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Madonna del Ghisallo, a legendary name in the world of cycling
All cyclists around the world knows this little shrine.
With Mortirolo and Stelvio Pass, this place is an essential cycling holiday destination in Italy.
According to the legend, the local Count was attacked by bandits.
Trying to escape, he refuge in this little Chapel where he had an apparition, this apparition was Virgin Mary.
From that time that church was called Madonna del Ghisallo.
The ascent of Madonna del Ghisallo from north side. was often part of Giro di Lombardia and Giro d'Italia, for that reason the local priest Ermelindo Vigano proposed to Pope Pio XII to declare this church Patroness of Cyclist.
For all the cycling champions became really important to bring their jersey and some bikes after important race or career, early this chapel was full and in 2010 a Cycling Museum was built close to the Madonna del Ghisallo shrine, visit this Museum is an unforgettable experience.
The best way to visit this important place is indisputably with your road bike, during your road bike holidays at Lake Como.
This ascent start in Bellagio, you can reach this enchanting village by bike from Como or by ferry from Varenna or Menaggio.
The ascent is 8,5 km long with a difference in altitude of 470m and a gradient average of 6%.
The most demanding part of this ascent is the first with some pieces of road really steep, you find a gradient of 14%, passed this the ascent becomes easier.
We propose this extraordinary destination in two of our Tour: "Great Alps Tour", a guided cycling tour on the most epic passes like Mortirolo, Gavia and Stelvio Pass, and in the fourth stage during our "Three Lakes and More Tour" a beautiful guided bike tour in the Northern Lakes Area.
Cycling alongside this Lakes is an unique experience , we lead on this roads only small group, according to us the only way to enjoy this extraordinary area.



All cyclists around the world knows this little shrine.
With Mortirolo and Stelvio Pass, this place is an essential cycling holiday destination in Italy.
According to the legend, the local Count was attacked by bandits.
Trying to escape, he refuge in this little Chapel where he had an apparition, this apparition was Virgin Mary.
From that time that church was called Madonna del Ghisallo.
The ascent of Madonna del Ghisallo from north side. was often part of Giro di Lombardia and Giro d'Italia, for that reason the local priest Ermelindo Vigano proposed to Pope Pio XII to declare this church Patroness of Cyclist.
For all the cycling champions became really important to bring their jersey and some bikes after important race or career, early this chapel was full and in 2010 a Cycling Museum was built close to the Madonna del Ghisallo shrine, visit this Museum is an unforgettable experience.
The best way to visit this important place is indisputably with your road bike, during your road bike holidays at Lake Como.
This ascent start in Bellagio, you can reach this enchanting village by bike from Como or by ferry from Varenna or Menaggio.
The ascent is 8,5 km long with a difference in altitude of 470m and a gradient average of 6%.
The most demanding part of this ascent is the first with some pieces of road really steep, you find a gradient of 14%, passed this the ascent becomes easier.
We propose this extraordinary destination in two of our Tour: "Great Alps Tour", a guided cycling tour on the most epic passes like Mortirolo, Gavia and Stelvio Pass, and in the fourth stage during our "Three Lakes and More Tour" a beautiful guided bike tour in the Northern Lakes Area.
Cycling alongside this Lakes is an unique experience , we lead on this roads only small group, according to us the only way to enjoy this extraordinary area.



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