Menaggio - Tour: 3 h

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Menaggio is 35 kilometres far from Como: during the past this village was an important trade center thanks to its location at the end of Val Menaggina, between Lario and Ceresio.

Actually Menaggio is an important and well-organised tourist center with its mild climate, its incredible view on Lario lake and its small but beautiful harbour.

During the bike ride to Menaggio, which is located on the West bankside of the lake, there are a few interesting places as Cernobbio, with its famous "Villa D'Este", built from 1565 to 1570 during the Renaissance;
Carate Urio, a small but nice fisherman's village next to Laglio, with its famous historical residences as Villa Oleandra (which is property of the actor George Clooney); Argegno, where there is a ferry harbour; Sala Comacina, with its famous Comacina isle (that it can be reached only via ferry boat) and Lenno, with its famous lido.
Once you have reached Menaggio you can visit the historical centre with your bike: the centre is divided into an upper side, with its medioeval streets, and a lower one, which is characterised by the architecture of 19th Century.

Here there are many typical restaurants: some of them have an agreement with Fly Cycling Holidays.
During the ride there are a few rise and fall which are typical of the landscape around Como Lake: there are no ascents, so you can enjoy a nice and relaxed bike ride through the natural beauty of the area.
After that you can choose to come back to Como again with your bike or benefit of the Fly Cycling Holidays bus.