly using the Nordic Walking technique. We will provide the Nordic Walking poles.

The offer includes:

  • welcome drinks
  • briefing about the routes
  • a daily mechanical check
  • a bike cleaning service
  • storage facilities for bikes with video surveillance and an alarm
  • a laundry service
  • sports breakfast
  • packed lunch containing a fruit tart, a sandwich, a banana and water
  • an energy snack
  • sauna
  • B&B accommodation with a double room

Additional services (booking and fee required):

  • wine and food tasting during stops along the route
  • an expert guide
  • first-rate bike hire
  • sports massages
  • boat trips to the Borromean Islands
  • visits to Varese’s historic villas
  • a visit to the Botanical Gardens in Pallanza (the finest in Europe)
  • visits to local museums