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Parco Val Sanagra

Parco Val Sanagra: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lake Como to Lake Lugano: E-Bike Three Panoramic Lakes

1. Lake Como to Lake Lugano: E-Bike Three Panoramic Lakes

See hidden villages, rustic charm, spectacular lake views, quiet mountain roads to cycle, and a stop on Lake Lugano on this fantastic circular route. Explore the valley behind Lake Como on this tour perfect for nature lovers. Leave busy Lake Como behind and wind into the Val Sangara nature reserve, lying just above Menaggio and one of the lake’s best-kept secrets. Step back in time and ride by evocative stone houses and old water mills dotted along the banks of a gentle mountain stream. Ride uphill into the mountains, passing historic villages and grassy green fields, and take in the peace and quiet. Explore charming, authentic village squares untouched by mass tourism. Continue on to a shady downhill with stunning views including sections of an old medieval road and be guided onto the shores of Lake Lugano. Enjoy a shady cycle to the third lake, Lake Piano, and ride home along the old railway line that is now a pretty cycle path.

Val Senagra: The Enchanted Valley Tour

2. Val Senagra: The Enchanted Valley Tour

The Senagra Valley is one of the most beautiful and lesser known places in the Lake Como area. Here, the Senagra River flows sometimes placid, sometimes impetuous. On this tour, you'll start by leaving the center of Menaggio as your guide takes you on a discovery of this magical place.  During your walking tour, see a blend of naturalistic beauty and important traces of historical activity. A simple walk through the ancient hamlet of Loveno where you will come across narrow alleys suddenly opens up to spectacular views of the lake and important historical villas. Continuing towards the heart of the valley, magical and little frequented, you will meet a suspended bridge and evidence of the productive history of this place. Visit an old brick factory, now converted into a museum, and an old needle factory which is now a restaurant and trout/sturgeon farm. Get to visit the farm in the company of the owner before sitting down together to taste the typical products of this amazing farm.

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What people are saying about Parco Val Sanagra

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Okay, we just finished our tour this morning, and it was GREAT! Although the weather forecast called for rain, we were blessed with clear and wonderful skies. Luigi is a terrific guide, the bikes are very good (I’m an ebike owner myself), and the views are amazing! We enjoyed some cappuccinos, gelatos, and scenic views along the way. Tip - we were staying in Varenna, so we had to take the 8:30 ferry over to Menaggio early in the morning. By calling them the day before, Bebike arranged for a driver to pick us up right at the ferry station at 8:45, and we easily made our 9:00 start time. They also arranged for the same driver to take us back down to the ferry after the tour. Wonderful service, terrific family, and a perfect end to our Lake Como experience! Grazie!

The guide fit us well with bike gear and explained the e-bike functions before starting. He was knowledgeable about the trails and provided history of the area. He made the trip very enjoyable. I would highly recommend this service to all.

Great tour through picturesque villages and breathtaking nature. Guide Luigi and his buddy Daniël ensure a safe ride of about 28 kilometers and tell a lot about the local history along the way. Definitely recommended!

It was AMAZING!! Beautiful views!! We loved it! Luigi was super nice!! It was such a great experience, I recommend it!

Super great experience, an unforgettable day. Luigi was a great guide.