It’s May! In Italy, that means that the entire country (and quite a few visitors from abroad!) are gearing up for the cycling event of the year, the beloved GIRO D’ITALIA. The first stage kicks off on May 11 in Bologna and the final stage finishes in Verona on June 2. This year, the 15th – and longest stage – starts in Ivrea near Turin and finishes in our very own Como town. The legendary Ghisallo climb (see below and try it for yourself!) promises to put the Giro cyclists through their paces as they compete for the coveted pink jersey. We even have a special deal with extra amenities for cycling enthusiasts who are keen to experience the legendary race first hand.
Whether your cycling skills are Giro-level or more low-key, we have a few favorite road and mountain cycling routes on Lake Como that we like to recommend to guests. Our staff is standing by to assist in choosing the right route, whether they are looking to take the Palazzo’s complimentary bikes out for a quick trip in the neighborhood or spend the day mixing grueling climbs with panoramic views.