Lake Varese Bicycle Trail

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Lake Varese Bicycle Trail
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FanG
Milan, Lombardia, Italy63 contributions
A great bicycle route for all
Sep 2021
Great 29km route, super for making it a day out with friends and family with food stops on the route, or great for the locals to nip in a leg warming 30km.

Superb route when fully connected to lake Comabbio and Lake Maggiore, then you are looking at over 70km of riding.

Sunny weekends very busy with cycles and pedestrian... avoid. On days following copious rainy periods, parts of the route are in former swamp areas... get ready to get muddy.
Written 12 October 2021
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Katerator
Madison, WI24 contributions
Great Way to See the Area
Sep 2020
The other reviews prepared us well in that we knew we wouldn’t be next to the lake the entire time. If that’s your hope, you’ll probably be disappointed. But if you are looking for some lakefront, some forest, some neighborhoods as well as just wide open stretches, you’ll find it all here!

The path is paved the entire way, although some places are quite bumpy from age or tree roots. Overall the path is flat, but there are some little hills and a couple of steeper parts — but they are very short and easily walkable (usually at an underpass or a bridge). A family would do just fine, possibly having to just go a little slower with kids at times.

There are signs at every corner and intersection, it’s basically impossible to get lost.

We rented bikes for 4€/hour from “Noleggio Bici” in the Lido del Schiranna Park. They weren’t great, but they were perfectly suitable. They have a variety of styles including kids and e-bikes too.

There is a big supermarket at 3km if you want to stop for water or picnic fare. There are also a few cafes along the way, we stopped at one around 20km.

Written 4 September 2020
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Cheuts
17 contributions
Very good!
Aug 2019 • Couples
We rented bikes at the Lido Di Schiranna. The first time we explored the surrounding with a tandem and the next day we took 2 bikes to do the whole tour of the lake. The surroundings are very nice and peaceful, some parts are more beautiful than others but the cycling next to the lake is really worth it. Beautiful scenery, very clear indications of the route to follow, a pleasure! The tour takes around 2-3 hours to go around the lake, also doable for not so experienced bicycle drivers.
Written 4 August 2019
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Louis Dumont
Switzerland549 contributions
To do if you are in Varese!
Apr 2019 • Couples
Our hotel lended us bicycles for us to discvoer the region by the bicylce trail, and it was a very nice thing to do! The trail is good, butunfortunatly not directly allalong the lake. The siganage of the trail is good, but if you loose yourself, the inhabitants are very nice an will o there best to help you out (true story!). You'll discover some nice small alleys in small towns and have a nice view on the lake!
Really worth it!
Written 28 April 2019
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Odyssey687034
14 contributions
Cycle around the kake
Mar 2019
Although we are so early in the season some stretches very busy with both bikes and pedestrians.
One side of the lake follows the road and at this time of year is rather barren. The Varese side is much more attractive.
Written 16 March 2019
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A G
Varese, Italy82 contributions
One of the best things about Varese
Aug 2018 • Couples
I would highly recommend this to local residents and visitors. It’s about 28 km around the lake and a great way to spend a morning or an afternoon. Recent addition of coffee bars along the way make the cycle so much nicer!
Written 2 October 2018
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Olga_Elad
Jerusalem, Israel9 contributions
A relaxed ride around the lake
Sep 2018
We started the ride in Gavirate beach, where we also rented two bicycles from the nice old man who runs the rental shop. The path is well marked, and it is a nice way to explore the area. The path goes around the lake - through small villages, alongside the highway, and also through the fields and nature, so you get a bit of everything. There are many nice places to stop on the way, for rest and food. We didn't see a proper beach for swimming though. Recommended if you want a relaxed ride around the lake. We don't usually ride bicycles and don't have much experience - the difficulty level was okay for us and it took us about 4 hours (including several short stops for rest).
Written 2 October 2018
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Christine C
Echuca, Australia298 contributions
Not all lakeside, but pleasant
Sep 2018 • Friends
We hired bikes from our hotel (Vecchia Riva) for 10 euros for the day. Most of the track was through woodlands and countryside rather than right beside the lake itself. There were some short stretches on minor roads, but it was pretty and pleasant on a warm and sunny day. At the top of the lake there are several cafes overlooking the lake where you can buy a snack or lunch. The track is mostly flat with a few steep slopes, and the surface good.
Written 30 September 2018
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gp68
Varese154 contributions
good for a bike trail or for jogging
Aug 2018 • Family
far from traffic, near the Varese Lake, you can find the bike trail lane. It is 27 km long and goes near small cities and woods. There are water sources (not plenty but some), some bar and nice views
Written 5 September 2018
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Bastiaan
2 contributions
Watch out for bike rental in lido della schiranna
May 2018 • Couples
Bike trail around the lake is perfect for a tranquillo ride around the lake.

But, watch out for the bike rental "noleggio bici" near the Lido della Schiranna part of the lake!! I had the worst experience of renting a bike.
It is an absolutely scam. The bikes are of a really bad quality. Got a flat tire 2 times! Furthermore, the chain was loose for 3 times. Same happened to my mate with the chain. I had to pay the full amount of money, which was 20 euro for a 5 hour ride with al these problems.. I didnt agree and he called the italian police immediately.

I suggest rent a "gimme bike" from the city and cycle to the lake: it is not far. or find another bike shop! Good luck guys:)
Written 11 May 2018
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