Cable car at Lake Garda: enjoy a beautiful view 

Today is entirely dedicated to the discovery of Malcesine, with its castle and its narrow stone alleyways that climb up the hill. Here you can do what you like the most: take a stroll in the centre, sit in one of the many cafes on the little port, relax on the beach, do some sport.

From Malcesine you can take the panoramic cable carat Lake Garda (€ 22 per person round trip), which in only 15 minutes takes you to Monte Baldo, where you have a spectacular view of Lake Garda, from snow covered Alpine peaks to the rough profile of the closer mountains and the soft scenery of the lowlands.

Here the cable car “flies” up to 1,800 meters altitude within only a few minutes. The rotating cabins, unique in the world, let you experience new emotions every time you go.

Monte Baldo offers a wide choice of itineraries and hiking routes, otherwise you can take a blanket with you and enjoy moments of relaxation on the grass, with a breathtaking mountain and lake view, or discover all the typical flavours of the mountains in a traditional “malga” (a mountain chalet).

If you still have some time, a visit to Riva del Garda is worth it (20 km distance). Riva del Garda is a picturesque village where tourists can stroll along winding streets and relax in waterfront squares.

The town’s main lakeshore area is made up of a harbour, a park and a beach, so there is a variety of promenading on offer. The surrounding mountains make it a practical base for exploring the area, and the Lake Garda ferries call regularly.

Our tip:

Since this is the very tip of the long lake, journeys to the southern lake resorts are both time-consuming and costly: if you want to visit as many lakeside towns as possible, it would be better to stay nearer the lake’s centre.

Malcesine Hotels – Where to Stay

Best luxury hotel: Bellevue San Lorenzo 4*(Adult Only)

A relaxing stay for couples

Beautiful hotel in the perfect location. You just can’t stop staring at the view. The infinity pool overlooking the lake is just perfect. Food and drink is also inexpensive for what is provided .Breakfast at Bellevue is buffet style and drinks are available from the bar, which is open all day. The town centre of Malcesine 5 minutes’ drive away.

Best mid-range hotel: Hotel Vega 3*

Excellent base for trips

Right on the shore of Lake Garda, Hotel Vega is a 3-star property centrally located in Malcesine. It offers a private beach, plus a private garden, a furnished terrace, and a small pool with hydromassage jets, all with views of the lake. WiFi is free throughout. The Vega is 200 m from a bus stop linking with Verona and Trento. Riva del Garda is a 20-minute drive away.

Best budget hotel: Hotel Baitone 2*

Best for peace and quiet

Very good location. View from balcony was amazing! Very quiet place but you can really enjoy the nature and area of Garda lake. Perfect place for morning swim! Helpful and kind staff. At the restaurant you can enjoy both buffets and à la carte menus of international cuisine, fish and meat specialities, and homemade cakes.

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