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Santuario Della Madonna del Ghisallo - Museo Del Ciclismo

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Who knew a cycling museum could be so interesting!

First confession - I didn’t want to go here. Second confession- my husband’s family are obsessed... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
London, United Kingdom
Small but interesting and tolerable drive.

Even if you aren't a Cycling enthusiast, this is not too hard to get to and it is a well kept... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
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Sp 26 | Uphill Towards Santo Pietro Belvedere, 56033 Magreglio, Italy
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

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

1  Thank flosser
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

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

3  Thank rogergrippe
Reviewed 6 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank Robben16
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank sunshineTO081
Reviewed 10 September 2017

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...More

2  Thank JFilardi
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Nice little chapel on top of a climb, very road cycling theme in and outside the chapel. There is also a cycling museum. The view on east part of lake como is very nice

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I was a little concerned that this might be a bit touristy or tacky but I found it to be quiet, spiritual and to be done rather well. It has a nice feel of a small private collection of memorabilia with nothing more important than...More

Thank esp5151
Reviewed 20 July 2017

If you are interested in cycling history you absolutely have to visit this museum and chapel. The small church overlooks the lake and has the race bikes of the late Fabio Casartelli and Fausto Coppi amongst other memorabilia. The museum is much more extensive, retracing...More

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5 October 2015|
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Response from gonzodeaddog | Reviewed this property |
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
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26 September 2015|
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Response from daniela s | Reviewed this property |
hi,we arrived there by car ,but I saw a bus on which was written that does round trips from Bellagio to Ghisallo or Magreglio-the little town which includes Ghisallo
25 August 2015|
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Response from LBLBrown |
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