If travelling by motorbike through Lago di Como's cinematic scenery sounds irresistible, try this operator, which offers guided day trips (€130 for the guide) and bike hire for experienced riders (per day €135 to €180). Helmet, jacket and gloves are provided. If you've not driven a bike before don't worry – you can ride pillion on the back of the guide's bike (€50).

The bikes used are lovely machines by Moto Guzzi and Ducati. The pickup office is located 10km north of Lecco in Mandello del Lario.