Vigevano, Lomellina and Parco del Ticino are ideal
destinations for cyclists.
Our Locanda, with a garage and bike repair corner, is the ideal accomodation for them and for their beloved bicycles.
Of all European countries, none draws bicycle tourists over and over again like Italy. Each region has its unique charm and can boast the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. In Lombardy cyclists especially love the diversity Vigevano has to offer, beautiful terrain and mild climate charming culture and tasty cuisine. Located in a half-way point between the cities of Novara, Pavia and Milan. Geographical and historical situated in a flatland area called, Lomellina, land of castles and rice fields, within the Ticino natural park. Vigevano is a hidden gem that reveals little-known treasures such as the Piazza Ducale, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, and Castello Sforzesco, one of the largest city castles in Europe.
Road/touring cyclist can easily see the historical centre of Vigevano leading out to ride along pleasant open asphalt roads from the “checkered sea” of rice fields with their various shifting colours and picturesque rural countryside. Amazingly beautiful hybrid cycling unites landscape features with cultural ones as it unfolds through the E1 path of the Parco del Ticino natural protected park. Trails that run alongside the Ticino River. Vigevano is a good choice for a stop for those who like cycling with no rush and discover natural landscapes and historical places
Since our opening in 2013, we have experienced a growing number of guests choosing Locanda San Bernardo as their favourite bicycle tour accommodation stop through our region. From the novice to expert, riding the basic to the most sophisticated bicycle, they all share the same love for their cycling equipment. And we are very dedicated to winning their hearts by providing the ultimate accommodations for the passionate cyclist.
” … weekend with a group of bicycle friends discovering the Ticino River Park itineraries … the Locanda had a secure parking place for bikes and big surprise, a small repair corner … since we did indeed flatten a tyre it proved to be useful …” Loredana B
We pamper your bikes so you can sleep like a baby.
A secure garage/workshop is now available to park your bicycles. Our workshop is equipped with many items you may need to tune up your bike and prepare it for the next day’s trip. Included are: a hot and cold water sink; a bicycle work stand; a workbench with a set of specific tools for small repairs and a compressor to tweak tyre pressure.
Our dedicated services
- Access to a closed, secure place to park your bicycle at night
- Access to our repair corner equipped with
- Hot and cold water sink
- Bicycle workstand adaptable to all types of bicycles
- Workbench with set of specific bike toos
- Compressor to adjust tyre pressure
- Rich breakfast to set you up for a day trip
- Contact details of the nearest Bicycle Supply/Repair shops
- Territory Maps & Information
- Contacts details of Ticino Natural Park expert guides
“Vie Verdi” paths
Click on the green pins to visit the relative official page (in Italian) showing a detailed layout, a short description and a link to download the GPS track for your navigation device.
Also, clicking on the three park logos you will be redirected to the home page of the official Park websites. (in Italian only)
- Ciclostorica “Ducale”
- Vigevano – Ticino – Zerbolò – Sforzesca
- Malpensa, Abbiategrasso, Vigevano, Ticino
- Lomellina: from Vigevano to Mortara
- Lomellina: between Vigevano and Pavia
Need a bicycle to adventure into the River Park?
Not a problem. Contact us and we’ll help you, your family or your friends to rent a bike to spend a few hours or a full day cycling across the Park.