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!
Below are special multi-day guided events led by ComoLagoBike. More 2018 events will be added soon!
Staying for only a few days? 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. All guides are local cyclists and even former professional racers, all accredited through Italy Bike Hotels. 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!
Lake Garda & Lake Como Package
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!
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!
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!
special 2-Day ghisallo-Muro package
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!
The Giro di Lombardia & GranFondo Don Guanella
October 5-10, 2017
Immerse yourself in a long weekend highlighting the best of what cycling is in Lake Como. From Thursday to Monday you'll have your own Bottecchia carbon fiber road bike to enjoy the roads and climbs frequently used in the Giro di Lombardia, such as the Muro di Sormano, Ghisallo, and the Brianza hills. On Saturday you'll ride to watch the world's best climbers race the final World Tour monument of the year in the 111th edition of the Giro di Lombardia. Then on Sunday join local community patron Cadel Evens and hundreds of Italian cyclists to challenge yourself on the same roads in the Granfondo Don Guanella. This inaugural ride is a fundraiser for local non-profit Casa Don Guanella, which provides farm-to-table training, skills, and mentorship for teenagers.
May 17-24, 2017
Weeklong guided tour riding around Lake Como, then to Bormio to ride the Gavia and watch the climbers race a mountain stage of the Giro d'Italia!
Test ride Bottecchia
September 19-24, 2016
Solo le donne! A week of cycling the roads of Lake Como and discovering this enchanting region together