The Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car: an experience you must try

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    Between Lake Garda and the sky, by cable car

    The Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car line is one of the main attractions in Malcesine and on the whole east coast of Lake Garda.

    In a few minutes you’ll be carried from the lake shore to the summit of mount Baldo. The trip offers unique emotions, a breathtaking view, and it is an experience you must absolutely try when you visit Malcesine.

    The view from the summit of mount Baldo is truly amazing.

    From this natural terrace you’ll discover how the deep blue of the Lake Garda waters blends with the light blue of the sky: a truly awe-inspiring sight you can’t miss.

    The Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car: state-of-the-art infrastructure 

    The Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car line is a technological masterwork and it is considered one of the most advanced systems of its kind in Europe.

    The panoramic cabins carrying the passengers rotate so that at the end of the ascent they have completed a 360° revolution. This allows visitors to enjoy a fully-rounded view of Lake Garda and of the surrounding mountains.

    From the centre of Malcesine to the summit of Monte Baldo by cable car 

    Malcesine is the starting point to ascend to mount Baldo by cable car.

    From the centre of the village you can reach the cable car station on foot in a few minutes.

    The first section of the line reaches the middle station of San Michele, positioned at an altitude of 580 meters above sea level.

    The ascent then continues up to the summit of mount Baldo, with the second section of the line, reaching the final station of Tratto Spino, at an altitude of around 1780 meters.

    In the space of a few minutes passengers are carried from the plain to the mountain, from the lake shore to the sky!

    Things to do on the top of Monte Baldo

    The arrival by cable car on the summit of mount Baldo is just the beginning of an enjoyable adventure.

    The trails on mount Baldo offer pleasant excursions, an excellent way to get rid of the stress of daily life.

    The level of difficulty ranges from easy to more demanding, with trekking routes suitable for those who are better trained.

    The mountain also offers various types of tracks for mountain bikes as well as Nordic walking.

    Mount Baldo, rising between the river Adige and Lake Garda, is an intact natural park, where geological as well as prehistoric finds were discovered. It is a perfect place to observe unusual animal and plant species in tranquility.

    Another option is to try and go along the mount Baldo “horseway” on the back of a horse!

    What if I get hungry on the summit of Monte Baldo? 

    The mountain offers fine cuisine besides its natural wonders!

    At the terminal station of the cable car from Malcesine there are four restaurants where tourists can taste local delicacies combining the typical dishes of the Malcesine area with mountain food.

    Accessibility of the Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car

    The Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car is accessible for everybody. Pushchairs and wheelchairs can travel comfortably up to the terminal station. Dogs are also welcome, as long as they are kept on a leash and wear a muzzle.

    The Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car: useful information

    Timetable and fares of the Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car

    The Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car line is open every day from the beginning of spring until autumn. Cable cars run every 30 minutes starting from 8 am.

    Updated timetable and fares can be found at, where you will also find webcam images.

    The first station of the Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car line, which is in Malcesine, has an underground parking with 170 parking spaces. The parking closes after the last return journey of the cable car.

    The cabin travelling from Malcesine to San Michele can carry up to 45 persons, while the second (rotating) cabin is larger, hosting a maximum of 80 passengers.

    The spectacular and modern Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car line is one of the most visited and admired systems of its kind worldwide because of the high level of its technology, the futuristic appearance of its stations and, not least, for the enchanting charm of the places it runs through.