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Italian Lakes - Menaggio

The lakes of Northern Italy invite you to discover them, conquer them and then fall head over heels in love with them. As the lakes are set in an idyllic mountain and hill landscape, we knew we just had to come here for a motorcycle tour. With the 2 rides we have here you will be "cruising" the lakes: Como, Menaggio, Lugano and even Piano. Of course with good stops for the most spectacular views on those lakes while enjoying a real Italian coffee or cappuccino, a pasta or pizza for lunch and a drink or gelato to end an Italian ride in style. We discovered, conquered ánd fell in love with the lakes. Will you too?

When you add 1 or more rides of this Italian Lakes tour to your account, you will get access to our information on Menaggio in your account. The e-book holds a list of recommended accommodation – all with suitable parking for your bike - and in the video we show you our favourite ones so you can quickly chose your accommodation. If you want to support us to keep supporting you, we do ask you to book the accommodation via the links that we provide as an affiliate of Booking.com here and in the e-book.

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Italian Lakes ride 1

  • Lake Como
  • Varenna
  • Bellagio
  • Como
Distance: 210 km (130 miles)
Start with ride 1

Lake Como is the second largest lake in Italy after Lake Garda. It is 50 km long and 4.5 km at its widest point, but has 2 branches at the bottom, which makes the route around Lake Como already a 1 days ride. Of course we are not just following the shores of the lake, but found the nicest roads for a nice motorcycle ride, offering you some amazing views on Lake Como. With stops at a few of the most famous towns at Lake Como maybe not the most surprising, but a very enjoyable ride to do and explore the area.

Italian Lakes ride 2

  • Balcone d'Italia
  • Laveno
  • Lago Maggiore
  • (Lago di) Lugano
Distance: 195 km (120 miles)
Start with ride 2

As ride 1 was all about Lago di Como in this ride 2 you are gonna cruise along the 3 biggest lakes in this area and truly make it the Italian Lakes tour. Of course you will start off with a small part of Lago di Como, this part in the other direction than in ride 1. But we’re already leaving Lago di Como soon to go to the most amazing view you can get on Lago di Lugano before descending and cruising along its shores. And once you've ticked that box, you will be heading towards Lago Maggiore. With a last part of following the branches of Lago di Lugano and even a quick stop in the lovely city ánd a much smaller 4th lake, Lago di Piano, you will finish this beautiful Italian Lakes ride again in Menaggio at Lago di Como. That's what we call "cruising the lakes"!

FREE rides

You can choose to do 1, 2 or (if available) 3 rides of a tour. You can add all rides to your account for FREE.

Quazy Rides roadtrip contents

GPX file

GPX/ITN files (a route, total track and tracks per part for GARMIN, TomTOM and BoomBox) of all the rides and connecting routes.


Informative videos of the central points and highlighted accommodation of our tours and of the rides.


E-books of the tours, including recommended accommodation, and the rides.


Several checklists to prepare your motorcycle holiday.

”How to” video

Different “How to” videos to help you on your way.