- Active & Green
- Cycle Tourism
E-bike Tour with Lunch in Valsolda, Lake Lugano
A relaxing day of cycling the Italian side of Lake Lugano exploring hilltop villages, rock pools and panoramic churches. Departure from Cardano.
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.
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 accomodated only if communicated in advance
Suitable for: minimum height 160 cm; minimum age 15 years
Distance: 47 km
Technical difficulty: Low - Non-technical uphills and downhills.
Physical exertion: Low medium - No sustained uphills however beginner cyclists will need to rely on their e-bikes to take the edge off the hills.
Total elevation: 842 mt uphill; 842 mt downhill
Certified mountain bike guide
Cube cross-country E-bike
Rear fitted bag for personal belongings
1x 500ml bottle of mineral water
Set menu lunch
Exclusions and Extra costs
Drinks and snacks during breaks.
Le biciclette sono adatte a partecipanti con un'altezza minima di 160 cm; età minima di 15 anni con possibilità di gestire una bici di circa 22kg.
Cosa portare: Protezione solare, protezione dalla pioggia (come precauzione), abbigliamento da ciclismo adatto, scarpe sportive con suola piatta (assolutamente sconsigliato sandali o scarpe aperte)