We met through our passion for cycling, and now we want to share it with you as well ... Casey: I was studying business abroad in Milan and had brought Fausto with me, my “Bianchi Sempre Pro” road bike. I traveled to a few Granfondos in Northern Italy, where I met Luca's family and friends at the GF Cinque Terre in 2013. Knowing they were special people, I hopped on the train to Lecco two months after the race to ride with the family, and on my third trip, I finally met the famous Luca!
Luca: I was born and grew up near Lake Como, and I’ve ridden every road in the area and hiked every mountain. Everyone in my family is a cyclist. My father passed down the cycling passion to me, and we still ride together today with our close friends and neighbors around Lake Como. My brother Fabio is certainly the strongest rider, he raced professionally for a few years! When I met Casey my life changed! Ever since, we have been exploring Lake Como by bike and on foot together…and we got married! Now we are happy to call this wonderful place our home.
We are convinced that the Lake Como area is the best and most beautiful training ground for cyclists, hikers, and triathletes, as well as the ideal area to explore the outdoors for families. With Luca's background in cycling and hiking, Casey's in cycling and triathlons, and Fabio and family and friends’ expertise in cycling history and in the area, we have teamed up to be the main reference point for cycling and other outdoor activities on Lake Como area and beyond. We love showing cyclists and travellers the place we are so glad to call home and provide you with an unforgettable experience on Lake Como. We opened Bike It!, the first and only bike shop in Bellagio, to be your go-to place for exceptional service and bike rentals, featuring Bianchi, the ultimate and most historical cycling brand in Italy. We have the largest and widest selection of rental bikes you can find on Lake Como, as well as the gear and equipment you need. Why Bianchi? Because it was the chosen brand of each our first road bikes; it’s historic and legendary, like the Madonna del Ghisallo. Walk into the Museum or Cycling Chapel and you’ll see what Bianchi really is! Bike It! also promotes local cycling and outdoor events, including the Granfondo Don Guanella, a charity road cycling event promoting Cascina Don Guanella, an agritourism project by the community where Luca previously worked (for many years)! To learn about other local events, click here.
ride with us!
Via Valassina 103 Bellagio, Italy 22021
Daily from Bellagio's town center, in front of the car ferry station at 9:00 a.m.,, 9:20 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.