Three Lakes and More-Luxury Bike Tour

Start: Lake Maggiore Finish: Lake Iseo

Visiting: Arona, Laveno-Mombello, Cernobbio, Bellagio, Iseo


Duration: 6 Nights

Physical rating: Medium

Special diets catered: Vegetarians

Tour Operator: Road Bike Tours Itali

Group size: 4 - 7

Age range: 16-99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2979

Tour Overview

A really different way to visit the largest and most beautiful pre-alpine lakes: Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, Lake Iseo. We organizes this unusual trip where you can visit this enchanting Lakes plus some of the most picturesque surroundings: Val Vigezzo (the Valley of the painters) Val d' Intelvi, and the famous Franciacorta. We will have the opportunity to take routes that wind through places where nature is still unspoiled, where history seems to stand still, cycling through valleys and mountains in picturesque settings where peace and tranquillity reign. Tiny villages and impressive mansions ... the lakes offer us splendid landscapes. The final stop on our tour will be Lake Iseo, recently the setting for 'The Floating Piers’ by the artist Christo. Delicious dinner in front of the lake are waiting us for an unforgettable trip. Road Bike Tours Italy organizes tour only for small groups (min. 4 / max. 7): we wish to take care personally of our customers, turoughout the entire trip. Avilable for Private Tour, Flexible dates.

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrival to the airport, transfer to Arona

Location: Arona

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Meeting in Arona Welcome from the staff, presentation of the trip, welcome drink, dinner

icon Day 2 : Lake Maggiore - Val Vigezzo

Location: Arona

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Departure from Arona, Piedmont town on the shores of Lake Maggiore. We ride alongside the lake and then get ready to deal with the Val Cannobina ascent. From the lake, we go up to Sella di Pian di Sale which leads to the Val Vigezzo where the Cannobino stream forms deep gorges with the valley opening up as we ride higher. In Val Cannobina with its mountains, alpine farmsteads, and pastures, we ride back in time: this wild and almost deserted valley is perfect for cycling. And there’s no need to worry about the climb because our minibus is always nearby, so we can relax as we ride through the splendid mountains of Val Vigezzo, also known as the "Valley of Painters": portrait and landscape artists used to come here in search of inspiration. Pedaling onwards we then reach the largest and most important town in the valley: Santa Maria Maggiore, a historic village situated on a high plain at just over 800 m a.s.l. Time to relax before dinner together.

icon Day 3 : Via Val Vigezzo- Laveno Lake Maggiore

Location: Laveno-Mombello

After an energetic breakfast, we start for a long but easy ride. After riding through Re, the last municipality of Val Vigezzo we enter Switzerland in the Canton Ticino, heading to Locarno, situated on the north shore of Lake Maggiore. Then, we head back into Italy from the small and charming village of Tronzano in the province of Varese. Heading for Luino we continue along the lake for the last part of our ride to Laveno-Mombello. This important town on the eastern shore of the lake is well-known for its marina.

icon Day 4 : Lake Como Cernobbio-Domaso

Location: Cernobbio

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, we leave by minibus for the short transfer to Lake Como. Then we will get back on our road bikes in Cernobbio, a renowned tourist resort on the western shore of the lake, and ride along the lake to Argegno. Here, the Val d'Intelvi ascent is waiting for us: a mountain valley in the province of Como near the Swiss border with San Fedele at 779m a.s.l. its main town. Leaving the mountains we go back down to the lake to Porlezza, an important tourist resort on the shore of Lake Lugano. We continue downhill until we return to the western shore of Lake Como in Menaggio, with a superb view of the lake. Riding along the lake we end our day’s ride in Dongo, where we can enjoy the lake scenery and surrounding landscape.

icon Day 5 : Lake Como, Domaso-Bellagio

Location: Bellagio

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, we leave by minibus for the short transfer to Lake Como. Then we will get back on our road bikes in Cernobbio, a renowned tourist resort on the western shore of the lake, and ride along the lake to Argegno. Here, the Val d'Intelvi ascent is waiting for us: a mountain valley in the province of Como near the Swiss border with San Fedele at 779m a.s.l. its main town. Leaving the mountains we go back down to the lake to Porlezza, an important tourist resort on the shore of Lake Lugano. We continue downhill until we return to the western shore of Lake Como in Menaggio, with a superb view of the lake. Riding along the lake we end our day’s ride in Dongo, where we can enjoy the lake scenery and surrounding landscape.

icon Day 6 : Lake Iseo Loop

Location: Iseo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast transfer by minibus to Lake Iseo where we will start the day’s ride in the Iseo area. This pre-alpine lake with its characteristic “S” shape is in both the province of Brescia (east side) and that of Bergamo (west side). Pedaling clockwise we will go through Predore and Riva di Solto and, riding along the lake, soon reach a stretch of road from where you can admire the small beaches and old lakeside road dating back to 1910 that runs right next to the lake. We then carry on to Lovere, with its colorful and picturesque alleys, ancient churches, and elegant squares. Continuing along the lakeside we reach Pisogne, with its ancient medieval center, Marone, Sale Marasino and Sulzano. Here, tasting delicious ice cream can admire Montisola, the largest lake island in Europe, Montisola became famous in 2016 when it hosted the celebrated project of Christo 'The Floating Piers' a temporary pedestrian footbridge across the lake, from Sulzano to Montisola and the private island of St. Paul. An ambitious and almost surreal work that enabled thousands of Italian and foreign visitors to "walk on the water" of Lake Iseo, enjoying it from a totally new perspective. After Sulzano, we pedal to Iseo and Sarnico, the final destination of our day's cycling, in no time at all. Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

icon Day 7 : Departure- Transfer to the airport

Location: Iseo

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast and transfer to Milano Airport.

What's Included

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    Accommodation

    3-4 Star Hotels

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    Fully Guided

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    Meals – Half Board

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Local Taxes

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

What's Not Included

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    1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

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    Medical-Travel Insurance

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    Drinks with Meals

Optional Extras

  • Rent of a E-roadbike

    Helmets and pedals included

  • Rent of a carbon frame Giant TCR

    Helmet and pedals included

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    Low Deposit

    Road Bike Tours Itali requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 0 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Dates & Availability

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Sunday May 16, 2021

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Sunday Jun 06, 2021

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Sunday Jul 04, 2021

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Sunday Sep 12, 2021

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