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.
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
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.