Onno - Tour: 3 h
If you cover up the Lake in an anticlockwise way, after almost 40 kilometres you can reach Onno, a little and characteristic city when it starts the Valbrona ascent, also known as the Onno one.
This ascent has regular slopes on its first section, which is distinguished by a wonderful view on Como Lake.
If you carry on the ascent you can notice that you have entered a wood and the Como Lake is not visible anymore: once you have reached the top of the ascent, after 20 kilometres of ride, a heartbreaking view is visible on the underlying valley.
Here you can find the famous "Fountain of the cyclists".
This ascent (five kilometres) is not so difficult and the whole ride is possible with 39x21/23 gears, with a medium slope of 6%.