A short and easy track between Malcesine's hills suitable for everyone who's got basic training.
|Route||Malcesine - Via Panoramica - Rocchetta - Paier - Via Panoramica - Vacco - Campagnola - Malcesine|
|Altitude - ascent/descent||421m/402m|
|Technical difficulty (1 to 5)||1|
|Physical training (1 to 5)||2|
|Scenic appeal (1 to 5)|
- Round tour
- Suitable for families and children
- Panoramic route
Best time of year
All year round, without snow
Points of interest along this bike trail
The panoramic views and the magnificent view over Malcesine you have once you reach the terrace of "Madonna dell'Accoglienza".
From the center of Malcesine head south and after Hotel Ideal (on your left) go uphill on the tarmac road on the left, the Panoramica road. There will be 4 km of not too tiring or steep ascent.
After the hairpins, between Hotel Panorama and Hotel Val di Monte, follow indications on the left for Rocchetta/Madonnina.
A short flat section before a very steep and short ascent is what leads you to the steps where you should leave your bikes to reach the terrace of Madonnina. It is really worth it!
Back in the saddle head right along a short path which leads you to Località Paier, and the last tarmac uphill on the right takes you back to the Panoramica road.
On your left the descent starts bringing you back to Malcesine, through Campagnola. After 700m, on the right, a very steep ascent indicating Fubia appears: don't take it but look beyond it, on the left, for the shortcut indicating Malcesine.
First on tarmac then on muletrack it leads to the Navene Vecchia road, next to Ristorante il Cervo. Next take a right, on a flat tarmac short section of road, and just before Hotel Majestic, where the descent starts, take a shortcut tarmac path on your left which goes smoothly down to Campagnola, surrounded by olive trees.
Now you are back on the Navene Vecchia road. Go ahead downhill and take the first road on the left to reach the Gardesana road just next to the beach. After about 3km pedalling along the cycle lane you will be back in Malcesine.
- If you are a beginner or not too confident about cycling on muletracks, you can stay on the tarmac and keep on going along the Panoramica road which joins with Navene Vecchia shortly next to the Hotel Majestic. To find the shortcut we spoke about before, you have to turn left and immediately right on the descent next to the Hotel Majestic. The most difficult parts are on the descent from Madonnina/Rocchetta to Paier, but, given that they are very short, you can easily avoid them by getting off your bike.
- During the hottest months leave early in the morning and do not forget yor swimsuit. From Campagnola to Malcesine you can enjoy a dive in the lake!
The tour during the winter
It is possible to be done even during winter.
Shelters, huts or bivouacs along the trail
How to reach the starting point of the trail
The path starts in Malcesine.