An easy excursion from the lake, up through the foothill valleys of Valcuvia and Valtravaglia, then back to the lake.
Pass under the railway from the parking lot and turn left onto the path that runs parallel to most of the Boesio torrent, between Mount Sangiano to the south and Mount Sasso del Ferro to the north.
After reaching the centre of Cittiglio and passing the hospital, take Via Valcuvia to Casalzuigno, then follow the alley between Villa Della Porta Bozzolo and the wash house. At the end of Via Roma, follow Via Marianne to the centre of Cuveglio. Pass the traffic light to reach Cuvio, where you will go to the left after the cemetery. At the stop sign at the top of the hill, turn left following the road until you find the bike path on the right that leads to Luino.
To return to the point of departure, take the train or a boat.
It is best to inquire in advance about schedules and the possibility to load bicycles on board.
Where to park: near the station
Suggested periodAll year
Not to missLaveno: the Museum of Ceramics
Cittiglio: the Alfredo Binda Museum and the small Romanesque church of San Biagio
Casalzuigno: Villa Della Porta Bozzolo
Cuveglio: the Museum of the American South-west
Cassano Valcuvia: the medieval village and the Documental centre of the Northern Frontier
The fortifications of the Cadorna Line
Luino: the Wednesday market