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Around Lake Maggiore

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Around Lake Maggiore

Bike Touring Collection by komoot

While indulging on pizza, pasta, opera and vino, it's easy to forget the beautiful nature Italy has to offer. We've got a special gem for you here: nestling between the southern foothills of the Alps, Lake Maggiore is waiting for your visit. Often overshadowed by its better known brother, Lake Garda, it is a perfect destination for those who prefer nature to be slightly more untouched. So you can enjoy everything the lake has to offer, we've planned this 5-day long trip for you. You can look forward to scenic views, wild nature, medieval architecture and above all, demanding tours. Viva Italia!

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Tours & Highlights

    Difficult
    06:43
    55.7 mi
    8.3 mph
    5,950 ft
    5,950 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    If you enjoy botanical features, you can also visit the Villa Taranto in Verbania-Pallanza (on the traffic-calmed coastal road to V.-Intra). It is considered the most impressive garden on Lake M.

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    Difficult
    05:17
    42.2 mi
    8.0 mph
    5,975 ft
    5,925 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • Difficult
    04:01
    35.9 mi
    8.9 mph
    3,550 ft
    3,575 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    If you still have a bit of 'air', you could still cycle through the Onsernone valley from Centiglia in Cavigliano. There steep walls lure without end. Those who can not decide on the turnoff at the 'Ponte oscura' should perhaps try both. After Spruga it gets steeper and the valley is narrower. In the direction of Vergeletto you can also cycle for a very long time by the river with its wide meadows, and at Zott there is the possibility to take the cable car to the Alpe Saltéi. The rest stop at the end of Asfaltstrasse is unfortunately closed in 2017.

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    Difficult
    07:59
    64.1 mi
    8.0 mph
    8,275 ft
    8,250 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    If you want, you can drive directly to Piero from Valle Veddasca from Lozzo (road is secured with a barrier). The Fahststrasse is again passable after a landslide since 2015.

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    Difficult
    05:43
    50.9 mi
    8.9 mph
    4,350 ft
    4,375 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Perhaps the most underrated part of Lago M. Here you can cycle through beautiful forests off the beaten track without any great differences in altitude. Especially the main road between Monvalle and Angera is very busy and quite narrow. But one now thinks about a bike path, which is to be financed by compensation payments in the course of the Alptransit agreement with Switzerland. We hope the best.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    249 mi
  • Duration
    29:43 h
  • Elevation
    28,075 ft
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