Lake Como is one of our favourite places in the world to ride with a lovely mix of climbs, lakeside routes and beautiful villages nestled into the hills. This sportive is the first big event in the area and comes on the same weekend as the Tour of Lombardy making this the ultimate season ending weekend. The sportive starts and ends in Como with four climbs including the legendary Ghisallo and the ridiculously steep Muro di Sormano. You can choose to stay in either Como or Bellagio. Our hotel in Bellagio is on the famed Ghissalo climb up to the cyclists church to make the perfect vantage point to watch the pro race.
Could there be a more glamorous way to finish your cycling season than on the shores of Lake Como. Jump on a ferry or have a glass of wine by the lake and reflect on your year on the bike.
The Granfondo is a nice season ender and not too difficult. That said, it takes in two absolutely classic climbs, the Ghisallo with sharp hairpins and a section at 14% and the mighty Muro di Sormano, one of the hardest climbs in professional cycling.
On Saturday night, we take an excursion to the Ghisallo for a meal by the famous church. We have a private tour of the cycling museum and enjoy local food and stories of what Il Lombardia means to the people of this region.
The classic Tour of Lombardy, the Race of the Falling Leaves, finally has a sportive to go with it. Starting and ending in Como, the route takes in the iconic Ghisallo, the 20% plus Muro di Sermano and several other famous climbs of the pro race. Lake Como is the perfect place to end your season.
Arrive early to join us for a gentle 60km warm up spin with our great local guides. Today's ride goes along the lake with very little climbing.
Pro race day! Your choice of where to watch. We run a day out from Bellagio with a 50km ride ending on the Sormano where we watch the pro race and have a picnic. In the evening, we put on a night out by the Ghisallo with a local meal and private tour of the cycling museum. Highly recommended.
Sportive day! We have a transfer at 6am from Bellagio to Como for the start.
- Amazing hosts
- Large terrace with spectacular lake views
- Bike centre on site
Quite possibly our favourite bike hotel in Europe. The rooms are fairly basic but everything else about the place is incredible. The views over the lake are stunning, staff are so friendly and the bike centre at the hotel is run by passionate locals and former Giro / Tour de France riders.
- Comfortable 4* hotel
- Amazing lakeside location
- Overlooking the sportive start / finish.
One of the original hotels in Como and still owned & run by the same family, the Metropole Suisse is in the perfect location overlooking the sportive start & finish. Set on the lake in the centre of Como, this is perfect for riders and non-riders alike.
Range of bikes available for the Lombardia weekend delivered to your hotel. Choose between the Bottechia 8Avio Evo or Bottechia Doppia Corsa, all set up for the steep hills of the area.
Only one route option, 118km with around 2,700m of climbing with the Ghisallo and Muro di Sormano as the feature climbs.
Choose the Route
Ride Distance: 118
Elevation gain: 2700
Both Como & Bellagio are close to Milan. We collect from Milan Linate (LIN). Como is approx. a 1 hour transfer, Bellagio is just over 1hr30.
Race packs can be collected on the morning of the event (from 6.30am) or on the Saturday (10am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 7.30pm) in Como.
Medical certificate or UK race license are essential and must be shown to collect race pack
Start and finish in Como. The race starts at 7:30 with pens opening from 06:00
You can stay in either Como or Bellagio. Como is more convenient for the sportive as the start / finish are right by our hotel but Bellagio is a very special spot. We offer guided warm up rides & watch the pro race from Bellagio and run a trip to the Ghisallo and Cycling Museum on the Saturday night. More people come for 3 or 4 nights for this sportive.
All Packages Include:
3 Nights at Il Perlo Panorama (Bellagio)
3 Nights at Il Perlo Panorama (Bellagio)