Nordic walking trail in Malcesine to Monte Fubia

Trail Middle to easy Malcesine

Angela Trawoeger
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A lovely 12km walk over various types of terrain, suitable for everyone and walkable all year round.

Thanks to the gentle inclines, it is suitable for Nordic Walkers. There are just two brief parts where the incline is more than 8% at Navene from the beach to get to the path and then just before you get to Monte Fubia.

You leave from Malcesine on the bike path heading north to Navene and from here go uphill on the path which takes you to Monte Fubia. You come back to Malcesine along the mule track via Vacco.


Route Malcesine - Navene - Monte Fubia - Malcesine
Start Malcesine
Destination Malcesine
Starting height 90m
Maximum height 440m
Altitude - ascent/descent 646m/640m
Length 12.4 km
Time 2,5 hrs
Difficulty middle to easy
Technical difficulty (1 to 5) 3
Physical training (1 to 5) 2
Scenic appeal (1 to 5)
Impression 3
Landscape 4


  • Round tour
  • Suitable for families and children

Best time of year

All year round.

Points of interest along this nordic walking trail

It is a very nice and easy walk with nice views on Lake Garda.

Along the trail you will find the remains of galleries and trenches from the First World War.

Tour description

You leave from Malcesine, walking north along the cycle path beside the lake until you get to Navene. Immediately after the Fraglia Vela sailing club, go uphill on the road to your right and following signs to Monte Fubia. You will leave the tarmac road for a forest track.

After a while going steadily uphill, you will reach a crossroads where you go gently downhill to your right and then uphill keeping left. Watch out for this part as there aren’t any path indicators and your instinct will be to keep going uphill to your left.

This last track is steeper – keep going straight up on the rocky path until you get to the start of a short zig-zagging steep path which will take you quickly up to Monte Fubia at 440m.a.s.l.

Return by carrying on down the mule path keeping right until you reach the Via Panoramica. In front of you, you will see a shortcut first on cement/tarmac and then on paths and mule tracks (Vacco) which takes you down to Malcesine to the Via Navene Vecchia.

Here you turn left and carry on until you reach Malcesine and the Via Gardesana.


When you get to the Via Panoramica, you can carry on downhill on the Via Panoramica – this is a longer descent but easier on the knees. At the end of the Via Panoramica, turn left and carry on ‘til you get to Malcesine.

This route can be done in either direction and is suitable also as a trekking route and for running.

This route is not suitable for cyclist/mountain bikers as it goes through the Riserva Gardesana Orientale where cycling is banned.

Our suggestions

  • When you get to Monte Fubia, before you start to come back downhill, we suggest that you walk up on your right to the shoulder of the hill where you will have a wonderful view over Lake Garda.

monte fubia malcesine panoramic point

The tour during the winter

Because it is at low level, you can walk this path all year round.

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.

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