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Cycling Col Mottarone Climb (Lago Maggiore - Italy), 25 Jul 2017

By admin - Posted on 25 June 2017

Col Mottarone Climb (Lago Maggiore - Italy): Cycling/Velo
Name: Col de Mottarone or Mottarone Climb
Altitude: 1455m
Start: Stresa
Length: 20,10km
Altitude Gain: 1252m
% Average: 6,23%
% Maximum: 10,8%
Area: Lago Maggiore, Piemonte, Alpes Pennines, Italie
If you are on holidays on the area of the Lago Maggiore in Italy, there a couple of climbs that you must do for sure.
The Col de Mottarone climb is one of them. You start exactly from the lake Maggiore. After a quick traversse of the village of Stresa, you can find brown signs indicating "Mottarone". You can't missi it.
The first 4 or 5 kilometers are a bit of a pain because you have a highway entrance just above you. So the traffic is a bit intense. But once you pass the highway entry, you don't see a lot of cars.
You'll pass Vezzo, then a bit later Gignese.
It's after Gignese that the real climb starts :) with the highest percentages. The climb is nice and steady... a real fun!
The view from the top is simply amazing. It worth the climb up there!

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