Cycling around lake como

23 March 2018
Posted by: adry

The area of ​​Lake Como, presents an extremely varied nature that creates landscapes of extraordinary beauty, very important for local tourism as artistic monuments and history.
Lake Como is an ideal place for relaxing holidays, cultural or sports, suitable for all ages and can be used in all seasons.

Lake Como is a great destination to include in your Italian cycling plans. You can road bike and mountain bike comfortably from the beginning of April to the end of October on a variety of roads and mountain bike trails.


This territory offers very much in a little space, a wonderful excursion through some of the most beautiful cities of Italy, the excellent destination for tourists who wish to spent a unique day in contact with culture, art, nature and local traditions.

It is a journey of about 50km that retraces a traveling trip along the shores of the lake, offers a great variety of views of the mountains that are reflected on the lake water, the road proceed on minimal slopes with continuous ups and downs.

We can follow it in both directions, the cities of Como and Lecco can be joined through the Ciclovia dei Laghi, to form a triangle-shaped path just under 90km long.

Cycling along the winding roads of Lake Como allows you to enjoy ever-changing and fascinating views, on this stretch of water and the mountains that surround it, you will admire a unique panorama.

The villages that you frequently cross offer the possibility of making small breaks for any need.

Ciclisti lago di Como

You will cross Blevio, Torno and Nesso where you can stop and admire the famous “Orrido di Nesso”, a natural gorge located along the road between Como and Bellagio.

Continuing you will arrive in Lezzeno and finally in Bellagio, the northernmost point of the route, also called “the pearl of Lake Como”.

You can stop to visit the spectacular gardens of Villa Melzi and the park of Villa Serbelloni.

Thanks to the fact of being in the middle of Lake Como, Bellagio offers a very wide panoramic view of the Alpine peaks, especially on the eastern branch of the lake, you can see the peaks of Grigne, Grignone and Grignetta and going north to Legnone up to the Alps.

Beyond Bellagio you go back south / east, you cross very characteristic villages until you get to Malgrate, the Venice of Lario, so called for its rich past from the artistic point of view, of which remains testimony in the many palaces that decorate its Old Town.

At the end of the path you can return to Como, or continue towards lecco.

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