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Parco Val Sanagra

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Lake Como to Lake Lugano: E-Bike Three Panoramic Lakes

1. Lake Como to Lake Lugano: E-Bike Three Panoramic Lakes

See hidden villages, rustic charm, spectacular lake views, quiet mountain roads to cycle, and a stop on Lake Lugano on this fantastic circular route. Explore the valley behind Lake Como on this tour perfect for nature lovers. Leave busy Lake Como behind and wind into the Val Sanagra nature reserve, lying just above Menaggio and one of the lake’s best-kept secrets. Step back in time and ride by evocative stone houses and old water mills dotted along the banks of a gentle mountain stream. Ride uphill into the mountains, passing historic villages and grassy green fields, and take in the peace and quiet. Explore charming, authentic village squares untouched by mass tourism. Continue on to a shady downhill with stunning views including sections of an old Medieval road and be guided onto the shores of Lake Lugano. Enjoy a shady cycle to the third lake, Lake Piano, and ride home along the old railway line that is now a pretty cycle path.

Val Senagra: The Enchanted Valley Tour

2. Val Senagra: The Enchanted Valley Tour

The Senagra Valley is one of the most beautiful and lesser known places in the Lake Como area. Here, the Senagra River flows sometimes placid, sometimes impetuous. On this tour, you'll start by leaving the center of Menaggio as your guide takes you on a discovery of this magical place.  During your walking tour, see a blend of naturalistic beauty and important traces of historical activity. A simple walk through the ancient hamlet of Loveno where you will come across narrow alleys suddenly opens up to spectacular views of the lake and important historical villas. Continuing towards the heart of the valley, magical and little frequented, you will meet a suspended bridge and evidence of the productive history of this place. Visit an old brick factory, now converted into a museum, and an old needle factory which is now a restaurant and trout/sturgeon farm. Get to visit the farm in the company of the owner before sitting down together to taste the typical products of this amazing farm.

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What people are saying about Parco Val Sanagra

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 12 reviews

My daughter and I booked this tour on a short visit to Como. It was by far the best part of our trip. It was so scenic and we felt we saw many hidden gems and embraced the local culture during this short tour that we would not have seen otherwise. Luigi was so knowledgeable and friendly. It was a really relaxed and fun experience and the bikes were amazing to ride also. The route was just fab!!! We would highly recommend!!

This was the best excursion I have done in years. The terrain was unbelievable and Luigi was outstanding as a guide. If you are not confident on a bike, you may say to think twice as there is substantial incline and decline for a city bike tour (that goes into the mountains). Please don’t let this discourage you! I did the tour with my wife, mother and mother in law (all who do not ride) and we made it just fine!

Highly recommend! Luigi kept us off the busy roads and offered us a glimpse into smaller villages along the way to the lake Lugano.

Luigi was incredible with our group adhering to safety and fun. Thank you for being so conscientious

Super great experience, an unforgettable day. Luigi was a great guide.