Coordinates 432

Uploaded October 19, 2016

Recorded October 2016

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4,882 f
653 f
7.5 mi

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near Stresa, Piemonte (Italia)

Stresa (about 200 meters above sea level) is a great place to base a holiday on Lake Maggiore; a high standard of accommodation from B&Bs to 5 star hotels (Grand Hotel f.ex., pictures) welcomes all visitors, as well as bars, restaurants and shops. Stresa have about 5000 inhabitants.
The lake Maggiore also contains 11 islands; the most famous being the Borromean Islands in the gulf between Stresa and Verbania.
Mottarone is a mountain above Stresa, with an elevation of 1,290 m. A ski resort with 21 km of downhill skiing slopes is located on Mottarone.
The peak of Mottarone can also be reached by a 30-minute ride on a cableway up from Stresa or by car.
On the way to the top you can see typical italian architecture (pictures).

Monte Mattarone

The top of Mottarone lies 1491 meters above sea level. It overlooks the city of Verbania on the Lake Maggiore (picture); the Monviso in the Maritime Alps, as well as the Monte Rosa, can be seen on clear sky days. Val Grande National Park (Parco Nazionale della Val Grande) is a protected area located in Piedmont, in the north of Italy, at the border with Switzerland. It is most notable for landscapes of the High Alps. See the pictures.


  • Photo of gbal

    gbal Nov 15, 2016

    Very good excursion and good pictures Torbjorn.
    How did you return to Stresa?

  • Photo of Torbjørn Andreassen

    Torbjørn Andreassen Nov 15, 2016

    By gondol.

  • James Brown Apr 2, 2018

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    The path is wide, well sign-posted and easy to follow. Nice views at the top and plenty of interesting villages in the early part of the ascent.

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