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Day hike on the Mottarone, “the mountain of the two lakes” in Piedmont

Julian Alps

Let experienced mountain guide Beatrice show you the best hiking trail on the Mottarone mountain and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.



1 Day

Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov


All levels


* Experience amazing views of the Italian and French Alps

* Hike in a beautiful alpine setting

* Get great views of seven lakes


Don’t miss your chance to visit Mottarone. Come with me on a one day hike of the mountain that is known for dividing two lakes, Maggiore and Orta.

However, you’ll get amazing views of more lakes than just those two. From the top you’ll get to see Lakes Orta, Maggiore, Mergozzo, Biandronno, Varese, Monate and Comabbio. Plus, you’ll get great 360 views of the French Alps. You’ll also be able to see the Borromean Islands from the top.

There are lots of great walking trails on the Mottarone. Our trail will be relatively easy but there will be some uneven terrain to keep things interesting. We’ll head to the very top via cable car and spend some time walking and exploring at the top of the mountain.

If you want to extend the trip we can even arrange for an extra visit to the Borromean Islands on a half day or extra day.

Request to book now and soon you’ll be experiencing beautiful nature in the mountains.

If you want to see another part of the Piedmont area, you should check out my day hike trip to the Uriezzo Gorges.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This price includes the guide fee and the rental of hiking poles. The fee for the cable car and meals are not included in the price.


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I recommend that you bring:

  • backpack
  • hiking boots
  • two layers outfits
  • waterproof jacket
  • sunglasses
  • water bottle

Meeting point


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About the guide

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Tour guide, Naturalist Hiking guide, Tour leader, Nordic walking instructor

I obtained a degree in foreign languages and literature specializing in cultural history and Spanish in 2001. After having spent some time abroad and a 9-month study period in Salamanca Spain and working for the Spanish Tourism Authority in Milan in 2005 I has decided to follow my formation by attaining the Tour Guide licence in 2006, Naturalistic Hiking Guide licence in 2007 and a new degree in Tourism Management and Promotion and Tour Leader licence in 2009.

I have been starting working as a professional guide concentrating on naturalistic and cultural excursionistic tourism, carrying out environmental education activity collaborating as a didactic operator with Parks, Agencies and Associations, preparing and leading rehabilitation walking programs for patients with psychotic symptoms. I also participated to programs to promote typical territorial characteristics and produce of Ossola Valley.

At present I’m living in the Ossola Valley at the foot of the Alps behind Lake Maggiore and I’m working as a professional guide specialised on naturalistic and cultural excursionistic sustainable tourism and leading most French, Spanish and American groups on walking and hiking tours on Lakes Como, Maggiore, Orta and Ossola Valleys Alps. In the past years I’m putting my experience as a leader in designing walking tours for travel agencies and tour operators to plan and set new walking itineraries, both guided or self-guided. In 2017 I obtained the licence of Nordic Walking Instructor and in 2018 I’ve obtained the qualification of Official Guide of Val Grande National Park.

Having the licence of both Tour Guide and Naturalistic Hiking Guide gives me the possibility to share different kind of information with my guests, to comply their different interests and to combine days of visits to the ones of hiking.

I love travelling and discovering different places and relative local people, trodding along paths and deeply sensing nature and the mountains. I’m greatly tied to the surrounding territory, I try to show visitors what lies within and without things, taking in the landscape by slowing down the pace, savouring beauty and curiously observing traces of the past which still exist around us.

The areas where I operate:

As Professional Hiking/Walking Naturalistic Guide:

- Alps of Ossola Valley (Pennine and Lepontine Alps): Devero Veglia Natural Park (official guide), Val Grande National Park (official guide), Uriezzo Gorges, Anzasca Valley with Mount Rosa, Antrona Valley Natural Park (official guide), Bognanco Valley, Divedro Valley, Vigezzo Valley, Strona Valley
- Italian Lakes District: Lake Maggiore, Mottarone, Lake Orta, Lake Mergozzo, Lake Como.

As Professional Tour Guide:

Lake Maggiore (Borromeo Islands and Stresa, botanical garden of Villa Taranto, Centovalli train, Locarno, Pallanza, Intra, Baveno, The Mottarone cable car with visit of the Alpinia alpine garden). Lake Orta (the Island of Saint Giulio, Orta, the Sacro Monte Unesco site, wine tasting). Lake Mergozzo. Ossola Valley (Vogogna and its Castle, Domodossola and the Sacro Monte Calvario, Vigezzo Valley, Toce waterfall, Macugnaga with the Monte Rosa)


Italian | French | English

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What people are saying about Beatrice



Beatrice and Andrea planned the perfect hikes. We had a blast. So beautiful!

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