Ring-shaped tour from Malcesine to San Michele and back

Trail Middle to easy Malcesine

Angela Trawoeger
All rights are reserved.

GPS Track

An intermediate/easy itinerary from Malcesine to San Michele going up along Vacco mule track. On the way back, go down following path n.4.

Try it if you need to relax and you wish to spend a little time in the middle of nature and far way from the hustle and bustle.


Route Malcesine - Località Paier - San Michele - Fagiolo - Sentiero 4 - via Panoramica - Località Campo - Malcesine
Start Malcesine
Destination Malcesine
Starting height 90m
Maximum height 650m
Altitude - ascent/descent 649m/636m
Length 9 km
Time 2,5 hrs
Difficulty Middle to easy
Technical difficulty (1 to 5) 2
Physical training (1 to 5) 2
CAI (italian alpine club) difficulty scale T:turistic*
* Mountain signs on Monte Baldo and difficulty scale
Scenic appeal (1 to 5)
Impression 3
Landscape 4


  • Round tour
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Panoramic route

Best time of year

All year over.

Points of interest along this hiking trail

Panoramic views, roadside shrines and mule tracks make this kind of tour enjoyable and varied: ascents alternate with descents on different type of ground.

Tour description

The track starts from the bus station in Malcesine. Walk to the North and take Via Monti: it’s the first street on the right just beyond the roundabout. Keep going straight on and, when you get to the junction, leave via Monti and take the steep street that you see right in front of you with road signs to Paier. A few meters further on, you’ll come to a path on the left, passing across an olive grove. There starts a nice mule track leading you to località Paier in no more than 15 minutes.

vacco multitrack ascent

Keep going up, on a paved road leading you to the Via Panoramica. Turn left, to the North and take the first street on the right which changes from path to mule track and goes up right below the cableway middle station.

Once you’ve reached the paved road keep going up on the left and, when you get to the junction on the way to the cable car station, keep to the left. At the end of this steep paved ascent, turn left following the road signs to Faigo.

There starts a mostly flat path to Faigo (or Faigolo). When you’ll come to the clearing, keep going straight on following road signs on the left to reach Malcesine.

The descent starts on path n. 4 which presents a rough and uneven road surface. Keep to the left when you get to the junction to Monte Fubia-Navene and go down until you arrive to the Via Panoramica.

Turn right and go straight on to get to Campo, where the Via Panoramica ends. Turn left along via Navene Vecchia, you’ll come to Malcesine in no more than 15 minutes.


To shorten the last section, from the Via Panoramica to Campo

Do not go down following the via Panoramica and go up on the left instead, cross the street and then take the little paved road going downhill. When you reach the junction walk on the left, then right and keep going down along Vacco mule track to get to the Cervo Restaurant in Via Navene Vecchia. Turn left to arrive in Malcesine.

Descent by cableway

If you are tired and you don’t feel like walking anymore you can catch the cable car to go back to Malcesine.

The tour during the winter

This itinerary is accessible all year round thanks to its low elevation.

Shelters, huts or bivouacs along the trail


How to reach the starting point of the trail

The path starts in Malcesine.


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

Public transport

Here all info to come to Malcesine by bus.

Also on 360gardalife