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Cycling the Italian and Swiss Lakes

 

Summary:

Scenic ridings along the shores of the most famous lakes in Italy and Switzerland

Duration
8 Days
Countries
2
Next Departure
23-May-2021
Starting at
± USD 2,488.00
Price per day
± USD 311.00

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Operator
Exodus Travel
Tour
Cycling the Italian and Swiss Lakes
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
6 - 16
Age Group
16 - 99 Years
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Summary

Scenic ridings along the shores of the most famous lakes in Italy and Switzerland

Day 1.
Start Armeno
Day 2.
Ride South To Lake Maggiore Through Lagoni Di Merc...
Day 3.
Cycle Along Lake Maggiore To Porto Valtravaglia Th...
Day 4.
Free Day To Relax On Lake Maggiore, Or Take A Ferr...
Day 5.
Cycle To Lugano, Enjoy A Chocolate Tasting In A Hi...
Day 6.
Ride To Balbianello Villa, Visit To A Traditional ...
Day 7.
Circular Ride To Colico, Wine Tasting.
Day 8.
End Menaggio.

Visited Countries (2): Italy, Switzerland

Visited cities (2): Como, Lugano

 

Details

The Italian lakes of Como and Maggiore are famed for both their spectacular scenery and their well-heeled residents. The rich and famous clearly have good taste as the scenery here is simply wonderful with forested hills and medieval properties overlooking the glistening blue waters. This is a fascinating place to discover on two wheels with excellent roads that closely follow the winding shores. Amongst others, we visit the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, a striking overhanging abbey built by a rich merchant. The Villa del Balbianello with its ornate Italian gardens may look familiar to film buffs, having featured in international movies such as Bond’s Casino Royale and Star Wars: Attack of the clones. There will be opportunities to taste plenty of delicious local produce en route, including cheese, cold meats, honey, wines and ice cream, before riding across the border to Lugano in Switzerland for a chocolate tasting. The excellent rides will certainly build up an appetite!

Remarks

Highlights

  • * Cycle around four lakes in two countries * Enjoy an incredibly varied local gastronomy * Visit Como and Villa del Balbianello
  • Included in Price

    • All breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner includedAll breakfasts are Continental in style, consisting of coffee or tea, bread, jam and/or honey. For lunch and dinner, when not included, our leader will be on hand to recommend his favourite restaurants based on your budget and preferences. The standard of food and drink throughout the tour is extremely high and the Chocolate Museum visit in Switzerland will be an added value to the experience. The cuisine of that lakes region encompasses traditional recipes with new ingredients where the main characteristic is the usage of local products. Typical dishes are: minestrone, fish and polenta, risotto, roasted meats (rabbit, kid), stewed, polenta with Bologna sausage or braised meat and many other delicious proposals.
    • * All breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner included * All accommodation (see below) * All transport and listed activities * Tour leader throughout * Flights from London (if booking incl. flights) * Local bike hire

    NOT included in price

  • * Travel insurance * Single accommodation (available on request) * Visas or vaccinations
  • Travel Package

    DescriptionComing from Going to
    Tour (Round Trip) Como Como

    This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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