Motorcycle tour between Campo dei Fiori, Lake Varese and the SWM Factory

A splendid itinerary in Lombardy to discover the historic SWM motorcycle factory, Lake Varese and through the Campo dei Fiori Park.

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On the road to Campo dei Fiori

Short motorcycle itinerary near Milan to discover the natural beauties of Lake Varese, Campo dei Fiori and the SWM factory.

Our motorcycle itinerary in Lombardy starts from a historical location, the fembrica of the famous SWM, biandronno in the province of Varese, on the shores of the homonymous lake.

lake varese field of flowers factory swmLa Speedy Working Motors (SWM) was founded in 1971 and soon became known in the off-road world for its many winning models in different categories and displacements for many years. After several vicissitudes, in the eighties, the factory saw the end of the production of SWM vehicles and the plant was used for other brands. In 2015 resumes production, totally new (in terms of products, corporate structure and market target) and that it has given jobs back to around 100 employees of the many who previously served in the factory. We have been there, happy to have seen and touched all the stages of production, from design, to the style center and assembly of these splendid motorcycle in full growth and evolution.

 

The SWM Factory is the perfect place for the departure of our tour, less than an hour from the center of Milan and a few minutes from Varese and Como.

After a visit to the showroom and factory (which often hosts schools and groups by appointment) we take back our 2016 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic and drive along the Lake Varese, small but suggestive, towards Campo dei Fiori. The body of water is small and not always clearly visible but still offers photo-worthy glimpses.

lake varese field of flowers factory swmFrom Capolago (VA) we reach Cocquio Trevisago and take the SP29 towards Brinzio. The curves are docile and the walk is pleasant. As you enter the splendid wood of the Campo dei Fiori Park driving becomes more and more fun, also because there is very little traffic. We reach Brinzio, where we deviate to Campubella and German Alps in Cinque Vette Park. We skip the Valganna road and cut for Cuasso al Monte. The road climbs and the panorama becomes more and more suggestive from above. At the top the road becomes narrow and winding, but it is so deeply immersed in the woods that at times it seems that there are goblins and animals from fairy tales spying on us.

A short stretch, but the perfect one when time is short or we simply don't want to travel too many kilometers and enjoy nature. In fact, there are many who give up their car or motorbike and decide to take beautiful walks along these splendid paths.

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