Monte Baldo is a mountain range in the Italian Alps that runs alongside the north of Lake Garda on the eastern shore.
It provides a majestic backdrop to Malcesine and Lake Garda itself, and going up on the cable car is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lake Garda.
In this guide, we will break down everything you need to know about the Monte Baldo & the Cable Cars.
- Monte Baldo Cable Car
- Monte Baldo Key Information
Monte Baldo Cable Car (Everything You Need To Know)
Monte Baldo Cable Car
As mentioned above, Monte Baldo is a mountain range in the Italian Alps. It runs across both Trento and Verona provinces and offers fantastic views of Lake Garda.
The cable cars themselves rotate during the ascent and descent, as well as offering 360-degree panoramic views of the mountain and Lake Garda.
Cable Car Stations
There are three cable car stations in total going from Malcesine to the top of Monte Baldo.
In addition to the cable car stations at the foot and summit of the mountain, there is also a cable car station at the mid-way point.
You can see each station on the map below.
Cable Car Prices
A full-price return ticket from Malcesine to Monte Baldo is €25, whilst juniors (under 14s) are €15.
|Route||Return Ticket||One Way|
|Malcesine – Monte Baldo||€25.00||€17.00|
|Malcesine – San Michele (second station)||€10.00||€6.00|
|San Michele – Monte Baldo||€25.00||€17.00|
|Route||Return Ticket||One Way|
|Malcesine – Monte Baldo||€15.00||€12.00|
|Malcesine – San Michele (second station)||€8.00||€5.00|
|San Michele – Monte Baldo||€15.00||€12.00|
Cable Car Timetable & Opening Times
The cable car operates more regularly throughout the summer months (June – October). It still operates from October onwards but at a reduced capacity. (You can see full details below).
Summer 2022 Timetable
The cable car runs everyday and departs from Malcesine Station at 8:15am, with the last departure at 18:00pm.
Descents from Monte Baldo Station begin at 09:15am, with the last descent at 18:45pm.
The cable car runs at regular intervals, which is usually every half an hour.
Buying Cable Car Tickets
You can purchase your ticket at the cable car station, or you can book it online. You will need to choose a departure time, but the return journey can be taken anytime.
The cable car station in Malcesine is open half an hour before the first cable car is set to leave, so you have time to get your ticket before the first departure.
If you wish to book online, you can do so on the official Monte Baldo cable car website https://funiviedelbaldo.it/en/online-ticket-en/.
Car Parking At Monte Baldo
The Malcesine cable car station has an underground car park with 170 spaces. Prices start from €1.50 and go up to €15 for 9 hours.
If you can’t find a parking space or wish to park elsewhere, there are other parking options in Malcesine.
What To Do When You’re At The Top
As well as marveling at the views on offer, there’s plenty to do whilst you’re at the top of Monte Baldo.
Bars & Restaurants On Monte Baldo
There are multiple restaurants and cafes at the summit.
Skywalk is a cafe attached to the cable car station, with an outside seating area complete with bean bags to relax on whilst you take in the views.
Situated right next to the cable car station, Baita Dei Forti is more of a restaurant in comparison to Skywalk.
We would recommend trying to get indoor seating next to a window as it offers a fantastic view of Lake Garda.
The final restaurant we would recommend is La Capannina. It’s a 5-minute walk from the cable car station and offers a great menu with a variety of choices.
Walks & Hikes On Monte Baldo
On the summit of Monte Baldo you will find numerous walking and hiking paths that will suit people of all abilities.
You can find the official walking route on the official cable car website.
Winter Sports On Monte Baldo
During the months of November to March, Monte Baldo turns into a haven for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding.
It’s often less crowded (and expensive) than some of the main ski resorts in Europe whilst still boasting a good variety of slopes to suit people of all skill levels.
Monte Baldo Key Information
Can you drive up Monte Baldo?
Yes, you can drive up Monte Baldo but only as far as the first cable car stop.
From there you will need to get the cable car directly up to the top.
The drive from Malcesine to the first cable car stop is roughly 14 minutes, but beware there are not many spaces in the car park so you might not be able to park once you get up there.
Can you walk up Monte Baldo?
Yes, there is a hiking trail that begins in Malcesine and takes you to the summit of Monte Baldo.
The hike is a total of 11.6km in distance and would take you roughly 3 hours to complete.
How High Is Monte Baldo?
Monte Baldo has an elevation of 2,218m, making it one of the smallest mountain ranges in the Italian Alps.
Which Mountain Range Is Monte Baldo In?
Monte Baldo is part of the Italian Alps.
The Dolomite mountain range is further north than Monte Baldo and is technically part of the Italian Alps too.