The Madonna del Ghisallo climb is special: it’s the symbol and most important pass off the Giro di Lombardia since 1919, and it’s been part of many editions of the Giro d’Italia. The Ghisallo is not only one of the many popular Italian cycling climbs: it's legendary, it’s a popular pilgrimage destination, and it’s the spiritual capital of cycling. On top of the climb is the Madonna del Ghisallo Cycling Sanctuary and Ghisallo Cycling Museum: two places that will show you how important the sport of cycling is and has been in Italy since the early 1900s. The memorabilia, spirituality, and the many legendary stories make the Ghisallo one of the most unique places in the world for cyclists.
As Bike It! is in partnership with the Ghisallo Cycling Museum, you can join us any day of the week for a special guided trip to the Madonna del Ghisallo by bike …. a MUST-do activity while visiting Lake Como. All rides (except Thursday) include a guided stop at the Madonna del Ghisallo Cycling Chapel and the Ghisallo Cycling Museum, as well as a short pit top to taste some local food atRistorante il Ghisallino, across the street from the musuem. This bike ride is for EVERYBODY, whether you’re on a road bike, MTB, or an E-bike! Any climb is possible with our E-bike rentals … go electric and you’ll be the first rider at the finish for sure.
Monday: Ghisallo E-Xperience
Departure Time: 9:30 AM from Bike It! Bellagio What's Included: Bike rental, Guide, Ghisallo Museum Ticket, Small snack at il Ghisallino Restaurant Price: €65 per person
Every Thursday we can take you on a special ride! The ride of the week will be announced every Monday starting in March, 2018. It could be one of medium-challenging routes or even a combination of a route and a special climb!
Departure Time: 9:30 AM from Bike It! Bellagio What's Included: Bike rental, Guide, Lunch Price: €70-€100 per person (depends on ride) See Day Tour Packages for some ideas on what they could be!
Reserve a customized guided ride with us! Pick your route or climb of choice, and we'll take you for an unforgettable cycling experience! Ride with a local, visit our favorite pit stops and sights, all while learning the info and history in the area! E-mail us to request a custom ride. We need at least 48 hours' advance notice. Thank you!
Check out our day package tours if you're part of a group.