Holiday PackageDiscoveries by mountain bike among lake and mountains
The tour is addressed to all those people having a good technical and athletic training, searching for naturalistic paths, not yet included in the traditional tourist routes. All tours are led by specialized cycling guides who, besides their sport training, are appreciated for their education and overall knowledge of the territory. Participation is recommended for those people ready for sport activities of average-high levels; though all routes are well indicated and not dangerous, we have to consider the distance to be covered and the road surface, uncomfortable at intervals and sometimes presenting considerable inclinations.
1st day: Arrival at Lake Maggiore
Arrival and accommodation in in a 3-star-hotel at Lake Maggiore. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
2nd day: "Vergante" area and dinner on the Fishermen's Island
After breakfast meeting with the cycle guide and other group members to take part at the excursion. The day will be spent on the area between "Vergante" and Mottarone: the path is for most parts on country roads, like old mule- and woodland tracks. During the excursion the following visits can be planned: Gignese (with its Umbrella Museum) and stop in Coiromonte for a short explanation on the historical and geologic aspects of this area. The day ends with a wonderful evening… Departure from Stresa by motorboat to reach the "Isola Superiore dei Pescatori" (Fishermen's Island), old fishermen's village with its typical narrow alleys, dinner with fish menu in a good restaurant on the island… After dinner, private motorboat to come back...
cycling tourist time: 8 hours
averange tourist time: 6,5 hours
athletic tourist time: 5 hours
top inclination: 20 %
distance: about 50 km
3rd day: Hight "Verbano" area
After a good breakfast you reach by car Piancavallo, where the itinerary "From Punta Morissolo to Pian Vadà" starts. The path is for most parts on country roads, like old mule- and woodland tracks, through one of the most enchanting routes of the High "Verbano" area. During the tour along these country roads, mined through mounts of the High "Verbano" during the construction of the "Linea Cadorna" stops at some historical and naturalistic sites, like for example: "Linea Cadorna" and Morissolo Peak (with galleries and trenches excavated in the rocks, with an incomparable view of Lake Maggiore), Folungo Pass and Pian Vadà (this long climb will be rewarded by the wonderful view on Gula Valley and Scareno).
cycling tourist time: 6 hours
average tourist time: 4,5 hours
athletic tour time: 3,5 hours
top inclination: 20%
distance: about 40 km
4th day: Hight "Vergante"
Last day dedicated to bike activities… Today you follow the "The V High Vergante Path": mostly on country roads, like old mule and woodland tracks. During the tour some stops will be planned in: Cassano (a beautiful country place vertically facing the "Vergante" area), Invorio and "Vergante" stop for historical and geological hints about the area, Massino Visconti (with the Visconti Family and their Castle).
cycling tourist time: 7 hours
average tourist time: 5 hours
athletic tour time: 3,5 hours
top inclination: 18%
distance: about 50 km (80 km with departure from Stresa), 35 km on country roads
5th day: Departure
After breakfast departure to get back home.
Number of days: 4 nights, 5 days, according to hotel availability
Minimum number of participants: 6 people
Included services3 nights with half-board rate in 3-star-hotel at Lake Maggiore in double room;
1 night with breakfast in 3-star-hotel at Lake Maggiore in double room;
3 full-day cycle guided services as described;
evening return transfer by motorboat from Stresa to the Fishermen's Island;
dinner in a good restaurant on the Fishermen's Island (3-course-menu, drinks not included).
hotel's garage for the bicycle;
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
entrance tickets Museums during itineraries;
drinks during dinners in hotel;
hotel city tax