One day trip to Mottarone on Lake Maggiore

Mottarone Photo ©
Mottarone Photo ©

You start from Stresa – Carciano on the Piedmont side of Lake Maggiore. A cableway giving you the time to visit the Botanical garden as well as having lunch at the intermediate station “Alpino”, and then taking you to the summit of the Mottarone mountain.


The Mottarone, situated between Lake Maggiore and Lake d’Orta, is considered one of the most beautiful natural balconies in the whole Piedmont and Lombardy. The visitor’s eye is struck by the summit of Monte Rosa and by the seven lakes (Lake Maggiore, Lake d’Orta, Lake Mergozzo, Lake Varese, Lake Comabbio, Lake Monate, Lake Biandronno) lying in a natural basin. The Cableway Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone leaves from Piazzale Lido, in the hamlet of Caroiano di Stresa.

Mottarone Lake Maggiore

It takes 20 minutes to reach an altitude of 1.491 meters above the sea level and brings 40 people per cage. For nature lovers, 300 meters from the intermediate stop of the cableway in the hamlet Alpino there is the Botanical Garden Alpinia extended for about 40.000 square meters, with over 800 different species and from which you can enjoy an incredible view of Lake Maggiore and over the Borromean Islands.

Monte Rosa from Mottarone - Photo ©
Monte Rosa from Mottarone – Photo ©

You can also hire a private guide for all the trip, call Myriam Gulla at 0331-958121 or mobile phone 347-7856903 to make arrangements.

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