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.
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.