Monte Baldo in Northern Italy is a spectacular place for hiking. It’s 23 mi (37 km) long and 7 mi (11 km) wide. Located in a town called Malcesine around Lake Garda. Lies between the provinces of Trento and Verona.
If you don’t have access to a car, you can reach Malcesine by bus or ferry depending on where you are coming from. A bus ticket from Peschiera del Garda to Malcesine was 10 euros ($11.50 USD). The ride time was 1.5 hours.
If you are driving and need to find parking in Malcesine, click here.
For bus routes, click here (for anywhere within Lake Garda) and here (for specific bus numbers to Malcesine).
For ferry information, click here.
To reach the summit, you can take the rotating cable car to the top. The ride itself is about 25 minutes.
Depending on the month and day you visit, I would estimate an hour from the cable car ticket queue to reaching the top. I went during the month of May close to the afternoon. Cost was 12 euros ($14 USD) roundtrip. The cost to ride the cable car varies depending on the time of year. The cable car is available from March through November.
WHERE TO STAY
If you like hostels, I stayed in Peschiera del Garda.
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MONTE BALDO HIKING INFORMATION
There are many hiking trails but Colma di Malcesine trail is one of the easiest hikes and most picturesque. It’s suitable for all. You won’t regret it, I promise.
Hike Date: May 2017
Distance: 1.7 miles (2.8 km)
Estimated Hiking time: 1 hour roundtrip
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Here is more information on other hiking trails at Monte Baldo.
I consider this trail to be one of my favorite hikes in the world because there are not enough words to describe the views. The panoramic view of Lake Garda is to die for!
TIP: During the month of May, be sure to wear appropriate clothing since you will be 5774 ft (1760 m) above sea level. It was chilly and windy up top but warm in town. Like 20 deg F (10 deg C) less on the mountain. Depending on your sensitivity to cold, a windbreaker jacket and long pants with light thermal wear should suffice.
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