Bici da stradaExperience the allure of the lakes with sport, food, wine and culture (mountain bike and road bike)


Hotel Belvedere ***

Via Piave 11 - 21020 Ranco (Varese)
Phone +39 0331975260 - Fax +39 0331975773 -

“Belvedere” has belonged to the Merzagora family since 1865, initially a wine-bar, then a restaurant with rooms and now a hotel, an oasis of tranquillity and accuracy on the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore .

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From € 295 - Valid until 01/11/2018

Four days of riding around the seven lakes in the Province of Varese. Starting off from Lake Maggiore, we explore a variety of different, evocative routes to discover the other six lakes that add to the Province of Varese’s unique appeal. As we cover the roads of the Varese 2008 World Championships and some stages from the Giro D’Italia, we will also have opportunities to savour some of the local food and wine during the rest stops.

A combination of sport, good food and fine wine plus a sprinkling of culture. We organise evenings at the La Scala Theatre in Milan during March and April, depending on the calendar.

If you wish, we can provide tickets from May to September to Expo 2015, which is about 30 minutes from our hotel.

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 


Half-board accommodation with a double room


Additional services (booking and fee required)  

Opportunities to try local traditional produce 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

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