BIKE TOURS

FORMER RAILWAY PATH

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Difficulty: Easy   Duration: 2:00h

This is the main bike route that connects the camping and Porlezza to menaggio, on the Como lake. Accessible by everyone, this path was constructed on the remains of the old railway that in the 19th century transported commuters along this way. It is mostly flat, except for the final stretch towards Menaggio which can be a bit steep and is only recommended for more fit cyclists or people with e-bikes.  

CROCETTA

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Difficulty: Easy   Duration: 2:00h   

By following the former railway bicicle path mentioned above, you have the possibility to do a deviation near the end, at Croce, following the direction of "Crocetta", this will lead to a gravel path that ends at the Crochetta Church and its balcony, that faces the Como lake. Here you can enjoy one of the most accessible panoramic points in the area, and you can also discover the history of WW1, since the area is covered in old trenches from the "Linea Cadorna".

RIFUGIO VENINI

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Difficulty: Challenging   Duration: 3:00h

Suitable for MTB and E-Bikes, the ascent to Monte Galbiga and the Rifugio Venini is fashinating. From the camping, following the directions for Valle Intelvi, then going towards Ponna and continuing on the road to the refuge, you will be able to take panoramic views ont both the surrounding lakes and the steep walls of the mountains.

BOCCHETTE DI NAVA

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Difficulty: Challenging   Duration: 2:30h

Nice ride on the slopes of Monte Tremezzo, with fantastic views over the two branches of Lake Como. The climb takes place on busy asphalt between Menaggio and Croce, then on a cart track with steep ramps to the summit. It is worth following the track to the top of Sasso San Martino, to enjoy the well-deserved break on the highest and most panoramic point and look at the remaining trenches.
The descent is on an old military path in a beautiful rocky environment, as well as very rocky is the bottom of the path up to the arrival in the woods, where it becomes more fluid.

THE 2 LAKES LOOP CIRCUIT

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Difficulty: Challenging   Duration: 3:45h

This circuit is a 3:45h trip that lets you discover traditional landscapes and italian villages. Once in Menaggio with the former railway path, you need to follow the lakeside in the direction of Como until the village of Argegno: you now have the possibility to take the Pigra cablecar to skip the Val d'Intelvi climb, and from there a long downhill back to the Camping. Note that the majority of the tour is on normal roads, so is suitable for road bikes.