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Mottarone

The Mottarone situated between Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta, is considered one of the most beautiful natural balconies in the whole Piedmont, and not only. Its orographical formation allows the tourist's gaze to sweep over 360° from the Po Valley to the summits of the Alps. The visitor's eye is struck by the summit of Monte Rosa and by the seven lakes (Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Mergozzo, Lake Varese, Lake Camabbio, Lake Monate, Lake Biandronno) lying in a natural basin, which give the impression you can take them with the hand of fantasy.

The Mottarone is not only breathtaking view, but also land amusement and diversion in every season: it's possible to practice winter sports, go trekking, hand-gliding, make exciting descents from the top by mountain bike on properly marked paths, also renting a bycicle right on the spot, relax at the table with typical menus of the region in the characteristic restaurants. For nature lovers moreover, 300 metres from the intermediate stop of the cableway in the hamlet Alpino, we suggest to visit the Botanical Garden Alpinia with over 500 essences, unique of its kind for the typology of its plants, solely of alpine origin.

If you love nature, if you imagine fantastic landscapes, if you look for amusement and relaxation, make your dreams come true &…come to discover the Cableway Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone, the ideal means of transport for singles, families and groups, for an inimitable excursion in contact with the nature. Once you have passed the toll barrier, the road climbs through dense forests of larches and spruces reaching the summit of the Mottarone in a couple of kilometres. Leave the car in the car park as there are numerous opportunities to spend a couple of hours there.

The view spans 360° between the water of the lakes, Po valley and peaks of the Ossola Valley mountains, with Mount Rosa and the summits of the Val Grande. Alpyland is only a few kilometres from the summit: sledge way that works both in the winter and summer for a breathtaking descent. Once again, on the summit of the Mottarone, you can decide to launch yourself with a rubber ring along a small and very enjoyable track. The Mottarone also has numerous restaurants and bars where it is possible to have lunch with typical menus (it is worth tasting polenta with Mottarone Tome (cheese).
 
 

Contact

Via per Mottarone
Distretto Turistico dei Laghi Scrl
Via dell'Industria, 25
28924 Verbania Fondotoce (VB)
Tel.: +39 0323 30416
Fax: +39 0323 934335