5 days

Explore Mount Baldo: A Nature Lover’s Paradise Overlooking Lake Garda

Welcome to an unforgettable hiking holiday nestled between Lake Garda and Monte Baldo. Monte Baldo, with its highest peak soaring at 2,218 meters, stands as a unique mountain range strategically positioned between the Adige River and Lake Garda. Its exceptional characteristics have earned it the nickname “Garden of Europe.”

Tour Highlights:

  • Diverse Natural Environments: Monte Baldo’s diverse climatic influences give rise to a wide range of natural environments, from Mediterranean scrub to the lush pastures and rugged rocks of the highest peaks. Experience the harmony of these landscapes as you explore the “Garden of Europe.”
  • Panoramic Views: Monte Baldo’s geographical location offers unparalleled panoramic views, immersing you in a world suspended between the serene waters of Lake Garda, the rugged mountains, and the endless sky. Capture stunning vistas that will forever stay etched in your memory.
  • Hiking Delights: A perfect blend of mountain and lake offers fantastic hiking opportunities. Wander through the captivating scenery, relish the exhilarating trails, and savor the finest Italian cuisine along the way. Enjoy the mouthwatering flavors of the region as you embark on an adventure in this scenic paradise.

Your Monte Baldo Adventure Awaits:

Prepare to embark on an exciting journey into the heart of Monte Baldo, where nature’s wonders await. Whether you’re an avid hiker or a nature enthusiast, this alpine paradise promises extraordinary experiences and breathtaking sights. Discover the beauty of Lake Garda, the majesty of Monte Baldo, and the thrill of a hiking holiday that celebrates the best of both worlds. Your adventure begins here.

Start Malcesine
TIME May – October
Trip briefing
Service hotline
2 nights in charming rifugios
2 nights in 3-star hotel
All breakfasts + two dinners in rifugios
Three lunch packs


Travel insurance



Additional information

MonthAugust, July, June, May, October, September



Day 1

Night in Malcesine

Arrival in Malcesine and check in. Malcesine is a charming, medieval town bursting with history. The beautiful castle in the centre of the town has shaped its culture and traditions. The town is surrounded by mountains and by the famous Garda Lake, the largest lake in Italy.In the afternoon, you will meet with one of our trekking experts who will provide a trip briefing and orientation, as well as maps, and everything necessary for your self-guided adventure.Depending on when you arrive, you may have time for exploring the town. The old town centre of Malcesine is well-known for its little cobbled streets lined with small boutiques, cafés and restaurants serving fresh fish direct from the lake. Malcesine town centre offers beautiful views over the old houses, down the narrow streets and out into the countryside surrounding the town. Malcesine never ceases to amaze!Night in Malcesine.


Day 2

Hut Telegrafo

Breakfast at the hotel. Starting from the historic center of Malcesine, take the cable car to reach the CAI 651 path and start an exciting adrenaline-filled route along the peaks of Monte Baldo: the Baldo chain rises above Garda Lake and the combination of the two will give you breathtaking and unforgettable views and memories.You will cross Monte Baldo from north to south walking on the highest peaks of it passing through the famous Cima Valdritta, the highest peak of the Baldo (2218m). The breathtaking views will accompain you through all the path. Here everything becomes impressive with the majestic silence of Mount Baldo.Arrival to refugio telegrafo, dinner and overnight in refugio.

Distance 9,5 km.
Duration5 hours
Up: 800m
Down: 430m


Day 3

Hut Forte Naole
Breakfast at the hut. You will continue your adventure on the CAI 658 path, a very suggestive excursion with views that range over the Veronese plain and up to the Apennines on clear days. You will spend a day discovering an unexpected and different Monte Baldo: large pastures and green meadows will accompany you during the excursion. In this stretch of the route there will be the opportunity to spot the friendly Baldo chamois and to closely observe the wide variety of flowers.An intermediate stage is the Chierego Refuge, an ideal point for a regenerating break thanks to the panoramic terrace from which it is possible to take wonderful photographs. Afterwards, you will approach Fort Naole, a defensive building dating back to the First World War.Arrival at the Forte Naole hut where you can admire a spectacular sunset. Dinner and overnight.
Distance: 7 km
Duration: 4 hours

Day 4

Breakfast at the refuge. Today you will take a nice hike across the southern side of the Monte, with a wide view of the lower part of Lake Garda. From the refuge, continue along the CAI 655 path that leads to Campo: a medieval village now abandoned on the Veronese shore of Lake Garda: an authentic jewel. From up there, the landscape of Lake Garda is gorgeous.
Continue on direction to Castelletto: a nice and cozy lakeside village sorrounded by Monte baldo. Time to relax yourself along the shore. Castelletto offers beautiful walks along the lake, bars, restaurants and stores.
Distance: 10 km
Duration: 4 hours
Down: 800m

Day 5

Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer on request).

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