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This special route will lead you from Switzerland to Italy, from the Alps to Milan, passing Lake Lecco. It is a varied cycling tour from the high mountains to the capital of fashion and design is. From Tirano, you will follow the cycling path, Sentiero Valtellina, to Lake Como and the River Adda to Milan. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.
During this cycling holiday, you will be staying in three or four-star hotels. You may choose between a double or single room.
Enjoy St. Moritz, Switzerland on night one.
Doze off in Tirano, Italy on night two.
Relax in Morbegno for nights three and four.
Get cozy in Lecco on night five.
Unwind in Trezzo sull‘Adda on night six.
Have a well-earned rest in Milan on night seven.
You will admire a unique panoramic view starting from the transfer in St. Moritz to Tirano in Italy. You will enjoy the cycling path “Sentiero Valtellina,” traversing the valley to Colico and witnessing a marvelous view over the Lake Como and the surrounding mountains.
You will take a boat in Bellagio, the pearl of the lake, and take a rest before reaching Lecco. Then, you will follow the River Adda, in the direction of Vaprio D’Adda where the river will show you the border between the provinces Milan and Bergamo. You will continue on the cycling path of the channel Martesana.
Along the track, you will find old power utilities which where the first ones to supply Milan with electricity. It is said that the genius, Leonardo da Vinci, has designed part of the channel. The landscape which will accompany you to Milan is a bit unexpected, formed by farmhouses, magnificent villas, jetties, old rural houses and villages, and immersed in well-manicured gardens.
You will have an Individual arrival in the first hotel in St. Moritz. If you arrive early, you can use your time to explore the famous tourist destination. St. Moritz is immersed in nature, surrounded by majestic summits, kissed by the sun, shining nearly 322 days a year, and with waters with the highest mineral concentration in Switzerland.
Enjoy your free morning. The afternoon is devoted to one of the most spectacular Alps crossing. From St. Moritz to Tirano, you will enjoy the most breathtaking panoramic view. You will go high up to the shimmering glaciers and back down again to the Apennine Peninsula of Italy, connecting different language regions and cultures. You will stay overnight in Tirano.
On day three, you will get your bikes. A slightly downhill ride will take you along the River Adda through the Veltlin Valley, passing the small village Teglio, to the capital city of the homonymous province, Sondrio. The first stage will end in Morbegno with a beautiful historic center rich in buildings of a fascinating past.
Without hurry, you will stroll through the streets and admire the beautiful facades of ancient palaces with small wrought iron balconies. You will also visit the abbey church, San Giovanni Battista, a staggeringly Baroque edifice from the 17th to 18th Century.
There are more churches worth to be visited but one of the architectural emblems of the city is Ponte di Ganda. Some culinary highlights include Bitto, the typical cheese of Veltlin, to be found also in the recipe for “Pizzoccheri.”
Depending on your physical condition, you can choose between different cycling tours. You can ride to Colico (19 kilometers), the extreme point of Lake Como, where you can get lost between the hills of the ancient part and visit Forti Del Montecchio and Fuentes.
You can also cycle to Lungolago to try out different watersports and relax at the coast of the lake. Another possibility is an exploration of a part of the stage in direction Lake Mezzola (16 kilometers) or until Chiavenna.
From Colico, you will cross the lake by boat. From the boat, you will admire the unique beauties of the landscape and have a rest at the pearl of Lake Como, Bellagio. In the afternoon, you will arrive in Lecco, surrounded by famous mountains such as the Grigne-group and the Resegone.
In the historic center, you can visit the remains of the 300-year-old wall of Azzone Visconti, the antique marketplaces, and theater as well as the Basilica of San Nicoló with its high church steeple showing the direction of the harbor.
Again, you will cycle along the River Adda. Along the route, various highlights will catch your eye such as the historical center of Edison or power utilities, cloisters, typical venues, and sceneries of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
On your last stage, you will cycle on the famous cycling path of Martesana, a shipping channel completed in 1496 under Ludovico il Moro or Ludovico Sforza. Amongst the different places of interests, you will notice the lordly villas of Melzi a Vaprio, Aitelli a Inzago, and Serbelloni a Gorgonzola, just to name a few of them.
You will also see numerous mills, small churches, old factories, and laundries. Slowly you will enter the city of Milan. Coming from the north and following the cycling paths of the city, you will reach your hotel. FUNActive Tours suggests that spend an extra night in the capital of fashion of Italy to get to know better the artistic and cultural beauties of the city.
You can depart individually or possibility extend your stay.
You may rent a 21-gear ladies‘ and men’s bicycle, seven-gear unisex with backpedal, or an e-bike unisex model. For all the bike routes, FUNActive Tours can provide high-quality rental bikes and additional equipment if requested. The bikes have been especially designed for the bike tours. They are comfortable, safe, and sturdy bikes and therefore, perfect to undertake tours of several days duration.
The rental bikes are 21-gears touring bikes. Seven-gears touring bikes (unisex model) are also available if requested. The bikes and appending equipment (repair kit, pump, spare inner tube, wheel- lock, and saddle bag) will be at your disposal in the arrival hotel. At the end of your bike tour, you simply leave the rental bike at the last hotel, they will take care of the return.
This cycling tour will take place in St. Moritz in Switzerland, Tirano, Morbegno, Colico, Lecco, Trezzo sull‘Adda, and Milan in Italy.
During this cycling holiday, you will be served with a breakfast buffet daily.
There is a good connection with public transport from Milan to Chiavenna and from Chiavenna to St. Moritz by bus.
Trains and timetables from Milan to Chiavenna are available as well as for St. Moritz or Pontresina.