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I have never been interested in bicycles or cycling - until now... A really great museum on cykling and bikes at which I, not even interested in cykling, stayed for over 90 minutes. And the chapel was really special...
On bikes, my husband and I appreciated the poignancy of the many cycling artifacts left at the shrine in memory of cyclists who have passed on. Then we wasted an hour looking for the bike museum which may be near Lake Como many miles from...More
We cheated... we rode a bus! We caught the bus to Asso from Bellagio (tickets from Bar San Remo) and got off at Ghisallo. The trip was rather hair raising but soooo pretty. The views back down to Bellagio and across towards Varenna were stunning....More
First confession - I didn’t want to go here. Second confession- my husband’s family are obsessed with cycling. Right, that said half the party didn’t know anything about cycling and still enjoyed it immensely. The museum is a fascinating collection of bikes and photos about...More
Even if you aren't a Cycling enthusiast, this is not too hard to get to and it is a well kept chapel with easy parking and a short walk. There is a café nearby and a museum if you want an in depth experience or...More
This was less of a visit and more of a pilgrimage. After having read about this place for years, it was wonderful to see in person. The chapel and grounds are beautiful, and the pieces of cycling history inside are second to none. A great,...More
I am pleased to say I cycled to this chapel 3 times in 4 days. On each occasion I said a pray of thanks which served me well as I am not very good at descending. As other people have said the cycling history is...More
My wife indulged me and accompanied me on a pilgrimage to this holy site of bicycling. Literally. In 1945 the Pope proclaimed The Madonna di Ghisallo as the Paton saint of cyclists. The climb itself is not long, but the 14-15% sections will get your...More
My husband rode there on his bike and I met him by car - we didn't even know that this existed before arriving Varenna and I'm so happy that we found it. It is a must see for cycling enthusiasts and there's a cool little...More
Was in Bellagio for couples trip. I rented a bike and rode up. Should have spent more time there but was restless to get on up road on my bike to do a climb called Muro di Sormano (spelling?).
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We didn't notice any hiking trails (not that we were specifically looking out for them) nor signposts pointing to trails. The road up is narrow, and I would think a dangerous undertaking to try to walk it. My suggestion... More
We didn't notice any hiking trails (not that we were specifically looking out for them) nor signposts pointing to trails. The road up is narrow, and I would think a dangerous undertaking to try to walk it. My suggestion would be the bus, or if you are keen on the exercise, hire a bike from the sports store in Bellagio - they have quite a bias to cycling gear.
Thanks for the replies. We caught the public bus (C36, I think) from near the Hotel IL Perlo Panorama, near the outskirts of Bellagio, which was close to where we stayed. The museum was terrific and church very interesting... More
Thanks for the replies. We caught the public bus (C36, I think) from near the Hotel IL Perlo Panorama, near the outskirts of Bellagio, which was close to where we stayed. The museum was terrific and church very interesting, stuffed full of cycling related items. We spent a couple of hours there, waiting for the bus back to Bellagio. But the weather was lovely for sitting around and watching the cyclists come and go. We bought our ticket on the bus - around 3 euros each.