Cycling Tour from Laveno Mombello to Angera

During this day you are combining a pleasant cycling tour with the passion for good wine. Discover Angera with your bike, its magnificent Borromean Fort, its wines, its vineyards and its typical lakeshore.



Your cycling tour starts in Laveno Mombello, at the Tourist Information Office, where you get the bicycles. Moreover, you can ask for further information you need to face your trip.

You are cycling from Laveno to Leggiuno, where you are visiting the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso.

The route (about 5.5km) is not so difficult and is mostly flat.

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.

From Leggiuno you are cycling to Angera. The route of about 19 km is mainly flat and is not very difficult.

Before reaching Angera, you are cycling through Ranco, a village that connects you with Angera with a pleasant street along the shore of the lake Maggiore.

The lunch is taking place at  Osteria del Castello:  elegant and sober, it gives you the opportunity to taste typical local products.

At the end of the lunch, you can visit the Borromean Fort from Middle Age: it is perfectly preserved and lies sheer on a hill. It is the symbol of the city.

Inside it you can find many documents about local history and fresco cycles of famous artists. Moreover, the inside is made up of luxurious and decorated halls, where you can appreciate canvas, portraits and old furniture.

In addition to this, the Fort is the house of the Dolls and Plays Museum.

This cycling tour gives you the opportunity to taste the famous wines of Angera at the wine bar Nettare di Giuggiole, beautiful place furnished as the once in Provence. You can find it in the pedestrian area of Angera. At the end of the tasting, you are given a bottle of wine as a gift.

Finally, you are cycling back to Laveno Mombello. Along the route, before arriving in Cerro, you can have a visit to the typical church of “San Defendente” in Ceresolo (the church is open only during the celebration of the masses).


Technical schedule

Start and arrival: Laveno Mombello-Information Office

Total Km: 25

Hermitage Santa Caterina del Sasso: everyday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18-00. Free entrance.

Borromean Fort: everyday from 9.00 to 17.00


Information: 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, hat and mosquito repellent.

Duration: 1 day

Minimum number of participants: 2

The price includes:

Bicycle “Bianchi” rental;

Lunch at Osteria del Castello”;

Tasting at wine bar “Nettare di Giuggiole”

The price does not include:

Entrance to Borromean Fort;

Transfers where not expressly indicated;

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

Additional services:

Transfers with private taxi.


Individual rate:

€ 46,00 Monday to Friday

€60,00 Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays


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

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