Ideal for cyclist
CYCLING TOUR
Lake Como, Lombardy
MEETING POINT
4 days and 3 nights
DURATION

Tour Highlights

Climbs which have made
You’ll cycle along the panoramic roads of Lake Como, you’ll challenge yourself on some of the toughest Lombard climbs that have made the history of the “Giro di Italia” and “Giro di Lombardia”, which is the last stage of the Cycling World Cup;
5 stars accomodation
You’ll spend the night in the magnificent and comfortable historical context of one of the most suggestive 5-star hotels on Lake Como, which will take you back in time;
On Lake Como by seaplane
You will enjoy a unique view of Lake Como, from the windows of a seaplane;
Tourist visit of uncommon Milan
In Milan you’ll be able to appreciate the fashion & design dimension but also its incredible artistic and cultural heritage, riding our citybike;
Michelin starred restaurants
You’ll delight yourself with the cuisine of the most celebrated Michelin star chefs, tasting local delicacies in typical Italian-style locations;
Transfers in electric vehicles
All transfers will be run on board our electric vehicles.
Flexibility
In case of difficulty to spend all four days, the kind guests are invite to declare it to our staff during booking (terms of the notice) to get the review of the economic offer and organize the transfer service to the airports / train station. By the way, you remember there’s a minimum of three days and 2 nights for organization policy.
If guests don't suit the terms of the notice, they'll be expected to pay the full economic offer of four days weekend.
Covid19 security procedure
The internal procedures in terms of health, cleaning and social behavior to prevent Covid19 infection will be applied during all the tour. We rely on your understanding and participation.

Itinerary description

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Day 1 - Welcome and insight Italian design

Pick up of guests at Milan Linate / Milan Malpensa airport / Milan central station between 14.00 and 15.00 o’clock on Thursday*. Transfer to the partner Rizoma, which is an Italian design company, for a welcome-drink and for the weekend briefing. Metropolitan bikes testing before the arrival at the Mandarin Hotel, accommodation in the rooms and dinner at the hotel lakeside restaurant.

Meals: dinner

Destination: Lake Como

Bike itinerary: test drive

Accomodation:  Hotel Mandarin  or similar ones in case of overbooking

* Both pick-up and dropp-off services out from scheduled range time are also guaranteed with an additional cost which will be communicated on request: we kindly ask our guests to advise us in right advance for organizational reasons.

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Day 2 - The mythes of Lombard cycling

Great Breakfast in hotel, bicycles fine-tuning for a challenging ride that will test your legs on some of Italy’s steepest ramps. You’ll begin along the Lake Como up to the amazing Bellagio, which you will cross aboard the Specialissime to enjoy the landscape from the gardens of Villa Melzi. Then, you will begin the climb towards the “Madonna del Ghisallo”, about 6 chilometers of hard climb that make usually a severe selection during Giro UCI worldwide cup “Giro di Lombardia”. Once at the top, a visit of the Ghisallo Museum will be a must. A short downhill and a sloping ground will lead you to the ascent of Sormano: a good warm-up for both your muscles and your mind, in view of the diabolical Sormano Wall. Over 300 meters difference in altitude along 2 chilometers track within the wood, where slopes often exceeds 23%. Once at the top, with heart in throat, you’ll begin the difficult descent towards the lake to reach hotel: there, a relaxing massage awaits you before an incredible seaplane ride with departure and arrival on the water, which will let you enjoy the beauty of Lake Como from the sky, hoping for a good weather conditions. Dinner will be on ground tasting several incredible dishes by on of the top local Michelin star restaurant.

Meals: breakfast, light lunch and dinner

Destinations: Lake Como

Bike itineray: about 80 km and 1500 meters (uphill) altitude gap

Accomodation:  Hotel Mandarin  or similar ones in case of overbooking

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Day 3 - Lake Como from the sky

A good breakfast is important, especially when the day will be long and demanding. The first 30 km will be a spectacular bike ride on the west coast of Lake Como, crossing several picturesque villages on the lake such as, for example, Cernobbio. Then, the road will turn to the left towards the mountains uphill: here, the long climb to the Boffalora Refuge at over 1,600 meters of difference in altitude will begin. A regular ascent at the beginning, the slopes will become more and more challenging later until becoming a great challenge. The satisfaction of have conquered the summit and the beautiful lanscape will repay your efforts. You will stop in the refuge to taste polenta and sausage for lunch, then you’ll take the downhill road (well dressed) towards the west coat of Lake Como and get in the Riva motorboat to arrive to the hotel. Both a shower and a restorative massage will prepare you for enjoying the night. Dinner will be spent at another Michelin star restaurant of the surroundings.

Meals: breakfast, light lunch and dinner

Destination: Lake Como and sorroundings

Bike itineray: about 120 km and 1’700 meter (uphill) altitude gap

Accomodation:  Hotel Mandarin  or similar ones in case of overbooking

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Day 4 - Milan, back in history

A last breakfast overlooking the lake, the new destination for the morning will be Milan. Our staff will take you to Milan where you will retrace the history of the city, from the Roman era to the magnificent one of Renaissance and Leonardo da Vinci, from the Gothic Duomo factory to the late 19th century Milan: you’ll ride our Metropolitan bikes, which are an authentic original expression of Italian design. Then, you’ll taste a light lunch with a magnificent view of Piazza del Duomo. Our staff will accompany you to the Milan airports, whose arrival is expected not before than 2.30pm

Meals: breakfast and light lunch

Destinations: Como, Milan and airport

Bike itinerary: roughly dropless 10 km

Accomodation

  • Accommodation in a 5-star hotel typical of historical Italian style;
  • Luggage transfer;
  • Pick-up and dropp-off on Milan’ airport or Milan’ central station on board 100% electric vehicles.

Gear

  • Covid19 cleaning procedure;
  • Top of the line bicycle selection 100% Made in Italy, e-bike on demand;
  • Riding the Metropolitan bike for city visiting;
  • Godoit outfit made of ultra-performing materials 100% Made in Italy, customized for men and women;
  • Bike helmets and footwear (if requested);

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts in hotel and light lunches during bikes tour;
  • All the gourmet dinners at Michelin star restaurant;
  • Sommelier selection of local wines and beverage for all the meals;

Activities

  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Godoit experiences;
  • Wellness massages;

Support

  • 2 professional Godoit guides available all the time;
  • Mechanical assistance by our electric vehicle during bike tours (also for distributing refreshments and lifts in case of need) if suitable with roads permission and features;
  • Tourist guides, personal shoppers and other assistance services necessary to enjoy experiences.

Not included

  • Airfare;
  • Lunch of the check-in day and dinner of check-out day;
  • Everything not expressly mentioned;
  • Transfers before and after Godoit cycling tour;
  • Gratuities for guides;
  • Travel Protection;
  • Beverages ordered by guests beyond normal amounts and away from group activities will incur additional charges.
2021
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