27 March 2021 to 31 December 2024

Bike & Boat: Varese Lake & Virginia Island


Together with our Travel specialist, a true connoisseur of local places and experiences, on your bikes (possibility of rental on site) we will begin to travel the entire cycle-pedestrian path that frames the wonderful Varese Lake, nestled between green hills, meadows, agricultural areas and placed at the foot of the spectacular Massiccio del Campo dei Fiori which, with its peaks, is part of the Varesine Prealps.

On clear days we will admire Monte Rosa which stands out clearly, wrapped in a magical light. The shores of the lake are rich in elegant villas and pleasant villages that harmonize well with the liveliness of the landscape.

A simple tour (28KM in total), pausing in the most evocative and panoramic points that will give us evocative views of the lake, the surrounding woods and clearings.

Halfway we will reach the town of Biandronno where a small boat, with a short and romantic navigation on the blue waters of the lake, will take us to virginia Island the place where everything came to life: it is in fact the oldest pile-dwelling settlement in the Alpine Arch that has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List "Prehistoric pile-dwelling sites in the Alps".

Once landed, lunch “overlooking the lake” with a menu prepared with local products.

One more souvenir photo, a look at the lake and then…. back on the saddle to complete the missing route, and return to the starting point through rural courtyards, beaches and parks.

Note: It is recommended that you bring your own bicycle. For those wishing to rent it, the extra charge is to be paid directly on site, upon reservation.
Comfortable clothing recommended.

Cycle-pedestrian path of Lake Varese:

  • Length: 28 km
  • Paving: mixed with sections of asphalt
  • Average slope: less than 5%

Duration: full day
When: from APRIL to SEPTEMBER ONLY SATURDAY and SUNDAY (subject to availability)
Reservation required
What is included: tour of the lake in the company of our travel specialist, navigation and lunch (drinks not included)

Bike rental NOT included: possible rental with extra charge to be paid directly on site, by reservation € 20,00 adult - € 15,00 children, child seat up to 3 years free.

Meeting point: at 10:00 A.M. SCHIRANNA (Varese Lake - lakefront area) with parking area
Transfers are NOT included. Transfer from / to Varese - Schiranna takes place by your own car or on board public transport whose ticket can be purchased on site.

On request it is possible to organize a private transfer service (car or minivan) from / to Varese city or other places of origin.

Price per person:

  • € 150,00 per person
  • Children 0/3 years FREE

For families with children, price on request.

For private tours, price on request.

For large GROUPS, price on request.

The availability is subject to confirmation. The tour operator will confirm you within 24/48 hours from booking. Therefore no charge will be made until you receive confirmation of the booking.


    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Provincia di Varese
    Consorzio Qualità Miele Varesino