This tour is perfect for anyone wanting to explore a little further off the tourist track but not wanting to commit to too many kilometers or uphills. Our destination today is the Valsolda, the valley that leads us to the Swiss town of Lugano. It is a rather forgotten valley that is full of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. On our list today is the Santuario della Caravina, offering a spectacular balcony over Lake Lugano. We ride up cobbled walkways to the church entrance, and follow scenic verdant roads as we head to the village of Castello. Perched on a hilltop, it is one of the single best examples of an ancient Italian mountain village. The church of San Martino is affectionately referred to as the Sistine Chapel of Lombardy for it's beautifully frescoed dome. The lake views will not disappoint either. Our day would not be complete without dipping our feet in the crystal clear water of some rock pools we find along the way. We make a lunch stop in an atmospheric local restaurant before we hit the beach of Lake Lugano and enjoy the expansive views of the water and mountains. All that's left to do is finish with an easy ride home following the green fields and stables to Cardano.
Bikes are suitable for participants with a minimum height of 150cm; minimum age of 14 years with the ability to manage a bike of roughly 22kg. Maximum age 60. Participants over 60 are suggested to have recent experience on a geared bike on mixed terrain. Our bikes are not step-through.
Bring: Sun Protection, rain/wind protection (as a precaution), flat-soled shoes (no sandals, flip flops, or open shoes permitted) , suitable cycling clothes, snacks (optional).
Set Lunch Menu
Pasta of the day
Water, soft drinks and coffee included
Any items not included in the set menu or variations to the menu to be paid directly at the restaurant.
Food allergies and intolerances accommodated only if communicated in advance.
In the case of a no-show on the part of The Customer Bebike will wait for a maximum of 10 minutes from the agreed time of the service in the absence of any communication from the client. After that time, Bebike reserves the right to leave without The Customer and rent the bicycle to another customer.
Should the tour be cancelled by Bebike due to weather condition that could place participants at risk (eg. intense rain or thunderstorms), or for other unavoidable factors, Bebike will endeavour to provide an alternative date and time for the service. Should this not be satisfactory, Bebike reserves the right to withold € 25 for administrative costs.
Certified mtb Guide
Cube cross-country E-bike
Helmet and rear fitted bag for personal belongings
1x 500 ml bottle of mineral water
Set menu lunch
Drinks and snacks during stops.
from 2 to 8
Cancellation with full refund can be requested no later than 2 days before the start of the experience. To request cancellation, send an email to: [email protected]
Non-technical uphills and downhills.
No sustained uphills however beginner cyclists will need to rely on their e-bikes to take the edge off the hills.