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Lake Como to Lake Lugano: E-Bike Three Panoramic Lakes

1. Lake Como to Lake Lugano: E-Bike Three Panoramic Lakes

See hidden villages, rustic charm, spectacular lake views, quiet mountain roads to cycle, and a stop on Lake Lugano on this fantastic circular route. Explore the valley behind Lake Como on this tour perfect for nature lovers. Leave busy Lake Como behind and wind into the Val Sangara nature reserve, lying just above Menaggio and one of the lake’s best-kept secrets. Step back in time and ride by evocative stone houses and old water mills dotted along the banks of a gentle mountain stream. Ride uphill into the mountains, passing historic villages and grassy green fields, and take in the peace and quiet. Explore charming, authentic village squares untouched by mass tourism. Continue on to a shady downhill with stunning views including sections of an old medieval road and be guided onto the shores of Lake Lugano. Enjoy a shady cycle to the third lake, Lake Piano, and ride home along the old railway line that is now a pretty cycle path.

Cardano: Tremezzina and Menaggio E-Bike Tour

2. Cardano: Tremezzina and Menaggio E-Bike Tour

Visit the must-see villages in the Tremezzina area from Codogna-Cardano on a pleasant e-bike excursion. See elegant lakefront villas, such as Villa Carlotta, in all of their beauty. Discover charming olive groves, green pastures, hidden churches, and old stone washhouses where women would meet and scrub the day’s laundry together. Be amazed at how quickly the landscape changes along the way as you cycle off the main lake road and down little alleyways impossible to reach by car. Weave in and out of the famous ‘Greenway’ path and follow the tracks of Mussolini, recounting the stories and intrigues of his final days. See some of the oldest churches on the lake as you ride in search of the prettiest squares. Enjoy the local lifestyle and stop for ice cream or coffee. Enjoy spectacular lake views throughout your journey. Leave with a sense of what life is like on beautiful Lake Cuomo. This ride is a mini adventure including sections of simple gravel road, cobbled paths, narrow alleyways, uphills and downhills. General agility, balance and confidence is required as it is still a sporting activity. You need to know how to ride a bike with gears.

Val Senagra: The Enchanted Valley Tour

3. Val Senagra: The Enchanted Valley Tour

The Senagra Valley is one of the most beautiful and lesser known places in the Lake Como area. Here, the Senagra River flows sometimes placid, sometimes impetuous. On this tour, you'll start by leaving the center of Menaggio as your guide takes you on a discovery of this magical place.  During your walking tour, see a blend of naturalistic beauty and important traces of historical activity. A simple walk through the ancient hamlet of Loveno where you will come across narrow alleys suddenly opens up to spectacular views of the lake and important historical villas. Continuing towards the heart of the valley, magical and little frequented, you will meet a suspended bridge and evidence of the productive history of this place. Visit an old brick factory, now converted into a museum, and an old needle factory which is now a restaurant and trout/sturgeon farm. Get to visit the farm in the company of the owner before sitting down together to taste the typical products of this amazing farm.

Menaggio: E-bike Tour of Lake Como Views from the Mountains

4. Menaggio: E-bike Tour of Lake Como Views from the Mountains

Find your way to churches that look like dots from the ferry with your guide. Reach those faraway viewpoints perched right on the edge of Lake Como’s cliffs as you navigate through hilly roads on an e-bike. Explore 2 ultimate panoramas of the lake which are largely unknown to tourists. Pedal along the main mountain road until you reach the quaint hamlet of Breglia. Continue till you reach a humble white chapel with a scenic view. Then, head back down while soaking in spectacular lake views at every turn. Make your way to the next stop. Discover the stories of defense lines never used as you come across a series of original WW1 trenches protecting some of the most incredible views of the lake.

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What people are saying about Menaggio

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Okay, we just finished our tour this morning, and it was GREAT! Although the weather forecast called for rain, we were blessed with clear and wonderful skies. Luigi is a terrific guide, the bikes are very good (I’m an ebike owner myself), and the views are amazing! We enjoyed some cappuccinos, gelatos, and scenic views along the way. Tip - we were staying in Varenna, so we had to take the 8:30 ferry over to Menaggio early in the morning. By calling them the day before, Bebike arranged for a driver to pick us up right at the ferry station at 8:45, and we easily made our 9:00 start time. They also arranged for the same driver to take us back down to the ferry after the tour. Wonderful service, terrific family, and a perfect end to our Lake Como experience! Grazie!

The guide fit us well with bike gear and explained the e-bike functions before starting. He was knowledgeable about the trails and provided history of the area. He made the trip very enjoyable. I would highly recommend this service to all.

Great tour through picturesque villages and breathtaking nature. Guide Luigi and his buddy Daniël ensure a safe ride of about 28 kilometers and tell a lot about the local history along the way. Definitely recommended!

we had a great time with Luigi! He is an excellent guide and felt very safe with him.

Super great experience, an unforgettable day. Luigi was a great guide.