Meet Our Guides
History Expert & Human GPS
I cycle because I enjoy being able to see and experience new places and amazing landscapes, which I can then share with others. I previously worked as an educator in a community called “Casa Don Guanella,” when they began their “AgriBike” project. It will be an eye-opening opportunity for the young people, and I am very proud to have been a part of it, especially since the Don Guanella cycling community took my passion for cycling to a new level. I'm a nationally certified MTB and road guide. I look forward to meeting you and showing you the amazing Lake Como that I’m lucky to call home!
Tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms and a nice glass of vino rosso
Culture & Gelato Expert
I began road cycling in earnest at 17 to train for my first triathlon. I then began racing with my university cycling team and working at the best bike shop--two experiences that have helped shaped me as an athlete and as a person. After competing in triathlons for a few years, and completing the Ironman Zurich 2013, I realized that it was cycling that had captured my heart. As an American who lives near Lake Como, I see why it is a huge cycling hub. The variety of beautiful scenery, the perfect climate, and the welcoming cycling community are a dream come true for avid cyclists. I look forward to showing you around my new home in Northern Italy. I promise you, it’s a destination that you’ll want to return to. I’m also a Certified Personal Trainer and offer fitness training to guide you beyond the roads.
Passo Agueglio (the descent even more than the climb!)
Pistacchio & Dark Chocolate Gelato (Summer)
Pan dei Morti (Autumn)
And, of course, Fabio's pizza!
Former Pro & Cycling Expert
Ever since my father gave me a bike when I was 10 years old, I’ve never stopped turning the pedals! It’s a passion that’s only grown with time, getting stronger year by year, kilometer after kilometer.
It started with my family, then with my friends, then to discover new places, and then I began racing, became a professional, and worked for pro teams. Today I ride for fun, well-being, family, and company!
Thanks to cycling I’ve discovered every corner and hidden road along our wonderful Lake Como. Every climb, every turn, every pothole, every viewpoint, every trail! In my mind I call it MY lake 😊
I work in the cycling sector for my current job, in which I follow a famous pro team as a massage-therapist in various international competitions.
I thank my bicycle, because with those two wheels, chain, and pedals, I breathe that sense of freedom that fills my heart and lungs every time I ride, that makes me feel great, and that makes me appreciate a simple “cappuccino and brioche” or a tasty, cold beer at the end of my ride!
I can’t wait to ride with you on “my” lake!
My homemade pizza and homebrewed beer!
I discovered the sport of cycling about 10 years ago, and it immediately gained the upper hand over the other sports that I used to do.
I fell in love with the hard efforts made when climbing, the satisfaction of arriving to the peak or mountain pass at the top of the climb, and the great company that pedals every meter of the way with you…the bike that is!
I love climbing; the switchbacks, the air becoming thinner the higher you go, and the amazing panoramic views!
I got to know the Lake Como area, where I was born and where I still live today, thanks to cycling 😊
It’s the perfect place to ride…try it and you’ll see why!
Colma di Sormano (not the Muro!)
Il Giro del Monte Barro
The "Easy Riders"
We are the locals, the original cyclists of the Brianza and Lake Como areas. Cycling is a lifetime sport for us, a shared hobby and pastime. We may be retired folks, but just ask the young guides above...we are still really strong! We can set the pace on the road and in the forest with our mountain-bikes. We look forward to giving you the authentic cycling experience on our roads...we can guarantee you a good time! A presto!
-Elio, Mario, Gianni, & Enrico
We eat anything put on the table, sometimes even the table.