comolagobike guided Tours & Events

The Lombardia region is steeped in cycling history, from the sacred Madonna del Ghisallo chapel, to the climbs featured in the Giro di Lombardia and Giro d'Italia, to the people who call this their home. You haven't experienced the bliss of cycling until you've ridden along the granite cliffs and sparkling water of Lake Como. Bottecchia carbon fiber road and mountain bikes are available to rent, or if you don't want to sweat too much, so are Bottecchia e-bikes.  All guides are local cyclists and even former professional racers, all accredited through Italy Bike Hotels. Our Cycling Manager and lead guide, Alberto Elli, grew up south of Lake Como and trained on these roads throughout his 16 years as a professional racer, which took him to the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia, the Giro di Lombardia, and so many more.  In 2000 he wore the Malliot Jaune in the Tour de France for four days. Does he have stories to share as he leads you on these roads? You bet!

 Alberto on the podium in July 2000 at the Tour de France.

Alberto on the podium in July 2000 at the Tour de France.

 Emanuele and Alberto out for some winter training.

Emanuele and Alberto out for some winter training.

Below are special multi-day guided events led by ComoLagoBike, but what we specialize in are daily guided rides from April to November. You can arrive and depart on your holiday as suits your schedule, allowing you full flexibility to ride a few days or a few weeks.  Daily guided group rides leaving from Hotel Il Perlo are available throughout the season for all levels. Want to customize your own tour with a group of friends? Let us know! Custom tours can be built for the Lake Como area or nearby mountains based on your interests and fitness levels.

2018

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Lake Garda & Lake Como Package

April-October 2018

What is better than cycling along the shores of one Italian lake? How about two! This year Hotel Il Perlo and ComoLagoBike are collaborating with their friends at the Garda Bike Hotel on beautiful Lake Garda to the east of Lake Como to bring you one amazing experience. This package includes 3 days (or more!) at each hotel plus nearly every service you could need during your holiday: daily guided tours, accommodations, meals, snacks, a cycling kit from each hotel, airport and inter-lake transfers and more. For each hotel the bike rental is separate, the cost depending on which model you choose. The starting price is 199 euros/night/person based on double occupancy and a minimum 6 night stay - a fantastic deal for the ultimate Italian Lake experience!


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Women's la dolce vita week

September 30 - October 7 2018

After the success of our first Women's Week in 2016 we're thrilled to offer it again in 2018. Come solo or grab your girlfriends and prepare for a week making new friends and enjoying la dolce vita on two wheels in Lake Como. After sleeping in and enjoying breakfast on the stunning Hotel Il Perlo patio, we'll saddle up on our Bottecchias for a few hours of riding along the lake or in the surrounding hills. Each ride will include scenic photo opps, obligatory caffè stops, and some of the best riding you've done in your life. The afternoons and evenings will be spent relaxing, enjoying a villa tour, or local cycling community event. And of course, enjoying the local Italian cuisine, wine, and all the gelato you want - you earned it! 


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A Week for The Beautiful Bike

September 8 - 15 2018

An all-inclusive, 7-day package just for clients and friends of The Beautiful Bike in Seattle! All that hard summer training will pay off when you arrive at Hotel Il Perlo and have your first cappuccino on the patio then check out your Bottecchia for the week. We'll have private guided tours of some of the best routes in the region - routes with long gentle climbs and others that take you spinning past lakeside villas and cafes. Each ride will end with a scrumptious meal at Hotel Il Perlo and the afternoon free to enjoy all that Lake Como has to offer. Add a few dinners at some of Bellagio's best restaurants and you'll realize why visitors leave entranced!


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special 2-Day ghisallo-Muro package

April 2018

April in Italy! After the long winter, treat yourself to la primavera by waking up your legs with two days riding the Ghisallo and Muro di Sormano. ComoLagoBike and Hotel Il Perlo are welcoming the spring season with a special April all-inclusive cyclist's package that includes two days of cycling, three nights accommodation, guided tour, and rental bike. Choose whichever dates are best for you then come prepared for la bella  primavera