Romantic week-end
CYCLING TOUR
Lake Como, Lombardy
MEETING POINT
2 days and 1 night
DURATION

Tour Highlights

Covid free
A total sustainable and Covid free tour;
Como Lake
Lake Como, iconic place famous all over the world for its views and its villas. The Godoit Cycling tour will allow you to discover both branches described within the novel “I Promessi Sposi” by Alessandro Manzoni: 2 rides matching art, culture, design, Made in Italy, food and wine;
Ernesto Riva shipyard
One of the best moment is the visit-aperitif of the historic Ernesto Riva shipyard where handcrafted wooden boats have been still made, including the classic Vaporina, which also surprises for its electric motorization: “La Sciostra”, an enchanted place on the lake where you can breathe a bicentennial atmosphere;
Villa del Balbianello
Both the serenity and comfort of visiting magnificent locations exploiting the "concierge" service of Godoit staff: changing shoes and "cleaning" to enjoy the guided tours of the wonderful Villa del Balbianello, just famous for hosting Star Wars saga and one of the most famous FAI location;
Covid19 security protocol
A total safe ride, even with other unknown cyclists, thanks to the application of the new Godoit Covid19 protocol which provides for body temperature measurement by means of thermoscanner, Covid19 self-declaration and rapid swab made on site (or, alternatively, within the last 12h by the participants);
GODOIT assistance
The continuous assistance of two Godoit bicycle guides and the flagship car service all the time;
Only small group
Only small group of cyclists (max 9).

Itinerary description

1

DAY 1 - From Como Lake to Lugano

Meeting on Saturday early afternoon in Bellagio at the Charming Bellagio Boutique Hotel. Briefing and welcome drink. Application of the Covid19 protocol for the health and serenity of all participants. Departure for the 1st ride with an exciting transfer of cyclists (without bicycles) aboard the motorboat Vaporina Ernesto Riva to reach the other shore. Initially the Godoit guides will drive you along the lake till to Villa del Balbianello where there is scheduled a stop to visit this wonderful location. Then, the cycling tour will continue with the ascent to reach the Italian-Swiss border, running along Lugano lake till to the beginning of the climb towards Val d’Intelvi between the two lakes. The descent to Laglio will precede the aperitif-dinner at the historic “La Sciostra”: here, you’ve the possibility to share with your partner/family this magic moment. Return to the hotel will be again on board the Vaporina.

Meals: dinner

Destination: Bellagio, Laglio, Val di Intelvi, Lake Lugano

Bike itinerary: 70 km and 1.000 meters (uphill) altitude gap

Accomodation: Bellagio Boutique Hotel or structure of the same level in case of overbooking

2

DAY 2 - The epic Ghisallo and Sormano wall

Breakfast at the hotel and meeting with the Godoit staff. The road starts to climb after a few kilometers, you’ll be on the ramps of the legendary Ghisallo in a few minutes. A visit of the cycling museum at the top of the climb is a “must”, before going downhill towards the last important ascent of the day: the “Piani del Tivano”. Only the bravest will approach the epic “Muro di Sormano”, 300 meters of altitude gap and less than two kilometers with maximum slopes up to 25%. The landscape and the “open air” picnic will repay you for the hard effort.

Meals: breakfast and picnic lunch box

Destination: Bellagio, Ghisallo, Piani del Tivano

Bike itinerary: 50 km and 1.300 meters (uphill) altitude gap

*For those ones interested to spend a 2nd night, accommodation at the 4s Castello di Pavone and cycling tour to the sanctuary of Oropa are foreseen.

Accomodation

  • Accommodation in 4stars Hotel  in double room;
  • Luggage transfer;
  • Exclusive renting of “La Sciostra” Cantiere Ernesto Riva for the aperitif,
  • Quick Covid19 swab;

Gear

  • Godoit technical bike jersey 100% Made in Italy (men and women sizes);

Meals

  • Gourmet aperitif at “La Sciostra” cantiere Ernesto Riva;
  • Breakfast in hotel;
  • Energy supplements;
  • Eco pic-nic lunch box;

Activities and Sustainability

  • 2 cycling tours;
  • Transfers on board (people only) of the Vaporina Ernesto Riva;
  • Entrance and guided tours of Villa del Balbianello;

Support

  • 2 Godoit cycling guides;
  • Mechanical and recovery assistance during bike tours;
  • “Concierge” service during bicycle tours;
  • Tourist guides, personal shoppers and other assistance services included in the package.

Not included:

  • Transfers to / from the destination;
  • Road bike rental (on request);
  • Lunch on the first day;
  • Any purchases made by customers;
  • Tips for the guides
  • Anything not expressly mentioned.

* If guests do a quick swab test on their own not older than 48h, it is to be delivered to the tour-leaderIn. A budget of € 40 will be refunded

2021
May 29-30 September 04-05
AVAILABLE
Booking & info please contact: booking@godo-it.com

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