Benvenuto! Welcome to Lake Como’s only full-service Italy Bike Hotel, Hotel Il Perlo Panorama, one of 70 accredited bike hotels around Italy catering not only to cyclists, but to all those who visit Italy looking for that authentic Italian experience. Our hotel is perched on the tranquil, wooded hillside above Bellagio along its namesake cascading river, il Torrente Perlo. We offer guests our Italian family hospitality and tourism expertise that go back nearly 100 years when the hotel was first built as a simple bed and breakfast for Bellagio travelers. From our expansive patio and rooms, you will find the most unforgettable view of the lake and Italian Alps, guaranteed to whisk you away to the relaxing Italian holiday of your dreams.
Cycling for Everyone with ComoLagoBike
For 10 years we have worked in partnership with ComoLagoBike, providing the most professional cycling guiding services on Lake Como from our bike shop and rental point at the hotel. Our Cycling Manager is retired professional racer and Lake Como native Alberto Elli, who raced at cycling’s highest levels including the Tour de France, where he wore the coveted Yellow Jersey four times. Our other guides are also native residents of Lake Como who are not only passionate about cycling, but about sharing their favorite roads, café stops, and culture with the guests who visit. We welcome both active and casual cyclists regardless of fitness level, from the competitive cyclist to the retiree, and from solo travelers and to families.
Whether you are staying at Hotel Il Perlo or elsewhere, we can accommodate your cycling needs. Our hotel shuttle is available to pick you up in Bellagio to begin your ride at the hotel, or we can deliver bikes at your location for a self-guided ride or with our guides.
The ComoLagoBike rental fleet includes beautiful Bottecchia road bikes, mountain bikes, and e-bikes (electric assist bikes) so there is no need to bring your own bike from home, we will have your perfect bike ready and waiting when you arrive. Save room in your suitcase for bringing home Italian specialties, because from us you can also rent bicycle helmets and pedals, and a range of cycling apparel.
We offer both guided or self-supported rides in the area, with access to a variety of options: rambling lakeside routes and climbs into the central Triangolo Lariano mountains, the Tuscan-like landscape of the Brianzola region, or hop on a ferry at the Bellagio waterfront to reach further shorelines for rides to Switzerland or through eastern mountain valleys. The crown jewel for cyclists who live in or visit the area is a pilgrimage to the Madonna del Ghisallo chapel and cycling museum. Here you will find a small chapel that is home to the Patron Saint of Cyclists. Bringing guests to this site and sharing its sacred story is always our favorite tour. If you do one ride on Lake Como, make sure this is it!
When you have returned from your ride, Hotel Il Perlo also offers a spa room with UV sauna, shower, and massage so you can rest, relax, and recover. And since you are in Italy eating well is a must! Your post-ride lunch will be waiting for you on the patio.
E-Bikes and Lake Como Food Tours
Not an active cyclist? No problem! Our e-bikes are extremely popular and allow you to join many of our tours alongside other riders, allowing you to still experience the fresh air and beauty of the region. We also work in partnership with Lake Como Food Tours, providing e-bike tours of local villages or the smaller lakes and their hidden corners….and of course what tour in Italy would be complete without a stop for lunch and taking pleasure in the local food and wine! Lake Como Food Tours also offers walking tours that are a perfect way to see Lecco, Como, Bellagio, or even a private boat excursion of the lake’s shores. Always wanted to take an Italian cooking class? They offer those too.