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The Malcesine Monte Baldo cable car at Lake Garda

From Malcesine to Mount Baldo at 1760m of altitude: how to reach the top station, trekking, walking and E-MTB tours

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The Malcesine Monte Baldo cable car is located in Malcesine, on Lake Garda, it is open ten months a year and closes for maintenance before Easter and at the end of the summer season, usually in November.

The ascent to Monte Baldo with the cable car is very attractive thanks to the cabin of the second stretch which turns 360 degrees during the ride. The landscape seen from the cabin is just amazing.

The Malcesine Monte Baldo cable car consists of 3 different stations.
The bottom one is in Malcesine located in Navene Vecchia road 12. The middle one is in San Michele at about 580 meters of height.
The top one is on Monte Baldo, located in Tratto Spino at 1780 meters of height.

The cabin leading from Malcesine to the middle station of San Michele can carry 45 people while the one of the second stretch, from San Michele to Monte Baldo, can take up to 80 passengers and is the one that turns 360 degrees (very slowly, is is not a rollercoaster).

Trekking routes in Malcesine and Monte baldo E-MTB Tours in Malcesine and Monte baldo

Timetables and duration of ascent and descent

The ascent takes about 20 minutes excluding change times in San Michele.

  • The first ascent from Malcesine starts at 8.00am, with successive rides every 30 minutes.
  • The first ascent from San Michele starts at 8.15am, with successive rides every 30 minutes.
  • The first descent from Monte Baldo starts at 8.15am, with successive rides every 30 minutes.
  • The first descent from San Michele starts at 8.00am, with successive rides every 30 minutes.

As demand increases during the season, the rides follow each other without a break.

Hiking and biking on Monte Baldo

Next to the station you can find short strolls with plenty of refreshment points that match perfectly with your need of a relaxing day far from the daily routine.

Among the most popular routes that start or finish at the top station of the Malcesine cable car are:

Trekking or walking from Monte Baldo

Trekking to Monte Baldo

E-MTB or MTB from Monte Baldo

Rules of the mountains

ACTIVITIES ON MONTE BALDO WITH LOCAL GUIDES AND PILOTS

The chair lift Pra Alpesina on Monte Baldo

It is located on the eastern side of Monte Baldo, next to the road coming from Avio. In ten minutes, it will take you to the ridge of Monte Baldo, overlooking lake Garda.
From here you can reach the top station of the cable car walking on a short panoramic trail.

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Bike rides with the cable car

The rides for the bikes from Malcesine to San Michele are possible all year round while from San Michele to the top of Monte Baldo are related to the opening of the Provincial road of Baldo which, due to snow, is closed during winter.

Bike transport on the cable car has its own rides and times.
On the ticket you can find the time of your ride and if you can’t be there on time you can catch the next ride if there is a free place.

The ticket is valid just for a single ride and can’t be bought on previous days. Normally we suggest that you get your ticket early in the morning to make sure you catch the ride you are interested in.

Weather and web cam on Monte Baldo

Weather forecast can be found at the bottom of every page of this site.
Here are the web cams: seven are along the lake and two over Monte Baldo.

How to get and where the cable car stations are located

The station at the bottom in Malcesine

Is in Navene Vecchia road.

  • Coming from north: turn left at the first small roundabout. The station is on your right at the top of the short ascent.
  • Coming from south: turn right at the second, smaller, roundabout. The station is on your right at the top of the short ascent.

The middle station of San Michele

It is located in San Michele at about 580 meters of height.
Once in Malcesine take the Panoramica road (both from north or south) and when you arrive at the Campiano pass, before going downhill again, turn right uphill if you come from south, or left if you come from north. Keep going up for about 2 km on the wider road until you reach the cable car station.

The station at the top of Monte Baldo

It is located in Tratto Spino, at 1760 meters of height.
You can reach it both by foot or bike (only from eastern side and if you are well trained), or by cable car.

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