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Monte Baldo cable car: timetables, prices and paths

Monte Baldo , an imposing rock formation that rises majestically over Lake Garda , is an unmissable destination for nature and trekking lovers. One of the most extraordinary experiences to explore this region is via the Monte Baldo cable car and for those visiting the Veneto this is an opportunity not to be missed to enjoy something absolutely unique.

The Monte Baldo cable car is considered one of the most spectacular cable cars in the region and offers breathtaking views of Lake Garda . Located in Malcesine, this cable car is the gateway to exploring Monte Baldo up to an altitude of 1760 meters above sea level. The unique feature of this attraction is that the cabins slowly rotate during the ride, giving passengers a 360-degree view, creating an unforgettable experience that is worth the cost of the ticket alone.

How to reach the Monte Baldo cable car: useful information

To try this splendid experience, the Monte Baldo cable car can be reached from Malcesine , which is located on the eastern coast of Lake Garda. The cable car station is easily accessible by car, with parking available near the station. The cost of parking is 1.50 euros for the first hour, with scalable rates for subsequent hours.

For those who prefer adventure and want to get around on foot, the region's public transport is quite efficient and connects Malcesine to Verona and Riva del Garda; for those who want to cross the lake to enjoy a further suggestive experience there are special ferries.

Timetables, prices and fares of the Monte Baldo cable car

The Monte Baldo cable car system is open during the summer season from 30 March 2024 to 01 November 2024. Ascents are guaranteed from 8.15am to 6.00pm, with the last return at 6.45pm. The trips are scheduled at least every 30 minutes, with the possibility of increasing the frequency in case of high attendance.

The underground car park with 170 spaces is open from 8:00 to 18:30 for entrances, with the possibility of exiting even at night. Payment takes place at the automatic pay stations on level -1 of the car park.

ticket prices and , there are several options:

  • Malcesine-Monte Baldo: 25 euros return, 15 euros for under 14s.
  • Malcesine-San Michele: 10 euros return, 8 euros for under 14s.
  • San Michele-Monte Baldo: 25 euros return, 15 euros for under 14s.

It is also possible to purchase tickets for a single route or for the intermediate stop of San Michele. Dogs can go up at a cost of 8 euros.

The paths of Monte Baldo

The paths of Monte Baldo represent an authentic paradise for lovers of trekking and uncontaminated nature . This mountain massif offers an intricate network of routes that wind through lush forests, alpine meadows and breathtaking views of Lake Garda. One of the most popular paths is the one that leads from the upper station of the Monte Baldo cable car to the top of the mountain. This route, also suitable for the less experienced, gives the feeling of being immersed in an enchanted world, with a variety of flora and fauna that changes with altitude.

Here are some of the most interesting routes for those who love trekking and Nordic walking:

  • Colma ring : a 3.6 km panoramic route with only 179 meters of positive altitude difference, suitable for everyone. Starting from the cable car station, you walk along the ridge of Monte Baldo, admiring spectacular views of Lake Garda, Presanella, Adamello and the Venetian, Brescia and Trentino Prealps. The return takes place by cable car from path 651 and a comfortable dirt road.
  • Tour of the peaks : the queen excursion of Monte Baldo, the Tour of the Peaks, is an extraordinary journey along the mountain ridge. Starting from the mountain station of the cable car, it crosses Cima Pozzette, Cima del Longino and culminates in the majestic Cima Valdritta, the highest on Monte Baldo at 2218 metres. This route is highly recommended exclusively for hikers with solid experience and surefootedness as it extends for a length of 9 km and has a height difference of 818 meters uphill and 433 meters downhill.
  • Sentiero del Ventrar : approximately one kilometer long, the Sentiero del Ventrar offers a unique botanical experience, engraved on the north face of Colma di Malcesine. With landscapes alternating between rocky and panoramic on Alto Garda, this 4.88 km ring starts and ends at the mountain station of the cable car. Classified as EE by the CAI, it is recommended for sure-footed hikers.

Whether it is in summer, to enjoy the beautiful walks, or in winter to ski, it is always better to book an apartment in advance , this allows you not only to save money and have the right freedom to explore the region but also to plan for a longer stay.


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