You have 3 stunning days of riding in Switzerland and Italy consisting of 2 mountain passes and 1 lake circuit. A total of over 325kms (203 miles)
Locarno based, on the edge of Lake Maggiore, this stunning tour offers you the best weather in Switzerland, giving you riding from March to November!
Distance: 75kms (47 miles)
A beautiful circuit featuring a lakeside ride to Cannobio
A testing climb to Finero and over into the Centovalli, passing a shrine to legend Marco Patani.
The return leg is along the dramatic Centovalli into Locarno, part of the 2008 Tour of Italy (The Giro)
Distance: 85kms (53 miles)
We ride to the far side of Lake Maggiore
In Vira climb up 13kms to Alpe Neggia – 1,395m (4,580ft)
The cafe and stunning views at the summit are a welcome break after this tough section!
A technical descent back to the lakeside followed by a flat leg back to Locarno to complete the day.
Distance: 165kms (103 miles)
Starting early to give the maximum time to complete this ride.
The Epic ‚Tour de Maggiore‘, a circuit of the lake.
While the route follows the edge of the lake, it is not completely flat, and there are some climbs to test you too!
Finish back in Locarno and departure.
Your base in this delightful region is the beautiful resort of Locarno on the edge of Lake Maggiore. This stunningly beautiful town provides the perfect base to explore the amazing lake and mountain roads here.
Founded in AD569 Locarno formed part of Ticino in 1803 and became one of the capitals of this new canton (state). There is an historic castle here and the famous Locarno Film festival is held every year in the Piazze Grande in August.
The Tour of Italy (The Giro) has come to Locarno and the 2009 UCI Road World Championships were held in Ticino, so roadies are definitely a feature in this beautiful region.
We include Cross-Channel Ferries for those who are self driving or Airport Transfers for those flying, so you can choose the best option that suits you.
Our partners at Switzerland Travel Centre can provide good value and fully ATOL protected scheduled flights from most major UK airports to Geneva, Basel and Zurich – there are some great deals to be had!
You are welcome to provide your own flights if you prefer, perhaps using one of the many Low Cost airlines flying to Basel or Zurich. We can advise you of the best flights and times.
|Train Transfer Time from Basel:||4hr 20min|
|Train Transfer Time from *Zürich:||3hr 15min|
|Driving Distance from Calais:||630 miles|
* Swiss Fly-Luggage available
View the Swiss Rail timetable.
We offer a huge range of availability on hotels. We can offer any level from our 2, 3 or 4-star hotel selection.
Because of the wide variety of accommodation we have available, please enter the numbers travelling and standard required on the Personal Quote Page and we will e-mail you with details and pictures of the best accommodation matching your requirements.
If you have any specific requests such as swimming pools, childcare etc, please also mention this on the Personal Quote Page and we will do our utmost to quote you the ideal place to suit your needs.
Our prices are simple and are based on 2-star hotel accommodation with Bed & Breakfast. There are possibilities of upgrading to 3 or 4-star hotels as you wish.
Because the prices vary depending on the size of your group to guide ratio, the below prices are based on 6 people riding together with one guide.
|Summer 2015||GBP (£)||USD ($)|