Trip in Laveno Mombello and Afternoon Snack

An afternoon on your bicycles to discover the town Laveno Mombello, tourist destination of the province Varese thanks to its Mount Sasso del Ferro; the Hermitage of Santa Caterina, one of the most breathtaking places of the Lake Maggiore and in the end a sweet tasting based on honey.




Your trip is starting at about 13.30 in Laveno Mombello. First of all you are going to the information office to get the rented bicycles. You are then  following the signs to the Hermitage of Santa Caterina. The route (about 5.5km) is not so difficult. The Hermitage was built between XII and XIV Century, sheer on the lake: it is a charming place, full of history. You can reach it going down the stairs or with a comfortable lift.

At the end of the visit you are cycling back to Laveno.

Along the route you are going to reach Ceresolo, a small village where you find the typical Church of San Defendente (you can visit it only during Masses).

In the end you are going to reach Apicoltura Natura to have a sweet tasting surrounded by chestnuts woods and a lot of meadows. After your tasting, you are receiving a small honey jar as a gift.

The production of this farm is based on modern laboratories techniques in the respect of the law.

If you want, you can leave your bicycles at the information office to have a visit of the town.

Without any doubt, the Sasso del Ferro is the symbol of Laveno. You can reach it thanks to the cableway in only 20 minutes. From its peak you can see the Alps, the Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Island. Near the cableway station you find the church Sant’Ambrogio, known as the “New Church” because built in the XX Century.

Inside it you find the frescos of Innocente Salvini. From the churchyard you have a wonderful view of the town. Not very far away there is Villa Frua, the most monumental building of Laveno: it was built  in the middle of XXIII Century by the Tinella family and it is nowadays the seat of the Town Hall. Going along the main street, you can have a walk inside the Park Castle Fort, where you find an Austrian fort surrounded by external walls; along the lakeshore there is the church SS. Filippo e Giacomo known as the “Old Church”.

In its inside you find the famous organ that Eugenio Biroldi from Varese realised in 1825.

At the Information Office you find all the information you need to discover this beautiful town.


Departure and arrival: Tourist information office -Laveno Mombello

Total km: 18

Suggested period: April-October

Cableway: from Monday to Friday 11.00am-6.30pm

Saturday: 11.00am-10.30pm

Sunday and holiday: 10.00am-10.30pm

Ticket : € 10.00

The Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso is open every day 8.30am-12.00  2.30pm-6.00pm


Informations: we suggest that you wear comfortable and light clothes with different layers to adjust to the climate and temperature changes. The shoes that you wear should cover the ankle completely.  Take at least 1 litre of water, sun cream and hat 



Technical schedule

Duration: 1 day

Minimum number of participants: 2

The price includes:

"Bianchi" Bike rental (4 hours)

Snack at "Apicoltura Natura"

The price does not include:


Transfers when not expressly indicated

Anything else not mentioned in the note “The price includes”

Additional services:

Cableway ticket and lunch at the Restaurant Funivia or snack at Deltaplano

Transfers by private taxi


Individual rate:

€ 23,00


Deposit of 20% of the value: € 9,20 (for 2 pax)





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