Published On: 23/06/2024Categories: Events


“Mangia, Bevi e Bici” is the gastronomic ride of Lake Maggiore: cheerful, non-competitive and open to all, by reservation, which takes place on roads and dirt roads in nature.

A historic event, for over a decade it has been characterized by three fundamental elements: the bike, a territory to rediscover, the flavors.

Mangia, Bevi e Bici this year, now in its 12th edition and as always organized as a whole by La Bottega del Romeo under the patronage of the City of Ispra, the City of Angera and the City of Mercallo, will take place on Sunday, July 7th and will be dedicated to the theme “Writers and Storytellers on the Lake”, for this reason along the route you can also find wonderful opportunities for cultural visits, readings and exhibitions.

Among the collaborations there will be the Pro Loco of Ispra, the “Kapannone” of Andrea Kerbaker who has already intrigued the participants in some past edition, the City of Mercallo, the Casa don Guanella of Barza, with which the Bottega del Romeo has recently organized several initiatives.

This year the route includes the passage to Capronno, Osmate, Comabbio, Oriano, Taino, Angera, Ranco. The event will also return to Villa Cadorna in Ispra, a prestigious luxury residence in Quassa Park.

As always there will be the possibility to choose two routes with departure and arrival from/ to Ispra: a route longer (40 km) with departure from 10.00 am to 11.00 am and another one shorter (25 Km) with departure from 10.30 am to 11.30 am. At the time of registration you must indicate the route you want to follow. There will be staggered departures for the two different routes and you will have the whole day to complete the route, following a roadmap accessible to all.

On the route, as always, there will be unpublished passages, cultural stops and gastronomic stages. The kind of refreshments remains the same: you will have a booklet that allows you to have a full lunch, from the appetizer (a few kilometers from the start) to the dessert in the center of Ispra, after “crossing the finish line”.

To attend the event is mandatory booking!

Info and registration:
La Bottega del Romeo, piazza san Martino 63, Ispra (VA)
mobile and whatsapp messages: +39 348 8516760


There will be a small preview of the Mangia Bevi Bici: another appointment of “Pedalarcultura”, the excursion to the Kapannone of the books of Angera scheduled for Sunday, June 30th, 2024.
The guided tour to Kapannone will be repeated on Sunday, August 4th. On July 28th there will be another event, a “literary ride”.