Mottarone

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Elevation profile Mottarone
Elevation profile Mottarone
965
difficulty points
6.5%
avg. gradient
13.9%
steepest 100 meters
19km
length
1242m
total ascent

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Mottarone is a climb in the region Piedmont. It is 19km long and bridges 1242 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.5%, resulting in a difficulty score of 965. The top of the ascent is located at 1438 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 14 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 24 photos.

Road names: Via per Binda, Via per Gignese, Via Stresa, Via Stazione, Via Golf Panorama, Salita Rognoni, Via Alpino, Via Mottino, Via Pianezza, Strada Privata Borromea & Via Mottarone

by Ties
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
It's the numbers that make it a good climb, but I don't think it's a nice climb. Only in the first part do you have a nice view of the lake here and there. After the short descent, it is quieter to cycle, and at times tough. At the top, you have beautiful views of all the lakes arou... read more
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Mottarone from Stresa
This climb
Piedmont
312 climbs
Italian Alps
1194 climbs
Alps
3643 climbs
Italy
2591 climbs
Europe
24824 climbs
Difficulty points
965
HC
rank
32
53% easier than
Colle delle Finestre
rank
205
rank
491
rank
229
rank
697
Average gradient
6.5%
rank
179
58% less steep than
Acquarossa from Borgata Fornello
rank
729
75% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
2002
75% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
1205
75% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
6762
78% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
19km
rank
25
rank
135
rank
312
rank
228
rank
786
Total ascent
1242m
rank
21
42% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
123
42% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
274
42% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
160
42% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
469

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
12 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

33% 56% 11%
Based on 18 votes
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Traffic

58% 42% 0%
Based on 19 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 02:42:56
11 km/h 01:43:41
15 km/h 01:16:02
19 km/h 01:00:01

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Reviews/stories (14)

Ties
2 Mo
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It's the numbers that make it a good climb, but I don't think it's a nice climb.
Only in the first part do you have a nice view of the lake here and there. After the short descent, it is quieter to cycle, and at times tough.
At the top, you have beautiful views of all the lakes around you.
I found the descent towards Armeno much more beautiful than this climb.
Anyway, I was able to tick off another one.

Het zijn de cijfers die het een goede klim maken, maar vond het geen mooie klim.
Alleen in het eerste gedeelte heb je hier en daar mooi uitzicht over het meer. Na de korte afdaling is het wel rustiger om te fietsen, en met vlagen pittig.
Boven heb je wel weer fraaie uitzichten over alle meren die er omheen liggen.
De afdaling richting Armeno vond ik vele malen mooier dan deze klim.
Maar goed, weer eentje kunnen afvinken.

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Erikgooren
3 Mo 01:45:29 (10.8km/h)
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My very first climb in the mountains. I consulted this site beforehand and asked cyclist friends for useful tips. I did the climb from baveno. It is 20km by 6%. The first part up to gignese is doable. 6%/7% and a pretty long stretch down. From Gignese, it is a direct hit. After the suzuki garage, turn right up to 20%. After the tollgate the road goes down for a while but after that it stays 9-13% with a lot of steep parts. After the tollgate, the road surface is fantastic and because I started at 7 o'clock, there was no chicken on the road (except for some cows now and then). Magnificent view on top of the mottarone

Mijn allereerste beklimming in de bergen. Vooraf deze site geraadpleegd en bevriende fietsers gevraagd naar nuttige tips. Ik heb de klim gedaan vanuit baveno. Is 20km tegen 6%. Het eerste stuk tot aan gignese is goed te doen. 6%/7% en een best wel lang stuk naar beneden. Vanuit gignese is het direct raak. Na de suzuki garage rechts omhoog tegen 20%. Fijn dat na de tolpoort de weg even naar beneden gaat maar eenmaal daarna blijft het continue 9-13% met flink wat steile stukken. Na de tolpoort een fantastisch wegdek en omdat ik om 7 uur was begonnen, geen kip op de weg( behalve af en toe wat koeien). Schitterend uitzicht boven op de mottarone

Schivatombini
4 Mo
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Long, steady climb. But with some places to rest. It is necessary to use your strength well so as not to arrive at the last 9 km, the hardest, already exhausted. Particularly worthwhile is the route through the coniferous forest after the toll crossing. Perfect road surface and the scent of pine needles. An ideal place for every cyclist.

Salita lunga e costante. Ma Con alcuni punti in cui rifiatare. Necessario dosare bene le forze per non arrivare agli ultimi 9 km , i più duri,già scarichi. Merita sopratutto il percorso in mezzo al bosco di conifere dopo il passaggio a pagamento. Manto stradale perfetto e profumo di aghi di pino. Un luogo ideale per ogni ciclista.

LuffCatiff
4 Mo
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A beautiful 20km climb.
The first part is a village road, narrow in places, and does not have any challenging gradients.
The second part comes out of the village and climbs towards the forest. Always very rideable and with less and less traffic.
The last 8 km are covered on the Strada Privata Borromeo, which is toll-free for motor vehicles, so the traffic is practically zero. The road surface is perfect and the undergrowth kept like a garden.
You pedal in the absolute silence of nature and under the trees that keep the temperature cool even on summer days.
The last 5 kilometres never drop below 8%. It is tough but doable.
The view at the finish is breathtaking over all of Lombardy and Piedmont, embracing both Lake Maggiore and Lake d'Orta.
Recommended ascent.

Una bellissima salita di 20km.
La prima parte è una strada di paese, stretta in alcuni punti, e non presenta pendenze impegnative.
La seconda parte esce dall'abitato e sale verso il bosco. Sempre molto pedalabile e con traffico sempre meno fitto.
Gli ultimi 8 km sono percorsi sulla Strada Privata Borromeo, a pagamento per i mezzi a motore, quindi il traffico è praticamente azzerato. Il manto stradale è perfetto e il sottobosco tenuto come un giardino.
Si pedala nel silenzio assoluto della natura e sotto gli alberi che mantengono fresca la temperatura anche nelle giornate estive.
Gli ultimi 5 chilometri non scendono mai sotto l'8%. È dura ma fattibile.
La vista all'arrivo è mozzafiato su tutta la Lombardia e il Piemonte, abbraccia sia il lago Maggiore che il Lago d'Orta.
Salita consigliata.

bartm
4 Mo
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Beautiful long climb from Stresa in summer. Once we reached the top, it started to rain and the temperature dropped to 12-13 degrees, then down via Lago Orta side, which was shivering on the bike. Windbreaker not a luxury in changeable weather.

Mooie lange klim vanuit Stresa in de zomer. Eenmaal bovengekomen begon het te regenen en temperatuur zakte naar 12-13 graden, vervolgens via Lago Orta kant naar beneden, dat was bibberend op de fiets. Windjack geen overbodige luxe bij wisselvallig weer.

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Stearena
10 Mo

I reccomend the Mottarone to everyone, long and nice climb from Stresa, on the Maggiore Lake, with traffic in the first part but a wonderful "private" street in the woods at the end. Great view of the lakes from the top and great descent to the small Lake D'Orta, simply a jewel between the mountains

Cheers

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DuklaTrencin
1 y
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I went up there in October (on weekdays). At that time it has very little traffic. Also other cyclists I have hardly met. Above it can then already be cold. The rise itself is only on the last 3-4 kilometers scenic beautiful

Ich bin dort im Oktober (werktags) hochgefahren. Zu dieser Zeit hat es sehr wenig Verkehr. Auch andere Radfahrer habe ich kaum getroffen. Oben kann es dann schon schon kalt werden. Der Anstieg selbst ist erst auf den letzten 3-4 Kilometern landschaftlich schön

JanWillemvVossen
1 y 01:20:00 (14.3km/h)
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Beautiful climb with stunning views over the lakes. Climb done from Stresa. Lots of traffic.

Mooie klim met een schitterend uitzicht over de meren. Klim vanuit Stresa gedaan. Wel veel verkeer.

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Benchy
1 y
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The very first climb on my record. It went smoothly! Road surface is in order, in the last part a lot of fresh asphalt.
Last 3 km were spicy with m'n 36-28 gear, but I survived! Few people this period (late August). Beautiful climb between the trees (2nd half). At +/- 7 to 8 km from the top an adventure park where you can drink something.
Loved it!

De allereerste beklimming op m'n palmares. Ging vlot! Wegdek is in orde, in het laatste deel een heel stuk vers asfalt.
Laatste 3 tal kilometer waren pittig met m'n 36-28 verzet, but I survived! Weinig volk deze periode (eind augustus). Mooie klim tussen de bomen (2e helft). Op +/- 7 a 8 km van de top een adventure parkje waar je iets kan drinken.
Loved it!

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timano
1 y
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Beautiful climb, I took an alternative route from Baveno, a very quiet road along 3 beautiful villages (Campino, Someraro) with fantastic views over the lake. After a slight descent you get to the main road, where the percentages quickly shoot up. After the exit it becomes fortunately quieter with cars because they have to pay toll here. After a very long climb through the forest, only the last kilometer offers a view.

The length and steepness make this a really tough climb, would be more like an outside category for me.

Prachtige klim, heb een alternatieve route genomen vanuit Baveno, een hele rustige weg langs 3 prachtige dorpjes (Campino, Someraro) met fantastisch uitzicht over het meer. Na een lichte afdaling kom je dan op de hoofdweg uit, waar de percentages al snel omhoog schieten. Na de afslag wordt het gelukkiger rustiger met auto's omdat die hier tol moeten betalen. Na een hele lange klim door het bos, pas de laatste kilometer uitzicht.

De lengte en steilheid maken dit echt een lastige klim, zou wat mij betreft eerder buitencategorie zijn.

hansbecker
1 y
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Super nice climb. The first part goes through the forest. Once at the top you have a beautiful view over Lago d'Orta and Lago Maggiore. There are 1 piece where it is against the 15%. The rest is pretty good to do. The descent to Lago d'Orta is also very beautiful.

Super mooi klim. Het eerste gedeelte gaat door het bos. Eenmaal boven heb je prachtig uitzicht over Lago d'Orta en Lago Maggiore. Er zitten 1 stuk tussen waar het even tegen de 15% is. Verder is het redelijk goed te doen. De afdaling naar Lago d'Orta is ook zeer mooi

RuudHesselink
1 y
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Nice climb! From Stresa directly on the job... occasionally a little breather, but not for long. From the exit to Alpino you get a steep piece with hairpin bends, which is a bit of a struggle. By the way, the road surface is new there (2021). At the campsite and the tollgate it's flat and downhill for a while, after which you can start the other half of the climb. Last part is tough, but with the end in sight it will be good!
I completed this climb with 28 behind, which was a bit tight. But I didn't have that many kilometers in my legs😅.

Mooie klim! Vanuit Stresa direct aan de bak.. af en toe even op adem komen, maar niet lang. Vanaf de afslag naar Alpino krijg je een stijl stukje met haarspeldbochten, wat even afzien is. Overigens is het wegdek daar net nieuw(2021). Bij de camping en de tolpoort even vlak en naar beneden, waarna je de andere helft van de beklimming op gaat. Laatste gedeelte is pittig, maar met het einde in zicht komt dat goed!
Deze beklimming heb ik voltooid met 28 achter, lukte me krap aan.. Maar zo veel kilometers had ik niet in de benen😅

SanneKrist
1 y
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Beautiful scenery, tough climb from Stresa, beautiful view from the top, it was my first 'real' climb, great baptism of fire.

Prachtige omgeving, pittige klim vanaf Stresa, mooi uitzicht vanaf de top, het was mijn eerste ‘echte’ klim, prima vuurdoop.

WTHE
2 y
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Nice and varied climb with a beautiful view on top.

Mooie en afwisselende beklimming met een prachtig uitzicht bovenop.

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