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The route you are about to take on is the last part of “Lombardia”, the challenging competition which every professional cyclist dreams of winning. The climbs and the overall difference in height are significant and challenging. Strong legs and good athletic condition is needed to complete this tour. We are here to help you tackle this challenge in every way we can.
We start by riding along the lake shore road which from Como takes us to Bellagio. Here we stop for coffee and we prepare our legs to take on our first serious climb. The Ghisallo climb is quite steep at the start, with segments with a 14% incline, but it gets easier before we arrive in Civenna. A last challenging ascent and we find ourselves on the peak of the mountain. The small church and the monuments dedicated to cyclists are worth a visit.
A quick downhill road takes us through Lasnigo, where the “Wall” (il Muro) begins. We must try to ration our energies in the first easy kilometers since we will need them later. We ride through the town of Sormano and then we find a crossroad on our left with direction to the start of the merciless 1700 meter climb which will take us to the “Colma”. The incline is 17% on average, with peaks at 25%, with a 280 m. climb. After a well-deserved rest on the top of the hill we start the descent which takes us back to the lake shores. This downhill road is very fast and busy, so we need to proceed with caution. We get back to Como after following the lake shore for 15 km.