E-bike three stunning lakes like a local

Grandola ed Uniti, Italien

Oplevelse med værten Luigi

  1. 3,5 timer
  2. Sprog: Italiensk og Engelsk

Det skal I lave

This fantastic circular route delivers it all: hidden villages, rustic charm, spectacular lake views, quiet mountain roads to cycle, and a stop on Lake Lugano.

Leaving busy Lake Como behind, we wind our way into the Val Sanagra nature reserve – lying just above Menaggio, it is one of the lake’s best-kept secrets. Step back in time as you pass evocative stone houses and old water mills dotted along the banks of the gentle Sanagra river. You will take a slow cycle further into the mountains, riding through the historic villages of Velzo and Naggio, surrounded by grape vines and grassy green fields. A glorious, shady downhill with stunning views guides us onto the shores of Lake Lugano via the old town centre of Porlezza. An effortless cycle to our third lake, Lake Piano, gives you the chance to unwind along the quiet country roads that become our playground. We follow the old railway line, now a cycle path, that once connected Lake Como to Lake Lugano until we complete our loop and end back in the Renaissance hamlet of Cardano. This tour perfectly showcases how e-biking can take everyone everywhere!

Tour duration: 3 - 3,5 hours
Distance: 35 km
Technical difficulty: Low - Short stretches of gravel road with low technical difficulty. Non-technical uphills and downhills.
Physical exertion: Low Medium
This fantastic circular route delivers it all: hidden villages, rustic charm, spectacular lake views, quiet mountain roads to cycle, and a stop on Lake Lugano.

Leaving busy Lake Como behind, we wind our way into the Val Sanagra nature reserve – lying just above Menaggio, it is one of the lake’s best-kept secrets. Step back in time as you pass evocative stone houses and old water mills dotted along the banks of the gentle Sanagra river.…

Det er inkluderet

  • Drikkevarer
    1x 500 ml bottle of mineral water included.
  • Udstyr
    Excellent quality Hybrid E-bike (Cube Reaction Pro 500)
    Helmet
    Fi...

Hils på din vært, Luigi

Vært på Airbnb siden 2016
  • 12 omtaler
  • Identitet bekræftet
I am a qualified mountain bike guide and writer. I have written books about my travels hiking and cycling around Italy. The amazing experiences I have had travelling this way convinced me to give up my office job in public relations and follow my passion full-time. I have cycled nearly every region of Italy from lakes, to seas, to unbelievable mountain passes. There is no better way to experience Italy than on the back of a bicycle.

I moved my family to a typical village in an undiscovered part of the famous 'central lake area' to be able to lead tours that not only show the well-known side of the Lake but also the hidden gems, real life and ancient traditions that the locals still uphold today.

I have 9 years experience as a volunteer first responder for the Red Cross, trained in administering CPR and First Aid.
I am a qualified mountain bike guide and writer. I have written books about my travels hiking and cycling around Italy. The amazing experiences I have had travelling this way convinced me to give up my office job in public relations and follow my passion full-time. I have cycled nearly every region of Italy from lakes, to seas, to unbelievable mountain passes. There is no better way to experience Italy than on the back of a bicycle.

I moved my family to a typical village in an undisc…
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$125/person

Her skal du være

Cardano, Grandola ed Uniti: historic, characterisctic hamlet with important Bagatti Valsecchi villa which is a private noble home.
Val Sanagra Nature Reserve: Peaceful natural reserve home to traditional mills, original stone houses and bridges, and trout farm.
Lake Piano: Small, picturesque lake
Lake Lugano: Visit the beach, with beautiful views.
Mountain hamlets of Velzo and Naggio: atmospheric local agricultural villages.

Bedømt 5,0 ud af 5 ud fra 12 omtaler.

Louisa
november 2021
My partner and I absolutely loved our day cycling through the majestic towns and scenery of lake Como, Piano and Lugano. It was by far our favourite day of our trip. Luigi took us round the best paths to see the most beauty! He even told us many interesting stories about the area. He was a pleasure to talk with and get to know. He also was most helpful and accommodating. The electric bikes were very easy to cycle and excellent to explore the stunning area. We loved this Airbnb experience and recommend it greatly!
Pierre
november 2021
Our e-bike tour with Luigi was fantastic! Luigi is an exceptional host and tour guide. Everything about our experience was flawless and enchanting. We booked the tour the day before, and got a response very shortly thereafter confirming the booking and providing additional info. We selected the tour of the three lakes—Como, Lugano, and the smaller lake Piano. We saw it all along the way—incredible views of the lakes and the mountains, picturesque villages (Luigi took us right through the village centers), forests, streams, gorges, bridges, churches, fields, grazing cows, paddling ducks…you name it. To cap it all off, we stopped at a nice lakefront café right on lake Lugano. Our ride took us through a variety of terrain: paved roads, cycling paths, trails, and a few fun patches of dirt and rocks. It was early November so the temperature was very chilly in the shade—Luigi advised us ahead of time to dress warmly, and he carried extra gloves, neck warmers, and other things for us to use if we needed. Luigi is fun to talk to, his English is very good, and he provided interesting info on the various places we visited. His e-bikes were in great shape. Don’t be deterred by the mountainous terrain—the e-bikes are stable, easy to use, and make climbing even the steepest slopes a breeze, so you can enjoy the gorgeous views. This was my first time on an e-bike and I had a blast. I went on the ride with my dad who rides a lot, and even he said it was the best ride he’s ever done. If you are like me, you might have considered renting a bike and trying to chart your own route. Chances are, you won’t see one tenth of the the things you’ll see with Luigi, and you’ll spend ten times more effort figuring it all out. Look no further and enjoy your ride!
Anna
oktober 2021
This is a great way to experience the natural side of Lake Como and Lugano. Luigi is knowledgeable of the area, all its twists and turns. The route that visits village centers, the Lake Lugano and Piano lakeside, and the forested hills and valley areas. The ebike was in great condition and made going up the step hills easy.
Andrew
september 2021
Wow! What an incredible ride….Up, Down, through many villages, back alleys, farms, old train trails, past fancy lakeside villas of old aristocracy, merchants, cardinals and the current rich and famous. Stopped for an expresso at a charming village cafe. Heard history from WW2, partisans, Mussolini, lake history and culture and current life. Luigi is a skilled guide, keeps safety in mind and is charming. We were very comfortable. Some of the ride is a little tough but you can always switch your bike into “TURBO” and you’re good on any hill! SO fun!!! The course was varied and interesting with stops to see vistas and historical sites. It’s a little expensive but well worth it. We’re sure to have it as one of our best travel memories!
Adriana
september 2021
Amazing views, ebikes made very easy and enjoyable, great way to know a different side of Lago Como. Luigi provided very interesting facts about each of our stops and the tour has a great structure to make sure you enjoy each of them.
Shereen
september 2020
Great experience, highly recommend. Would definitely book it again. You get to see different landscapes and areas within a short amount of time. The e-bikes were fun to ride. Thank you, Luigi!

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Gæstekrav

Du skal bruge et billede, der stemmer overens med billedet på dit id, for at bekræfte, hvem der deltager i denne oplevelse.
Gæster i alderen 15 og opefter kan deltage, op til 8 gæster i alt.
Alle deltagere skal have mundbind på og holde afstand.
Aktivitetsniveauet for denne oplevelse er moderat.

Det skal du medbringe

Sun/rain, wind protection (as a precaution)
Suitable cycling clothes. Flat soled sports shoes.
NO SANDALS or open shoes.

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