Holidays are over but every weekend is a good opportunity to explore the world by bike, especially your neighborhood or the nearby cities.
Sooo, we decided to write a list of the nice spots near Milan.
These places are easily reachable so if you are a tourist do not despair, Milan is a great deal for daily trips!
– From Milan to Pavia: it’s about 85 km (roundtrip) along the Naviglio surrounded by nature and beautiful small towns.
You shouldn’t miss the incredibile monastery of Certosa di Pavia, 8 km far from Pavia, one of the italian Reinaissance’s most notable buildings.
We really recommend to spend a day in this city center and its surroundings. Do not miss the Dome and the Covered Bridge constructed by the devil 😀
– From Boffalora sopra Ticino to Arona Lake (Lago Maggiore). A little bit harder, about 120 km (roundtrip), but if you are in shape you can easily do it!
Boffalora sopra Ticino is near Milano (20 min by train).
What we love most of this route is that is one of the best and picturesque cycle path in the Area: it’s all along the river and fields and it’s about 60km length.
– From Milan to Morimondo: Not so difficult, about 25 km from the main places in Milan. If you start from Milano Porta Genova you can follow the Naviglio Grande untill Abbiategrasso and then follow for Morimondo.
Morimondo is one of the most characteristic villages in the province. A little town that host one of the Italian most famous medieval Abbey.
Here, time seems to have stopped. There are many things to do here: visit the abbey,enjoy a good meal in one of the restaurants and drink a liter (hey hey i’m jocking) of beers produced by the monks.
– From Milan to Vigevano: Vigevano is a small town near Morimondo (15 km) that really deserves a visit. The city center named Piazza Ducale is the heart of the city.
Here you can find an exemple of italian architecture, one of the most suggestive and scenographic area. Just think that the great master Arturo Toscanini considered Piazza Ducale to be a musical simphony, a four-sided orchestral composition akin to the four movements of symphonies.
– From Milan to Como Lake: It was our first big roundtrip of about 90km.
We think Como don’t need so much words, it’s a gorgeous and famous place!
just pay attention if you use google maps. it hates cyclists.
It was our first trip and in our inexperience we found ourselves climbing mountains and descending at crazy speeds.
That’s all for now! 😀
If you have some tips or personal tracks feel free to contact us, we are going to update this list and your experiences are welcome 🙂
Arthur & Bruno – BikesPhilosophy