All mountain bike trail from Malcesine to San Michele

Trail MTB All mountain Medium Malcesine

Angela Trawoeger
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An all mountain trail which takes you to Malcesine via San Michele and Paier.

A nice and varied bike route, perfect for training. 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.


Route Malcesine - Campiano - San Michele - Campiano - Paier - Malcesine
Start Malcesine
Destination Malcesine
Starting height 90m
Maximum height 580m
Altitude - ascent/descent 552m/557m
Length 8,3 km
Time 2,5 hrs
Difficulty medium
Technical difficulty (1 to 5) 2
Physical training (1 to 5) 3
Scenic appeal (1 to 5)
Impression 4
Landscape 4


  • Round tour
  • Insider tip

Best time of year

All year round, without snow

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.


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.

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