Bike tour discovering the wild nature north of Lake Como and jumping back to the medieval past of the Fort of Fuentes.
Bike tour – Nature reserve and medieval fort on lake Como
Bike tour in the Nature Reserve of Pian di Spagna, rich in biodiversity, and a leap back in time to the medieval Fort of Fuentes.
At its north point Lake Como offers us a great nature reserve – Pian di Spagna – of particular significance under a naturalistic point of view. Riding along the cycle path we are completely immersed in a unique ecosystem where we can admire a rich variety of flora and fauna, typical of wetlands and lake environments.
It ‘s amazing to think that just a few minutes from a town there is a natural oasis so spectacular and varied.
Go on riding we will jump from the wilderness to the medieval past arriving to the Fort of Fuentes, a military fortress built in the seventeenth century to control the roads to and from beyond the Alps. The Fort of Fuentes is also mentioned in The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni.
Nature, history, culture but for sure we cannot miss to admire Lake Como and its surrounding mountains. A quiet ride along the lake brings us to the nearby town – Gravedona – with roots stretching back to the Gauls and Romans.
A pleasant day exploring so wonderful and different aspects in the same territory. Take a break and enjoy this relaxing tour between nature and medieval memories.
Our tour will be delighted by a lunch at restaurant based on lake fish specialties.