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Old 23 Feb 2011
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Question Lake Como in north Italy....!

Hi everyone i'm going to lake como 4 July 2011 for a whole week....!!

I have a varadero xl1000v i will be with my wife...!

If there any suggestions about ====> routes,places,nice view spots,nice food(bad also) or anything else that it will make our trip better...!!!

Or something to avoid,be careful...!

Please be my guest....!!
the routes i'm going to do is....... "http://ridewithgps.com/routes/305850/embed" passo San marco...!!
This
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/306365/embed como-st. moritz-como.....!


this http://ridewithgps.com/routes/306128/embed lake maggiore.....!!
this http://ridewithgps.com/routes/306072/embed lake lugano...!
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The Moto Guzzi factory/ Museum is just outside Lecco. It was closed for the week when I was there so can't tell you if it's any good.

Milan is only a short distance away and so are the alps
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You can have really nice day rides from Como.
For example NW in Switzerland close to Andermat, nice pass roads.
NE, a bit further from Bormio you can find passo Stelvio.
Just check from googlemaps and you can find real paradise.

Highly recommend also Dolomites, east from Bolzano (but this is a bit further away).

Actually, 2nd weekend in July, there is Stella Alpina meeting close by http://www.stella-alpina.fsnet.co.uk
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I was at Como in the fall; I think in high season it must be crazy, but it looks like you'll be there in April, which I guess is before high season.

My impressions based on a short visit:

--The roads to/from Bellagio to both the SE and SW are very nice, but as usual watch out for cars coming around blind corners.
--Bellagio is nice enough, but I wouldn't plan on staying there very long, there is not that much to do, especially during off-season I would guess.
--Mennaggio didn't impress me very much, Varenna seems nice. The whole northern part of the lake didn't impress me much.
--Lots of fantastic day trips from Como--various lakes (Maggiore, Orta, and Isole), Bergamo, Verona, etc.

Lots of lodging options, it seems like most of them close for the winter but I guess they should have reopened by April, although if there is a particular place you'd like to stay you should probably call ahead.
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Thank you all for your information....!

I look in the google map and i will stay in a camping between lake Como and lake Lugano...!! (map here) http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&hl=el&ie=UTF8&ll=45.959093,9.073994&spn=0 .004594,0.013711&z=16

Motoreiter sorry for my mistake the trip is in the 4th july 2011 (and not in 4/7/2011 I correct it).But thank for your infos!!!

Keep up telling me some ideas for the area around lake Como and Lugano...!!!
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Como

You could try Hotel Odysee, a biker friendly hotel, dine out in the garden overlooking Lake Como.
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Hi everyone i'm going to lake como 4 July 2011 for a whole week....!!

I have a varadero xl1000v i will be with my wife...!

If there any suggestions about ====> routes,places,nice view spots,nice food(bad also) or anything else that it will make our trip better...!!!

Or something to avoid,be careful...!

Please be my guest....!!
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Hi everyone i'm going to lake como 4 July 2011 for a whole week....!!

I have a varadero xl1000v i will be with my wife...!

If there any suggestions about ====> routes,places,nice view spots,nice food(bad also) or anything else that it will make our trip better...!!!

Or something to avoid,be careful...!

Please be my guest....!!
the routes i'm going to do is....... "http://ridewithgps.com/routes/305850/embed" passo San marco...!!
This http://ridewithgps.com/routes/306365/embed como-st. moritz-como.....!

this http://ridewithgps.com/routes/306128/embed lake maggiore.....!!
this http://ridewithgps.com/routes/306072/embed lake lugano...!

Update with some new routes that i have in my program....!!!
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Hi everyone i'm going to lake como 4 July 2011 for a whole week....!!

I have a varadero xl1000v i will be with my wife...!

If there any suggestions about ====> routes,places,nice view spots,nice food(bad also) or anything else that it will make our trip better...!!!

Or something to avoid,be careful...!

Please be my guest....!!
the routes i'm going to do is....... "http://ridewithgps.com/routes/305850/embed" passo San marco...!!
This http://ridewithgps.com/routes/306365/embed como-st. moritz-como.....!

this http://ridewithgps.com/routes/306128/embed lake maggiore.....!!
this http://ridewithgps.com/routes/306072/embed lake lugano...!

update....!
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Hi everyone i'm going to lake como 4 July 2011 for a whole week....!!

I have a varadero xl1000v i will be with my wife...!

If there any suggestions about ====> routes,places,nice view spots,nice food(bad also) or anything else that it will make our trip better...!!!

Or something to avoid,be careful...!

Please be my guest....!!
the routes i'm going to do is....... "http://ridewithgps.com/routes/305850/embed" passo San marco...!!
This http://ridewithgps.com/routes/306365/embed como-st. moritz-como.....!

this http://ridewithgps.com/routes/306128/embed lake maggiore.....!!
this http://ridewithgps.com/routes/306072/embed lake lugano...!

Update...!
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The time has come...... i'm ready to take off....!!!!
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Great, Enjoy the ride, it's a beautiful part of the world.

BTW if you see a yellow BMW GS with Aussie number plate riding around Como area over the weekend, stop us and we'll grab a together.
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Arrow

Here is the story of my trip.

Lake Como, Italy, starts like a holiday ends like an adventure!!


http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/ride-tales/lake-como-italy-starts-like-58415

Enjoy...
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