Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The FUNTOS BIKE and PEDALE GODIASCHESE clubs organized a joint ride on Saturday featuring a visit to Lago Maggiore, the second-largest lake in Italy, and a 12 km climb of the Monte Mottarone.
Fifty riders started from Gravellona Toce, in the province of Verbania. The 70 km route took them along the shores of Lake Orta, then to Armenia, and then to the top of Monte Mottarone. After a couple of hours of fabulous sunshine at the 1491 meter summit the ride continued towards Stressa from which they enjoyed beautiful views of Lago Maggiore and the the Borromeo Islands.
There are about 11 islands on Lago Maggiore but probably the most famous ones form the cluster of islands known as the Borromeo Islands - Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori, which are located between Stresa and Verbania.
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