THE HEART OF CYCLING
Lombardy and Lake Como are some of the most specular and majestic places in the world to ride your bike. This stunning scenery in the northern part of Italy has created some of the most mythical landscapes for cycling. Still today, it lends its roads to one of cycling’s most monumental one-day races: Il Lombardia.
Situated at the foot of the Alps, nestled between Milano and the Swiss border, Lake Como offers some of the most challenging and rewarding riding you can imagine; from short, steep ramps to hour-long climbing with Italy’s biggest lake as a dramatic backdrop. History has been written on these roads by the champions that have defined modern cycling. Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Michele Bartoli, Laurent Jalabert and Paolo Bettini have all conquered some of their most epic victories here. The climbs and roads around Lake Como are as beautiful as they are hard.
Join us on the trip over these roads and breathe in the captivating beauty of some of the most rewarding and challenging riding Italy has to offer. We would like to invite you to explore Il Lombardia with Pas Normal Studios and get a feel for every aspect of this truly unique corner of Italy.
Villa Navalia is a modern luxury villa on the west bank of Lake Como. The villa is situated just north of Menaggio with stunning views of the lake. Our private chef will prepare breakfast and dinner for you at the villa while you spend your morning preparing for the day’s ride or are simply relaxing on the terrace in the evening.
We have put together a four-day program for the skilled and experienced rider; tackling long, hard climbs and fast descents. Be ready for over 300km in 4 days and 8-15 km long climbs. Along the rides we will stop for lunch at local restaurants or on the roadside for meals prepared by our own chef.
MURO DI SORMANO
First 5 km of easy climbing and then turn onto a small road for a very short descent before challenging the last t2 km. Starting from Maglio, the Colma e Muro di Sormano ascent is 7 km long. Over this distance, you climb 627m; an average grade of 8.9%.
PASSO DEL GHISALLO
The Passo del Ghisallo is situated in Lombardy. This climb belongs to the Alps. Starting from Bellagio, the Passo del Ghisallo ascent is 10.6 km long. Over this distance, you climb 552 metres; an average grade of 5.2%.
31.05 – 03.06
Arrival before 12 PM.
Departure after 6 PM.
1050€ – Per person in a shared double room
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Transfer from Malpensa Airport to Lake Como including bike
Three night’s stay in Villa Navalia at Lake Como
All meals and beverages prepared by private chef
Daily coffee stop
Two Pas Normal Studios guides
Pas Normal Studios goodie bag
Route itinerary and briefings
Flights are not included