Como Lago Bike
Welcome to the Bike Hotel of Bellagio! First and unique Bike Hotel on lake Como.
At Hotel il Perlo Panorama we can give you more than just warm hospitality, a panoramic view, and personalized services….We can share our passion for sports and outdoor activities with you, especially cycling! We are the official bike center for Como Lago Bike, learn more about us below.
Meet our US Ambassador Jill and ask her about her cycling moments with us and ComoLagoBike ! Visit her website and contact her, she will be happy to give you all details to plan your next holiday with us! Visit Italybikesandmaps!
Special 2018: the new packages for your rides next year!
Road & MTB
Fun and relaxing rides for the newer cyclists or the whole family! Put a spin on your vacation by exploring the area truly immersed in nature.
Try out some Italian elevation gain while getting to see some amazing places. Whether you’re looking for an active vacation or you bike regularly at home, these routes are sure to make for an unforgettable day!
Climbing, descending, rolling hills, and lakeside flat sections…get the whole combo on any of these routes! They’re sure to leave you tired, but happy. Welcome to all avid cyclists and athletes alike!
If you’re looking to spend half your day or more in the saddle, these are for you. Although they’re challenging, they’re super fun!
Trails, trails, and more trails! There are so many different parks and areas to explore by MTB around Lake Como. Our routes can begin in Bellagio or Lecco.
Take a look at our road, MTB, and E-bike selection. If you have any questions or need more information and/or specs, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Pedals (Look, Shimano, Shimano SPD, flat) and helmets come with your rental, although you are always welcome to bring your own, of course!
Even if you are staying in another area on Lake Como, our services are made available to everyone. If you don’t have a way to reach our Bike Center and would like a bike delivery, please contact us for more details.
Go up some of the famous climbs featured in the Giro di Lombardia or enjoy a nice lakeside ride!
The trail network above and beyond Bellagio has endless opportunities!
Our electric powered bikes make it possible for you to enjoy your ride and the scenery even more, whether you’re on the road or in the trails.
Every day we organize guided group tours that bring together guests who are visiting Lake Como on their own or with a small group and who are interested in a short, relaxing ride during their holiday. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and join a group ride of the area without the worry of riding on your own. Everyone is welcome, from kids and families to accomplished cyclists. The guides will determine the route based on those in attendence. The most important goal? To enjoy your holiday riding along these peaceful roads and seeing wonderful landscapes. Let’s enjoy it all together!
Group tours are €40 per person.
We want to give you the experience of cycling around Lake Como, by accompanying you on our group tour , or by setting up custom tours that are tailored to your needs and expectations. Be sure to check out our routes page to see our top picks!
We are waiting to ride with you: just book your guided tour and get ready for the ultimate cycling experience!
Cycling has played a huge role in Italian culture since the early 1900s, and around Lake Como it is an especially practiced sport, not only by professionals and amateurs, but by many people of all ages, whether it be road cycling or mountain-biking.
Why is cycling especially popular here? ComoLagoBike wants you to come see for yourself.
DISCOVER OUR TOURS
Our Bike Manager
From Tour de France and after a huge cycling carreer here he comes to work with us becoming our cycling manager!
ComoLagoBike’s founder and President, Luca Molteni, says of Alberto
“I have known Alberto for many years, since we were kids, although he is older by about ten years. We crossed by each other on the roads of Lake Como when he was already a professional and I was a kid with a great desire to get into the world of cycling greats.
He has always been a very serious person and framed in his work where training was the basis of his success. He has a great passion for cycling and sports in general, but above all a passion of his home region, the lake and the mountains and everything that surrounds him. Alberto will bring his infinite experience to ComoLagoBike, telling his stories and anecdotes of the world of cycling from his vast world-wide perspective. He will involve our guests with his skills by providing his advice and his ability to communicate with others with that gentle encouragement that we all appreciate.”
Ready to meet Alberto? Here are a few questions to introduce him to you, then when you arrive he will be more than happy to share more stories during your ride together!
1. Where did you grow up in Italy and how did you become interested in cycling?
I was born in Italy in a little town called Giussano, about 25 km north of Milano in what’s known as the Brianza region just south of Lake Como. I grew up as all Italians boys did – playing soccer – but when I was 12 years old I discovered cycling because my father and uncle were managers in a local cycling team.
2. How long were you a professional and what were some of the highlights of your career?
I was pro rider for 16 years from 1987 to 2002. I won 30 races around the world, including a 2nd place in Milano-Sanremo, and 3rd place in Fleche Wallone. During my career I raced the Tour de France 11 times, and the most important moment in my career was in 2000 when I wore the Yellow Jersey. However, my biggest regret is never having won a stage in Tour de France. Twice I won the team time trial, but never a stage race. A few times I was 2nd and 3rd place, but I never won at the Tour.
Another highlight was at Milano-Sanremo in 1997 where I placed 2nd in a close sprint finish. It was an unexpected day because I have always hated this race, I found it too easy and flat (at nearly 300 km), I always preferred the hard-mountains races, but this day the 2nd place was a big surprise!
I raced in the Giro di Lombardia 10 times. It is a race that I’ve always liked; you race practically on the roads that I trained all year, but unfortunately I never managed to get in the top places because I arrived at the end of the season tired after a busy year. Even as an Italian, I never had a good relationship with the Giro d’Italia! I raced it on four occasions and I still got some good placements in the top five as well as winning a team time trial with the Ariostea team, but I preferred the Tour de France and often sacrificed the Italian race to better prepare for the French one.
I rode many races in 16 years as pro but my most special and exciting experience was when I twice rode an eight-stage MTB race in Australia called the Crocodile Trophy. For a week we rode in the outback, slept in a tent….it was the most difficult race I have ever done!
3. What activities do you enjoy doing now?
I am a cycling guide now, I guide cyclo-tourists on rides through Belgium, France, and Holland, and to race the Belgium classics. I spent the last two summers guiding at a resort in Sardinia. I have two sons Andrea, 26, and Simone, 21.
4. What are you excited to bring to ComoLagoBike and the guests who ride with you? Do you have a favorite ride or place to visit in Lake Como?
I am very excited to join ComoLagoBike and to start this new adventure. I have been a guide in another role, but here I know very well what I will do. I like to ride bikes with the guests, to teach them skills and talk about cycling. My favorite place to ride in Lake Como is the Ghisallo and to see the church and museum. Around the lake we can see beautiful places, mountains, a lot of roads to climb….it’s wonderful.
5. What is your favorite snack to eat or drink during a ride?
Regarding food, I don’t like bars or energy drinks. I sometimes have to eat them, but when I can I prefer to get a big sandwich with a glass of Coke. Depending on the moment, such as riding fast and hard then bars are better, but when you stop by the lake in the sun…..what is better than a cold drink with sandwich or pizza?
6. Do you still have the stuffed lion toy from wearing the Yellow Jersey at the Tour de France?