For a long time, I had this ride on my “to do list”.
On 13th May 2022 I finally went around the lake of Como with my road bike.
The ride is about 160 km and even though the itinerary shows a height difference of 1178 Mt, there are no difficult climbs to be done.
I started the ride in Lecco and as I had been told I did the ride clockwise so that the lake would be better visible.
The most suggestive part of this ride is definitely between Lecco, Bellagio and Como.
It shows pleasant ups and downs going through very beautiful small villages with narrow streets.
Leaving Como and going north the ride offers a continuous breathtaking view of the lake.
About 16 km north of Como we pass by Villa Oleandra in Laglio.
The villa was purchased and is still owned by actor George Clooney.
On the east side, the town of Varenna surely deserves a stop.
Most cyclists stop the ride here and get on the ferry to Bellagio.
I went down to Lecco because I wanted to complete the ride around the lake and my car was waiting for me there ?.