High Cadence Cycling Tours takes you to the most beautiful mountains in Europe.
We love cycling and the stories of great iconic races such as the Tour de France, Giro de Italia, La Vuelta, and Il Lombardia, amongst others. Just like you, we love the thrill of the descents and the challenge of climbing – not just hills – proper mountains.
We believe there are very few things in life that come close to the exhilaration of going over the top of a mountain pass, having overcome the fears and fatigue encountered during a climb. That moment is what keeps us going, despite the steep gradient, burning lungs, and numb legs.
We treasure the landscapes, the solitude, and the camaraderie that come with cycling. We also truly enjoy the great food and exceptional places to stay along the way. With a support vehicle, guide and mechanic at hand you would only need to focus on the climb ahead. Let us be your domestique and should you need a wheel to follow we will be there to take you home.
Happiness comes and goes in an instant, but one occasion we love transpires whilst riding switchbacks. Our goal is for you to experience these moments like we do. Join us, explore and re-discover your limits, and encounter some unforgettable experiences with like-minded people.
We are a team that aims to deliver unforgettable cycling tours to some of the most spectacular mountains in Europe.
Il Lombardia, Madonna del Ghisallo
Big climbs, On-road
Tour Operator High Cadence Cycling Tours
Madonna del Ghisallo and Italy's northern lakes
The Madonna del Ghisallo is a beautiful and hard climb located near Lake Como. The Ghisallo is the iconic climb of Il Lombardia and has attracted cyclists from all corners of the world to pay their dues at a small chapel that crowns the summit.
On October 13th 1949, Pope Pius XII appointed the Madonna of Ghisallo patroness of cyclists and since then has received donations from cycling champions. Such was the collection of bikes, jerseys, pictures, postcards and letters that a beautiful museum was built next to the chapel.
The climb is 10.6km long with an average gradient of 5.2% and a maximum of 14%.
High Cadence Cycling Tour to the Madonna commences in Lake Como and after three days of exploring the beautiful region we will then progress to Lago Maggiore via Varese, hometown of Italian legend Alfredo Binda who raced in the 30’s and 40’s and then became trainer of Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi.
Some of the climbs on this tour
- Madonna del Ghisallo at 754m
- Muro di Sormano at 1,107m
- Colma di Sormano at 1,135m
- Mattarone at 1,441m