Mountain biking in Malcesine means rides for all of every level of expertise and beauty and which are rideable practically all year round. Road-bike or mountain-bike... free-ride, cross country or downhill makes no difference: there are many rides to do whether you are looking for a peaceful pedal or if you are looking to challenge the mountains and all the rides come with breathtaking views.
As always, every year there are a few new things to know about. For those who prefer asphalted roads, a new cycle-path along the beaches from Cassone in the south via Malcesine to Navene in the north is now usable. Thanks to the work of the MDMA (Monte Baldo Downhill Mountainbiking Association) from last year you have been able to use trail number 11 that descends from Tratto Spino to Prai, and, from this year, path no. 634 which goes from Bocca di Navene down to Navene (be careful, it is dirty). If you are interested in future developments for mountain biking here, you can contact the Club directly (firstname.lastname@example.org - Tel: Youmi - +39 334 3355916) for information.
During his trip to Italy, the American Ben Walker, professional Scott rider, made a stop here in Malcesine and did some descents with some guys from the MDMA. Later on he wrote in "Decline" (August 07) that, here in Malcesine, he made the best descent of his life...
At the APT office in Malcesine you can ask for a bike-map with all rideable trails. You are allowed to take bicycles up in the cable-car at specific times. The number of passengers for each cable car is limited to 13, and on those trips only passengers with a bike are allowed. Timetable information is written on the cable car ticket; in case you miss one car it is possible to catch the next car, subject to availability.
From 13/05/2013 to 03/11/2013
(* only summer schedule)
For full information on the lift service please check out funiviedelbaldo.it
If you are here in Malcesine when the cable car is closed, you can contact the club, and they will try to organize some descents...