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Como Lake: the promised bikers

We could describe this tour with the incipit of the Italian Novel for antonomasia, "I promessi sposi", but we will mistake branch... Our tour "Promised Bikers" it unties him on the dorsal western center of the Lario, grazing the characteristic tops of this zone, with fantastic panoramas on the surrounding high ground and the underlying Lake.

The run develops him on the dorsal western center of the Lario; he departs from Lazy, reached through funicular by Argegno, he comes therefore to the Alpe Colonno to continue toward the Venini refuge.

The itinerary allows you to touch the characteristic peaks of this area, with fantastic views of the surrounding hills and the lake below. Shortly after the Venini refuge, a branch intersects at some fortifications of the Cadorna Line, a defensive line of the First World War against the invasion of the Austrians. From the slopes of Monte Crocione for a long single trek you go down, with panoramic points of relief towards the lake, in Tremezzo; from here for about 8 km along the Strada Regina we will return to the starting point (Argegno).

On the way back, along the Strada Regina, we will stop at Villa del Balbianello, owned by the FAI, on the donation of the explorer Guido Monzino with his marvelous garden and the Shipments Museum he performed. Guido Monzino was the first Italian to reach the summit of Everest and the first ever explorer to reach the North Pole with a dog sled.

The route takes place on the central western ridge of the Lario; It starts from Pigra, reached by funicular from Argegno, then we arrive at Alpe Colonno to continue towards the Venini Refuge.

Tour description:

  • Distance: 40 km
  • Ascent: 1100 m
  • Terrain: 60% unpaved, 40% tarmac

Challenging route rewarded by breathtaking views.

The meeting will be at Argegno (CO), a few days before the excursion will communicate the exact place of the meeting.

Bed And Bike can provide, on specific request, the rental of muscular and / or pedal assisted MTB (e-bike). At the time of booking indicate the maximum size desired and will be provided the cost of the rental.

If you wish to stay the night before the tour, which will take place during the day, Bed And Bike can book for you an overnight stay at one of the affiliated facilities.

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Tour Details


27th April 2019

25th May 2019

Price per person

40 € per person


Guided tour with a MTB Guide

Not Included

MTB or e-bike rent



MTB and e-bike rent

Transfer from nearby airport and railway station