The Mottarone is situated in Piemonte. This climb belongs to the Alps.
Starting from Armeno,
the Mottarone ascent is 12.1 km long. Over this distance, you climb 920 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 7.6 %.
Stories, information and comments from Mottarone climbers
Story by Dirk De Taey from Hove, Belgium, submitted on 02/07/2013
I really having troubles to believe the percentages as shown in the current profile. If I have to believe my Garmin Edge 800, and my legs!!, the first 5 km''s of this climb are between 12-13% with short peaks up to 16%.
It is also a climb which is very inconstant, which requires to change gear all the time.
Personally, more difficult than the Mont Ventoux, since total length is also 21km starting at the Orta lake.
My personal climb rating:
Story by Marco ekcolyw from Milan, Italy, submitted on 13/09/2007
The Mottarone is one of the hardest climbs of 12k I ever cycled. However it can look quite short, the reality is its up their with the Ventoux and the Galibier.
I didi it in 1.20h, anybody who can do it quicker must really be an amazing athlete