The 3rd June is the World Bicycle Day
The 3rd of June is World Bicycle Day, the perfect occasion for a bike ride on Lake Como. But what is celebrated during this day? 3rd June has been declared World Bicycle Day; an anniversary desired by the UN and established in 2018 to create awareness of the social benefits of cycling as a means of transport and leisure. The aim is to promote sustainable development, road safety, and the positive health aspects of cycling.
But how to celebrate this day? By bicycle of course!
Many bike tours on Lake Como
Lake Como offers numerous alternatives for a bike ride in this area, a unique beauty that will leave you speechless. You will ride on the saddle of your bike admiring breathtaking views! Discover here many ideas and all that you can see with a tour of Lake Como by bike.
Today we propose you an itinerary that starts right from our Hotel Posta, in Moltrasio. Spend a different June 3rd, totally green and fully in line with the spirit of this holiday. All in the saddle of our bike: we just have to leave!
First stop: Cernobbio
Our first stop is Cernobbio, very close to Moltrasio, just a 5-minute bike ride from our Hotel Posta. Have breakfast at Cafe Bellini before setting off, gather your energy and get in the saddle. From here you will set off to Como, on a route where you will discover the ancient and wonderful villas that lie along this route and populate our lake.
From Cernobbio to Como by bike along the lakefront of Cernobbio
Once in Cernobbio, walk along the lakeshore and along the beautiful Cernobbio lakeside promenade towards Via Erba, descending towards Tavernola, in the municipality of Como. You will pass Villa Erba, one of the most important villas on Lake Como built at the end of the 19th century, and the small bridge over the Breggia river on this route. We recommend that you make a short stop and visit this architecture from the outside, which is now used to host important events and congresses.
In Tavernola, passing in front of Villa Dozzio, you will find the beginning of the cycle-pedestrian path that you can follow, which runs along Lake Como and reaches the town of the same name.
Last stop: arrival in Como city
During the cycle-pedestrian path, which starts at the exit of Villa Olmo park, you can admire some Neoclassical villas overlooking Lake Como. One of these is Villa Gallia, now the seat of the Provincial Administration, which was built as a summer residence in 1615 by Abbot Marco Gallio. After passing through the hands of several owners, various noble and wealthy families, it was only in 1957 that it was purchased and renovated by the Municipal Administration of Como. A small jewel, well worth a stop to visit.
Back in the saddle and riding along Lungo Lario Trento you pass Piazza Cavour, defined as “the city’s living room”. Here you can decide to stop for a break in one of the many bars present or continue on and take the entrance to Viale Geno, to reach Villa Geno and its gushing fountain. If you have arrived for lunchtime, you can stop at the villa’s restaurant and treat yourself to a tasty meal. Or, if you still have the energy to go further afield, you can return to Moltrasio, where we will be waiting for you at La Veranda Restaurant for lunch in our company.
This is just one of the countless itineraries offered by the Larian lands. You can find others – to be done by mountain bike for the more adventurous – in our blog article.
What are you waiting for? Get your bike ready and start your excursion!