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Lake Maggiore Bike Hotel


Following the champions
For lovers of road biking a full immersion in the places where many Italian cycling champions grew up with the chance to follow the roads which have been the site of the the Giro di Italia, the World Road Bike Championships in 2008 and the Tre Valli Varesine championship, an international cycling classic. More than 30 different itineraries for all fitness levels to discover the beauties of Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and Lake Orta and the other six Alpine foothill lakes by bike.

Enjoy Lake Maggiore at a slow pace

For those who love cycling around splendid lakeside scenarios with their Alpine foothill landscapes and experiencing local traditions and culture. Discover small hamlets, historic residences, painted towns, churches and monasteries overlooking the lakes. Try out good lake and land food and local wines. Routes to suit all fitness levels with level cycle tracks and more challenging routes ideal for weekends or longer stays. Choose to pedal along at the pace that suits you best and if you want to try something new try an e-bike.

Routes through the green countryside, gravel tracks for everyone and lake view downhills

For those who love off road biking there’s something for everyone here ranging from easy excursions on unchallenging gravel tracks to challenging descents from Mts. Mottarone, Sasso del Ferro and other downhill routes. Cycling along the Cadorna Line fortifications or on lake view footpaths, we are convinced that your holiday will be unforgettable whatever you choose to do. Come and try out the Ticino Park and Lagoni Park routes, the Lake Orta circuit, the 4 lake circuit or the more challenging Pian Nave, 5 peak circuit or the steep slopes of Mt. Lema and the Dumentina valley or lastly the panoramic Mt. Zeda routes.

Safe cycling between Alpine foothill lakes

A proposal designed for families with safe itineraries, mainly or exclusively on cycle tracks. Cycling around the lakes exploring villas and castles. Combine cycling and boats to experience Lake Maggiore from even closer to and discover the islands, the theme parks and nature reserves discovering native or non-native plants and animals. Weekends or 3, 5 or 7 day trips.

For those who love a challenge

A proposal dedicated to sport cyclists who love to try their hands at or get fit uphill! Lake Maggiore offers challenging uphill routes set in a natural context of rare beauty. Catching a glimpse of yourself reflected in the lake’s waters on a bike is certainly an experience which will remain with you your whole life. We recommend the itineraries best suited to your fitness level here including the following, in ascending order of difficulty: Passo Sette Termini, Passo Cuvignone-S.Michele, Passo Endemini, Mottarone da Stresa, Pian Cavallo da Cannero. Roads When you get here our Bike Manager will give you detailed information on routes (kms, altitude gain and loss and average times) so that everyone can decide which route best suits their fitness level. You will often be accompanied by Bike Managers on your tours.


Prices* starting from:
1 night: 70 Euros.
2 nights: 130 Euros.
3 nights: 190 Euros.
5 nights: 300 Euros.
Extra nights can be added

*prices per room in double or twin rooms, B&B


Prices include:

  • Overnight stays in double/twin rooms
  • Cyclists’ breakfasts
  • Route briefings
  • Daily mechanical checks
  • Bicycle washing service
  • Safe bike storage
  • Rapid laundry service
  • Packed lunch for trips


Extra services on request (not included)

  • Half board
  • Bicycle/e-bike rental
  • Bike equipment rental
  • Airport transfers
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Excursions with our expert guides


UNESCO treasures in the midst of lakes and mountains
A trip to Italy is synonymous with culture and nature worldwide. And Lake Maggiore is at the heart of an area packed with some of the main UNESCO world heritage sites. A proposal involving 5 days cycling around the places which have made the history and culture of these lands so great and which over the years have seen their value recognised internationally too by UNESCO.
Prices starting at €385.

Day 1: Arrival and hotel check-in. Maps and information material distribution.
Day 2: Trip to the Isolino Virginia stilt house site on Lake Varese cycle track.
Day 3: Monte San Giorgio and the Fossil Museum
Day 4: The Lombards in Italy: Castelseprio and the Torba tower monastery
Day 5:  Sacro Monte di Varese

Additional day option: Natural History Museum and shopping in Milan


Hermitages and Abbeys
A proposal designed to take you to some of the most beautiful cultural and religious sites around Lake Maggiore by bicycle. Faith, history and art still come together today in veritable oases of peace which raise your spirits and treat your eyes to unique and enchanting views.

Day 1: Arrival and hotel check-in. Maps and information material distribution.
Day 2: Santa Caterina del Sasso Hermitage
Day 3: Brezzo di Bedero – Collegiata di San Vittore Castelveccana – Caldé – Chiesa di Santa Veronica
Day 4: Santuario di San Salvatore Massino Visconti, San Giulio island, Lake Orta and Madonna del Monte
Day 5: Sacro Monte di Varese

Additional day option: Abbazia di Morimondo



11th-27th September 2016
Unique opportunities to discover Lake Maggiore by bike

Truly the very best time to discover Lake Maggiore: cycling events, special packages for a complete proposal for any cycle tourist whether slow biking or racing is what you’re looking for.

Sunday 11th September
Eat, Drink and Cycle
Wine, food and culture on Lake Maggiore
Eat, Drink and Bike is a non competitive cycle race which each cyclist can do on his or her own choosing the route they prefer (25,35 or 45 km) discovering Lake Maggiore’s landscape, food and wine and culture. You can stop off to try out dishes along the route in a number of culinary stages. The itineraries all start and finish in Ispra (VA) giving you the exclusive chance to discover contemporary artists and places such as Lucio Fontana‘s house in Comabbio, Mario da Corgeno‘s atelier and park and Giancarlo Sangregorio‘s villa-museum between Sesto Calende and Angera. And an additional cultural stop off at Luogo dei 4 punti cardinali made by Giò Pomodoro and a visit to world famous architect and designer Michele De Lucchi’s personal studio. Organised together with the impeccable Regia della Libereria at Bottega del Romeo. Another great centre stage player in the event is obviously food, a journey in discovery of the delicacies of Lake Maggiore.

Taking part in the event: Adults €28 – Children under 15 years of age €15 (recommended for children of over 8 years of age)


Saturday 24 September
Cycling with the Champions – Bicilandia – Sport Festival
Environmentally friendly cycle ride with time keeping service: challenge the champions
On the occasion of the 1st Granfondo Tre Valli Varesine race organised by Società Ciclistica Alfredo Binda, open to everyone, starting and finishing in Varese in the company of exceptional guests with a special relationship with Varese: road bike champions Oscar Freire, Ivan Basso, Daniele Nardello and Noemi Cantele.
Starting point Piazzale del Velodromo Luigi Ganna di Masnago (Varese) at 11 am. Price: €15 until 31/07, €20 from 1/08 to 15/09. Free for those taking part in Granfondo Tre Valli Varesine and staying in Lake Maggiore Bike Hotels

Bicilandia: the world of children.
From 3 pm onwards promotional gymkhana for all FCI registered athletes in categories G0 to G6 and free for all children from 6 to 12 years of age with road or mountain bikes, sponsored by FCI, Varese section.

Sport Festival
9 pm – Sport Festival


Sunday 25th September
1st Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine
From the organisers of the Tre Valli Varesine pro race and the 2008 Road Bike World Championships, a unique proposal for lovers of cycle racing: a granfondo on the roads which have seen races between professionals and in the company of many present and past champions.
Tourist packages starting from €30 per person including stays in Lake Maggiore Bike Hotels and registration on the Granfondo (with great race pack) and other events.

Special offers for those who stay on longer:

Monday 26th September
Exclusive cycle trip with a number of professionals taking part in the 96th Tre Valli Varesine – Gara Pro Race

Tuesday 27th September
To experience the thrills of the 96th Tre Valli Varesine in an even more special way:

  • VIP Pass, to access the reserved start area and see your favourite champions close to;
  • entrance to the reserved grandstands at the finishing line;
  • chance to experience the race on board one of the organisation’s cars for a few circuits of the final town track (limited spaces).


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