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bici strada - 7_Madonna del Ghisallo – Lake Como


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7_Madonna del Ghisallo – Lake Como
Lunghezza 156 Km Dislivello 1750 m
Pendenza max 11 % Durata 8 h 00 min
Percentuale sterrato 0 % Tratto piedi 0 m
Difficoltà
Partenza Varese - bike Hotel Arrivo Varese - bike Hotel
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Descrizione del percorso
During your stay, you can choose to ride over towards Lake Como and go up to the Shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo. It’s an all-day ride.
The small Chapel is at Magreglio (CO) between the two branches of Lake Como. It is venerated by international cycling as patroness of cycling and the place has become the focus of many riders' pilgrimages.
Please take a look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_del_Ghisallo
and: http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/la-madonna-del-ghisallo-the-patron-saint-of-cycling
There are also great views from there over the Lake Como.
Next door to the chapel is the cycling museum. It is housed in a modern, spacious, well-lit building. The collection includes the bikes ridden by Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi e Eddie Merckx in their Tour de France victories, as well as a collection of pink, yellow and rainbow shirts and other memorabilia.

To ride over towards Lake Como and up to the Shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo, we cross the Swiss pre-alpine mountains and we ride along Lake Lugano and Lake Como’s shores, passing through the lake side villages of Menaggio and Bellagio where the Madonna del Ghisallo climb starts (length 6,5 miles – 10,5 km, average gradient 5,2%, max 11%).

You can come back to hotel by train from Como station.
Main / principal route: distance 97 miles - 156 km; (by train 72 miles - 116 km); ascent: 5,740 ft - 1.750 m.

Map key: way to go there: blue track - way back: red track - avid option: green track - others routes: purple tracks.

Please go on these links for more information about Shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo and Ghisallo Cycling Museum:

- Photogallery 1 Shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo (outside and inside): https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiorixa/sets/72157631690647290/show
- Photogallery 2 Shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo (outside - inside): https://www.flickr.com/photos/violentgrind/sets/72157602436988016/show
- Ghisallo Cycling Museum: http://museodelghisallo.it/
- Photogallery Ghisallo Cycling Museum (inside): https://www.flickr.com/photos/singlestoph/sets/72157600179049071/show
- Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzWKTRuxr4E

Fotografie percorso


Shrine Madonna del Ghisallo

Shrine Madonna del Ghisallo

Inside of Shrine Madonna del Ghisallo

Inside of Shrine Madonna del Ghisallo

Mount Generoso and Lake Lugano

Lake Lugano and Melide bridge

Menaggio and Lake Como

Bellagio and Lake Como

Lake Como from Madonna del Ghisallo

vineyards near Colderio

vineyards near Colderio

Mount Generoso and Mendrisiotto

 

   
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