Santuario Della Madonna del Ghisallo - Museo Del Ciclismo

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Santuario Della Madonna del Ghisallo - Museo Del Ciclismo

Santuario Della Madonna del Ghisallo - Museo Del Ciclismo
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Patrik L
Uppsala County, Sweden167 contributions
If you're in the surroundings - go!
Jun 2019 • Couples
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...
Written June 10, 2019
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Mona S
San Jose, CA54 contributions
No Museum. Madonna of Bici aok
Oct 2018 • Couples
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 Santa Pietro Belvedere. There is no bike museum in Santa Pietro Belvedere.
Written October 12, 2018
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Hellow_15356
Perth, Australia25 contributions
Spectacular ride to a cyclists icon.
Sep 2018
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. The church is rather tiny yet full of cycling memorabilia and the staff at the museum gift shop were most helpful. We did not tour the museum as we were anxious not to miss the bus back down the hill.
Written October 2, 2018
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Jo M
London, UK21 contributions
Who knew a cycling museum could be so interesting!
Aug 2017 • Family
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 Italian cycling. I thought we’d be in the museum for about 40 minutes but a good 90 minutes later and my family were still pointing out interesting things to each other. So your average family might get an hour out of it. We went on to the church next door and spent another 15 minutes recognising great cyclists and recalling their triumphs.
The view is spectacular, and there is a good cafe just near the bus stop. Other than that there’s not much up there - but the bus journey from Bellagio is fabulous!! The views are great and it was fun listening to all the chatter on the bus. The road is a twisty, winding, narrow thing that demonstrates the driver’s skill. Loved it. We stopped off at Lecco on the way back as we’d seen the market on, but it had finished. Only one small cafe on the main road. We had a super little snack lunch there with great pizzas from their oven fired up especially for us. Worth a stop but check the time first otherwise not much going on.
Written February 4, 2018
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flosser
Boston382 contributions
Small but interesting and tolerable drive.
Sep 2017 • Friends
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 a token souvenir.
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Written November 3, 2017
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rogergrippe
Winston-Salem, North Carolina103 contributions
Cycling history before your eyes
Sep 2017 • Couples
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, great experience.
Written October 21, 2017
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terry_malcolm
Thatcham, UK109 contributions
The cyclists chapel
Sep 2017 • Friends
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 very interesting and thought provoking.
Written October 6, 2017
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Robben16
137 contributions
A holy place
Sep 2017 • Couples
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 attention. The museum was far beyond my expectations. I mean, they have Three Eddie Merckx jerseys from 1) yellow, Le Tour, 2) Pink, Giro and 3) classic Molteni team jersey. They have Lance's World Championship jersey from 1993, when he won before he joined the rest of the dopers. And so many classic, historically important bikes. Maria told her friends that I was like a 5 year old in a toy store, and she may have understated it!
Written September 27, 2017
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sunshineTO081
Toronto, Canada91 contributions
Must visit for cyclists!
Sep 2017 • Couples
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 museum there as well. We got a bit to eat at the little restaurant on site (amazing coffee) and took in the gorgeous views of Lake Como and neighbouring towns.
Written September 18, 2017
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JFilardi
Texas91 contributions
Cyclists sacred spot
Aug 2017 • Couples
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?).
If you are in area and a serious cyclist- American or European- this is a must see. The climb up from Bellagio was a treat also. Climbing and switchbacks for your riding pleasure!
Written September 10, 2017
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