Ride in the Land of Champions

The area around Lake Maggiore has always been very popular with cyclists, and over the decades Varese has produced many champions who have made their mark on the history of cycling. Since 1900 a succession of Varese natives have ridden their way to the top of the sport: riders of the calibre of Luigi GannaAlfredo BindaMichele MaraWladimiro Panizza, Claudio ChiappucciIvan Basso and Stefano Garzelli.

The Varese area offers routes and rides for all levels of fitness and training with an awe-inspiring variety of experiences: you can enjoy gentle rides along the banks of the lake, explore the woods, follow the rivers through the neighbouring valleys, or challenge yourself on steep climbs with some gradients that even exceed 20%!
The Province of Varese and Lake Maggiore also offer a wealth of off-road experiences with extreme slopes and tricky terrain for mountain biker and cross-country trails with steep descents and rough tracks for downhill fans. For thrill-seeking mountain bikers we recommend the northern part of the province where you can explore woods and dirt tracks that hug the mountains and offer panoramic views of Lake Maggiore, the Alps and Monte Rosa.

    Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath
    Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath

    Lake Varese lies at the foot of Mount Campo dei Fiori and is bordered by the city of Varese and another eight towns in the province.
    Schiranna is one of Varese’s most popular lakeside destinations with visitors as it also offers the Zanzi...

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    Panperduto
    Panperduto

    A gem of industrial hydroengineering, Panperduto represents an area of great interest to make visitors aware of cultural, historical, agricultural and environmental heritage. 

    Located on the banks of the Ticino river, at Somma Lombardo...

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    Angera
    Angera

    The village of Angera is one of the most beautiful on the lombard shore of Lake Maggiore: it is an open-air museum that includes sites of artistic and cultural interest, environmental goods and a lakefront with beautiful landscapes. The alleys in...

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    Via Francisca del Lucomagno
    Via Francisca del Lucomagno

    Via Francisca del Lucomagno covers important stages and monastic settlements that were fundamental for European medieval history. The route is replete with historic and religious relics and, in ancient times, allowed pilgrims and emperors to...

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Varese, land of events

VARESE CITY RUN
VARESE CITY RUN

20th of October - Varese

Varese City Run will take place in the centre of Varese on Sunday the 20th of October.  The marathon will start at 8.00 am and will finish at 13.00...

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