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All mountain bike trail from Malcesine to San Michele on Monte Baldo

A panoramic medium difficulty route along Malcesine hills

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Matteo Facchinetti

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A nice and varied all mountain bike route, perfect for training, which takes you to Malcesine via San Michele and Paier.
Do it if you need to take a break for a few hours.

The route is of medium difficulty and over ground that is in parts tarmac, mule track, woodland path and loose stone.

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Details

  • Technical characteristics

    • Starting point
      Malcesine
    • Endpoint
      Malcesine
    • Route
      Malcesine – Campiano – San Michele – Campiano – Paier – Malcesine
    • Starting height
      90m
    • Highest point
      580m
    • Altitude – ascent/descent
      552m/557m
    • Distance
      8,3km
    • Duration
      1,5 hrs
  • Difficulty

    • Difficulty
      medium
    • Technical difficulty (1 to 5)
      2
    • Physical training (1 to 5)
      3
  • Scenic appeal

    • Experience (1 to 5)
      3
    • Landscape (1 to 5)
      3
  • Type of route

    • Round tour
    • Insider tip
  • Best time of year

    • All year over

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Points of interest along this bike trail

There are beautiful views over Lake Garda from various points.

Tour description

Form the Monte Baldo cable car station in Malcesine, head north on the Navene Vecchia road and, in Loc. Campo, turn right onto the Strada Panoramica. Go uphill for about 5km until you get to Loc. Campiano.

From here take a left turn uphill to reach the half way station of the cable car at San Michele. This last road is hard work but short – it goes up 250m in less than 2km.

Go on uphill past the Cable Car station and then take the path that goes downhill to the right, signed to San Maggiore. You leave the tarmac road and take a rough track to the start of the woods.

When you reach the small church of San Michele you will find the start of the Health Walk – take the higher of these two paths. The lower path is shorter but much harder work.
When you come out of the woods, you must turn right a few metres before the end of the path. When you get to the wayside shrine, at the fork in the road, carry on going downhill keeping right.

At Campiano, when you are on the Panoramic Road, go downhill on the right and, at the end of the first long descent, turn left towards Paier until you find the old mule path which will take you down into Malcesine.

steep downhill by bike in malcesine with lake view
Old mule path in Paier

Variant

None. This route can not be done the other way round.

Our suggestions

The tour during the winter

The tour is rideable all year round.

Shelters, huts or bivouacs along the trail

There aren’t any refuges or bivouacs.
There’s a fountain for water provision in località Campiano.

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How to reach the starting point of the trail

The path starts in Malcesine.

Parking

In Malcesine.

Here you have the list of the parking lots located in the center of Malcesine.

Public transport

  • From Torbole or Riva del Garda take a bus travelling south in the direction of Peschiera/Verona.
  • From Peschiera or Verona take a bus travelling north in the direction of Riva del Garda.

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