Groepsreis van 8 dagen door Italië en Zwitserland

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Internationale groepsreis Cycling the Italian and Swiss Lakes

Scenic ridings along the shores of the most famous lakes in Italy and Switzerland

Highlight

  • All breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner included All breakfasts are Continental in style, consisting of coffee or tea, bread, jam and/or honey.   For lunch and dinner, when not included, our leader will be on hand to recommend his favourite restaurants based on your budget and preferences. The standard of food and drink throughout the tour is extremely high and the Chocolate Museum visit in Switzerland will be an added value to the experience.  The cuisine of that lakes region encompasses traditional recipes with new ingredients where the main characteristic is the usage of local products. Typical dishes are: minestrone, fish and polenta, risotto, roasted meats (rabbit, kid), stewed, polenta with Bologna sausage or braised meat and many other delicious proposals.

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Road Cycling
  • New Cycling Holidays

Route 8 daagse fietsvakantie Cycling the Italian and Swiss Lakes

The Italian lakes of Como and Maggiore are famed for both their spectacular scenery and their well-heeled residents. The rich and famous clearly have good taste as the scenery here is simply wonderful with forested hills and medieval properties overlooking the glistening blue waters. This is a fascinating place to discover on two wheels with excellent roads that closely follow the winding shores. Amongst others, we visit the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, a striking overhanging abbey built by a rich merchant. The Villa del Balbianello with its ornate Italian gardens may look familiar to film buffs, having featured in international movies such as Bond’s Casino Royale and Star Wars: Attack of the clones. There will be opportunities to taste plenty of delicious local produce en route, including cheese, cold meats, honey, wines and ice cream, before riding across the border to Lugano in Switzerland for a chocolate tasting. The excellent rides will certainly build up an appetite!

  1. Dag 1 - Start Armeno
  2. Dag 2 - Ride south to Lake Maggiore through Lagoni di Mercurago Natural Park, Grappa tasting.
  3. Dag 3 - Cycle along Lake Maggiore to Porto Valtravaglia through Santa Caterina del Sasso Hermitage, cheese tasting.
  4. Dag 4 - Free day to relax on Lake Maggiore, or take a ferry to the famous Borromeo Islands. 
  5. Dag 5 - Cycle to Lugano, enjoy a chocolate tasting in a historic cafe` and visit the town of Menaggio.
  6. Dag 6 - Ride to Balbianello Villa, visit to a traditional gelateria and gelato tasting.
  7. Dag 7 - Circular ride to Colico, wine tasting.
  8. Dag 8 - End Menaggio.
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