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Cycling the Italian and Swiss Lakes - Exodus Travels
8 days

Cycling the Italian and Swiss Lakes

From Armeno to Menaggio
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Exodus Travels
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US $2,579 / person
8 days
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  • Admire the tranquil wonders of Como and Maggiore
  • Cycle past forested hills and medieval buildings
  • See the grand Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso
  • Wander through the iconic gardens of Villa del Balbianello


Start in Armeno and end in Menaggio! With the bicycle tour Cycling the Italian and Swiss Lakes, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Armeno, Italy and 14 other destinations in Europe. Cycling the Italian and Swiss Lakes includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Armeno
  2. Day 2: Ride south to Lake Maggiore through Lagoni di Mercurago Natural Park, Grappa tasting.
  3. Day 3: Cycle along Lake Maggiore to Porto Valtravaglia through Santa Caterina del Sasso Hermitage, cheese tasting.
  4. Day 4: Free day to relax on Lake Maggiore, or take a ferry to the famous Borromeo Islands. 
  5. Day 5: Cycle to Lugano, enjoy a chocolate tasting in a historic cafe` and visit the town of Menaggio.
  6. Day 6: Ride to Balbianello Villa, visit to a traditional gelateria and gelato tasting.
  7. Day 7: Circular ride to Colico, wine tasting.
  8. Day 8: End Menaggio.
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What's Included

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  • Guide
  • Meals
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  • Flights
  • Insurance
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  • Denis
    October 07, 2013
    excellent guide (Mike Rhodes) - right out of the top drawer.  Would have enjoyed it more and would have been happy to pay more if the trek focused on Auberge accommodation.  Under canvas is not the best way to prepare oneself for a daily slog.<br /><br... Show more
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  • Phil
    October 03, 2013
    For a 65 year old like myself it was tough and fully desrving of its E category. It made trekking to Everest Base camp feel like a walk in the park.<br /><br /><strong>What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?</strong><br />Summitting Mont... Show more
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  • Nita
    December 05, 2019
    Amazing tour guide, Vania, who catered to our every need! Spectacular staff at Hotel due Torre! Would definitely recommend this tour to my friends.


8 days
Cycling the Italian and Swiss Lakes
From Armeno to Menaggio
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